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Techtextil North America featured 167 exhibitors from 16 countries and more than 3,000 attendees.

The fourteenth edition of Techtextil North America took place on June 20- 22, 2017 at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois.

This was the fifth edition of Techtextil North America hosted outside of Atlanta, which is held in the even years, and the first of its kind in Chicago.

The two in one event, co-located with JEC Americas’ Future of Composites in Construction, resulted in the largest technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery and composites show in the U.S. this year.

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Chart: Key trends in consumer wipes market

Consumer wipes markets accounted for 56% of overall wipes sales in 2016

Demand for consumer wipes is expected to increase 2.5% per year to $1.9 billion in 2021. More than 80% of consumer wipes sales in 2016 were for personal care wipes, with baby wipes accounting for the majority of personal care wipes sales. However, given the maturity of the baby wipes market, the fastest growth among consumer wipes will be seen in sales of household care and other consumer wipes.

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Paul T. O’Day

The American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) is saddened to announce that long-time President Paul T. O’Day passed away on June 1st, 2017. “This is a very difficult day for the …

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INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products announced a collaboration early in March 2017 to deliver a new chapter in innovative sustainable textile solutions for performance fabrics. …

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WINGS POY HD winder

The now 10-year success story of the WINGS concept continues unabated. Oerlikon Barmag revolutionized the conventional filament yarn spinning system with the idea of integrating the draw unit into the winder itself. The fact that the WINGS family is meanwhile available for all market-relevant textile processes proves its everyday usability.

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