Evolution St. Louis plant to open

July 23, 2019

A new $5 million knitwear manufacturing center is being constructed in St. Louis, Mo., to allow brands and retailers to address emerging trends and create fashion manufacturing jobs. Evolution St. Louis’ new manufacturing facility will use cutting-edge 3D and seamless knitting technology. Leading flat knitting machine builder Stoll will install 300 flatbed knitting machines at …

Specialty Products joins VersaFlex

July 22, 2019

Specialty Products, a Washington-based manufacturer of spray-applied polyurea elastomers, polyurethane foams and custom plural component equipment, has joined the VersaFlex family of companies. Merging with VersaFlex will allow the company and its customers to reach new levels of success with a broader product offering and innovation support. Specialty Products joins VersaFlex, Raven Lining Systems, Milamar …

Mutoh opens L.A. distribution center

July 19, 2019

Mutoh America Inc. has started new operations out of an ISO 9001 distribution center located near the port of Long Beach, in Carson, Calif. The facility offers state-of-the-art inventory tracking to accommodate the increasing demand for products arriving from Mutoh’s manufacturing campus in Japan. The new warehouse complements existing distribution centers for the Americas already …

Sandler announces investment plans

July 18, 2019

Sandler AG in Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany, has announced plans for new investments in Germany and the U.S. Over the next two years, Sandler plans to invest 80 million euros at the company headquarters in Schwarzenbach/Saale as well as Sandler Nonwoven Corporation in Perry, Ga. New production lines will expand the company’s manufacturing capacity, creating room for …

Kelheim fibers: a biodegradable alternative

July 17, 2019

After a fire in October 2018, the long-established Bavarian fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres is currently rebuilding its viscose fiber production. The focus lies on modern state-of-the-art equipment and on resource-saving and environmentally friendly production technology. Kelheim’s viscose specialty fibers consist of 100 percent cellulose, a renewable raw material, making them completely biodegradable. These fibers offer …

Ehmke recognized by Boeing

July 16, 2019

The Boeing Company has named Ehmke Manufacturing Company Inc. the recipient of the Gold/Silver 2018 Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA). The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Ehmke maintained a Gold/Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2017 to September …

Lenzing ensuring supply chain transparency

July 15, 2019

The Lenzing Group is adopting blockchain technology to support its Tencel-branded fiber business, ensuring transparency and traceability of its fibers. Blockchain technology allows digital information to be distributed, but not copied, so each individual piece of data can only have one owner. Supply chain transparency from wood to garment and home textiles will enable customers …

Epson opens Canadian center

July 12, 2019

Epson has opened the first Epson Certified Solution Center in Canada. Customers will have access to the Epson professional printing portfolio including signage, dye-sublimation and direct-to-garment solutions for a hands-on experience with unique Epson printing solutions and applications. Located at the TG Graphics office in Toronto, the Epson Certified Solution Center will provide customers with …

Roland printer/cutters win award

July 11, 2019

Roland DGA Corporation’s TrueVIS™ VG2 series eco-solvent printer/cutters won the 2019 ISA Sign Expo® Innovation Award in the printer category. The VG2-540 and VG2-640 impressed the judges with technological advancements, comprehensive color choices, improved machine efficiency and increased print-and-cut accuracy. The printer/cutters offer comprehensive color choices in new TR2 for an expanded gamut and incredibly …

New leadership for Elevate Textiles

July 10, 2019

Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high-quality products and mission-critical textile solutions, has appointed Per-Olof Loof to be president and chief executive officer. Loof has served as CEO across multiple industries and sectors, with a focus on technology, innovation and multinational operations. He most recently served 13 years as CEO of Kemet Electronics Corporation …