Carmichael Report

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

07-26-2017 Carmichael Report

AstenJohnson has announced that they are acquiring the Northern Division of Foss Manufacturing: Read the press release here.   AKC Note: Foss Manufacturing based in New Hampshire has been a long time leader in the production and development of needlepunch...

07-21-2017 Carmichael Report

Following up on the DuraFiber announcement of a potential closing on September 11, 2017 of their 3 US manufacturing locations (News Update July 13) we have market information indicating that Indorama will be purchasing the DuraFiber Technologies plant in Queretaro...

06-28-2017 Carmichael Report

A news item from last week announces a new fabric company coming to Winston Salem. HPFabrics is a Turkish owned company which is promising 260 new jobs in 3 years: Read the press release here.   AKC Note: The new fabric mill will be in the ex Microfibers building...

06-27-2017 Carmichael Report

It has been announced this afternoon that Nan Ya is filing an anti-dumping petition against suppliers of low melt polyester staple from Korea and Taiwan: Read the press release here.   AKC Note: This follows the anti-dumping petition recently filed against a...

06-2-2017 Carmichael Report

It is with great sadness that I pass on the attached message announcing the passing of Paul O’Day, the President and Counsel of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) since 1984. He was a great friend to many in the industry, but more than that he...

06-1-2017 Carmichael Report

A press release has been issued announcing that the 3 leading producers of fine denier virgin polyester staple have filed an Anti dumping and Countervailing Duty petition against suppliers of polyester staple of less than 3.3 decitex (3 denier) from China, Vietnam,...