Bolger and O’Hearn products on ZDHC list

September 18, 2018

With the recent collaboration between bluesign® and ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals), several of the chemistries developed by Bolger & O’Hearn Specialty Chemicals are now listed on the official ZDHC list of sustainable, approved textile industry chemistries. ZDHC is a global sustainability leader at the forefront of phasing out hazardous substances from the supply …

AATCC wins Apex Award

AATCC has won an Apex award for its September/October 2017 feature article by Kilara Le in the AATCC Review. The annual Apex Awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc. More than 1,400 entries were submitted for the 2018 contest with 556 Awards of Excellence and 100 Grand Awards presented recognizing exceptional and outstanding work. “Microfiber …

Beckman joins Losberger DeBoer

September 17, 2018

Losberger DeBoer, Frederick, Md., has named Justin Beckman West Coast sales representative. He joins Losberger DeBoer with almost 20 years of event and tent experience. Starting as a stagehand, Becker migrated to the event rental world in college. After attending Colorado State University, he owned and operated a tent and event company in the Sioux …

Joe Belli retires from Eide Industries

September 14, 2018

After a remarkable career of 37 years with Eide Industries Inc., based in Cerritos, Calif., Joe Belli has announced his retirement, effective September 6, 2018. Belli became part of the Eide team in 1981, ending as president of the company. From the start, he invested his time and abundant energy into building Eide Industries into …

Postponed: 2018 Southern Textile Research Conference

Due to hurricane Florence, the 2018 Southern Textile Research Conference has been postponed. The conference was scheduled to take place September 16–18, 2018, at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, visit http://thestrc.org.

Parents prefer cotton apparel

September 10, 2018

According to responses to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey, parents prefer cotton for their children’s back-to-school apparel. The survey showed that 85 percent of parents prefer their children to be dressed in cotton, and 53 percent say that they usually or always check the garment label to be sure the garments are made of …

Global lyocell market increases

September 7, 2018

The global lyocell fiber market reached a value of $891 million in 2017 according to “Lyocell Fiber Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023” released by ResearchAndMarkets.com. Over the past few years, changes in fashion trends are a major factor driving the growth of the market. In addition, several modern fibers …

Mentor Meetings at IFAI Expo

September 6, 2018

Need confidential advice? IFAI is now offering a fully endorsed mentorship program at IFAI Expo 2018. Professional consultations are available by appointment during show floor hours. Book a 30-minute meeting with an impressive lineup of industry experts! This opportunity is open to all attendees and exhibitors and free with any registration type.   Why Seek Mentorship? Mentors become trusted advisers …

Hohenstein lab opens in Bangladesh

After six months of construction and extensive investment in cutting-edge laboratory and high-quality analysis equipment, Hohenstein has expanded its worldwide services with a new laboratory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The lab will offer a wide range of chemical and textile technology testing and results analysis for textile manufacturers, brands and retailers, including testing for harmful substances, …

Solar supercapacitor could power wearable sensors

September 5, 2018

According to researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies group, a new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient. Currently, wearable systems generally rely on relatively heavy, inflexible batteries that can be uncomfortable for long-term users. The supercapacitor uses layers of flexible, three-dimensional porous …