New DHS textile enforcement plan cracks down on illicit trade

April 18, 2024  |  Industry News, News

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is outlining an enhanced strategy to combat illicit trade and level the playing field for the American textile industry, which accounts for over 500,000 U.S. jobs and is crucial for national security. Two of DHS’s agencies, U.S. Customs a…
Anthony Pappalardo joins Herculite as regional sales manager for shade products

April 17, 2024  |  Company News, News

Herculite® Products Inc., a manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics with brands such as Coastline Plus and Patio 500, announced that Anthony Pappalardo has been hired as regional sales manager covering the Midwest and Southeast. In this role he will develop and grow relationships with e…
AATCC announces new Pakistan local section

April 16, 2024  |  Company News, News

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced the addition of a new local section in Pakistan. Pakistan is globally recognized for its rich textile heritage along with its modern presence as an international textile production hub. The founding of the AATCC Pakistan se…
Milliken & Company named to America’s Most Innovative Companies list

April 15, 2024  |  Company News, News

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company announced that it was named to the America’s Most Innovative Companies list, an annual honor published by Fortune and Statista Inc., which recognizes U.S. organizations at the forefront of innovation. This is Milliken’s second year receiving the…
Eastman selected by U.S. DOE to receive up to $375M for PET recycling project

April 12, 2024  |  Company News, News

Eastman announced that its second U.S. molecular recycling project has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to begin award negotiations for up to $375 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act funding as part of the Industrial Demonstrations Program. The DOE ann…
Traube Awning returns to family ownership after 10 years

April 11, 2024  |  Company News, News

Traube Awning, an awnings and shade provider based in Hartford, Ill., announced its return to family ownership after a 10-year hiatus with Steve Traube, a third-generation descendant of the founding family acquiring the company. “I’m thrilled to bring Traube Awning back to the family,&#8…
Culp Inc. hires Paige Seadler as director of product marketing in mattress fabrics division

April 10, 2024  |  Company News, News

Culp Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries, announced that it has hired Paige Seadler as the director of product marketing for Culp Home Fashions (CHF), the company’s mattress fabrics division. Seadler has 15 years of experience working in retail, most recently having worked for a top …
Leigh Fibers purchases Martex Fibers, rebrands business as Revive Fiber

April 9, 2024  |  Company News, News

Leigh Fibers, headquartered in Wellford, S.C., announced that it has purchased the operating assets of Martex Fiber and rebranded the business as Revive Fiber. Leigh Fibers and Revive Fiber will operate as separate but related sister companies under joint management as the largest textile recycler i…