AccuMark® increases productivity

March 30, 2016

Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn., a provider of integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, is introducing AccuMark 10.1 and New Module AccuPlan™. The new technology accelerates product development and quality while reducing costs, enabling apparel brands to respond more quickly to market trends. AccuMark 10.1 offers enhanced pattern design and development, …

American Textile Company promotes two senior executives

March 29, 2016

American Textile Company, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based provider of innovative sleep solutions, announced the appointments of Jane Fischer to senior vice president of product development and Patrick Seiffert to senior vice president of marketing. Fischer will oversee the ideation and development of the company’s list of retail products and Seiffert will focus on consumer insights, brand …

Roland DGA launches ecosolvent printer/cutters from TrueVIS™ series

March 28, 2016

Roland DGA Corporation has announced the launch of the TrueVIS VG series 64” and 54” printer/cutters to be released under the TrueVIS™ brand name. The wide-format printer/cutters are equipped with four new FlexFire™ print heads that deliver precision droplets in three sizes and a 25 percent wider swath. TrueVIS VG series printer/cutters are also equipped …

Global Rental Alliance countries represent $77 billion in combined rental revenue

March 25, 2016

The 14th annual meeting of the Global Rental Alliance (GRA) was held February 19–25 at The Rental Show 2016 in Atlanta, Ga. Agenda items discussed during the meeting focused on advancing the business success of members of the individual associations and promoting the image of the equipment rental industry throughout the world. Current member priorities …

Silver State Inc. introduces Color Match Guarantee program

March 24, 2016

Silver State Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, has introduced its Color Match Guarantee program that covers stocked fabrics in both the Silver State and Alaxi brands. Color Match Guarantee will eliminate “cutting for approval” (CFA’s) and concerns with dye lots and will allow for quicker turnaround for projects. The program, effective March 1, 2016, is …

Toho Tenax Europe joins project to further Industry 4.0 initiative

March 23, 2016

The core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., announced that its German subsidiary, Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE), will participate in a technology development project aimed at contributing to Industry 4.0, the German initiative for a fourth-generation industrial revolution. Goals of the project, called iComposite 4.0, are …

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C8 phase-out prompts improvements in water-based coatings

March 22, 2016

APV Engineered Coatings, Akron, Ohio, is a custom coatings manufacturer, with growing sales in products for industrial fabrics. Founded in 1878, the company began promoting and engineering finishes for textiles the past 12-15 years-with a specific purpose. “There were performance issues that needed to be addressed with a coatings,” says Erin Brown-Neff, director of marketing …

Enter the 2016 International Achievement Awards

March 21, 2016

The 69th Annual International Achievement Awards are open for entries. Industrial fabric companies from around the world are encouraged to compete in new categories that showcase innovation, technical skill and design excellence. The competition has changed a bit this year. Each of the seven major categories will now have a brand new “Best in Category” …

Arlon announces All Graphic Supplies as a new distribution partner in Canada

March 18, 2016

Arlon Graphics LLC, headquartered in Placentia, Calif., has partnered with All Graphic Supplies as a national distributor for the Canadian market. Arlon’s product lines—Print Media, Cut Graphics and Automotive Restyling Films—can now be ordered through All Graphic Supplies, who has six branches located throughout Canada. Arlon Graphics manufactures and markets a full line of pressure …

Teijin and Hayashi Telempu’s soundproof material selected for 2016 Toyota Prius

March 17, 2016

Hayashi Telempu Corporation’s V-Wave™ soundproof material made with Tejin Limited’s V-Lap™ nonwoven polyester fabric has been selected as soundproof material for the 2016 Toyota Prius, which launched in Japan in December 2015. As environmental regulations continue to become increasingly strict worldwide, there are growing demands for solutions that help improve vehicle fuel efficiency, including weight …