Leigh Fibers promotes Mason

August 11, 2016

Leigh Fibers Inc., Wellford, S.C., has promoted Daniel Mason to vice president of sales and purchasing. Previously, Mason was director of sales. He joined the supplier of reprocessed fibers and polymers in 2005 and worked his way up through a number of manufacturing positions as well as management levels. Mason holds a certification as an …

IPG® NovaShield® 400 series listed on CRRC Rated Products Directory

August 10, 2016

Intertape Plymer Group® Inc. (IPG), a Montreal, Quebec and Sarasota, Fla.-headquartered manufacturer of woven coated products, received a listing of IPG’s NovaShield® 400 series (FRU88X-6 white and RU88X-6 white) on the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) Rated Products Directory. The CRRC requires two properties to be measured by an independent accredited lab, Solar Reflectance and …

Huntsman Textile Effects Introduces HIGH IQ ® Repel Program

Huntsman Textile Effects launched the HIGH IQ® Repel brand assurance scheme to help mills, brands and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly apparel with rain and stain protection. The program was built on a comprehensive range of non-fluorinated water repellents. To create the HIGH IQ® Repel program, Huntsman Textile Effects combined its DWR finishes with technical …

ARA CEO Wehrman honored

August 9, 2016

Christine Wehrman, CEO and executive vice president of the American Rental Association (ARA), Moline, Ill., was honored with the European Rental Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Wehrman, who announced in January that she will retire from the ARA after a successor is named, was presented with the award on June 8 during a special ceremony at …

Santoni sells warp knitting technology to Karl Mayer

Santoni and Karl Mayer agreed that Santoni will transfer its SWD technology to Nippon Mayer, a Japan based producer of seamless warp knitting Raschel machines. Nippon Mayer will take over the complete range of products including patents, the relevant manufacturing equipment as well as the entire stock of machines and (spare) parts.

Equipment rental revenue set to top $57 billion in 2020

August 8, 2016

The five-year forecast for the equipment rental industry released by the American Rental Association (ARA) projects a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 4.9 percent to reach $57.3 billion in the U.S. in 2020. Updated at the end of July, the numbers in the forecast are slightly modified compared to ARA’s quarterly forecast in …

Dodge named COO of Leigh Fibers and ICE Recycling

Harlow Frederick Dodge has been named Chief Operating Officer of Leigh Fibers and ICE Recycling. Dodge joins the Leigh family of companies after working with numerous Fortune 500 companies in the building products, paper, chemical, mining and textile industries as well as small private equity groups driving aggressive EBITDA growth through performance improvement. Dodge will …

Textile finishes reduce allergen load

August 5, 2016

In a joint pilot study, scientists from the William Küster Institute at the Hohenstein Institute, Boennigheim, Germany, and CHT R. Beitlich GmbH in Tübingen, Germany, have established principles for pollen management on textile surfaces. Researchers developed two anti-pollen textile-finishing treatments. The biofunctional finishes work in opposite ways: either repelling the pollen or binding it in. …

Serge Ferrari North America Welcomes New Specification Manger

August 4, 2016

Serge Ferrari North America recently named Angie Barraza as its new specification manger. Barraza will be working in the yachting and solar markets for the Southeast United States. She brings nearly 10 years of sales support experience to the company and is a graduate from Broward College. In her new role, Barraza will be responsible …

Europe adopts wipes disposal symbol

EDANA, the Brussels-based global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has released the results of a review of wipes packaging in Europe, showing that companies are voluntarily adopting the industry’s Flushability Guidelines for testing and the labeling Code of Practice for wipes packaging. EDANA checked 229 individual packages in 11 countries and found that …