Supply55 introduces new transfer paper

August 31, 2015

Supply55 Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has released Prime Sublimation Transfer Paper, a high-quality, uniformly-coated product engineered to improve overall image quality. Featuring Full Release Technology™, the paper provides fast dry times and is available in both tacky and non-tacky versions. It is compatible with wide-format printers, most brands of digital dye sublimation ink and polyester …

Rose Brand acquires Swag Décor, expands sales team

Rose Brand Inc., a Secaucus, N.J., provider of theatrical fabrics, production supplies and custom stage drapery and sewn creations, has acquired Swag Décor of Orlando, Fla., to establish a local market presence for event and venue décor services. Swag Décor specializes in providing uniquely designed event décor to the Florida market. The company will maintain …

Dickies, Milliken collaborate on new work shirt

August 28, 2015

Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C., teamed up with Dickies, the flagship brand of performance workwear manufacturer Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., Fort Worth, Texas, to produce an improved performance work shirt for today’s modern worker. The shirt employs Milliken’s innovative textile technology to deliver enhanced lightweight, moisture-wicking and soil-release properties with the addition of stretch. It offers …

BondCote hires Doherty

James Doherty has joined BondCote Corp., a Heytex Group company based in Pulaski, Va., as southwest regional sales manager, bringing 10 years of experience in the industrial textile industry. Doherty has a background in product development, working with global customers and markets to develop new products. BondCote manufactures coated, laminated and composite fabrics for the …

CAI releases first estimate of India’s 2015–2016 cotton crop

August 27, 2015

The Indian cotton crop for the 2015–16 season, beginning in October, is estimated to be 38 million bales, each nearly 375 pounds. The first estimate was announced this week by Mumbai-based Cotton Association of India (CAI). The new season’s crop will be less than this year’s estimate by 275,000 bales. Acreage is expected to be …

Abdelhak, Czerniakowski join Roland DGA

Roland DGA Corp., an Irvine, Calif.-based manufacturer of advanced wide-format digital printing equipment, has hired Ralph Abdelhak as director of product management, and Mark Czerniakowski as regional sales manager. With more than 18 years of product marketing and management experience, Abdelhak recently worked as a professional marketing consultant and will oversee all of Roland DGA’s …

FGA webinar to focus on U.S./Canadian fabric graphics

August 26, 2015

The Fabric Graphics Association (FGA), a division of IFAI, is hosting a webinar exclusive to IFAI members on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. CT, focusing on the state of the U.S./Canadian fabric graphics market. Topics to be discussed include fabric usage in 2014; the percentage breakout of 2014 sales for the fabric graphics market by …

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Taking center stage

Whether they are watching an orchestra performing under a soft-sided band shell or in a field with thousands of other fans screaming along with their favorite band, outdoor concert attendees probably aren’t noticing two of the biggest supporting players: staging and tenting. For rental companies, portable stages and large tensile structures represent opportunities for new …

Concept III, Coolcore partner

August 25, 2015

Performance textile manufacturer Concept III Textiles International, Red Bank, N.J., has partnered with Coolcore, the Portsmouth, N.H.-based developer of a patented chemical-free fabric cooling technology. Coolcore’s technology uses a unique combination of fibers and cross-sections for three specific functions: wicking, moisture transportation and controlling the rate at which moisture evaporates from the garment for the …

Pakistani textile exports to Europe increase

After receiving preferential access to European Union markets, Pakistan was the fastest growing textile supplier among the EU’s leading 20 textile supplying countries in 2014, according to the latest issue of Textile Outlook International from global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Preferential access has been provided to Pakistan in the form of the EU’s GSP+ …