Whitby joins Monadnock

January 31, 2019

Monadnock Nonwovens LLC, a producer of melt-blown synthetic specialty fabrics and lofted nonwovens for the automotive, biotechnology, filter, and industrial markets, has named Ray Whitby technical sales manager. Whitby is joining the company after working for nearly 20 years with Transweb. He will help further evolve Monadnock’s established range and develop new fine fiber non-woven …

Report issued on protective wear

January 30, 2019

The implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies in the protective wear supply chain has been limited due to the complexities associated with meeting regulations and standards for manufacturing, according to “Industry 4.0 for the Manufacture of Protective Wear–2018 Report” by ResearchAndMarkets.com. The report highlights key areas of technological development that impact the protective wear manufacturing supply …

Safe Reflections appoints Damro

January 29, 2019

Safe Reflections Inc. has hired Nate Damro as vice president of business development. Damro will be responsible for the development of a growth-based global sales strategy while simultaneously running the day-to-day business development process of the company. As a member of the senior leadership team, Damro will lead all marketing activities for the company to …

Shaw invests in fiber manufacturing facility

January 28, 2019

Shaw Industries Group Inc. is investing $250 million in its Andalusia, Ala., manufacturing facility, which creates fiber used to manufacture residential carpet. The project includes construction of new and expanded building assets and installation of substantial amounts of new manufacturing equipment. The changes will create better efficiency, production, ergonomics and safety for the more than …

Hohenstein joins ZDHC Programme

January 25, 2019

The Hohenstein Institute is joining the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme to support its vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Hohenstein commits to working collaboratively on this goal and towards the milestones set in the Programme’s …

Phifer’s SheerWeave fabrics win awards

January 24, 2019

Phifer Incorporated’s SheerWeave Style 4400/4000/4100 Series made with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers was among the list of winners for Architectural Products Magazine’s annual Product Innovation Awards (daylighting category) and featured in the November 2018 issue. The Style 4000 Series combines the durability of vinyl-coated polyester with the latest in green vinyl technology for a next-generation …

PPG acquires Whitford Worldwide

January 23, 2019

PPG has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Whitford Worldwide Co., a global manufacturer that specializes in low-friction and nonstick coatings for industrial applications and consumer products. The acquisition will allow PPG to enhance its range of product offerings, research and development capabilities, and global market reach in the growing industrial coatings sector. Whitford specializes …

Kornit moves closer to customers

January 22, 2019

Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing innovation, has announced that as part of its go-to-market strategy in North America it will initiate an end-to-end direct relationship with its customers, enhancing the existing level of direct service provided. The strategic shift will help Kornit customers grow and succeed by providing them best-in-class …

AATCC releases technical manual

January 21, 2019

The newest volume of the AATCC Technical Manual was released in January of this year. It includes new test methods as well as revisions and updates of existing methods and evaluation procedures for textiles. Updates include three new laboratory procedures, 17 revised standards and details of other standards that were reaffirmed, editorially revised, numbered or …

Retractableawnings.com adds new features to website

January 18, 2019

Retractableawnings.com recently added an infographic to its website as a new feature to educate customers on retractable fabric awnings. This feature explains the value that retractable awnings add to a home or business, and the savings that can be realized on utilities bills. Customers can also find 20 fast facts about retractable awnings, frequently asked …