Brunschwig & Fils announces restructuring

January 19, 2011

Olivier Peardon, president and CEO of Brunschwig & Fils, has announced that the family-owned company has filed for Chapter 11 restructuring and, concurrently, that Kravet, a fourth generation family company, one of the largest privately held distributors of fabrics and home furnishings with locations worldwide, has agreed to buy Brunschwig & Fils subject to a …

BondCote BondBarrierâ„¢ on list of top textile innovations for 2011

January 18, 2011

BondCote Corporation’s BondBarrier™ has been listed as one of the top 100 textile-related innovations for 2011 by Future Materials (FM100). Each year, FM100 outlines the most remarkable developments from the previous 12 months. BondBarrier composites are produced using Saint-Gobain’s CoreTech barrier membrane, and are designed to provide protection against chemical and biological warfare agents. BondBarrier …

Textile company wins State Department’s ACE Award

January 17, 2011

In December, the Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) was awarded the State Department’s coveted Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for its outstanding corporate stewardship of Denimatrix in Guatemala. The award, presented by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, honors exemplary conduct, corporate responsibility and innovation in a company’s overseas operations. Only three companies a year receive …

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Social media connections get sneak peek at Sawgrass eBook via Facebook and Twitter

Sawgrass Technologies, a leader in the development of on-demand digital printing technologies, announced its upcoming release of Sublimation 101, The Complete Guide to Successful Dye Sublimation Printing, for sublimators and aspiring digital decorators. The Sublimation 101 e-book provides answers to sublimation challenges. Topics include: color management, preparing images for printing, understanding light and color, vector …

India ITME to be held in Mumbai, Dec. 2012

January 14, 2011

India Intl. Textile Machinery Exhibition (India-ITME) Society has announced the launch of the 9th chapter of the India ITME machinery exhibition, to be held from Dec. 2-7, 2012, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre Mumbai, India. The show will be spread over 55,000 square meters, with anticipated participation of 750 exhibitors and thousands of visitors from …

AATCC honors Richard Malachowski with Chapin Award

January 13, 2011

AATCC will honor Richard A. (“Rich”) Malachowski as the 2010 recipient of The Harold C. Chapin Award in recognition for his outstanding service to the association. Malachowski will receive the Chapin Scroll at an awards luncheon on March 24, 2011, during the association’s 2011 International Conference in Charleston, S.C., USA. A member of the AATCC …

Tough, eco-friendly polyurethane vinyl from J. Ennis Fabrics

January 12, 2011

Boltaflex® Serengeti, 100 percent polyurethane vinyl, is antibacterial, mildew-resistant and passes 200,000 double rub abrasion tests, for use in the healthcare, hospitality, contract seating and marine interiors markets. The eco-friendly fabric contains no plasticizers or phthalates, and is offered in 16 color selections. Passes UFAC Class 1, NFPA 260 Class 1 and California Bulletin 117-Section …

JEC and IFAI create strategic partnership in the Americas

January 11, 2011

The organizers of the JEC Show and IFAI Expo Americas have announced plans to co-locate their 2012 events at the Boston Convention Center, Boston, Mass., USA. The events will take place Nov. 7-9, 2012. “After the creation of JEC Asia in 2008, we were asked by the industrial sector to bring the JEC Show and …

Teijin to launch first polyester fabric offering pH control

January 10, 2011

Teijin Fibers Ltd, the core company of the Teijin Group’s polyester fibers business, announced today that it has developed a new polyester fabric that remains gentle to human skin by stably maintaining its mildly acidic pH level, similar to healthy skin. At launch, it will be the world’s first commercial polyester material to offer pH …

Condé Systems introduces roll media for Ricoh GX e3300N and GX7000 dye-sub printers

Condé Systems is now offering DyeTrans roll media for use with its successful line of Ricoh GX Series Printers. Available in 8.5-inch x 100-foot and 13-inch x 100-foot rolls, the paper can be easily cut to a desired length and loaded directly into the selected printer’s multi-bypass tray. By creating a user-defined paper size in …