Nonwoven products helping to contain coronavirus infection

January 31, 2020

by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University  It has been one month since the information about the new strain of coronavirus became public. Front pages of newspapers and television screens have glaring images of face masks worn by people in China; the single-use face masks have spunmelt and carded filter substrates and have been …

Milliken & Company finalizes Borchers acquisition

Milliken & Company has acquired Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company, from The Jordan Company L.P. The transaction officially closed on January 28, 2020. “When great teams come together, big things happen,” said Halsey Cook, Milliken & Company president and CEO. “I’m excited to combine Borchers’ capabilities with Milliken’s long-term view and focus on innovation …

Hohenstein advances textile sustainability

Hohenstein has completed the development of its new method for analyzing microfiber shedding from textiles. Using dynamic image analysis, the method quantifies shedding behavior and reveals previously unattainable data with practical implications for material development throughout the supply chain. The new method is the result of four years of research at Hohenstein, published in an …

Growth projected for industrial fabrics

The compound annual growth rate through 2021 is expected to increase significantly for industrial fabrics made of natural and synthetic materials, woven and nonwoven, for processing, automotive, filtering, printing and belting applications, according to a report by Radiant Insights. The polyester fiber sector may account for a significant market share of industrial fabrics in terms …

Huntsman Textile Effects partners with Xenon

January 30, 2020

Huntsman Textile Effects and Xenon have announced the formation of NaviColor, a dedicated marketing channel to service the unique needs of select customers in the U.S. textiles and apparel industry.  NaviColor is a business specifically designed to meet the needs of select Huntsman Textile Effects customers and to further expand the growing customer base. NaviColor …

Szczerba and Yacono join Mutoh

Mutoh America Inc. has hired two new regional sales managers. Kevin Szczerba has been named sales manager for the central region and brings more than 30 years of sales experience to the company. Gary Yacono has been named sales manager for the northeast. Yacono spent the last four years in the wide format industry as …

President Trump signs USMCA at White House ceremony, mentions U.S. textiles

January 29, 2020

President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement trade deal into law Jan. 29, 2020, at a signing ceremony at the White House. National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas and Parkdale Inc. chairman and CEO Andy Warlick were invited to the ceremony and attended the event. The president mentioned the textile industry in …

Enduratex expands marine products representation

Enduratex™ has expanded its marine product representation through a new relationship with Coatney Sales and Haimes Coleman Group Inc., according to Eric Petersen, director of sales and marketing for Enduratex. Craig Coatney, principal of Coatney Sales, and Charlie Haimes, a principal in the Haimes Coleman Group, will cover the Midwest and Southeast regions, respectively. “We …

PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. reduces carbon emissions

PrimaLoft Inc. has introduced PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™, a proprietary manufacturing technique that reduces carbon emissions by as much as 48 percent. P.U.R.E., which stands for Produced Using Reduced Emissions, is the latest development in PrimaLoft’s commitment to make more sustainable products without compromising performance. The initial insulation product produced with P.U.R.E. technology uses 100 percent postconsumer …

Shawnee partners with SANITIZED AG

The Sanitized® antimicrobial additive for hygiene function and material protection for flexible PVC will now be marketed in the U.S. by Shawnee Chemical. SANITIZED AG and Shawnee Chemical both deal in high-performance products for the PVC industry. As an addition to the core product services, SANITIZED supports development and production, regulatory queries and marketing through …