Kelheim Fibres awarded gold in EcoVadis CSR rating

October 20th, 2021

The German specialty viscose fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has been awarded gold in the CSR rating by EcoVadis, scoring among the top 3 percent of all companies evaluated. The rating was above average in all four individual areas (environment, labor and human rights, ethics, sustainable procurement), but Kelheim Fibres achieved absolute top scores in the […]

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Microban International appoints new president and senior directors

October 19th, 2021

Microban International, a global supplier of antimicrobial additives and odor control solutions, has announced the appointment of Michael Ruby as president of the corporation and Graham Harvey as Senior Director of Business Development for the global built-in business. The company has also added Bart Kennedy as the new Senior Director of Business Development leading the […]

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Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys LLC

October 18th, 2021

Milliken & Company has formally acquired Encapsys LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation, from the Cypress Performance Group LLC. The transaction officially closed October 18, 2021. “Moving the needle on sustainability requires big thinking and powerful collaborations. We’re thrilled to welcome Encapsys to Milliken,” says Halsey Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company. “Encapsys’s […]

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Sticky snap and zipper cure

October 18th, 2021

Shurhold’s Snap-Stick provides long-lasting lubrication to sticky hardware. Shurhold’s Snap-Stick provides long-lasting lubrication that allows sticky hardware to perform like new. Made in the USA, it is non-toxic, biodegradable and it won't harm fabric or solid surfaces. Appropriate for metal and plastic zippers, snaps, hinges and other small marine hardware, the solid, wax-like formula applies […]

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Polartec and Browzwear launch first true-to-life 3D performance fabrics

October 15th, 2021

Polartec, a Milliken & Company brand, and premium creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry. A first for the brand, users will now be able to digitally design and create with Polartec’s performance fabric range. The fabric library […]

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NCTO issues statement following President Biden’s remarks on global supply chain crisis

October 14th, 2021

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement following President Biden’s remarks on the global supply chain crisis and stressed the importance of investing onshoring and nearshoring. NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We appreciate President Biden’s call to ensure we are building more resilient and reliable supply […]

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Herculite Products promotes two employees to new roles

October 14th, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has announced that Paul Flaherty and Marco Angelone have received leadership promotions. Flaherty has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. In the new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long […]

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Dimension-Polyant achieves climate neutrality goals, furthers sustainability initiatives

October 13th, 2021

Dimension-Polyant, a leading sailcloth producer and manufacturer of X-Pac® waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, has developed a multi-tiered sustainability initiative. With the goal of minimizing negative impact on the environment, Dimension-Polyant’s sustainability program is built around climate-neutrality, sustainably sourced materials, longevity of its products and recycling methods for its used materials. Since 2021, […]

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Sattler Outdura promotes Elizarova

October 12th, 2021

Sattler Outdura, a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, has announced the promotion of Mariia Elizarova to senior designer for all Outdura casual furniture and Sattler shade fabrics. As part of the Sattler design team, led by design director, Cornelia Pongritz, Elizarova is responsible for designing the fabrics that Sattler Outdura offers for both of […]

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Rainier Industries announces new CEO, partners with LMF Capital

October 11th, 2021

Rainier Industries has announced the promotion of Chris Inverso to CEO. Scott Campbell, Rainier’s long-time CEO, will continue as an owner and board member. Inverso, who started with Rainier in 2014, was promoted to general manager earlier in the year in a planned step to his transition to CEO. He brings a depth of experience […]

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