Submit your best photos to the InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest

October 10, 2017

We’re looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2018 InTents Buyer’s Guide. This is your opportunity to show off your best work to the entire industry! Submit photos that meet these guidelines: High resolution: 300 dpi and at least 2 MB at 4-by-6 inches. 2. A safe installation. 3. Good composition, lighting and color. …

Gerstein, Vegas advance at Unifi

Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., has appointed Richard E. Gerstein to executive vice president, global branded premium value-added products and chief marketing officer; and John Vegas has been promoted to executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. Gerstein brings 30 years of P&L and marketing expertise and has served in executive roles for a …

Gant retires as Glen Raven CEO

October 9, 2017

Allen Gant Jr. has retired as CEO of textile manufacturer Glen Raven Inc., with C.G. “Leib” Oehmig IV, a 28-year veteran of Glen Raven, stepping in as his successor. Gant will remain chairman of the company’s operating board. Gant joined Glen Raven in 1971 and was named CEO in 1996. Gant announced in 2013 that …

Managing water consumption

DNV GL and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have launched a new self-assessment tool to help the textile industry manage water consumption. It assists textile companies in evaluating the water footprint in manufacturing processes, helping to make more informed decisions about how to manage water consumption in supply chains. The Global Network for …

Flushable wipes lawsuit dropped

October 6, 2017

The Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has announced the settlement of the class action lawsuit brought by the city of Perry, Iowa, that alleged damages from flushable wipes manufactured by a number of producers. The city admitted that since the inception of the lawsuit, it had not experienced any clogs or increased maintenance costs …

Protective textiles market grows

October 5, 2017

The global protective textiles market is expected to reach $7.78 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Research and Markets, “Protective Textiles Market Analysis by Application (Heat & Flame Resistant, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Ballistic, Space Suits, Healthcare Garments), and Segment Forecasts, 2014–2025.” The market is expected to grow at 3.4 percent CAGR, owing …

Sand Sea and Air accepting supply donations for Puerto Rico

October 4, 2017

Terri Madden, the owner of Sand Sea and Air Interiors Inc., located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a regular contributor to Marine Fabricator magazine, recently contacted IFAI to provide an update of the situation facing her business as well as many others on the hurricane-ravaged island. “I am more fortunate than most,” Madden says. …

Roland promotes Miller, Lambert, Chaffins

Roland DGA, an Irvine, Calif., manufacturer of wide-format printers, cutters and engraving devices, has promoted Tony Miller to director of sales and product management. Miller will be responsible for spearheading Roland DGA’s expansion into new markets and overseeing the company’s product development and sales efforts. Sid Lambert has been promoted to U.S. sales manager for …

TSG promotes Rosenstein, Goldman

October 3, 2017

TSG Finishing, North Wales, Penn., has named Brian Rosenstein CEO and Michael Goldman president. Rosenstein and Goldman represent the fifth generation to head the textile finishing company that has been privately held and family-owned since 1901. With their leadership, TSG recently relaunched its Defend brand as a high-performance water and stain repellent, targeting the residential …

Woolam Gin receives GOTS certification

October 2, 2017

Applied DNA Sciences has announced that one of its ginning partners, Woolam Gin, O’Donnell, Texas, was awarded the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS v5.0) certification, making it the first certified U.S. organic cotton gin utilizing Applied DNA’s molecular tagging system. The company is 100 percent compliant with all standards and requirements for the GOTS v5.0 …