Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …

EPT and Erez form E Squared

August 8, 2019

Engineered Polymer Technologies (EPT) and Erez Technical Textiles have announced a joint venture, forming a new company: E2. EPT and Erez combine their experience in U.S. manufacturing and Israeli business to expand operations and capabilities. E2 produces coated fabrics and polymers in a range of industries, including military, safety, air containment & inflatables, geomembranes, secondary …

Fiber Industries announces Donald Bockoven as new CEO

August 5, 2019

Donald Bockoven has been announced as the new CEO of Fiber Industries LLC, Darlington, S.C., a textile production operation established by MHR Fund Management LLC. Fiber Industries has also named Andrew Rosenfeld as vice chairman of the company. Previously, Bockoven served as president and CEO of Leigh Fibers, held senior positions at Hollingsworth & Vose, …

Brommer joins Herculite

August 2, 2019

Matt Brommer has been named marketing manager for Herculite, Inc., a leader in flexible composite textiles for performance applications in solar protection, marine, tents and structures, healthcare and digital graphics. In this newly created position, Brommer is responsible for Herculite’s marketing communications programs designed to increase awareness and promote growth of the company’s products and …

Technical textile market growing

August 1, 2019

According to the Global Technical Textile Market – Forecasts from 2019 to 2024, a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global technical textile market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.16 percent to reach $244.172 billion by 2024, from $180.579 billion in 2018. Increasing industrialization and development of emerging countries is driving technical textile market …

An experiential exhibit of fabric color, texture and performance

When Belgian textile designer Casalis returned to Milan Design Week in April after a three-year absence, the company made a statement with its signature style. Casalis worked with designer Anita Kars to create an experiential display inspired by a labyrinth. Visitors walked through a series of spaces and were met with the colors and textures …

Universal take-up system

ReelPRO V2™ is an easy to install, easy to use universal take-up system for wide-format printers and laminators, allowing users to improve efficiency when printing vehicle wraps, banners, wallpaper and signs. System allows the user to operate the printer unattended and automatically shuts down when running in manual mode at the end of the print …

Mermet Corporation seeks to protect ecology, promote sustainability and improve communities

By Paul Johnson  Mermet Corporation was not content to create just any standard environmental stewardship program for the company. Instead, the Cowpens, S.C.-based innovative solar shade manufacturer went several steps further to create its Weaving Change initiative. The program is a broad-based movement that supports sound environmental textile manufacturing, resource conservation, environmental protection and charitable …

Textiles team up with technology for smart medical products

Technological advances in the medical field are nothing short of mind-blowing. by Pamela Mills-Senn Take operating room (OR) technology. In today’s ORs, one might find an array of smart surgical tools, augmented reality devices and precision robotics that assist surgeons in performing the most complex and exacting of procedures. Patients are greatly benefiting from these …

Carl Pellegrini’s SeaCanvas: managed growth through quality, creativity and customer focus

By building his business slowly, Carl Pellegrini keeps SeaCanvas focused on quality, creativity and customer service. by Jill C. Lafferty Each project we accept is a new chance to make a change in the current design,” says Carl Pellegrini, the owner-operator of custom marine fabrication company SeaCanvas, based in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. “Let’s say …