Teijin Aramid receives Gold Partner certificate from EcoVadis

July 19, 2017

Teijin Aramid received a certificate from EcoVadis that qualifies the company as a Gold Partner for its sustainability efforts in the automotive market. Teijin Aramid is the preferred supplier of aramid for most large tire producers, who use the para-aramid Twaron to produce their high performance tires. EcoVadis operates the first collaborative platform providing Supplier …

Trivantage Adds Sunbrella® Throws to Product Line

July 18, 2017

Patio and indoor furniture retailers looking to add a cash-and-carry product to their showroom can now order Sunbrella® throw blankets from Trivantage®, the nation’s one-stop shop for fabrics, hardware and accessories. “Sunbrella throws are a great way to start a conversation about the benefits of durable, bleach cleanable Sunbrella fabric,” said Katie Szabo, the decorative …

Pro Em Party & Event Rentals acquires Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals (PRO EM), Phoenix, Ariz., has acquired Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events (URS), a Los Angeles, Calif.-based event rental company. The purchase marks the second acquisition in 45 days by PRO EM, according to a press release. The company acquired Illinois-based Partytime-HDO Productions in May. Financial …

Honeywell Spectra® Fiber being used in military and industrial applications

July 17, 2017

Honeywell International Inc. announced its Spectra® fiber is being used in a new range of textiles designed for military and industrial applications. The fabrics will be created by Heathcoat Fabrics Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of technical textiles based in the United Kingdom. They are suitable for a range of end use applications in which …

Sunbrella® Contour wins ADEX award

Sunbrella® Contour received a platinum award in this year’s ADEX awards competition, an architecture and design industry recognition of excellence in design and product innovation. Contour, a rich, knit-textured fabric ideal for shade structures, expands the possibilities of what can be crafted using shade fabrics. It has the unique ability to fit any shape or …

Schoeller signs HYDRO_BOT production agreement

July 14, 2017

Schoeller Textil AG and Osmotex AG have signed a production agreement for HYDRO_BOT, a new technology for moisture management that transports moisture to match human sweat rates in various climates, conditions and activity levels. Tests of the HYDRO_BOT panels have shown encouraging results for the moisture management solution. Behind HYDRO_BOT is Osmotex, a Swiss-Norwegian start-up …

USTR requests special session on U.S.-Korea free trade agreement

July 13, 2017

On July 12, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, as directed by President Trump, formally notified the Republic of Korea that the United States is calling a special Joint Committee meeting under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to start the process of negotiating to remove barriers to U.S. trade and consider needed amendments to …

Kubacki, Baily and Letendre promoted at FLEXcon

FLEXcon Company Inc., Spencer, Mass., has expanding its leadership team with two new vice presidents and a new director. Tom Kubacki has been named vice president of Manufacturing. Kubacki has been with the company 28 years and most recently served as director of Coating Technology and Production Control. Nathan Bailey will lead the company’s strategic …

Classic Party Rentals to sell all tenting assets

July 12, 2017

Classic Party Rentals is selling all tenting assets as part of a decision to exit the third-party event rental services business. Hilco Industrial, Northbrook, Ill., announced on July 12 the immediate private treaty sale process for Classic’s tenting assets. The sale includes substantially all assets from the tenting business unit of Classic Party Rentals, according …

Hemp cultivation sets record

The cultivation of hemp was legalized in most European Union-member states between 1993 and 1996. In 2011, cultivation decreased to its lowest value since 1994, just 8,000 hectares. However, it has increased steadily since 2012 to reach 33,000 hectares in 2016. According to the European Industrial Hemp Association, Europe expects almost constant or moderately growing …