Cargill acquires BioBased Technologies®

June 22, 2017

Cargill, Minneapolis, Minn., has bolstered its biobased polyol product offerings by purchasing Rogers, Ark.-based BioBased Technologies’ vegetable-based polyol product line, Agrol® and other assets. Cargill’s Industrial Specialties business and BioBased Technologies are leaders in the development of soybean-based polyols that replace petroleum-based polyols enabling manufacturers to create more sustainable products. Cargill’s BiOH® product line produces …

LENZIP releases No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper

June 21, 2017

LENZIP Manufacturing Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and commercial grade zippers based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released the LENZIP No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper. No. 12 gauge is larger than the industry standard No. 10, but smaller than LENZIP’s BIGZIP® No. 15 gauge. The No. 12 gauge is available with 316 stainless steel …

Losberger acquires De Boer Structures

Losberger Holding GmbH, Bad Rappenau, Germany, has acquired De Boer Structures Holding BV, Alkmaar, the Netherlands, to create a leading global provider of temporary space solutions. The company will be called Losberger De Boer Group to fully capitalize on the strengths of both brands. The relationship will position Losberger as a leading company in the …

NAUE Asia accredited for geosynthetics

June 20, 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 …

Branch Technology awarded for project

June 19, 2017

Branch Technology won top marks during NASA’s 3-D Habitat Centennial Challenge for a project submission that uses technology that could be used to develop future habitats from materials on other worlds. Working with Foster+Partners, a global architectural and design firm, Brand Technology used materials developed by Techmer PM to fulfill the required task: creating a …

DuPont’s William Feehery to kleynote ACS Conference

June 16, 2017

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) president William F. Feehery, Ph.D. will keynote the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute’s 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference on Tuesday, June 13 at 8:45 a.m. EST. Dr. Feehery will address other business leaders, policy makers, educators, students and professionals from the scientific and academic community to …

NAFTA re-negotiations impute

June 15, 2017

USTR Representatives will be in Los Angeles June 20th for several roundtable discussions regarding NAFTA.  If your company manufactures apparel/textiles products and sells to Canada or Mexico your impute is requested.  Tentatively we plan on holding the discussions at the New Mart in Downtown Los Angeles.  Details to follow;  If your organizations would be interested …

The Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference will be held on June 20

June 14, 2017

The 8th Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference will be held on June 20, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL in conjunction with Techtextil North America. ​The one-day conference will focus on “Understanding the Technology of Things” in the manufacturing of apparel and non-apparel sewn products, flexible materials, and technical textiles. ​Understanding ToT will help transform the …

RITIN to launch new initiatives

The Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN), a trade organization whose mission is to guide the future growth of Rhode Island’s textile industry, announced that it has secured funding to launch the following initiatives in the fall of 2017: Conduct an industry survey to better understand Rhode Island’s supply chain and identify job skills needs. …

Reynolds receives award

June 13, 2017

Cody Reynolds, CEO and co-founder of Addictive Drug-Delivering Devices Inc., is the recipient of the AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award. He is being recognized for developing patents that allow drugs to be added to uniquely formed bi-component fibers that elute the drugs in an even, time-controlled manner to fight surgical-site infections. Reynolds currently works as technology …