AW Hainsworth hires Paul Dudley as head of engineering and sustainability

May 31st, 2024

Paul Dudley, AW Hainsworth's new head of engineering and sustainability. Image: AW Hainsworth AW Hainsworth, a Pudsey, U.K.-based fabric manufacturer and vertical woolen mill, has announced the appointment of Paul Dudley as its new head of engineering and sustainability. This newly created role will focus on shaping AW Hainsworth's engineering and sustainability strategy and fostering […]

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INDA announces 2024 WOW Innovation Award finalists

May 30th, 2024

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced the three finalists for the World of Wipes Innovation Award® (WOW). The WOW Innovation Award will be presented at the annual WOW International Conference, June 17–20, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minn. The winner will be announced Thursday morning, June 20.    The three […]

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Renegade Plastics closes pre-seed investment led by SRH

May 29th, 2024

Renegade Plastics®, a sustainable coated fabrics manufacturer based in Green Bay, Wis., announced the closing of a pre-seed investment led by Schneider Resources Holding (SRH). The investment will help expand Renegade's team into new markets that are seeking a non-toxic and more sustainable alternative to vinyl-coated industrial fabrics. Established in 2021, Renegade Plastics is addressing the […]

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Milliken & Company Included on 2024 Forbes Best Employers for Diversity List

May 28th, 2024

Milliken & Company, a global manufacturer based in Spartanburg, S.C., announced that it has been included on the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity 2024. The annual listing, comprised of 500 U.S.-based companies, recognizes employers across 27 industries who are prioritizing diversity-related best practices within their organizations. "At Milliken, we realize building and maintaining […]

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Heated godet rolls

May 27th, 2024

Retech's heated godet rolls are designed to help achieve the perfect yarn quality for a range of materials and applications when it comes to heat treatment for filament fiber applications. Retech's heated godet rolls are designed to help achieve the perfect yarn quality for a range of materials and applications when it comes to heat […]

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AATCC announces registration open for 2024 Textile Discovery Summit

May 24th, 2024

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced that the 2024 Textile Discovery Summit will be held October 6–8 in the historic district of Savannah, Ga. This year's theme is A Path Forward Through Innovation. Attendees of the Textile Discovery Summit will have the opportunity to attend educational presentations, networking receptions, breakout sessions […]

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Precision Textiles appoints Bill Learn to director of quality control

May 23rd, 2024

Precision Textiles, a nonwovens and laminate solutions provider for the bedding, home furnishings, health care and automotive industries based in Fairfield, N.J., announced it has appointed Bill Learn as director of quality control. Learn is a former director of quality control at the Global Textile Alliance and a former new product development manager at Tempur […]

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Shade sails provide comfort at Target Field

May 22nd, 2024

With summer comes baseball and the need for more shade at the ballpark – even in Minnesota.  Canvas Craft worked on its first shade solution at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, in 2016. That project, in partnership with Mortenson Construction, was to design and build the centerfield shade structure at Target Field. This year, […]

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Orbus Visual Communications announces acquisition of CRĒO Industrial Arts

May 22nd, 2024

Orbus Visual Communications®, based in Woodridge, Ill., announced its acquisition of CRĒO Industrial Arts in Seattle, Wash. Orbus Visual Communications is a group of brands in North America that specializes in the manufacture of visual communications solutions for exhibits/live events, retail and interiors market segments. CRĒO Industrial Arts is a full-service custom fabricator that has […]

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KM Fabrics announces investment in new mill

May 21st, 2024

KM Fabrics, a manufacturer of woven velvets for drapery, upholstery, wrapped panels and specialty applications based in West Greenville, S.C., announced that the company is relocating. KM will relocate by late 2025 a few miles from its current location. The 15-acre property, including a 200,000-square-foot building, will house manufacturing and corporate headquarters. “Weaving and dyeing […]

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