INDA welcomes new board members

March 5th, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the membership election of seven industry leaders to serve on its board of directors for a three-year term. The professionals represent a cross-section of INDA membership and bring a high level of expertise and insight to the management of the association. Richard Altice, president and CEO, […]

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Vanguard Durst Digital Printing expands distribution

March 4th, 2021

Vanguard Durst Digital Printing, a manufacturer of wide format UV and dye-sublimation printers, has announced a national dealership agreement with Graphic Solutions Group (GSG) based in Dallas, Texas. Vanguard Durst Digital will include GSG's sales and service expertise to accelerate in the marketplace. Vanguard Durst Digital's format UV digital flatbed printers combine technology features with […]

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Ballenger joins Milliken & Company

March 3rd, 2021

Milliken & Company has hired Alice Ballenger as director of strategy for its Textile Division. She will be responsible for supporting the division’s business growth and overall strategy.  With industry experience across multiple global markets, working both independently as a business strategist as well as in senior-level roles with Glen Raven, Ballenger brings an abundance […]

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Milliken & Company acquires Zebra-chem

March 2nd, 2021

Milliken & Company has acquired Zebra-chem GmbH, a global chemicals company known for its peroxide and blowing agent masterbatches. With more brands and governments globally setting goals to increase their use of recycled materials, plastics manufacturers are faced with the challenges of using recycled plastics effectively. Peroxide masterbatches, like those from Zebra-chem and Milliken, make […]

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Coats to host sustainability webinar

March 1st, 2021

On March 12, 2021, Coats will host the live panel discussion “Targeting Circularity” with members from its sustainability delivery team. Panelists will explore Coats’ sustainability agenda, industry challenges and the shift towards circularity, and innovations to enable a more sustainable future. Headquartered in the U.K., Coats is a leading industrial thread business that employs 17,000 […]

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Specialty Fabrics Review gets a new look

March 1st, 2021

A newly designed website for Specialty Fabrics Review magazine launched in February, providing a mobile-first experience with easier access to the latest news stories, more features, the popular “Swatches” section, and new products. The goal of this initiative is for SpecialtyFabricsReview.com to provide the same great content in a better package.Textile experts rely on Specialty Fabrics […]

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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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Improve scheduling in your shop with a digital job board

February 23rd, 2021

Torey Heinz, the founder of Shopflow productivity software for marine, canvas and upholstery shops, discussed the importance of shop scheduling during his presentation at the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Heinz introduced the idea of using a digital job board to organize and display jobs so that shop owners can […]

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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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