SEAMS SPRING NETWORKING CONFERENCE: May 8-10, 2019

March 29, 2019

This year’s conference will take place May 8-10 in Savannah, Ga. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Sessions will lead off with a Washington Update: “Competitiveness of the U.S. Sewn Products Sector,” from the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Keynote Speakers Day 1: A “special” guest representative Day 2: “Sourcing …

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) wins ruling against textile printer

The Higher Regional Court Stuttgart passed a consumer-friendly judgement on 18 February 2019, with far-reaching consequences for any advertising using the GOTS logo and/or name. The appeal decision was passed on a case where a textile printer had purchased blank GOTS certified Tshirts and then printed on them. However, the printer was not GOTS certified. …

Women in Textiles Summit 2019

March 27, 2019

Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement More women than ever now own textile companies, and IFAI’s recent Women in Textiles Summit brought together many of these business leaders to share their unique expertise within a highly specialized industry. This year’s inaugural summit, held March 6–8 in Savannah, Ga., facilitated what IFAI President and …

Demand for nonwovens rises

Nonwovens demand in China is expected to increase 6.9 percent per year to 4.9 million metric tons in 2022 according to Global Nonwovens, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm. While economic growth has begun to slow to more sustainable levels, it will continue to increase through 2022 and will …

Noso Patches awarded grant

March 25, 2019

Noso Patches, Jackson, Wyo., has been awarded a Kickstart: Wyoming grant by the Wyoming Business Council, the state’s Economic Development Agency. The grant will help the company, which makes colorful patches that fix rips and tears in outdoor gear, invest in machinery to expand operations and contribute to sustainable job creation in the state. Kickstart: …

Indorama Ventures acquires M&G USA

March 20, 2019

Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd., a global chemical producer, has received the regulatory clearance required from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the joint asset purchase of M&G USA Corp. and its affiliated debtors. Indorama Ventures, Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V., and Far Eastern Investment (Holding) Ltd., entered into a joint venture agreement to acquire M&G’s …

Herculite launches new website

March 19, 2019

Herculite Inc. has launched a new website that showcases the company’s capabilities and market leadership in materials for solar protection, marine, health care, digital graphics media, and military and tents and structures. Located at www.herculite.com, the website details the company’s leadership position in several market segments, as well as the resources available to customers to …

EuroFibers named ripcord supplier

March 18, 2019

Teijin Aramid has appointed EuroFibers BV as premium supplier of Twaron®-based ripcords types. Ripcord orders can be placed at EuroFibers where they will handle the complete order process. The Twaron-based ripcords from EuroFibers are called Ripo RC and Ripo WB. EuroFibers also introduced a new type called Ripo PS, which is a colored non-wicking ripcord …

Egyptian Cotton oversight announced

March 15, 2019

The Egyptian government has appointed an official steering committee to safeguard the future of the Egyptian Cotton brand. Appointed by the minister of Trade & Industry, the new steering committee is made up of government and trade representatives. It will be responsible for the licensing and promotion of Egyptian Cotton globally, as well as policing the integrity of …

DuPont builds new facility

March 14, 2019

DuPont Industrial Biosciences broke ground on its new site at the Leiden Bio Science Park in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. The state-of-the-art facility will utilize the tools of modern biotechnology to make industrial processes more efficient and products more sustainable. The bio-based solutions created will have an impact on societal issues including reducing food waste, reducing environmental impacts of …