Coloreel launches coloring unit

July 31, 2018

Coloreel will launch their revolutionary thread coloring unit for industrial embroidery machines at Avantex, held Sept. 17–20 in Paris. Coloreel technology enables high-quality instant coloring of textile thread while the thread is being used in textile production. The first product to be launched using this technology is a thread-coloring unit that works with any existing …

Polartec presents new recycled insulation

July 30, 2018

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has introduced its upgraded Polartec Power Fill™ insulation, now made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials. This insulation led the industry when it was introduced with 80 percent recycled content just one year ago, and now has reached this milestone more quickly than originally thought possible. A …

Textile-based bio materials mend bodies

Textile-based biomaterials, or biotextiles, have the longest history in the field of biomaterials. In ancient China and Egypt as far back as 2000 B.C., natural fibers such as linen, silk, bark, horsehair and dried guts were used as suture materials for wound closure. The introduction of steel wire and synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon …

ETFE roof tops wooden zeppelin at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

Established in a former factory, Prague’s DOX Centre for Contemporary Art has a fresh, modern sensibility. Its square corners, austere white concrete walls and large windows create an ideal backdrop for the exciting and thought-provoking works of art on display. But there is a surprise on the roof. A giant zeppelin-like structure seems to have …

Added value experiences keep the customers around

Delivering an added-value experience can help companies pull ahead of the pack, giving customers the incentive to return—while also elevating the business and the entire industry. It can be challenging to stand out from the scrum of companies clamoring for attention and business. More challenging still is inspiring the kind of loyalty that keeps customers …

Phifer launches new website

July 28, 2018

Phifer Incorporated, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has launched a new website with educational content, images and interactive tools for the ultimate user experience. The site delivers a wealth of information and resources on Phifer’s vast portfolio of insect screening, sun control and furniture fabrics. Optimized for easy navigation on all web browsers and device types, the website …

Oerlikon sells technology to Starlinger

July 26, 2018

Putting greater focus on their core business of filament, staple fiber and nonwovens, Oerlikon will divest its tape and monofilament technologies to the Austrian group, Starlinger. The group will take over the German business unit from Chemnitz, also known under the brand name Barmag Spinnzwirn. Over the last decades, Barmag Spinnzwirn has been established in …

Mouvent announces strategic partnerships

July 25, 2018

Mouvent, the Swiss start-up company that delivers digital printing using pioneering digital technology, has formed strategic partnerships with the principal distributors of textile printing solutions in Italy, Turkey, India and China due to the market potential in those countries. Mouvent has ambitious sales goals for its first textile printing solution, the very compact TX801, which …

John Clark to retire from Top Value Fabrics

July 24, 2018

John Clark, senior sales consultant for Top Value Fabrics (TVF), Carmel, Ind., has announced his retirement date of August 3, 2018. Clark joined Top Value Fabrics in 1996 and played a vital role in growing the industrial and recreational textile divisions for the past 22 years. Along the way he was the point person for …

Kentwool celebrates 175 years

Kentwool, the fifth-generation family-owned American textile innovator, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. Though many of its peers have moved operations abroad, the company continues to make its premium products entirely in the U.S. The Greenville, S.C.-based company employs 81 people between its Pickens manufacturing facility and Greenville offices. Kentwool’s C.E.O., noted Greenville philanthropist …