Duvaltex acquires True Textiles

March 16, 2016

Duvaltex Inc., a Québec City, Canada-based holding company that specializes in textile innovation and development, has acquired True Textiles Inc., a leading textile mill that provides high performance fabrics to a variety of markets. The acquisition includes all of the True Textiles business units—True, Guilford of Maine and Teknit—and as a result, Duvaltex becomes the …

J. Ennis Fabrics announces head office move

March 15, 2016

J. Ennis Fabrics Ltd., an Edmonton, Canada-based fabrics and supplies distributor servicing the decorative, contract and specialty markets around the globe, has signed an agreement to sell the Edmonton head office building to the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit—a non-profit center for over 20 Edmonton charities. A search is currently underway in Edmonton to …

Institut de Soudure Group strengthens position on the composite market

March 14, 2016

A signed agreement between Villepinte, France-based Institut de Soudure Group and Saint-Avold, France-based PPE (Pôle de Plasturgie de l’Est) has strengthened the position of Institut de Soudure Group on the composite market. The agreement will allow the Institut de Soudure Group to extend its activities, mainly focused on metal materials, to composite materials. By integrating …

Nike’s Flyknit to use only recycled polyester

March 11, 2016

Nike has announced that all core yarn for its Flyknit styles will be made from recycled polyester. Since the design’s launch four years ago, the knitted manufacturing technique has prevented 3.5 million pounds of waste and has diverted 182 million plastic bottles from landfill. The design has been in development for more than 10 years …

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Textile coating knowhow

March 10, 2016

Based in Belgium, Pennel & Flipo, through its ORCA® range, designs, produces and distributes high-tech, protective, engineered fabrics for the marine, safety and industry sectors. The company was created in 1924 due to the (then) technical innovation of applying a layer of rubber onto a textile backing. “Innovation is rooted in the heart of our …

AATCC honors Cook with the Olney Medal

March 9, 2016

Known for his contributions to the fields of polymer/textile chemistry applied to sustainable developments in textile/carpet wet processes and novel fiber/materials innovations, Fred L. Cook is the 2015 recipient of the Olney Medal. Cook’s work over the past 40 years has exemplified the importance of visionary thinking in turning ideas tested in the laboratory into …

Sandler AG reports successful year 2015

March 8, 2016

Sandler AG, a German nonwovens producer based in Schwarzenbach an der Saale, Germany, reported a successful year 2015, having generated sales of 288 million Euros. With its wide product range, Sandler was able to achieve high levels of capacity utilization in 2015. Highlights from the year included the introduction of self-supporting nonwovens for office acoustics …

Esmetex introduces shirting fabric made from REPREVE® with SORBTEK®

March 7, 2016

Esmetex, a global fabric producer, announced its first collection of casual and dress shirt fabrics that combines the moisture wicking properties of SORBTEK® with the recycled benefits of REPREVE®. Esmetex is the first to launch Unifi Inc.’s SORBTEK and REPREVE products in shirt weight fabric. SORBTEK offers properties found in athletic wear, such as moisture …

Gerber Technology eSTORE provides easy user experience

March 4, 2016

Gerber Technology has introduced the Gerber eSTORE, a new e-commerce site that shortens ordering time through intuitive navigation techniques and product visuals. Navigation on the eSTORE can use any element of the product description to generate suggestions, as well as predictive suggestions for commonly used products and services related to searches. Gerber Technology, headquartered in …

Teijin receives Life Nanotechnology Award at nano tech 2016

March 3, 2016

Japan-based Teijin Limited, a chemical and pharmaceutical company, received a Life Nanotechnology Award at the nano tech 2016 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference held last month in Tokyo, Japan. Teijin presented Nanofront ultra-fine polyester fiber, which is already used in health care for facemasks and skincare products. It also presented the technology for creating continuous …