Huntsman introduces HIGH IQ

November 15, 2019

Huntsman Textile Effects has extended its HIGH IQ® performance assurance program to help mills, brands and retailers meet consumer demand for garments with durable moisture management. HIGH IQ Cool Comfort performance program is built on the industry’s broadest and most advanced moisture management agents to deliver durable, long-lasting performance. The technology allows garments to breathe …

Coats Digital announced

November 14, 2019

Coats is launching Coats Digital. The integrated technology business brings together all Coats software solutions under a new single brand. A key aspect of Coats’ growth strategy is to build an innovative software solutions business for its customers. Coats Digital provides in-depth industry expertise combined with the practical application of the latest technology, including Big …

Clean Color Concept launched

November 13, 2019

Two German specialty manufacturers, Märkische Faser and Kelheim Fibres, are working together under the name Clean Color Concept to produce spun dyed fibers in polyester and viscose in a coordinated range of colors. With the Clean Color Concept process, color pigments are incorporated in the spinning mass before the spinning process and are homogenously distributed …

Rush celebrates 25th year in industry

November 11, 2019

Rick Rush, president and founder of Rush & Co., an executive recruiting firm, will celebrate his 25th year in the recruiting industry. Rush has been recruiting in the textile and apparel industry since 1994 and has been a member of the Pinnacle Society, the nation’s premier consortium of top recruiters in the direct placement industry, …

IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

November 8, 2019

The Minnesota Media and Publishing Association recognized IFAI president and CEO Steve Schiffman with the Hedley Donovan Award at its Annual Awards Gala. In addition, three IFAI magazines received Excellence Awards at the November 7th event. The Hedley Donovan Award, created in 1999 by the MMPA, recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding lifelong dedication and have …

3M joins Well Living Lab Alliance

The 3M Company recently announced it has joined the Well Living Lab Alliance, a global consortium of organizations supporting the advancement of knowledge about how the indoor places where people live, work and play can improve human health and well-being. 3M’s values align with the mission of the Well Living Lab: to better understand the …

Evolution St. Louis appoints Goldman

Evolution St. Louis has hired Bruce Goldman as its first director of operations. He brings decades of experience in the manufacturing industry and will lead operations at the company’s high-tech knit manufacturing facility. Goldman began his career at his father’s knitting mill, teaching himself how to operate electronic knitting machines and later traveling to Germany …

Gleason joins Fiesta Tents

November 7, 2019

Brad Gleason has joined Fiesta Tents Ltd. as a consultant in sales and business development. Gleason brings to Fiesta Tents more than 40 years of industry experience, including rental, sales and manufacturing. For more than 40 years, Fiesta Tents has provided expertise and quality structures for distinguished events and customers.

Leonard joins Ex-Im advisory committee

November 6, 2019

Kathie Leonard, NCTO board member and president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc., has been appointed to serve as the U.S. textile industry representative on the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) 2019 advisory committee. Leonard started Auburn Manufacturing, a producer of heat- and fire-resistant textiles used worldwide, in 1979. In her role on the advisory committee, Leonard …

Paulus named Europlasma CEO

November 5, 2019

Belgium-based Europlasma, a global leader in low-pressure plasma technology, has appointed Jody Paulus as chief executive officer. Paulus has been with Europlasma for two years. Prior to this appointment, she ran the company’s business development operations.