Mogul recognized for entrepreneurial achievement

July 25, 2016

Mogul Nonwovens, an international company headquartered in Gaziantep, Turkey, was recognized for “Entrepreneur Achievement” at the IDEA 2016 conference in Boston. It was the second win for the company in this category. Each year, IDEA recognizes companies and products in the nonwovens industry that exhibit market leadership and create innovative products. Recent and significant investments in new and higher …

Marlen Textiles adds distributors

July 22, 2016

Marlen Textiles, a New Haven, Mo., manufacturer of outdoor textiles, has announced that Covin Sales, Huntington Park, Calif., and Sailrite, Columbia City, Ind., will be full-line distributors of their products. Stock of most products in the two states are available now, with the intention that all products and colors will be in the two companies’ local warehouses soon. …

Kohler Awning expands

July 21, 2016

Kohler Awning is building a 12,000-square- foot addition to its 38,000-square- foot Cheektowaga, N.Y., facility. The expansion will provide the residential and commercial fabric awning manufacturer with more space for production, welding and storage. It will also result in the hire of an additional fabric installer. Currently, Kohler has 53 employees. Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved over $107,000 …

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Adding lighting to outdoor attractions

To make outdoor fabric structures and displays stand out, integrated lighting systems are setting new standards. No matter what the fabric structure or whether it’s installed outdoors or inside, illumination adds the finishing touch, transforming the extraordinary into something even more unforgettable and making an ordinary tent or display much more memorable. Lighting invites people …

Fabtac open for business with new owners

July 20, 2016

Fabtac, the disposable adhesive-backed stencil material, is available for purchase on the company website. The Edenton, N.C.-based company is currently producing 28-1/2- inch by 10- yard rolls to meet the needs of as many customers as possible from their first limited supply of raw materials. Fabtac expects to begin selling 28-1/2- inch by 25-yard rolls in the fall. …

Epson acquires Robustelli

July 19, 2016

Epson Group company Epson Italia S.p.A. has agreed with the Robustelli family to acquire the capital of Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l., a Villa Guardia, Italy-based leader in the textile printing industry. The agreement will expand the scope of the two companies’ longstanding collaboration in digital inkjet textile printing. It will allow Robustelli to leverage Epson’s manufacturing capability to bring the …

USIFI/NFI Lobby Day

July 18, 2016

The U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI) held their annual Lobby Day on June 22, 2016. The day began with meetings with the Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding trade issues impacting the U.S. textile industry. The day continued with five meetings with Representatives and Senator’s offices. Representative Walter Jones …

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Equipment purchasing: price and value

ROI is still an important factor in buying decisions, but qualities like reliability, durability and customer service are moving to the forefront. The return on investment (ROI) and how long it might take to achieve it is always a key consideration in most purchasing decisions, particularly during the Great Recession when pricing and ROI moved …

Sciessent’s Lava XL™ awarded ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®

July 15, 2016

Sciessent LLC, a Wakefield, Mass.-based provider of antimicrobial solutions, announced that Lava XL™, its odor control technology, has been awarded the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification. ECO PASSPORT helps brands achieve or maintain a high standard for health and safety by assisting in the sourcing and use of OEKO-TEX compliant materials. Textiles and textile ingredients that are OEKO-TEX …

AATCC Flammability Symposium

July 14, 2016

Shining a Light on Flammability in Textile Applications will be held September 21–22, 2016 in Cary, N.C., to address numerous topics on textile flammability. Textile combustion can originate from electric arc, flame or a variety of other sources of heat. There are many textiles that do not contain “flame retardant” chemistries and the differences in inherent fiber and …