EDANA releases new infographic

March 24, 2015

Preventing healthcare-associated infections with single-use nonwovens. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) affect more than four million patients and are directly responsible for 37,000 deaths in Europe every year. EDANA, the international association for nonwovens and related industries, emphasizes the impacts of HAI on people and pocketbooks. HAI cost physicians and hospitals an estimated 5.4 billion Euros per …

Martin promoted to Safety Components fire service team

March 23, 2015

He will focus on expanding Wildland and WeatherMAXâ„¢ FR knit business. Protective textile manufacturer Safety Components Fabric Technologies Inc. has added Jamie Martin to its fire service sales and marketing team. Martin has been with the company since 2011 and will focus on supporting garment, distributor and end-use customers. He will also work to expand …

Kelheim Fibres wins ITMA innovation award

Its new fiber, Bramante, absorbs more than double its own weight in liquids. The International Textile Machinery Association (ITMA) recently presented its 2014 Future Materials Award for Best Innovation in Medical Textiles to Kelheim Fibres GmbH. The company manufactures viscose specialty fibers from eucalyptus trees, including a new fiber, Bramante, that absorbs more than double …

IMI Europe announces 2015 ink jet events

March 20, 2015

Designed to introduce ink jet technology to new users, bring developers of new products and processes together. IMI Europe has announced dates for its 2015 ink jet industry events. IMI Europe Industrial Ink Jet Technology Showcase: June 24-25 in Munich, Germany. It includes keynote presentations on emerging markets; Tech Talks on the latest scientific developments; …

White House launches textile manufacturing initiatives

President Obama has announced nearly $500 million in public-private investment to strengthen American manufacturing by investing in technology through a new, textiles-focused manufacturing institute competition led by the Department of Defense. The initiative will also sharpen the capabilities of small manufacturers through Manufacturing Extension Partnership competitions in twelve states, according to The White House release. …

Carnegie joins Be Original Americas

March 18, 2015

Membership demonstrates commitment to authentic design. New York-based textile manufacturer Carnegie Fabrics has joined Be Original Americas, an organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and individuals on the economic, ethical and environmental value of authentic design. Carnegie views its practice and support of original design as both a corporate and social …

GOTS announces first international conference

March 17, 2015

Strong Partnerships for Success to be held May 22 in Mumbai. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) will hold its first international conference, Strong Partnerships for Success, May 22 in Mumbai, India. Attendees will learn about brand and manufacturer experiences with GOTS as well as the role of local and international policy. The conference will …

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Tensile awnings, by design

March 16, 2015

Designing and fabricating tensile awnings calls for a special skill set. Craig Flanagan, long-time owner of Shade to Order P/L, Gateshead, NSW, Australia, knows a thing or two about producing tensile awnings and canopies. He has some recommendations for those interested in the market. “In a small factory the fabricator is the sales person, designer, …

Bellos to receive AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award

Sarah Bellos of Stony Creek Colors recognized for regionally-sourced natural dye colorants and pigments. Sarah Bellos, founder and president of Stony Creek Colors, has been named the 2014 recipient of the AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award. She is being recognized for producing regionally-sourced natural dye colorants and pigments for industrial use. Bellos partnered with Mark Cooley …

Uniroyal Engineered Products launches new website

Interactive features, streamlined navigation offer easy access to Naugahyde® product catalog. Vinyl-coated fabric manufacturer Uniroyal Engineered Products LLC has launched a new, mobile-friendly website for its Naugahyde brand, offering interactive features and streamlined navigation for easier access to the product catalog, sample orders, technical specification and certification downloads. The new site allows visitors to select …