Study finds rising demand for marine carbon fiber composites

July 30th, 2021

A new report published by market research firm Fact.MR says the global market for marine composites was valued at $4 billion (USD) in 2020 and is projected to top $5 billion by 2031, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 6 percent. The study projects that demand for carbon fiber polymer matrix composites will […]

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Global synthetic fibers market forecast

July 30th, 2021

According to a report by ResearchandMarkets.com, the global synthetic fibers market is expected to reach $85.07 billion in 2025, progressing at a CAGR of 7.39 percent between 2021–2025.   The fastest-growing regional market is Asia Pacific due to a rising demand for clothing and an increasing demand for synthetic fibers in the automotive sector as […]

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Massachusetts 2022 budget includes marine workforce funds

July 29th, 2021

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently signed the 2022 state budget, which includes $150,000 in funding for workforce development and career technical education initiatives within the recreational boating industry, according to a press release from the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA). The funds were introduced via budget amendments sponsored in the House by Representative William Straus […]

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Fil Doux Textiles hires Love

July 29th, 2021

Fil Doux Textiles, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based textile company, has hired Robin Love as senior vice president of sales. Love will harness the company’s continued momentum to further propel Fil Doux Textiles’ position as a trailblazer in the sustainable manufacturing and textiles segment for hospitality, cruise and contract. Enmeshed in an exciting chapter for the brand, […]

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IBEX announces 2021 Education Conference sessions

July 28th, 2021

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the details of its Education Conference sessions, beginning with pre-conference sessions on Sunday, September 26 and Monday, September 27. Pre-conference sessions include ABYC Certification, Electronics Installer Training, Marina 101, NMEA Basic Marine and Stability Standards for Boats Over 20 Feet. The Seminar Series will be held […]

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Carbon fiber market outlook

July 28th, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global carbon fiber market is projected to grow from $3.7 billion in 2020 to $8.9 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 8.6% between 2020 and 2031. Carbon fibers are popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military and motorsports due to their high tensile strength, low weight and high […]

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2022 MFA Conference registration now open

July 27th, 2021

Registration is open, and the full conference schedule is available for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine fabricators cultivate industry connections, improve their efficiency and increase revenue. […]

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Colorado Yurt Company breaks ground on new headquarters

July 27th, 2021

Colorado Yurt Company, Montrose, Colo., celebrated the official groundbreaking at its new company headquarters in Colorado Outdoors. The event drew more than 200 people and included Colorado Yurt Company employees and their families, local and state officials and dignitaries, Colorado Outdoors neighbors, and company founders Dan and Emma Kigar. The future home of Colorado Yurt […]

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REPREVE receives first Higg MSI scores

July 26th, 2021

Long regarded as a global leader in recycled fiber, REPREVE, made by Unifi Inc., has received its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) scores. The Higg MSI (version 3.2) is the most comprehensive tool for sustainability analysts, designers and product developers who want to make more informed materials choices. The Higg MSI study confirms that […]

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Wake boating activities restricted along Spokane river

July 23rd, 2021

After three months of public hearings, amendments and strong opposition from the recreational boating community, the Kootenai County Commission in Kootenai County, Idaho, passed an ordinance prohibiting boaters from engaging in activities that create “excessive wakes” by a 2-1 vote, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. The ordinance defines “excessive wake” as “plowing […]

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