Teijin’s environmental commitments validated as science-based targets

November 30th, 2021

Teijin Limited announced that it has been informed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) that its new targets for greenhouse gas emissions is officially validated as science-based targets (SBT) that limit global temperature rise to well-below two degrees Celsius. Teijin is the first enterprise in the Japanese chemical industry to receive the recognition. Teijin […]

Read More

Fragnito joins INDA

November 29th, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that Anthony “Tony” Fragnito has joined the company as chief operating officer reporting to INDA president, Dave Rousse. Fragnito will take a lead role in updating INDA’s technology platform, financial operations and implementing INDA’s new strategic plan. He brings decades of leadership experience assisting trade […]

Read More

New matte biobased textile option

November 29th, 2021

Carnegie’s Xorel Matte expands the aesthetic range of the company’s biobased product line by offering a delustered matte option. Carnegie’s Xorel Matte expands the aesthetic range of the company’s biobased product line by offering a delustered matte option. This technical innovation is achieved solely through extensive yarn development to maintain all the performance characteristics of […]

Read More

Digital textile printing industry outlook

November 24th, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global digital textile printing market, valued at USD 2524.54 million in 2020, has been witnessing unprecedented growth in the last few years due to manufacturing flexibility, design flexibility, and the growing popularity of soft signage. Among the printing process (Direct-to-Fabric (DTF), Direct to Garment (DTG) and Dye Sublimation), […]

Read More

Radianza fiber is now bluesign® approved

November 23rd, 2021

Radianza™ fiber, the flagship acrylic fiber brand of Thai Acrylic Fibre Company, is now bluesign® approved making it the first and only acrylic fiber to receive this certification. The gel-dyeing technology behind Radianza is the key driver for its superior sustainability performance. In gel-dyeing, the dye is absorbed in the fiber within 4-5 seconds with […]

Read More

Precision Textiles to open new factory in Arizona

November 22nd, 2021

Precision Textiles has signed a lease for a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz., that will serve its customers throughout the western U.S. The company will employ 35 at the facility, which is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2022. The lease signing comes on the heels of the company’s […]

Read More

Wide width shade mesh for zip blinds

November 22nd, 2021

Serge Ferrari’s Soltis® Veozip shade mesh for outdoor zipper blinds combines quality and long-term performance with a textile look and feel. Serge Ferrari’s Soltis® Veozip shade mesh for outdoor zipper blinds combines quality and long-term performance with a textile look and feel. The fabric’s natural hemp fiber composition is woven with three different colored yarns […]

Read More

In memoriam: Raymond Ross

November 18th, 2021

Raymond (Ray) Ross died on Nov. 14, 2021, at the age of 78. Ross served the industry and Glen Raven for more than 30 years as a regional sales manager for Glen Raven’s Custom Fabrics Division representing the Sunbrella® product. A pioneer in the industry, Ross became an IFAI Honored Life Member in 2008.

Read More

AATCC announces Olney Medal Award recipient

November 18th, 2021

J. Vincent Edwards has been recognized by the AATCC Olney Medal Award for his substantial work in the design and implementation of cotton for acute and chronic wound care. For almost 25 years, Edwards’ research in the areas of cotton, hygiene and wound healing has led to significant understanding and treatment of infection and pain caused by […]

Read More

Solmax acquires Propex

November 17th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax Montreal, Que., Canada, geosynthetics company Solmax announced that it has agreed to acquire Propex, an industry-leading U.S. geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining and automotive industries. With this transaction, Solmax reinforces its position as a leading geosynthetics solutions provider. “This strategic acquisition enables Solmax to […]

Read More