NCTO welcomes House passage of NDAA

December 16th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, welcomes House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of Fiscal Year 2021. “We applaud the House of Representatives for passing the NDAA, a bill that will strengthen the Berry Amendment, which supports tens […]

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MMI Textiles to expand operations with new production facility

December 15th, 2020

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components based in Westlake, Ohio, will open a 30,000-square-foot production facility in North Carolina to begin producing select narrow fabrics during the first quarter of 2021. The new facility in Lenoir, N.C., will focus on manufacturing and printing narrow fabrics, including […]

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Rush & Company promotes McFadden

December 15th, 2020

Rush & Company has named Kimber McFadden as Vice President of Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles. Since joining the company in 2012, McFadden has dedicated her work to finding successful candidates for clients in the textiles and nonwovens industry. McFadden transitioned to the recruitment field from a successful career in real estate. Her work creating and […]

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NCTO announces support of Tai as next USTR

December 14th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement welcoming the reported selection of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Chief Trade Counsel, Katherine Tai, as the next U.S. Trade Representative. “We applaud President-elect Joe Biden’s expected nomination of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Chief Trade Counsel, Katherine […]

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Andritz will acquire Laroche

December 11th, 2020

International technology Group Andritz has signed an agreement with Laroche, based in Cours, France, to acquire LM Industries comprising Laroche SA and Miltec SA, France. Andrtiz will take over all Laroche entities and itsbusiness worldwide. Closing of the transaction, which is subject to approval by the Andrtiz supervisory board, is expected at the beginning of […]

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CDP honors Lenzing for environmental transparency

December 10th, 2020

The Lenzing Group has been recognized by the global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change and acting to protect forests. CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. This year, more than 5,800 companies were scored […]

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Brookwood Companies announces leadership change

December 9th, 2020

Brookwood Companies Inc., an integrated textile company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Hallwood Group LLC, has announced that Chief Executive Officer Amber M. Brookman will leave the company on January 1, 2021, to pursue other ventures. Frank Montie, who currently serves as Executive Vice President will assume the role of CEO.  Brookman has served […]

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Manchester Mills and Microban partner to create healthcare textiles

December 8th, 2020

Microban International, ​a leader in antimicrobial technologies, and ​Manchester Mills​, a textile producer, have announced an exclusive partnership to provide antimicrobial treated textiles to healthcare facilities. The products will be sold directly and exclusively to the healthcare industry via Manchester Mills and its distributor network. Key offerings of the Protect360° product line include mattress encasements and pillow protectors […]

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Hohenstein tests for community masks

December 7th, 2020

Testing and research partner Hohenstein has announced that it now tests according to the first European guideline for community masks, the CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 17553:2020. Hohenstein had already taken a big step towards safety and functionality with the introduction of its quality label for Tested Community Masks. The new "Community Face Coverings—Guide to Minimum […]

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SHIMA SEIKI launches yarnbank web service

December 4th, 2020

Flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI Mfg. Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan, has announced the launch of its “yarnbank” digitized yarn database and sourcing web service. Yarnbank is an online web service for searching and viewing the latest yarns, developed with cooperation from yarn companies around the world. Registered users have free access to the yarnbank […]

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