Smart Fabrics Summit 2018

November 10th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that it will partner with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) to co-host the Smart Fabrics Summit 2018 on April 24 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The Summit provides a forum for public and private sector leaders in technology, apparel and […]

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Du Chesnay appointed Lectra CFO

November 9th, 2017

Lectra, a Paris, France-based world leader in integrated technology solutions, has named Olivier du Chesnay chief financial officer. As deputy chief financial officer of Lectra since May 2013, du Chesnay was already supervising management control, statutory consolidation and audit, headquarters’ accounting, cash flow, credit management and change risk management, as well as sales administration. Prior […]

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INVISTA awarded Conservation Certification

November 8th, 2017

INVISTA’s Seaford, Del., site has demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship and education by achieving a two-year Conservation Certification from the national Wildlife Habitat Council. INVISTA received the certification for its avian and wetlands/water bodies programs. The Conservation Certification program focuses on creating and enhancing the breeding and nesting habitat for the eastern bluebird and […]

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A&E expands sustainable offerings

November 7th, 2017

American & Efird (A&E), a manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer thread and technical textiles, has launched a new recycled, air-entangled, polyester sewing thread: Magic® using REPREVE®. The thread incorporates Unifi’s REPREVE fiber made from recycled plastic bottles, providing an eco-friendly performance sewing thread option for environmentally conscious customers. The thread also provides eco-versatility […]

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Milliken & Co. launches new website

November 7th, 2017

Milliken & Company, a global textile technology company, has launched a website designed to highlight the advantages of its newly created Specialty Interiors business. The new site, www.millikenspecialtyinteriors.com, provides an overview of the company’s full range of interior textile service and product offerings in the home, office, health care, hospitality and specialty event markets. Convenient […]

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IFAI magazines win six awards at MMPA ceremony  

November 6th, 2017

Awards include two gold and four bronze. IFAI magazines won a total of six awards at the 21st annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards ceremony held on November 2 in Minneapolis, Minn. The Excellence Awards competition was created to recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievement. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges […]

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Honduras transforming textile sector

November 6th, 2017

With a $1.5 billion U.S. investment, Honduras’ textile and apparel sector is investing in cutting-edge technologies to help transform the country into one of the world’s major players in the booming synthetic yarn and activewear market. The funds have been used to modernize sewing machines and other equipment, expand industrial parks, improve port and road […]

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Chemical companies join ChemSec’s Marketplace

November 3rd, 2017

To facilitate the corporate drive to replace hazardous chemicals in textile products and supply chains with safer alternatives, chemicals expert NGO ChemSec has launched the Marketplace. The web-based platform allows chemical companies to advertise safer alternatives to downstream users and brands. A growing number of large chemical suppliers in the textile sector have recently joined […]

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Morbern recognized for environmental protection

November 2nd, 2017

The Vinyl Institute of Canada, in conjunction with Environment and Climate Change Canada, recognized Morbern for its work to protect the environment. Morbern, a manufacturer of vinyl upholstery with corporate headquarters in Cornwall, Ontario, and High Point, N.C., received a letter of achievement for fully implementing the 2008–2013 Environmental Performance Agreement with respect to the […]

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Anti-graffiti film

November 1st, 2017

Mactac’s PermaColor SAG Anti-Graffiti and Window Protection Films are available in three laminate options designed to prevent graffiti, scratches, acid-etching gouges, UV light damage and tagging on smooth surfaces, graphic images, glass and windows. The films are clear with permanent acrylic adhesive and a smooth polyester lining, engineered for easy graffiti removal. The company says […]

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