Sandler nonwoven plant opens in Georgia

November 30, 2017

German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG has opened its first overseas subsidiary in Perry, Ga., in October 2017. Sandler Nonwoven Corporation was inaugurated with a ribbon cutting and Sandler Oktoberfest, a special Bavarian evening. Sandler AG anticipates opening additional overseas plants in the future.

Saint-Gobain documents sustainability

November 29, 2017

Saint-Gobain has published the first Environmental Product Declaration for a PTFE-coated architectural membrane, SHEERFILL II. The report documents the ways the product affects the environment throughout its lifecycle. A global leader in strong, long-lasting architectural membranes, SHEERFILL is committed to sustainability. It is the only PTFE-coated architectural membrane that is Energy Star and Cool Roof …

Mount Vernon FR expands globally

November 28, 2017

Mount Vernon FR, Trion, Ga., is expanding beyond the United States and Canada. The company’s flame-resistant fabrics will now be available in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Central and South America. This development will open distribution channels in these regions to fulfill increasing demand. In addition, Mount Vernon FR is collaborating with Matrix World …

Hohenstein verifies organic cotton

Organic cotton requires the exclusion of genetically modified plants, yet genetic modifications are repeatedly found in textiles that are labeled organic. Reasons for this range from contaminated seeds, to cross-pollination during cultivation to contamination of cotton fibers during processing. Now the Hohenstein Group, Bonnigheim, Germany, has developed reliable detection methods for an essential parameter of …

Staff changes at Mutoh

November 20, 2017

Mutoh America Inc., a manufacturer of wide-format printers and cutters, has promoted Ryan Arakaki to advertising and events manager, and has appointed Mark Rugen as the new director of training and education. Arakaki will continue leading the company’s vision and brand working alongside the product, training and sales teams. Rugen comes to Mutoh with more …

Apparel Impact Institute launched

November 17, 2017

In an effort to urge collective action in the apparel and footwear industry, industry leaders have launched the Apparel Impact Institute (AII). Designed to work with brands and manufacturers to select, fund and scale projects that improve the sustainability impact of the apparel and footwear industry, the AII will identify promising projects and help bring …

NSF expands sustainable certifications

November 16, 2017

NSF International, a global, independent organization that works to protect the environment and human health, is now an approved certification body for three additional Textile Exchange standards. NSF International’s portfolio of responsible textile certifications helps organizations demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, transparency and traceability. NSF International’s full responsible textile certification portfolio now includes recycled content, …

INDA launches new Directory of Pilot Lines

November 15, 2017

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has launched print and web versions of a new Directory of Pilot Lines for Nonwoven/Engineered Materials Product Development. It is the first and only compendium of pilot facilities that offer commercially available machine time for the necessary trial activity associated with the development of new nonwoven fabrics …

Meeks promoted at Outdura

November 14, 2017

David Meeks has been promoted to vice president, Casual Furniture, at Outdura in Hudson, N.C. Meeks’ career in the furniture and related textiles industries spans 19 years, having served in key leadership roles in the indoor and outdoor markets. In this new role, he will work with Outdura’s sales team and customers nationwide while continuing …

OEKO-TEX ® sustainability labels

November 13, 2017

OEKO-TEX certificates and labels that allow textile manufacturers to prove compliance with environmental and social regulations in their production chains are available on the market. The use of chemicals in production, the continuous improvement of the supplier’s working and production conditions and the safety of the final product can all be independently and credibly verified …