Shiels joins ASTM International board of directors

January 19th, 2021

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018. An ASTM International member since 2008, Shiels serves as chair of the Committee […]

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Glen Raven expands warranty for Sunbrella fabrics

January 18th, 2021

According to a press release, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has announced an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella® fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade and marine applications in the rare instances when replacement fabric may be needed.  With the inclusion of replacement costs, Sunbrella fabrics are backed by […]

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Nonwovens Institute will host spunbond and meltblown virtual course

January 15th, 2021

Professionals in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry are invited to advance their technical skills in a two-day nonwoven short course in the “Virtual Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown Technology.” The course was developed by North Carolina State University’s The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and launched by INDA, the Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The virtual course […]

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Precision Textiles earns Greenguard Gold certification for IQFit Natural

January 14th, 2021

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and healthcare industries, has received UL GREENGUARD Gold certification for its IQFit Natural line, a 100 percent glass-free, fire-resistant (FR) mattress barrier for roll-packed mattresses. Made with sustainable, renewable cotton, it provides a glass-free alternative to FR barrier solutions made with […]

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Thermex-Thermatron Systems acquires JTE Machines

January 13th, 2021

Thermex-Thermatron Systems has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based JTE Machines. JTE Machines designs, engineers and manufactures sealers (radio frequency, impulse and ultrasonic) and serves as the North American distributor for internationally recognized FIAB RF Traveling Welders which are heavily used in the industrial fabric industry and European-based Oteman, a leader in industrial cutting machines. Thermex-Thermatron manufactures high-power […]

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DSM and Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solution

January 12th, 2021

DSM and Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solution for Dyneema®-based end-products Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, and Clariter, an international clean-tech company, have announced a strategic partnership to pursue a next-generation chemical recycling solution for products based on DSM’s Dyneema®, an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber. As a […]

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Ascend purchases Eurostar Engineering Plastics

January 11th, 2021

Ascend Performance Materials has purchased Eurostar Engineering Plastics, a France-based compounder with a broad portfolio of flame-retardant engineered plastics and expertise in halogen-free formulations. Ascend, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, gains a full portfolio of UL yellow card certified flame-retardant, as well as water contact and thermally conductive, engineered plastics […]

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Ascend announces alliance with The S Group

January 8th, 2021

Ascend Performance Materials has announced a commercial agreement with The S Group, a globally recognized provider of apparel design, development and manufacturing. The alliance will focus on commercialization of Acteev Protect™ antimicrobial yarns, fibers and fabrics. The agreement pairs Ascend's manufacturing operations with The S Group’s track record of success in the wholesale and direct-to-consumer apparel […]

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AKAS increases knitting capacity

January 7th, 2021

In response to the overwhelming demand of fabrics used for face masks and surgical gowns, Pennsylvania-based textile manufacturer AKAS Tex has added five knitting machines to increase its knitting capacity. Two machines will be used for the knitting of double knits such as the ProCool® interlock, two additional machines will be used for the knitting […]

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Walker joins Colorado Yurt Company

January 6th, 2021

Colorado Yurt Company has hired Garrett Walker as director of sales. He will lead the sales and marketing teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Walker has extensive sales and management experience. Most recently, Garrett was CEO of Teilhaber Manufacturing. Previously, he held a variety of sales […]

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