Vertilux producing face mask kits: sewers needed!

March 31st, 2020

Vertilux, headquartered in Miami, Fla, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fabrics, components and automated solutions for the window covering industry. Recently, the company decided to join the fight against COVID-19 and start producing face masks kits for other people and organizations who have the capabilities to sew them in large quantities. […]

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AtlasMasland broadens commitment to Thrive® by Universal Fibers®

March 31st, 2020

Universal Fibers, a producer of solution-dyed fiber for the flooring, transportation and industrial markets, announced that AtlasMasland broadened its commitment to performance and sustainability with the launch of Revealed, its second product series made of Thrive® by Universal Fibers®. As the most sustainable type nylon 6,6 fiber in the world, Thrive consists of 75 percent […]

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Enduratex™ launches educational vlog series: Vinyl 101

March 30th, 2020

Enduratex™ has announced the introduction of a VLOG series produced to educate and inform the design community on the many terms, technical processes and differences between characteristics of coated fabrics. A fully produced learning option, the series can be viewed any time, even while “sheltering at home.” “We received numerous positive comments, and even more […]

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10,000 scrubs per month made available to health care professionals

March 30th, 2020

Barco Uniforms, Los Angeles, Calif., a recognized leader of design innovation in the premium health care apparel industry, has announced its pledge to donate 10,000 scrubs to health care professionals each month for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. Donations will be prioritized and distributed based on requests made by health care teams who submit […]

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Mitsui Chemicals expands production facilities

March 30th, 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. has expanded its production facilities for meltblown nonwovens at wholly owned subsidiary Sunrex Industry Co. Ltd. The move comes as an effort to respond to growing demand for industrial-use meltblown nonwovens, and will increase the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s overall production capacity for these materials by 50 percent. Mitsui Chemicals is positioning its […]

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How does UV light protect against the coronavirus?

March 27th, 2020

According to an online article by Larson Electronics, ultraviolet (UV) light is a useful tool for thorough disinfection and sanitation. Specifically, the UV-C range (wavelengths ranging between 200 nm and 280 nm) is capable of eliminating viruses, bacteria, mold and spores—including the COVID-19 corona virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), […]

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Automated solutions for medical products

March 27th, 2020

Custom multi-product high-efficiency automation from JTE. JTE Machines, Orange Park, Fla., recently introduced its new line of advanced automation equipment for the medical market at the MD&M/ Design & Manufacturing trade show in Anaheim. At the JTE booth, attendees learned how they can automate their existing RF welding equipment, or consider a new solution custom […]

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Cinte Techtextil China 2020: growth rebound and opportunities for the technical textiles and nonwovens sector expected

March 27th, 2020

While the global economy as well as the textiles sector are in a state of flux at present, the unique situation is expected to present opportunities for exhibitors at Cinte Techtextil China. Taking place from September 2–4, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in halls N2 – N4, the event is Asia’s leading international […]

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Phifer adds online fabric shopping portal for GeoBella

March 26th, 2020

Phifer Incorporated, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has recently added a new shopping portal to promote its GeoBella® line of indoor/outdoor performance fabrics. GeoBella is an eco-friendly material woven from 100 percent recyclable olefin yarns recommended for affordable, designer quality cushions, pillows or outdoor curtains. Swatch samples or cut yardage may be ordered from more than 100 designer […]

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YKK Partners with customers to manufacture products for COVID-19 relief

March 26th, 2020

As COVID-19 strains the health care and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industries in the United States, YKK is proactively partnering with existing customers as well as reaching out to new partners to seek creative ways to address the COVID-19 challenge. YKK's VISLON AquaGuard zipper. YKK’s four main U.S. manufacturing facilities in Georgia, California, Alabama and […]

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