Building a better company

May 17th, 2017

For years, salespeople have chanted the “ABC” refrain of “Always be closing.” For pioneering companies, ABC could stand for “Always be changing.” The ability to adapt to, and stay ahead of, shifting conditions can help position an organization as an innovator—and a success. South Africa–based Gelvenor Textiles recognized the need to become nimble as circumstances […]

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Helios chooses Durst inkjet printer

May 17th, 2017

Helios Digital Packaging, a Houston, Texas-based custom packaging and display print provider, has acquired the Durst Rho P10 250 HS for its printing operations. Helios serves customers in need of high-quality short- and medium-run corrugate packaging and display output. The 98-inch-wide printer will enable the company to deliver enhanced quality with true and vivid color […]

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NAUE Asia accredited for geosynthetics

May 16th, 2017

NAUE Asia testing laboratory, founded by the international geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, has achieved SAMM testing accreditation for geosynthetics. The accreditation means the Malaysia-based facility fulfills its duties competently and in accordance with strict quality standards. It also means the laboratory can serve external clients. NAUE’s primary manufacturing focus in this plant […]

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Techmer PM a “Best Place to Work”

May 15th, 2017

Techmer PM, Clinton, Tenn., has been ranked seventh on Plastic News’ “Best Places to Work” list. Initiatives such as the national employee meeting and college recruitment program contributed to the recognition. The company improved its ranking from 13th best in 2016. With an employee count of over 600, Techmer PM is the largest company recognized […]

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Trivantage® offers Dickson® solar fabrics

May 12th, 2017

Trivantage, a national one-stop shop for fabrics, hardware and accessories, recently added the Dickson North American Collection to its shade collection offerings. The popular shade fabric offers customers additional options with a wide range of solids, stripes and jacquards. The collection is available in 60 solid patterns, four block stripes, 47 traditional stripes and nine […]

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AATCC launches new tools for testing UV-protective fabrics

May 11th, 2017

Fabrics can protect the skin from sunburn, cancer, and other effects of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Knowing how much protection a fabric provides can be tricky. Two new products are now available from AATCC to simplify the evaluation procedure for Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF). ASTM and AATCC Technical Information and Standards for UV Protective Textiles […]

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Xeros announces the first sustainable collaborative laundry project

May 10th, 2017

Xeros announced the Symphony Project, an innovative technology collaborative with a mission to improve the sustainability of the world’s laundry rooms. The Symphony Project will include access to the Xeros polymer science, product designs, IoT platform, and its entire commercial laundry eco-system to any participating partner. The goal is to enable partner brands to offer […]

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Viscose Specialty Fibers from Kelheim Fibers

May 9th, 2017

Kelheim Fibers offers a solid base for a wide spectrum of functional fiber products. Customers can choose from a constantly growing variety of well-established Kelheim brands. By precisely controlling fiber dimensions and cross sections or by incorporating additional functionalities in the fiber matrix, Kelheim’s fiber experts not only create a fiber with additional new functionalities but […]

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The Mitchell Group launches new website

May 8th, 2017

Now all devices can access The Mitchell Group website, with the launch of the company’s new “all device friendly” site. Customers and design pros clicking on Mitchell’s website will now find a cleaner and more attractive design, an enhanced search, easier navigation and an overall more engaging user experience. Moreover, the website features an […]

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Trends in the awning markets

May 5th, 2017

Fabrics and products evolve to serve the changing needs of customers. Companies involved in the awning and screen markest are feeling optimistic. Bill Pattison, general manager of Goodwin-Cole Co. in Sacramento, Calif., credits fabric manufacturers with introducing ever-better products with no-fade guarantees and self-cleaning technology. “Things like that give us something to talk about with […]

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