Teijin to boost production of Technora® para-aramid fiber

April 20, 2016

Teijin Limited, Tokyo Japan, will expand Technora® para-aramid fiber production by 10 percent through increasing capacity in Teijin’s Matsuyama Factory. Construction begins this June with operation slated to begin in October 2017. Teijin and Teijin Aramid B.V. will jointly expand the worldwide sales of Technora in response to increasing market demand worldwide. Technora features high …

Lindström selects Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM™

April 19, 2016

Lindström Group, a global textile service company headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, has implemented Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM™ web-based product lifecycle management software to accelerate the production of customer solutions throughout its operations. Gerber and their Finnish distributor, ACG Nyström, provide product support to Lindström. “We have been able to create a standardized process enabling daily tasks …

InfoTrends recognizes leading wide-format printer manufacturer

April 18, 2016

Roland DG Corporation, Hamamatsu, Japan, was recognized by InfoTrends as the leading wide-format printer manufacturer in the durable graphics market for 2015. The InfoTrends 2015 Quarterly Wide-Format Tracking Shipping report covers all four reporting quarters in 2015 and takes into consideration all wide-format inkjets 30 inches wide and larger priced at under $50,000 USD. According …

Technical fabrics maintain ISO standards of excellence

April 15, 2016

Safety Components Fabric Technologies, Greenville, S.C., the manufacturer of WeatherMax® and other technical fabrics, maintains ISO 9001:2000, TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certifications. Fabrics produced by Safety Components are tested and inspected to the industry’s highest standards and its laboratories are ISO 1725 approved, ASTM, DIN, JIS and NFPA certified. The company manufacturers marine, outdoor, …

Tyndall to receive Chapin Award for service to AATCC

April 14, 2016

R. Michael (Mike) Tyndall has been named the 2015 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award for his service to AATCC. Tyndall has represented AATCC locally, nationally and internationally, and has furthered the AATCC’s mission, service and outreach in the areas of textile education, research and communication. Tyndall served as President-elect from 2009–2010 and AATCC …

Whaley named AATCC’s young entrepreneur of the year

April 13, 2016

Founder and chief executive officer of TITIN LLC, Patrick Whaley, is the recipient of the AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award. Recognized for developing a line of fitted, weighted compression athletic apparel that creates an improved workout experience in many workout disciplines, Whaley’s apparel has been used therapeutically and professionally to build strength, endurance and speed. Besides …

J. Ennis Fabrics to launch four new collections for spring 2016

April 12, 2016

J. Ennis Fabrics Ltd., an Edmonton, Canada-based fabrics and supplies distributor servicing the decorative, contract and specialty markets around the globe, plans to launch four new collections for spring 2016. The highlight product line, Ennis 1974, is a re-launch of the PVC coated polyester that now has a finer PVDF coating for improved weldability. Ennis …

RWS available for review

April 11, 2016

Textile Exchange, a U.S.-based global nonprofit that works to make the textile industry more sustainable, has released the first draft of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) for public stakeholder review. Interested parties will have the opportunity to give input into the standard and ensure that it meets its goals and delivers value to the wool …

New STeP by OEKO-TEX® requirements

April 8, 2016

Zurich-based STeP by OEKO-TEX® makes the sustainability of production facilities throughout the textile-value creation chain visible using a transparent scoring system. The STeP standard gives brands, retailers and manufacturers the opportunity to have each area of their company’s facilities analyzed and assessed according to environmental and social criteria by an independent body. As of Feb. …

Nonwovens demand expected to rise

April 7, 2016

Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.4 percent annually to 11.1 million metric tons in 2019 according to a new study from Freedonia Group, an industry research firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. The study, World Nonwovens, anticipates that demand will be driven by an expected increase in the manufacture of key products made …