Comvest acquires Spinrite

August 31, 2018

Comvest Partners, West Palm Beach, Fla., has acquired Spinrite LP, a North American craft company and provider of craft knitting yarns. JW Levin Management Partners also co-invested in the transaction and will work with Comvest as executive partners. Founded in Listowel, Ontario, in 1952, Spinrite is recognized as a leader in the craft knitting yarns …

Dunlap achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

August 30, 2018

Dunlap Industries Inc., a leader in textile trim items, has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification at their U.S. production facility, completing the company’s world facility certification process. The comprehensive quality management system audits covered every aspect of operations so that customers can be assured that they are receiving superior customer service and the highest quality products. …

DuPont partners with bluesign ®

August 29, 2018

DuPont Industrial Biosciences will work with bluesign® for the bio-based, high-performance polymer DuPont™ Sorona®. The bluesign system unites the textile supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment, ensure responsible use of resources and guarantee the highest level of consumer safety. Sorona is a versatile polymer comprised of 37 percent renewable …

HeiQ partners with Concept III

August 28, 2018

HeiQ Materials AG, Zurich, Switzerland, is partnering with Concept III to strengthen the sales and support to its brand partners in North America. For four decades, Concept III has worked alongside the world’s premier mills and tech innovators to source and develop new fabric-based solutions for iconic outdoor apparel brands. With this affiliation, Concept III …

Nielsen retires from Southeast Nonwovens

August 27, 2018

Steven F. Nielsen, co-founder of Southeast Nonwovens Inc., Clover, S.C., has announced his retirement. Nielsen, who serves as president, started the research and development company in 1997 with friend and colleague Bryan Thomas. He will remain a major shareholder and chairman of the board of Southeast Nonwovens Inc. and will also work on special projects …

VILOFT ® tissue wins environmental award

August 24, 2018

Kelheim Fibres, a German producer of viscose specialty fibers, received the Lighthouse Award from the Environmental Cluster of Bavaria for its moist toilet tissue made with VILOFT. The 100-percent cellulose wet toilet tissue disintegrates rapidly in a sewage system. It features short-cut fibers and a special cross section design that makes it completely biodegradable and …

Mutoh America appoints Gonzalez

August 23, 2018

Mutoh America Inc., a manufacturer of wide-format printers, has appointed Miguel Gonzalez as director of sales. Gonzalez’s main responsibilities will be growing sales throughout the U.S. and Canada and developing and cultivating relationships with the Mutoh distribution network. Gonzalez comes to Mutoh with more than 20 years of experience in the wide-format printing industry. He …

Lambarena joins Rainier Industries

Stacey Lambarena has joined Rainier Industries as its new display business unit manager. Prior to joining Rainier, Lambarena was a sales plan and steer manager at IKEA. She traveled the world to attend and facilitate trainings related to every aspect of the business, from selling and marketing to products to leadership. Lambarena is tasked with …

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. and Bulliontex partnership announced

August 22, 2018

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. (Aditya Birla Group) and Bulliontex Co. Ltd. have announced a partnership to offer quality outdoor fabrics to the Thailand market. These fabrics, made with Thai Acrylic Fibre Co.’s Durashine™ fibre are used for awnings, outdoor furniture and marine fabrics. Through this arrangement, these fabrics will be locally available throughout Thailand. The …

Value Vinyls launches improved website

August 20, 2018

Value Vinyls has announced the launch of an improved website. Customers will find industrial vinyl fabrics, architectural fabrics and shade cloth materials. In addition, the site is filled with tips, industry-related articles and 3D videos. The new website provides a streamlined approach to helping customers find information quickly with little navigation. More information is available …