Carmichael Report

Up-to-date fiber and textile news from Alasdair Carmichael

02-08-2017 Carmichael Report

Newsdog is carrying an article about a new textile filament plant in Honduras: Read the press release here.   AKC Note:  Not being familiar with Newsdog I took some time to check out this report before distributing it. Every indication is that this is accurate...

01-24-2017 Carmichael Report

Eastman is announcing on its web site a new cellulosic fiber launch:  Read the press release here…   AKC Note: It is interesting to see that Eastman is launching new products into the fiber industry. We reported last year on their new microfiber product for...

01-11-2017 Carmichael Report

Local media is advising that Beaulieu America is closing part of its Bridgeport, AL plant:  Read the press release here…   AKC Note:  Beaulieu has been going through a process of adjusting their business model in line with changing market demands. The...

12-29-2016 Carmichael Report

A report in the excellent Nikkei Asian Business Review covers the growth in capacities of airbag fabric at Toyobo globally:  Read the press release here.   AKC Note: In the USA Toyobo has an airbag weaving joint venture with PHP at the Scottsboro, AL plant site...

12-16-2016 Carmichael Report

Reports of a Chinese textile company investing in a new plant in South Carolina: Read the press release here…   AKC Note:  The website for Labon indicates: “Labon is the leading manufacture for fibrillated fiber. Its aramid pulp and acrylic pulp are...

12-14-2016 Carmichael Report

Lenzing has announced a major expansion of its branded Lyocell product Tencel®  with a new 90,000 ton annual capacity plant at its existing site in Mobile, Alabama.  Read the press release here…   AKC Note: More good news for the US textile industry with...