Demand for antimicrobial fibers, textiles and apparel growing quickly

March 31, 2014

Demand for antimicrobial fibers, textiles and apparel is set for strong growth, according to Issue No 47 of Performance Apparel Markets from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. It will be spurred primarily by growing awareness among consumers of the importance of personal hygiene and the health risks posed by certain microorganisms. The promotion of …

The Wagner Companies launches new e-commerce website

March 28, 2014

The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, Wis., has announced the upcoming launch of their new e-commerce website, shop.wagnercompanies.com. The new site will be launching early spring 2014 and offers an improved approach to online shopping for Wagner’s client base. For more than a century, Wagner has made customer experience a major focus across their business. The new …

“Lightweighting” and the automotive supply chain

March 27, 2014

In partnership with The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Infocast’s inaugural Lightweighting Summit: New Solutions, New Suppliers will bring together the key strategists, decision-makers, innovators and investors in transportation and materials markets to explore how automotive (and indirectly, aerospace) supply chains will realign in preparation for lightweighting factors. Hear from OEMs about their targets, …

Lattie to receive Chapin Award for service to AATCC

March 26, 2014

In recognition of his outstanding service to the association, AATCC has named Robert Keith Lattie as the 2013 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award. A member of the AATCC since 1984, Lattie has served with honor and distinction in the administrative, research and global outreach functions of AATCC. He served as president of the …

SPESA VIP Networking Event to be held in Atlanta, Ga., May 13

March 25, 2014

The popular SPESA dinner and industry networking function will be held at the Georgia Aquarium. The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA), Raleigh, N.C., will host the third biennial edition of its SPESA VIP Networking Event on May 13, 2014, at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga. Held in conjunction with the …

Techmer PM hosts 13th annual Fibertech conference, March 5-6

March 24, 2014

2014 conference theme focused on increasing collaboration among supply chain partners. Techmer PM, Clinton, Tenn., a leading producer of value-added colors and additives for the plastics and fiber industries, hosted its annual Fibertech conference on March 5 and 6 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The conference, held in conjunction with the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) spring …

Woven wire mesh keeps step in style

March 21, 2014

Manatee Technical Institute, with its main campus in Bradenton, Fla., offers post-secondary adult, career and technical education at its four Florida campuses. The Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary in a new state-of-the-art facility in blue, gray and silver reminiscent of its namesake, the manatee or “sea cow,” a big, bulbous plant-eating mammal famous for its …

Aspland to receive Olney Medal, AATCC’s highest award

March 20, 2014

John Richard “Dick” Aspland is the 2013 recipient of the Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of textile chemistry. The Olney Medal, the highest award presented by AATCC, is for outstanding lifetime achievement in a field of major importance to textile science. Aspland’s research has included a wide range of textile chemistry interests, …

Lightweight inflatable boats, mats and accessories from Seamax

March 19, 2014

Inflatable boats have more than 50 years in this industry, used frequently by the military and for commercial purposes. They feature two large buoyancy tubes on either side which contain pressurized gas to keep the boat stable on water without tipping. The lightweight inflatable boat has become a household item for many reasons, becoming much …

Grants to be awarded in support of small business innovation

March 18, 2014

SBA to support R & D; apply through April 11, 2014. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that it will award grants to state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities to support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program. Applications …