Cordura launches digital fabric finder

January 22nd, 2021

The Cordura brand has launched its Cordura Fabric Finder, a digital fabric library that allows brands to navigate a user-friendly digital interface to view an assortment of more than 500 fabrics. The Fabric Finder will include images of all fabric angles and close-up details as well as fabric content information so that partners can choose […]

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Sorpol brings antiviral technology to Israel

January 21st, 2021

Sorpol Ltd., an importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the U.S. by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media and textile fabrics as they become […]

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Jones Family of Companies promotes St. Louis, hires Lado

January 20th, 2021

Jones Family of Companies, a leader in sustainable nonwovens manufacturing, has promoted Dennis St. Louis to vice president of Sales, Bedding and Furniture and hired Anthony Lado as Human Resources Director/HR Leader—Talent Acquisition. St. Louis is an expert in the textile industry, with significant experience as the leader of sales at six major textile companies […]

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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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B.C. Tent & Awning celebrates 40 years

January 12th, 2021

Bob Costa, founder and president of B.C. Tent & Awning Co. Inc., Avon, Mass., began 2020 with optimism for the company’s continued growth and expansion, and its approaching 40th business anniversary. Then COVID-19 struck and changed the company’s trajectory in its milestone year. As the economy reacted to the pandemic, Costa’s company’s services were in […]

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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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J.H. Whitney Capital Partners acquires Cooley Group

January 5th, 2021

Cooley Group has announced that J.H. Whitney Capital Partners (“Whitney”), in collaboration with Cooley’s executive leadership team, has acquired Cooley Group from its long-time owners, the Siener family.   Whitney is a leader in the private equity industry. Since its founding in 1946, it has invested in more than 400 companies and currently manages approximately $1 […]

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