AATCC offers free test methods to aid in the pandemic response

April 30th, 2020

AATCC is has made available Test Method TM42 Test Method for Water Resistance: Impact Penetration and TM127 Test Method for Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure. These methods are offered at no cost in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are available as a download from the organization’s website: https://www.aatcc.org/testing/methods/. These methods are often referenced in product development requirements for protective medical […]

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Unifi names Ingle CEO

April 29th, 2020

Unifi Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Edmund “Eddie” Ingle CEO and a member of the board of directors effective July 1, 2020. Ingle previously spent 30 years with Unifi in progressively senior roles from 1986 to 2018 before becoming an executive with Indorama Ventures. After more than 40 years of dedicated […]

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Textile Roofs 2020 postponed to October

April 28th, 2020

The 25th anniversary of the International Workshop on Design and Practical Realization of Architectural Membrane Structures—Textile Roofs 2020—has been postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis. The new dates are Oct. 8-10, 2020, and the location, Archenhold Observatory in Berlin, Germany, remains the same. This year’s event is programmed to combine its traditional workshop and educational formats […]

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NatureWorks partners with Nonwovens Institute to support production of N95 masks

April 28th, 2020

As the world faces a critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers confronting the COVID-19 crisis, a long-standing partnership between NatureWorks and the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University (NC State) has resulted in a new spunbond nonwoven technology enabling the production of at least 10 million additional N95 surgical […]

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Steinbach promoted at Snyder

April 27th, 2020

Snyder Manufacturing has announced the promotion of Tracey Steinbach to Materials Manager/Scheduler. Steinbach has been with Snyder for 17 years and has worked primarily in the accounting department. She has also served in purchasing and customer service. Snyder Manufacturing is an American manufacturer of high-performance laminated fabrics, coated mesh and extruded films located in Dover, […]

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Rose Brand announces COVID19 efforts

April 24th, 2020

Rose Brand has launched a national campaign to reinforce the social distancing message with the unfurling of a massive 140-foot banner in its Secaucus, N.J., headquarters parking lot. The banner, manufactured and printed in-house, conveys the rallying cry, “JOIN THE RESISTANCE, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.” It also features an image of Lady Liberty as the nation’s […]

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Romer joins Hexagon Composites ASA

April 24th, 2020

Hexagon Composites ASA has appointed Karen Romer as senior vice president communications. She will lead Hexagon’s communications activities globally and will be the principal contact for the company’s communication activities. Romer comes from the position of senior director at Hill & Knowlton Norway (H+K) where she has been leading the corporate communications practice since 2017.

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Koch Separation Solutions expands manufacturing of membrane technology

April 23rd, 2020

Koch Separation Solutions (KSS) is expanding the manufacturing capacity of its innovative PURON® reinforced hollow fiber membrane technology by 50 percent. This manufacturing expansion reflects KSS’s significant growth and an increased ability to quickly serve businesses that utilize its reinforced hollow fiber membrane technologies for their industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment needs. KSS’s […]

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Eriez appoints Guenthardt

April 22nd, 2020

Lukas Guenthardt has been appointed to president and CEO of Eriez®. Guenthardt joined the Eriez board of directors in 2011 and was named executive vice president of global strategy and development in 2014. Prior to joining Eriez, Guenthardt was with K-Tron International for 20 years, serving in various executive capacities during that time.  Eriez is […]

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Seaman Corp. names Jeff Swartz chief executive officer

April 21st, 2020

Jeff Swartz Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO. Swartz is a veteran of the building products […]

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