Carolina Nonwovens announces new facility

August 31, 2016

National Spinning Company Inc., headquartered in Washington, N.C., invested in a new facility for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Carolina Nonwovens LLC, in Maiden, N.C., adding 35 new jobs and a state-of-the-art nonwoven production facility to the local economy. “We can now offer quicker turns, a more diverse range of products, and line extension,” says Carolina Nonwovens …

Lectra announces subsidiary

August 30, 2016

Lectra, the Paris-based manufacturer of software, automated cutting equipment and other technologies designed for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composites, opened a new subsidiary in July: Lectra Vietnam. Lectra has had a presence in Vietnam for 20 years, but, “Thanks to 5.5 percent growth in the first quarter of 2016, Vietnam is one …

Lenzing launches ecological fiber

August 29, 2016

TENCEL® fabric made from sustainable forest wood raw material has received the EU award for the most eco-friendly production process, 99.7 percent closed loop circulation in the production and use of bio-energy. The Lenzing Group, Lenzing, Austria, manufacturer of TENCEL, is taking another step toward ‘circular economy’ solutions for the textile industry with the introduction …

Award recognizes Minnesota Knitting Mills

August 26, 2016

A company’s reputation within its local community is important to its short- and long-term success. The City of Mendota Heights, Minn., south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, recognizes local companies that “enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community.” For the second year running, Minnesota Knitting Mills …

Indian college collaborates on waterless cotton dyeing

August 25, 2016

The NIFT-TEA Knitwear Fashion Institute, Tiruppur, India, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Synthetic and Arts Silk Mills Research (SASMIRA) to develop a waterless cotton fabric dyeing machine. The waterless technology uses liquefied carbon dioxide instead of water. The collaborators will pursue technical innovations, research and information exchanges on new ideas. The two bodies …

Next stop for Unifi: Sri Lanka

August 24, 2016

Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., expanded global availability of its REPREVE® recycled fiber and other premier value-added (PVA) yarns with a new division in Sri Lanka, the Unifi Textiles Colombo Private Limited (UTCL). The expansion comes on the heels of Unifi’s announcement of new distribution channels in Turkey and Taiwan. “Our global footprint for PVA products …

Roland DGA Corporation appoints new president

August 23, 2016

Andrew Oransky has been appointed Roland DGA Corp.’s new president. Oransky has held numerous positions during his time at the Irvine, Calif.-based company. He takes over during an exciting time for Roland DGA. This year, the company launched its most advanced wide-format inkjet printers to date, as well as new dental milling technology.

Proposed ASTM standard will help with inspections of fire resistive materials

August 12, 2016

A proposed ASTM standard will provide a set of guidelines for conducting and reporting on the on-site inspections of fire resistive materials. The proposed standard will offer potential code language that references both existing and new methods to inspect fire resistive materials. ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Anyone interested is invited …

Annual nonwovens report: supply and demand

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the third edition of its annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report. The document includes key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in addition to regional trade. A benchmark for North American capacity, production, and supply information, the report provides a clear view of the all-important …

Teijin develops extra-functional nylon fabrics for expanding athleisure business

August 11, 2016

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber products converting company, has developed new nylon-based materials and related textiles. DELTAPEAK® and its related textile fabrics are ideal for outdoor, sports and casual wear. Its advantages include lightweight, softness, anti-transparency, strechtability, snag resistance and useful bulkiness. WAVERON™, a new nylon fiber, is suitable for use in …