WestPoint attains environmental standard

December 30th, 2019

New York-based textile manufacturer WestPoint Home has achieved STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification for sustainable and responsible textile production. The newly certified WestPoint Home plant, located in Chipley, Fla., produces comforters, bedspreads, pillows and other filled bed products for the home textiles market. With the addition of STeP certification, WestPoint’s products now fulfill a requirement of […]

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YKK awarded 2019 Good Design Best 100

December 27th, 2019

YKK’s GreenRise™ zipper received the 2019 Good Design Best 100 award from the Japan Design Promotion Association. GreenRise reduces fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the product cycle by replacing polyester, which is derived from conventional fossil fuels and is the main material used in zippers, with plant-derived polyester made from sugarcane molasses, a […]

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TWE says tariffs impact pricing

December 26th, 2019

Vita Nonwovens, the U.S. division of the TWE Group, announced that recent increases in tariffs on Chinese imports will affect its pricing. The tariffs on polyester staple fiber were expected to move from a high rate of 25 percent to 30 percent in the month of October. Viscose fibers saw an increase from 10 percent […]

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Solvay opens innovation centers

December 23rd, 2019

Solvay has opened innovation centers dedicated to thermoplastic composites in the U.S. and Europe, reinforcing its research and innovation capabilities in high-performance materials for the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas markets. The Product Development Center in Alpharetta, Ga., is dedicated to the rapid innovation and development of next-generation thermoplastic composites. The Customer Engagement Center in […]

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Sioen Industries acquires Dickson Coatings

December 20th, 2019

Sioen Industries has reached an agreement to acquire Dickson Coatings from Glen Raven Inc., Glen Raven, N.C. Sioen, a Belgium-based Euronext stock-quoted company, is a leading producer of PVC coated technical fabrics. With the acquisition, Sioen and Dickson plan to partner in the development of sun-protection fabrics, outdoor textiles and PVC-free coated fabrics, according to […]

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Diamond announces sewing program

December 20th, 2019

Diamond Brand Gear, Asheville, N.C., is helping to launch an industrial sewing program for Western North Carolina (WNC) sewing manufacturers. The course is a collaboration between more than 20 WNC manufacturers, funding from the Carolina Textile District, and the support of Blue Ridge Community College and AB-Technical Community College. Free for all incumbent workers, students […]

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All American installs Epson Center

December 19th, 2019

All American Print Supply Co. opened an Epson Certified Solution Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The Solution Center will showcase the comprehensive portfolio of Epson printing options, including its direct-to-garment solutions, allowing All American to create a space for its customers to receive hands-on demonstrations, engage with product experts, view creative print applications and run test […]

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A&E expands in Vietnam

December 18th, 2019

American & Efird (A&E) has opened its 28th global manufacturing facility in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. Strategically positioned to provide expanded services and regional support for apparel, footwear, handbags and other sewn products in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, A&E’s newest manufacturing site supports its commitment to produce quality thread products in the most sustainable manner. […]

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Call for editorial submissions: Specialty Fabric Showcase 2020

December 16th, 2019

The Specialty Fabrics Review annual Fabric Showcase in the April and May 2020 issues is a great opportunity to give readers a look at your new fabrics—natural, synthetic, woven, nonwoven, electronic, interactive or smart—and how they can help your potential customers do their jobs better. We’ll share the information, in print and online, with thousands […]

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IGS to boost geosynthetics education

December 16th, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has officially formed the IGS Foundation with the purpose of raising funds to further educate the world about geosynthetics. As a nonprofit organization, the foundation will allow individuals and businesses to make one-off or regular financial contributions to help eradicate learning gaps within the industry. The foundation’s initial goal is […]

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