Coated fabrics market growth

October 31, 2018

The ResearchAndMarkets.com report “Engineered Coated Fabrics Market by End-Use Industry Type, by Coating Type, by Substrate Type, by Coating Process Type, and by Region, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2018–2023” is now available. The report details the growth rate of the global engineered coated fabrics market, which is expected to reach US $891.5 …

New leadership for Military Division made official at IFAI Expo

October 30, 2018

On October 17, 2018, during IFAI’s Expo 2018 in Dallas, Texas, the Military Division held its annual open meeting to announce board transitions and the ongoing programs and initiatives of the division. Leaving his term as chair of the board, Nick Rivera of MMI Textiles is stepping into the role of immediate past chair. Former …

Sahi named VP at Unifi

Unifi Inc., a global leader of innovative and sustainable textile fiber solutions, has appointed Helen M. Sahi to vice president, global corporate sustainability. Sahi will lead, develop and drive the sustainability strategy and execution for the company and will integrate it into the everyday fabric of its business. Sahi has nearly three decades of experience …

Mutoh America wins four awards

October 29, 2018

Mutoh America Inc., an industry leader in wide-format printers, was honored with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the ValueJet 1624X 64-inch printer in the “Solvent or Latex Ink Under 80 inch” category, the ValueJet 2638X 104-inch printer in the “Solvent or Latex Ink Over 80 inch” category, the …

New Epson tech center

October 26, 2018

Epson America Inc. has opened a new technology center in Carson, Calif. The Epson Technology Center will showcase printing solutions and applications while providing a comprehensive, hands-on experience with a full Epson wide-format printing portfolio, including dye-sublimation, signage, photography and direct-to-garment printing solutions. Epson will also work with dealers to launch Epson Certified Solution Centers …

Rhode Island textile innovations

October 25, 2018

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has recognized the state of Rhode Island and its textile and apparel industry for the official launch of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN). With the launch, RITIN unveiled its new website and held an expo featuring local manufacturers. The activities dovetailed with NCTO’s “We Make Amazing” …

Dupont expands Kinston facility

October 24, 2018

To meet the growing global demand for Sorona® polymer, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has expanded its Kinston, N.C., manufacturing facility. The expansion increases the facility’s capacity to produce Sorona polymer by 25 percent. The investment reflects the growing demand for Sorona polymer throughout the carpet and apparel markets and an emerging global focus on building the …

Huntsman accelerates polyester dyeing

October 23, 2018

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced UNIVADINE® E3-3D diffusion accelerant to help mills achieve high-performance dyeing of polyester, microfibers and blends in a way that complies with current and anticipated industry sustainability standards. UNIVADINE E3-3D diffusion accelerant is low-odor and free of benzyl benzoate and other hazardous substances. It uses Huntsman’s Active Diffusion Technology to enable …

2018 Outstanding Volunteer Awards presented at IFAI Expo

October 18, 2018

At the annual meeting during IFAI Expo 2018 in Dallas, Texas, IFAI presented this year’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards, to people who generously gave of their time by serving on different boards, task forces and committees, judging competitions and providing education and leadership to others in the industry. The Outstanding Volunteer Award program was developed in …

Mary Hennessy: IFAI’s newest Honored Life Member

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, at IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo in Dallas, Texas, association leaders announced that Mary Hennessy had been given Honored Life Member status for her many years of service to IFAI and, most notably, for her leadership as president and CEO of the association for the six years before her retirement …