AATCC encourages education and discussion on wearable technology and electronic textiles

February 29, 2016

The Association of Textile, Apparel and Materials Professionals (AATCC) is encouraging the electronic segment of the textile industry by sponsoring and participating in upcoming workshops. It is also partnering with the WEAR Conference, the longest-running conference series dedicated to smart textiles, wearable technology, material innovation and the business of consumer experience. Upcoming workshops, meetings and …

U.S. patent covers Infinity Canopy’s shade system

February 26, 2016

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a patent number covering the unique features of Infinity Canopy. This is the first patent issued for the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Infinity Canopy Inc., with more patents pending. Infinity Canopy is a dynamic and versatile retractable canopy with a modular design that allows it to adapt to any space. …

AATCC Foundation offers more than $60,000 in scholarships for 2016

February 25, 2016

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Foundation Inc., is accepting applications for all scholarships, including four new scholarships, through March 31, 2016. Recipients receive half of the award for the fall semester and half for the spring semester. Applications can be downloaded on the AATCC Foundation website. The AATCC Foundation assists students …

Leigh Fibers adds trading specialist

February 24, 2016

Leigh Fibers, a Wellford, S.C.-based fiber and polymer trading, manufacturing and fiber reprocessing company, has hired Yunhong “Amy” Li to expand its international trading services. Proficient in spoken and written English, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Li has over 20 years of experience in importing and exporting and ten years of experience in product and raw …

Bouffler joins Strataglass

Strataglass LLC has added Randy Bouffler to its Fort Lauderdale sales team. Bouffler comes to Strataglass with more than 15 years of experience in the marine market. He has been a leader in marine cleaning and maintenance solutions and routinely participates in local and national industry expert events. Strataglass, a subsidiary of Herculite Products Inc., …

Archroma and DKTE to enter education partnership

February 23, 2016

Archroma, a color and specialty chemicals company, and DKTE Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji for Technical Textiles (DKTE), based in Kolhapur, India, have entered into a five-year partnership aiming at sharing Archroma’s expertise in the area of Technical Textiles and Nonwovens with the Institute’s faculty and students. Under the terms of the partnership, Archroma …

Aero Industries opens new facility

February 22, 2016

Aero Industries Inc., a manufacturer of tarp systems and trailer accessories, has opened a new facility in Kent, Ohio. The Kent site, replacing the original Streetsboro, Ohio, location, will be a more accessible location for customers and will provide a state-of-the-art facility for the installation and servicing of Aero products. Aero Industries holds 67 patents …

Sympatex wins Ecosport Award for best concept in “Eco Design Textiles and Footwear”

February 19, 2016

Sympatex was awarded the Ecosport Award in the category “Eco Design Textiles and Footwear.” The award goes to products with the biggest effort of reducing their ecological footprint. Sympatex won with its portfolio of 100 percent recycled and recyclable functional laminates. The award was launched by the “French Ministry of Sports and Ecology,” the “Ministry …

U.S. Secretary of Commerce to moderate business leaders at Smart Fabrics Summit

February 18, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will be the moderator for a panel of senior level business leaders at the Smart Fabrics Summit on April 11, 2016 in Washington D.C. The Summit, hosted by the Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), will provide a forum for public and private sector leaders …

AATCC announces program for 2016 international conference

February 17, 2016

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced the 2016 International Conference will be held April 19-21 in Williamsburg, Va. at the Williamsburg Lodge. The conference will feature a keynote presentation, educational tracks, a poster session, the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition, networking, and the awards luncheon, where AATCC’s awards will be …