Gerber Technology’s ideation2015 to feature student design competition

October 22, 2015

Gerber Technology’s ideation2015, to be held Oct. 29–30 in Las Vegas, Nev., will pay homage to The Darnell Collection, a famous vintage garment compilation, as it inspires fashion design students through a competition that highlights the key role of technology in design. Students participating in the competition will create an original garment inspired by one …

Lawrence Fabric implements ESOP

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures Inc., St. Louis, Mo., has implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and is now owned by its employees. First named Lawrence Canvas Products, the company was formed by Art and Dorothy Lawrence in 1941 and sold to Bob Helmsing in 1977. In 1984, Jerry Grimaud, the company’s ninth employee, …

Mutoh introduces new ValueJet printers

Mutoh America Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., continues to expand its ValueJet line of printers, introducing the eco-solvent 628X and direct-to-garment 405GT. The 24-inch 628X is Mutoh’s latest Eco-Ultra printer featuring CMYK plus white and metallic color capabilities. It prints 1440 dpi photographic output for the creation of custom banners, indoor and outdoor signs, or custom labels and stickers for specialty, retail, industrial or commercial applications.

Miller Weldmaster launches new website

October 21, 2015

Miller Weldmaster announced the launch of its new website optimized for easy navigation, enhanced aesthetics and a more user-friendly experience. New website features include: Product exploration. Machine options can be selected by industry, name, welding material and technology. Machine overviews, specifications, videos, photos and literature are available. Greater functionality. The website includes easier-to-access information on …

In memoriam: Joseph R. Greco

October 20, 2015

Joseph R. Greco of Old Tappan, N.J., passed away Oct. 14, 2015, at the age of 90. Greco worked at Cooley Group for 45 years, starting as a salesman and retiring as vice president in 1996, the same year he was named an IFAI Honored Life Member. He helped design and sell fabrics from cotton …

Limelight: Burch Fabrics’ latest Crypton offering

Burch Fabrics, Grand Rapids, Mich., now offers Limelight, a new fabric from Crypton Inc.
Part of the Trailblazer Collection, Limelight features clever color blocking and a pattern of intersecting circles, showcasing rich, energizing hues in eight colorways: Galaxy, Spiced, Aloha, Mixed Berry, Valentine, Toast, Sprout and Tranquil.

Noble Biomaterials’ anti-odor technology receives bluesign® certification

October 19, 2015

Noble Biomaterials Inc. has received bluesign product line approval for its XT2™ technology, which employs a proprietary process to provide permanent anti-odor protection that does not wash off or wear out. Based in Scranton, Pa., Noble manufactures antimicrobial and anti-odor technologies for performance fabrics. Through a comprehensive biocidal product review process, the company demonstrated that …

Sandler AG to open U.S. nonwovens manufacturing plant

German nonwoven manufacturer Sandler AG is opening a manufacturing plant in Perry, Ga., in 2016. Family-owned and operated, Sandler is active in both durable applications, such as automotive and filtration, and disposables, including personal hygiene and wipes. The company runs one of the largest production sites for nonwovens in Europe, employing 650 staff and reporting …

AirTrim publishes white paper on pneumatic material handling systems

October 16, 2015

A new five-page white paper from AirTrim Inc., a Springfield, Ohio-based designer, builder and installer of pneumatic material handling systems, details how converters and printers of paper, plastic, film and foil, nonwovens, fiberglass and metals can reap six overlooked benefits from a central pneumatic material handling system. An alternative to manually removing waste from converting …

Arlon promotes Neidell to vice president

Arlon Graphics LLC, Placentia, Calif., has promoted David Neidell to vice president—international. Neidell will be responsible for strategy, growth and profit and loss for Arlon in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to this role, he held the position of director of EMEA and was instrumental in successfully launching and growing Arlon’s brand …