Carmichael Report

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

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 company...

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 widely...

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 this...

12-09-2016 Carmichael Report

The assets and intellectual property of bankrupted upholstery manufacturer Microfibers Inc. have been the subject of an offer from a Turkish upholstery manufacturer. See article from Furniture Today: Read the press release here.   AKC Note:  We reported in News...

12-06-2016 Carmichael Report

The following press release is from an Investment Banking company who assisted in arranging an investment by the Chinese company Gissing Automotive Systems in ConForm Automotive.  Read the press release here.   AKC Note: ConForm is better known within the textile...