YKK highlights sustainability with digital showcase

February 26th, 2021

YKK, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zippers and fastening products, will present its spring/summer 2022 collection digitally, in response to the ongoing global pandemic. The format will include new features such as a 3D and color options simulator, alongside virtual previews and online presentations. At the heart of the YKK spring/summer 2022 collection […]

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Sciessent expands sales team

February 25th, 2021

Sciessent has expanded its global textile market sales team with the addition of David Rubin as vice president of global textile sales and Gary Nicholson as director of textile business development, Asia. Demand for the company’s antimicrobial, odor control and water repellent solutions has been steadily growing among textile and apparel manufacturers worldwide, requiring additional […]

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RITIN industrial sewing webinar

February 24th, 2021

The Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) will sponsor a 30-minute webinar on March 3, 2021, that will explain its new state-sponsored program for training sewers.  Chairman of RITIN and CEO of Trans-Tex LLC, Michael Woody, will discuss an industrial sewing workforce program with Barbara Jackson, executive director of We Make RI, a manufacturing training organization in Cranston, R.I. The program […]

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Bagwell joins Milliken & Company

February 23rd, 2021

Milliken & Company has hired Benji Bagwell as its vice president of sales and marketing for the specialty interiors business within the Textile Division. Joining the company from UltraFabrics, Bagwell will be responsible for leading the specialty interiors business growth strategy and alignment with Division initiatives.  With 25 years of industry experience through leadership roles […]

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COVID-19 and the tent rental industry supply chain

February 23rd, 2021

Michael Tharpe, national sales manager of Rainier Industries Ltd. and chairman of IFAI’s Tent Rental Division, discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the tent rental industry supply chain during his presentation at the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Before the pandemic, the 2020 forecast for the revenue, party and event […]

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Brrr° automates with Texbase

February 23rd, 2021

Bozeman, Mont.-based Texbase Inc., a cloud-based data management and collaboration platform for the textile and consumer products industries, announces its continued collaboration with brrr°. Brrr° patented yarns and specialized manufacturing techniques combine natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid drying technology.  The company chose Texbase to accelerate the process of turning innovative material science concepts into […]

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Precision Textiles stays ahead of curve with FR compliant products

February 22nd, 2021

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and healthcare industries, is keeping ahead of a growing trend by states to tighten fire-retardant (FR) chemical regulations in consumer products. By constantly upgrading its portfolio of chemical-free FR solutions for quilted mattress panels and borders, FR filler cloth, FR sock, […]

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EPA approves Livinguard self-disinfecting textile

February 19th, 2021

Livinguard has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the hygiene-technology company’s patented self-disinfecting textile (EPA Reg N. 95700-2). Livinguard’s new textile is effective against Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria to the tune of 100,000 times in 10 minutes, among the highest levels of defense against disease-causing pathogens. In addition to killing 99.999% of bacteria, Livinguard’s technology continuously […]

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Shawmut announces new health and safety business unit

February 18th, 2021

Shawmut Corporation has announced the creation of a new health and safety business unit that will apply the company’s trademark advanced materials, textile manufacturing and process innovation techniques to producing high-quality, U.S.-made, health and safety products, including its Protex™ line of U.S.-made PPE. A fourth-generation, family-run, global company with locations in North America, Europe and […]

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Zeledon joins MMI Textiles

February 17th, 2021

Jorge Zeledon has joined MMI Textiles as its director of quality. His specialties include quality assurance systems, sourcing of finished products globally and garment construction, including manufacturing, supply chain and distribution logistics. Throughout his career, Zeledon has managed quality assurance, operations, sourcing and supply chains for brands such as Talbots, Limited Brands, Walmart, Target and […]

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Miller Weldmaster announces management team additions

February 16th, 2021

Miller Weldmaster has hired Samantha Zimmerman as its financial controller and Nichole Simmons as its human resources manager. Zimmerman will oversee the finance department and ensure that the integrity of the financials is maintained, and data is compiled and distributed timely and accurately. Simmons will align the human resources functions to meet the goals, directives […]

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CTT Group to host ITMC 2021

February 12th, 2021

CTT Group, a Canadian technology transfer leader specializing in research, development and analyses of technical textiles and advanced materials, is set to host the 8th edition of the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customization (ITMC) 2021 to be held September 20-22, 2021, in Montreal, Canada. Participants are encouraged to submit abstract papers before […]

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Herculite Products acquires Laminated Fabrics Division of Burlan Manufacturing

February 11th, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has acquired the Laminated Fabrics Division of Burlan Manufacturing LLC. This acquisition strengthens Herculite’s position as a global leader in high performance reinforced textile composites. Herculite’s President & CEO, Peter McKernan says, “The acquisition advances our mission to help our customers […]

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Hohenstein authorized to verify compliance for Green Button

February 11th, 2021

Textile testing provider Hohenstein has been authorized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to verify compliance for the Green Button, a German government certification for sustainable textiles. Now, in addition to certification for MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, a qualifier for the Green Button, Hohenstein certifies for the 46 Green Button […]

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Eastman Machine Company announces building acquisition and expansion of headquarters

February 10th, 2021

Eastman Machine Company, influenced by client and product line growth, has announced a building acquisition and anticipated expansion of its headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. Eastman Machine recently closed on 707 Washington Street and will now occupy the entire city block between Washington and Ellicott streets, south of Goodell Street and north of E. Tupper Street. […]

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