Marine Fabricator Conference

December 19th, 2016

Online registration is open for the Marine Fabricator Conference 2017 from January 19–21 in Jacksonville, Fla. The annual three-day event features a variety of education and training from hands-on to classroom presentations covering topics including: Sewing Machine Maintenance, Patterning, Upholstery, Rigid Enclosures, Software and Business Management training and more. Attendees have numerous opportunities to connect […]

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Iosso receives sustainability award

December 19th, 2016

Iosso Products, Elk Grove, Ill., received an award for Excellence in Sustainability at the Elk Grove Manufacturers Expo held on Oct. 10, 2016. The award acknowledged Iosso’s bio-based formulas that are alternatives to petroleum-based products. They not only are healthier for workers and the environment, but they also create jobs in rural communities and reduce […]

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Teijin plans expansion in U.S.

December 16th, 2016

Teijin Limited, Tokyo, Japan, has purchased approximately 440 acres of commercial land in Greenwood, S.C., for a highly efficient carbon fiber production site. The new plant will meet diversified demands in automotive and aircraft applications and create some 220 jobs. With this investment, Teijin will accelerate its global expansion in integrated high-performance material businesses by […]

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Gore opens fabrics testing facility

December 15th, 2016

L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Elkton, Md., has opened the Biophysics and Heat and Flame Protection Labs, a state-of-the-art fabric testing facility. There, Gore engineers will be able to measure the properties of component materials, Gore laminates and fully constructed garments and footwear in new, expanded and relevant conditions. The facility will enable Gore to […]

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Love Your Melon donates to fight cancer

December 14th, 2016

Love Your Melon, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based apparel brand that makes an impact in the lives of children battling cancer, is donating $414,095 from its Cyber Monday sales to fight pediatric cancer. Leveraging digitally driven promotional and sales platforms, the company experienced the most successful day in its history. Love Your Melon is an apparel brand […]

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New textile and fiber science books

December 13th, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health and technology professionals, has published four new books in the areas of textiles and fiber science. The titles include Performance Testing of Textiles: Methods, Technology and Applications, edited by Lijing Wang; “Activated Carbon Fiber and Textiles,” edited by Jonathan Chen; “Structure […]

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Gains for equipment rental industry

December 12th, 2016

A five-year forecast for the equipment rental industry released by the American Rental Association (ARA) remains positive. ARA projects equipment rental revenue to reach $55.5 billion in the U.S. in 2020. Numbers in the forecast reflect recent changes in the marketplace as the forecast calls for industry revenue to increase by 4.3 percent in 2016 […]

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Milliken names new CEO

December 9th, 2016

Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C., has announced that J. Harold Chandler has been elected its chairman, president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Chandler’s appointment follows the resignation of Joseph M. Salley as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Chandler has served on Milliken’s board of directors for 14 […]

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Sliva joins Herculite

December 8th, 2016

Herculite Products Inc., an Emigsville, Pa.-based manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics, has hired Buddy Sliva as western regional sales manager–Awning and Marine. He will support Herculite’s distributors and manage awning and marine fabric sales including Strataglass™. Sliva comes to Herculite with many years of successful sales and business development experience both nationally and regionally. […]

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New Future Fibres Hub in Australia

December 7th, 2016

The Australian government’s research council has supported the creation of a $13.2 million university–industry collaborative center to develop value-added future fibers. Based at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, the Future Fibres Hub will lead the development of fiber-based materials ranging from short polymer fibers for the medical, textile and industrial sectors and carbon fiber composites […]

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