Seaman launches new website

June 30, 2015

High-performance industrial fabric manufacturer Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, has redesigned its website to improve customer engagement. The company partnered with SyncShow, a Cleveland-based digital marketing firm that helps business-to-business clients improve sales and lead generation strategies, to develop the new site. It’s designed to be user friendly and to attract and engage customers, vendors and …

Vietnam turns down textile projects

Authorities in Da Nang City, Vietnam, recently rejected two foreign-invested projects in the textile, dyeing and garment sector, including a $200 million project registered by an investor from Hong Kong and another registered by an investor from South Korea. They were turned down because of the environmental problems they may cause. The city is focusing …

Sweden Textile Water Initiative expands

June 29, 2015

The Sweden Textile Water Initiative, one of Sweden’s largest public-private partnerships, is expanding to new countries in Asia and Africa after a successful pilot project in India. Through the initiative, 28 Swedish textile and leather companies have cooperated with Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to work toward global sustainable production, educating suppliers and sub-contractors to …

TIC updates export guide

The Trade Information Center (TIC) has updated “A Basic Guide to Exporting,” available for download for free. The book addresses nearly every issue a company looking to export might face. It features charts, lists and definitions that provide in-depth information about the key activities and issues relevant to any prospective exporter, including: getting things rolling; …

Hoffman Awning honored by Hermes Creative Awards

June 26, 2015

Awning manufacturer and installer A. Hoffman Awning Co., Baltimore, Md., was honored with five awards in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards competition. Hermes Creative Awards, administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals. Hoffman Awning—the …

Quinn Flags celebrates 21 years, adds second factory

Celebrating 21 years of business, custom flag and banner manufacturer Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa., has improved customer service capabilities and added a second factory for flag and banner production, expanding its in-house design and manufacturing capacity. The company has increased staff by 100 percent in the last year to ensure prompt customer service, a seamless …

DSM Dyneema acquires Cubic Tech

June 25, 2015

DSM Dyneema, the Netherlands-based manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, has acquired Cubic Tech Corp. of Mesa, Ariz. Cubic Tech specializes in the custom design, development and production of high-performance ultra-lightweight flexible laminates and fabrics for applications as diverse as racing yacht sails, equipment and apparel for sportswear, outdoor …

Ohio Awning celebrates 150 years

Cleveland-based Ohio Awning and Manufacturing Co. is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a new space and plans for its first customer showroom. The company is leaving its home of 85 years—a 78,000-square-foot factory—for an even larger and more customer-conscious space. To help customers select among hundreds of awning options, the company will open a 4,500-square-foot …

Rieter’s ‘spin center’ opens in China

June 24, 2015

In 2012–13, Rieter Textile Systems, Winterthur, Switzerland, went “all in” on its investment in the short staple fiber spinning industry in China. The major supplier of textile machinery and components capped off its commitment during the grand opening of the Rieter Application and Research Centre for Spinning Technology in Changzhou, China. Among the services available …

Sunesta awnings meet building codes

Sunesta Products, a Jacksonville, Fla., manufacturer of ready-to-install retractable awnings, achieved approval under Florida Building Code PDM 10447 and Miami Dade County NOA #13-1104.18 for all of its retractable awnings: Sunesta, Sunstyle, Sunlight and SunShade. The awnings stand up to 45 mph wind speed when extended and 150 mph when retracted. Building codes enacted after …