ACW acquires new dye range

February 20, 2018

American Cord & Webbing Co. (ACW) has acquired Mageba continuous dye range. The electronic range is designed for acid dying, which allows for fast color changes, and it is specialized for the continuous acid dying of light woven tapes and heavy-duty webbing used in commercial, industrial and military applications. ACW can now offer custom dye …

MIPS and Tamarack partner for brain safety

February 19, 2018

MIPS, the Stockholm, Sweden-based brain safety technology company, will incorporate GlideWear to develop new products designed to protect the brains of athletes wearing hard shell helmets. The agreement between MIPS and GlideWear manufacturer Tamarack Habilitation Technologies Inc., will combine two revolutionary technologies. MIPS products address the rotational forces and energies that are linked to brain …

Rainier Industries transitions CEO role from Scott Campbell to David Traub

February 17, 2018

Scott Campbell, president and CEO of Rainier Industries, Tukwila, Wash., has announced his retirement, and David Traub is assuming the role of the company’s CEO. Though the leadership is changing, the company’s values and mission to build high quality products and provide world class service remain the same. Campbell has been president since purchasing the …

Meridian announces promotions

February 14, 2018

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group has promoted employees at its Valdese and Ranlo, N.C., plants in conjunction with major U.S. expansions. Promotions include Stephen Hudson to senior vice president, specialty markets; and Amy Isenhour to vice president, sales and marketing. Promotions at the Valdese plant: John Marlowe to vice president, manufacturing; Danny Whisnant to director, process …

NAFTA textile negotiations

February 13, 2018

Negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico met to discuss textiles in Washington, D.C., on December 15, 2017 and in Montreal on January 23–28, 2018. The first two rounds focused on technical discussions and exchanging information versus substantive decision- making. In the third round, the United States tabled text on rules of origin, including …

Massachusetts funds fibers and fabric research

February 12, 2018

The State of Massachusetts has made available a $3.9 million grant to support the second phase of research and development at the Defense Fabric Discovery Center, a cutting-edge research hub that opened in October 2017. This award follows an initial $2.2 million grant to support the Center’s opening and brings the Commonwealth’s investment to the …

FGA Webinar: Backlit SEGs

February 9, 2018

March 13, 2018 | Noon EST Members: Free Non-Members: $25 Learn about fabric types used with backlit silicone edge graphics (SEG), fabric characteristics and how they interact with graphic applications. Discover backlit SEG applications, the best practices for success, how to apply silicone edge to graphics and tips for shipping and installation. Presenter: Mike Compton, …

Business owners expect growth

SCORE, the Washington, D.C.-based mentoring organization that assists America’s small businesses, has released new survey data that shows entrepreneurs remain optimistic about business growth in 2018. However, small business owners also expressed a few areas of concern around policies that favor large businesses, difficulties in finding qualified workers and struggles to provide desirable salaries and …

AATCC releases 2018 Technical Manual

February 8, 2018

The latest addition of the “AATCC Technical Manual” is now available. It includes new test methods, as well as revisions and updates of existing methods and evaluation procedures for textiles. Two of the new test methods include one for seam twist in garments before and after home laundering and a hydrostatic pressure test using a …

Rose Brand wins award for Nebula™ Net

February 7, 2018

Rose Brand, Secaucus, N.J., won the award for best debuting product at this year’s LDI show in Las Vegas for the Nebula™ Net, a see-through floating projection surface that is virtually undetectable to the audience. The new 26-foot Darknet projection fabric made its debut at the Rose Brand LDI booth at the Las Vegas Convention …