Clear View Bag invests in Fusion C press

October 15, 2019

Paper Converting Machine Company has sold the second Fusion C flexographic printing press to Clear View Bag Company, an Albany, N.Y.-based manufacturer and converter of plastic bags and roll stock. With a smaller footprint and fewer parts, the Fusion C is loaded with fast make-ready and waste-saving features, including SteadyPrint, which received the 2019 Flexographic …

Seizo Shimamaki, chairman of Yamaten, dies

October 14, 2019

Seizo Shimamaki, chairman of Yamaten Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan, died September 22nd.  Shimamaki was a great supporter to IFAI Japan since its original establishment in 1994, and he had attended IFAI Expo several times. According to Manabu Shimamaki, his son and president of Yamaten, a farewell gathering will be held November 8 at the Hotel New Otani …

Hohenstein ECOfit supports sustainability

An award certificate for the Baden-Württemberg support program ECOfit was presented to Hohenstein in June at the Ludwigsburg District Administration Offices. Since April 2018, Hohenstein has taken part in eight ECOfit workshops with companies from the Ludwigsburg region; together they developed individual actions for better company environmental and climate protection. The new laboratory ventilation system …

Funding innovation: the Rhode Island Advanced Materials Innovation Center

October 11, 2019

Governor Gina Raimondo recently joined with University of Rhode Island (URI) President David Dooley to announce $1 million in funding for the creation of the 401 Tech Bridge, the Rhode Island Materials Innovation Center. Industry partners will be able to work in the 401 Tech Bridge Center with the University of Rhode Island and entities …

New management at Pelican Products

Pelican Products Inc. has promoted Michael Bubica to director of supply chain and inventory performance. In this role, he will work closely with sales, product management and customer service teams to better understand demand and align supply and distribution planning to meet customer needs and Pelican’s business objectives. Pelican has also hired Frank Gennaco as …

Unifi appoints Creaturo

Unifi Inc. has appointed Craig A. Creaturo as executive vice president and CFO. He has more than 15 years of experience as an executive leader for finance and accounting teams at businesses with complex manufacturing and global operations.

Ayala named Aurora president

October 10, 2019

Marcia Ayala has been promoted to president of Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., a subsidiary of Milwaukee-based Meridian Industries. Ayala, who started at Aurora in 2006 as director of research and development, was promoted to vice president of research and development in 2014 and promoted again to company vice president in 2015. She played a …

Wyman named AATCC EVP

October 9, 2019

The AATCC board of directors has voted to promote Diana Wyman to the role of executive vice president. Previously, Wyman served as the AATCC technical director. Wyman has a BA in fashion merchandising from Radford University, an MS in Textiles from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from Meredith College. The board made this …

2019 Chairman’s Award winner: Scott Campbell, Rainier Industries

October 8, 2019

The Chairman’s Award (originally, the President’s Award) is an honor bestowed by the chairman of IFAI to an individual that has had an extraordinary and meaningful impact on the association. It is rarely given, and awarded at the sole discretion of the IFAI chairman. At IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo 2019, IFAI chairman Steve …

Bachansingh receives AATCC award

Jessica Bachansingh is the recipient of the 2019 AATCC Outstanding College Graduate Award. Bachansingh was selected from the nominees submitted by the AATCC student chapter faculty advisors for an outstanding graduating senior from their respective universities. She attends Florida State University and will be graduating with a retail merchandising and product development major along with …