AAFA calls on Congress to stop sale, promotion of counterfeits online

April 29th, 2022

A display of counterfeit shirts. Photo: David Shankbone AAFA and a coalition of industry groups is calling on Congress to include the SHOP SAFE Act and the INFORM Consumers Act in any final competitiveness legislation. The groups collectively urge Congress to ensure that the final competitiveness legislative package includes critical provisions from the House-passed America […]

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Ask Me Anything May 10 on trade and tariffs with Nate Bolin

April 28th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on trade issues with attorney Nate Bolin in May. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT, in CONNECT by ATA’s Open Forum. This is a great opportunity to ask him your questions about trade and tariffs. […]

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Mercato fabric samples

Ultrafabrics partners with Mercato Place

April 27th, 2022

Ultrafabrics, an animal-free performance fabric producer, announced its partnership with Mercato Place, an online resource where interior designers and architects can quickly access textile samples. This easy-to-use online resource library offers a curated selection of fabric manufacturers for specifiers to browse and order premium samples more efficiently, while minimizing theirfootprint. “This partnership is important for […]

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CEMEX turns CO2 into carbon nanomaterials

April 26th, 2022

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) announced that it has successfully tested a process that converts flue gases emitted by the cement kiln into carbon nanomaterials, thereby transforming “bad” carbon into “good” carbon. Due to their unique mechanical, thermal, electrical, and chemical properties, carbon nanomaterials have several potential applications in a wide array of industries, from […]

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Klopman circular economy production model

April 25th, 2022

Klopman, a European company in the production of workwear fabrics and with its headquarters in Italy, is promoting an innovative circular economy project that promises to revolutionize textiles at the end of their first lifecycle. The scheme aims to achieve significant energy savings and localize the supply chain in Europe, currently 85% dependent on non-European […]

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Ultra-lightweight nonwoven mat

April 25th, 2022

Gen 2 Carbon’s fully recycled, ultra-lightweight G-TEX 60 g/m2 nonwoven carbon fiber mats combine the flexibility of carded textiles with a lower fiber area weight. Gen 2 Carbon’s fully recycled, ultra-lightweight G-TEX 60 g/m2 nonwoven carbon fiber mats combine the flexibility of carded textiles with a lower fiber area weight, usually associated with wet-laid products. […]

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Archroma partners with Stony Creek

April 22nd, 2022

Archroma and Stony Creek Colors (“Stony Creek”) announced that they have entered a strategic partnership to produce and bring to the market Stony Creek’s IndiGold™ high-performance plant-based pre-reduced indigo at scale. Stony Creek extracts its dye from proprietary Indigofera plant varieties grown in partnership with family farms as a regenerative rotational crop. Stony Creek Colors […]

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Plant-based fabrics set to boom

April 21st, 2022

Fabrics made from plant-based materials are set to boom in collections for the upcoming autumn/winter season, according to "Survey of the European fabric fairs for autumn/winter 2022/23", a 30-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. In particular, fibers derived from banana, pineapple and agricultural waste will prove to be especially popular. Environmental […]

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Tom Fridley

In memoriam: Thomas “Tom” Fridley

April 21st, 2022

Thomas “Tom” Robert Fridley, age 69, of Waynesville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, surrounded by his family. Passionate about business, he had a 35-year career at Glawe Awnings and Tents in Dayton, Ohio before retiring in 2011 as part-owner and VP of the awning division. Fridley was on the IFAI Board of Directors […]

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Avient to acquire Dyneema

April 20th, 2022

Avient Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Royal DSM (“DSM”) to purchase the DSM Protective Materials business (the “Dyneema business”). The purchase price of $1.485 billion is subject to certain customary adjustments. In conjunction with this proposed acquisition, Avient has also announced that it plans to explore sale options for its […]

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