Seaman Corp. completes $50 million capital investment

August 29, 2014

Government and business leaders attend dedication ceremonies. Seaman Corp. held dedication ceremonies Aug. 18 at its headquarters in Wooster, Ohio, to mark the completion of a 10-year, $50 million capital improvement program, capped with a $15 million investment over the past three years. Key government and business leaders were among the 240 attendees. The project …

Breakthrough in hydrophobic insulation

August 28, 2014

Down Decor introduces DownTek™ Zero. Down Decor has introduced a breakthrough in hydrophobic insulation: DownTek Zero, a water repellent down that uses a nature-inspired approach to achieve water repellency without the use of perfluorocarbons (PFC). Instead of PFCs, DownTek Zero uses natural triglycerides and fatty acids similar to the fats and oils found on the …

Birdair selected for new San Diego Airport project

August 27, 2014

Specialty contractor to provide a curbside cover for car rental center. Birdair, a leading design-build specialty contractor for custom tensile architectural structures, has been selected to design and install 17 inverted cone structures for the San Diego International Airport’s consolidated rental car center, set to open in 2016. The 2 million-square-foot structure will house 12 …

INNOVATEXT under new management

August 26, 2014

Dr. Pál Pataki retires as institute director. Effective July 1, Dr. Lívia Kokas Palicska assumed leadership of INNOVATEXT, a Hungarian MSZ EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited textile test and research institute. Former director Dr. Pál Pataki retired after 23 years of service. He will continue to serve as an adviser for the institute and as president of …

Stahl holds Sustainability for Leather seminar

A push for the use of water-based chemicals. Pakistan’s Minister of Environment, Shuja Khanzada, emphasized the importance of reducing environmental pollution at the Sustainability for Leather seminar held in Lahore, Punjab, by chemical company Stahl. Khanzada called on tanners to replace harmful chemicals with water-based chemicals and to adopt modern principles for waste management, as …

Developments in advanced fabrics

August 25, 2014

IFAI Expo 2014 will host a seminar about current research and innovation in advanced fabrics. By Prof. Marie O’Mahony IFAI Expo 2014 will host a seminar about current research and innovation in advanced fabrics, chaired by Prof. Marie O’Mahony, OCADU, and Bruce Wright, AIA, University of Minnesota. IFAI Expo 2014, scheduled for Oct. 13-16, 2014, …

Gabriel A/S is OEKO-TEX® Company of the Month

August 22, 2014

Fabric supplier is a leading European manufacturer of upholstery fabrics. Gabriel A/S has been chosen as the OEKO-TEX Company of the Month for August 2014. The fabric supplier is one of the leading European manufacturers of high-quality furniture upholstery fabrics and materials. Based in Aalborg, Denmark, Gabriel A/S develops innovative textiles for furniture manufacturers around …

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Detroit Lions partner with Unifi

August 21, 2014

Players will wear Repreve® jerseys. The Detroit Lions National Football League (NFL) team has selected Unifi’s Repreve recycled fiber brand as its official sustainability partner. Yarn manufacturer Unifi transforms recycled materials, including post-industrial waste and used plastic bottles, into a recycled fiber named Repreve. Lions players will wear Repreve jerseys, each made from 21 recycled …

Global Imaging holds third annual VIP event

August 20, 2014

Industry leaders across the U.S. learn about the latest printing technologies. Nearly 40 industry leaders, manufacturers’ reps and owners of some of the largest and mid-size U.S. companies attended the third annual Workflow Studio VIP event, hosted by Global Imaging. The latest innovations in printing technologies were demonstrated with products that included: the PrinterEvolution Evo33 …

A call for immediate action on currency manipulation

August 19, 2014

Leading manufacturing organizations seek U.S. government action. The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) joined with the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) to seek U.S. government action to stop currency manipulation. NCTO called upon lawmakers to adopt meaningful legislation to stop predatory currency practices, and upon the …