Fragnito joines INDA

November 29, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that Anthony “Tony” Fragnito has joined the company as chief operating officer reporting to INDA president, Dave Rousse. Fragnito will take a lead role in updating INDA’s technology platform, financial operations and implementing INDA’s new strategic plan. He brings decades of leadership experience assisting trade […]

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Digital textile printing industry outlook

November 24, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global digital textile printing market, valued at USD 2524.54 million in 2020, has been witnessing unprecedented growth in the last few years due to manufacturing flexibility, design flexibility, and the growing popularity of soft signage. Among the printing process (Direct-to-Fabric (DTF), Direct to Garment (DTG) and Dye Sublimation), […]

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Radianza fiber is now bluesign® approved

November 23, 2021

Radianza™ fiber, the flagship acrylic fiber brand of Thai Acrylic Fibre Company, is now bluesign® approved making it the first and only acrylic fiber to receive this certification. The gel-dyeing technology behind Radianza is the key driver for its superior sustainability performance. In gel-dyeing, the dye is absorbed in the fiber within 4-5 seconds with […]

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Precision Textiles to open new factory in Arizona

November 22, 2021

Precision Textiles has signed a lease for a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz., that will serve its customers throughout the western U.S. The company will employ 35 at the facility, which is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2022. The lease signing comes on the heels of the company’s […]

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In memoriam: Raymond Ross

November 18, 2021

Raymond (Ray) Ross died on Nov. 14, 2021, at the age of 78. Ross served the industry and Glen Raven for more than 30 years as a regional sales manager for Glen Raven’s Custom Fabrics Division representing the Sunbrella® product. A pioneer in the industry, Ross became an IFAI Honored Life Member in 2008.

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AATCC announces Olney Medal Award recipient

November 18, 2021

J. Vincent Edwards has been recognized by the AATCC Olney Medal Award for his substantial work in the design and implementation of cotton for acute and chronic wound care. For almost 25 years, Edwards’ research in the areas of cotton, hygiene and wound healing has led to significant understanding and treatment of infection and pain caused by […]

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PVC coated fabrics market report

November 17, 2021

ResearchAndMarkets has released the report “PVC Coated Fabrics Market—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2021-2031.” The study analyzes the historical and present-day scenario of the global PVC coated fabrics market and presents detailed Information about growth factors, restraints and trends that are creating a landscape for the growth of the global PVC […]

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Milliken & Company announces carbon-neutral flooring portfolio

November 16, 2021

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company has announced a new milestone in its ongoing sustainability journey. All Milliken carpet, luxury vinyl tile and entryway tile products around the globe are now carbon neutral, offsetting carbon emissions in raw materials and manufacturing carbon footprint (calculated and verified through an ISO14025/ISO14040 compliant LCA and published in third-party EPD) […]

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Strataglass announces new master European distributor

November 15, 2021

Strataglass LLC, a manufacturer of press-polished clear vinyl enclosure products, has announced that SURETEX, a corporation located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has been appointed as master distributor in Europe for all Strataglass brands. The distribution plan is the latest in the expansion of the Strataglass brand based efforts to be a worldwide total solution provider. […]

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International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

November 12, 2021

The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. […]

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IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

November 11, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. This year was the 100th anniversary of IFAI Expo's in-person show. IFAI […]

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Microban International announces new range of antiviral technologies

November 11, 2021

Microban International, a global supplier of antimicrobial solutions, odor control and residual sanitization/disinfection solutions, has announced a new range of antiviral technologies that are proven to reduce viral loading on products and surfaces. Microban® technology can be incorporated into various materials during manufacturing, becoming part of the product’s structure to provide inherent and enduring protection […]

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CNITA elects fifth council, celebrates 20th anniversary

November 10, 2021

The China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) recently held its fifth member congress and the celebration ceremony of its 20th anniversary in Beijing. The congress reviewed and approved the report of the fourth council, and elected the fifth council.Li Guimei was elected as the president of CNITA, Zhu Xiusen, Duan Shoujiang and Ji Jianbing […]

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol celebrates accomplishments

November 9, 2021

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a farm level, science-based program that sets a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton recently celebrated one-year since its official launch. The Trust Protocol brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics: land use, soil carbon, water […]

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Arxada and Troy combine

November 8, 2021

Arxada, a global speciality chemicals business, and Troy Corporation, a global leader in microbial control solutions and performance additives, have entered into an agreement to combine the two companies. The agreement represents the first strategic deal by Arxada, formerly known as Lonza Specialty Ingredients or LSI and owned by private equity funds Bain Capital and […]

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