Koehler Paper Group appoints Sternbeck for Beaver Paper

September 25th, 2020

Koehler Paper Group, a global producer of high-quality specialty paper, has named Tobias Sternbeck as chief executive officer for the recently acquired Beaver Paper, a leading producer of sublimation media for the dye-sub and digital printing industry. Sternbeck brings more than 15 years of experience delivering solutions for the sublimation and textile industries. Beaver Paper […]

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The Woolmark Company launches digital education platform

September 24th, 2020

The Woolmark Company has launched a free online learning portal to educate along the global textile supply chain. The Woolmark Learning Centre offers a level of transparency within the industry, designed for students studying fashion, agriculture science and textile engineering; designers, brands and retailers; and manufacturers of yarn, textiles and garments. The platform is an […]

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Cone Denim offers forensic verification of cotton traceability

September 23rd, 2020

Cone Denim, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation for more than 128 years and part of the Elevate Textiles portfolio of brands, has partnered with Oritain, the product and supply chain traceability specialist, to become the first denim mill to adopt the highest level of end-to-end traceability possible Oritain’s unique method combines […]

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In memoriam: Robert W. Gore

September 22nd, 2020

Robert W. “Bob” Gore, whose scientific discoveries led to the development of waterproof GORE-TEX® fabric, died on Sept. 17 at the age of 83. Gore was chairman emeritus of the board of directors of W. L. Gore & Associates, a global material science company dedicated to improving lives through advancements in technology. His death was […]

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Designtex partners with Native Energy and Southern Plains Land Trust

September 22nd, 2020

In partnership with Native Energy and the Southern Plains Land Trust in Colorado, Designtex has balanced its 2020 operational footprint by investing in the Medford Spring Grasslands Conservation Project in southeastern Colorado. The investment helped the Trust to acquire 6,900 acres of shortgrass prairie in February 2020—land which otherwise would have been converted into cropland, […]

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IFAI Expo and R+T Show Organizer, Messe Stuttgart, to Co-locate Trade Shows Starting in 2021

September 21st, 2020

ROSEVILLE, MN—Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Messe Stuttgart, organizers of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany; R+T Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey; R+T Asia in Shanghai, China and R+T South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are pleased to announce that they will co-locate IFAI Expo with Messe Stuttgart’s new U.S. show named Sun Shading Expo North America […]

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Sciessent renews commitment to sustainability

September 21st, 2020

According to a press release, Sciessent has extended its partnership with bluesign®, an independent verifier of sustainable processing and manufacturing aimed at reducing the negative impacts of the textile manufacturing industry on people and the environment.  Bluesign represents a continuously increasing number of partner companies that form the largest sustainable textile network. Together, they are jointly reducing […]

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Lydall invests in fine fiber meltblown production line

September 18th, 2020

Lydall Inc., a global manufacturer of value-added engineered materials and specialty filtration solutions, today announced its investment in a new production line to create fine fiber meltblown filtration media for face masks and high-efficiency air filtration systems. This new line will be installed at Lydall’s facility in Saint-Rivalain, France, in the second quarter of 2021, […]

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Panda Biotech selects site for hemp fiber processing center

September 17th, 2020

Dallas, Texas-based Panda Biotech has selected Wichita Falls, Texas, to be the home of the largest and most state-of-the-art industrial hemp processing center in the United States. The Panda Texas Plains Hemp GinTM will also be the first facility in the nation to cottonize hemp fiber on a commercial scale for the American textile industry […]

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Milliken joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

September 16th, 2020

As part of a multi-pronged strategy aimed to amplify plastic circularity, Milliken & Company has joined the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an industry collaboration established by The Recycling Partnership to improve polypropylene (PP) plastic recovery and recycling in the U.S. Milliken will tap into its material science expertise to help the organization increase the supply of […]

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