Autometrix makes personnel changes

October 16, 2018

Autometrix has made staffing changes to better serve its customers. Jonathan Palmer was named CEO and will carry on the family ownership of the company. Truy Pham was named director of global sales and will oversee international distributors and provide ongoing guidance to the automation specialists. The company has dedicated key automation consultants to regional …

Jonsson joins Coloreel

October 15, 2018

Coloreel has appointed Benny Jonsson to be vice president of supply chain. He has a broad background in production and sourcing with extensive international experience and will be responsible for the entire supply chain.

European Spinning Group and Thai Acrylic partner to create outdoor yarn range

October 12, 2018

European Spinning Group (ESG) has partnered with Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd., to develop solution dyed acrylic yarns designed for outdoor applications. The yarn range is marketed under brand name ESG RA Outdoor powered by Durashine™ fibre. ESG is a specialty yarn producer for weaving and knitting fabrics for various markets and applications such as …

U.S.-Mexico trade agreement

The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation, that supports North American manufacturing and mutually beneficial trade. The new agreement will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans and grows the United States and Mexican economies. The new rules for textile products …

ZDHC recognizes ECO PASSPORT

October 11, 2018

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® has been recognized as a LEVEL 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme. The ZDHC organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) is implemented in connection with the ZDHC Gateway—Chemical Module. ZDHC MRSL Conformance LEVEL 3, the highest level in the current program, indicates that ECO …

Two Fleischmann amendments related to geosynthetics included in final FAA reauthorization

October 10, 2018

Two amendments introduced by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., both related to geosynthetics, were included in the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2019 that was approved by both the House and Senate and sent to the White House. The House passed the legislation in May, and the Senate passed it 93-6 earlier this week. …

City dismisses flushable wipes suit

The city of Wyoming, Minn., dismissed its lawsuit against several flushable wipes manufacturers according to INDA, the Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The suit alleged damages to the municipal infrastructure from flushable wipes. According to court documents filed, it appears that Wyoming did not experienced any damage caused by any clogs, increased maintenance costs, operational …

Banavali appointed to VP at Huntsman

October 9, 2018

Huntsman Textile Effects has appointed Rajiv Banavali to be its new global vice president of research and technology. Banavali will join senior management as part of its global leadership team and will report directly to Rohit Aggarwal, president, textile effects. He has more than 20 years of experience in the development and execution of R …

Bally Ribbon Mills to display high-performance 3-D woven composites at CAMX 2018

October 8, 2018

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of specialized engineered woven fabrics, has announced that it will showcase its high-quality, high-performance products at CAMX 2018, taking place October 15-18, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. BRM experts will be on hand in booth S49 to discuss the company’s 3-D woven joints, …

Michael Woody talks Rhode Island textiles

Michael Woody, CEO of Trans-Tex, Cranston, R.I., is featured on “Executive Suite,” a local Fox television affiliate based in Providence, R.I. The interview focused on the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, of which Woody is president. Woody, who is also chairman of IFAI’s Narrow Fabrics Institute, talks about tariffs on end products, why textiles are …