09-08-2016 Carmichael Report

Unifi held the official opening of their new bottle recycling center in Reidsville on September 7th. Read the press release here…   AKC Note:  This will give Unifi the ability to produce their own bottle flake for supplying into the Repreve manufacturing...

09-07-2016 Carmichael Report

Invista issued a press release last week advising of a $30 million investment in production capacity at its Camden, SC carpet filament plant. Read the press release here…   AKC Note:  The investment is to provide increased flexibility at the Camden plant to...

09-02-2016 Carmichael Report

Local media is reporting that Duro Textiles is closing its operation in Fall River, MA. Read the press release here…   AKC Note:  Duro is one of the largest dyers, printers and finishers of fabric in the US. A large part of their business has been into...

08-04-2016 Carmichael Report

The Alpek group of Mexico has announced on its website that they are in an exclusivity period to purchase the Petrobras stake in the polyester complex in Pernambuco state in Brazil. The 2 main businesses are Petoquimica Suape and Citepe. The exclusivity period is an...

08-01-2016 Carmichael Report

A press announcement was released in Japan by Toray on July 11th announcing that they are to build an integrated plant to produce nylon fabric for airbags: Read Press Release Here… At the time of the announcement we were unsure if the plant included extrusion,...

07-27-2016 Carmichael Report

Gildan announce the agreement to purchase Peds Legwear Inc. for $55 million. Read Press Release Here… AKC Note: In 2014 the Canadian hosiery manufacturer Richelieu Legwear expanded an existing investment that they had in Hildebran, NC (formerly International...