Milliken & Company names Bethany Smith chief human resources officer 

February 22, 2024  |  Company News, News

Milliken & Company announced Bethany Smith as its senior vice president and chief human resources officer, overseeing all human resource matters on behalf of the global manufacturer. Smith has served as interim chief human resources officer since October 2023, stepping into the position upon …
OFPANZ announces name change

February 21, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) announced that the association’s name will gradually change to Advanced Textiles Association New Zealand (ATA NZ) over the next year. The executive board finalized the name change this month after it was initially approved by OFPANZ m…
Fiberpartner ApS and Stein Fibers LLC announce partnership

February 16, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Fiberpartner ApS, a global supplier of fiber solutions in Vejle, Denmark, announced that it is entering a partnership with Stein Fibers LLC, a distributor of fibers and materials in Charlotte, N.C. The partnership is designed to make new and innovative fiber solutions widely available and accessible…
APNA announces retirement of president and COO, welcomes successor

February 15, 2024  |  Company News, News

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America (APNA) announced that Todd Glogovsky, president and COO, will retire on April 1, 2024. Glogovsky will continue to provide guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition for the organization until March 31, 2025. Phani Nagaraj, vice president of commercial sales…
Recover welcomes Hans Ploos van Amstel to its board of directors

February 14, 2024  |  Company News, News

Recover™, a materials science company and producer of sustainable, recycled cotton fiber and cotton fiber blends, announced the appointment of Hans Ploos van Amstel to the Recover board of directors. Amstel brings to Recover his global financial expertise and a track record of driving transformati…
United Fabrics promotes Lindsey Josepayt to vice president of design and marketing

February 13, 2024  |  Company News, News

United Fabrics has announced the promotion of Lindsey Josepayt to the newly created position of vice president of design and marketing. In this new capacity, she will continue to forward the development of United Fabrics’ branding through the curation of its collections. Josepayt first interned fo…
RNWBL and Durability Engineers win U.S. Department of Energy award

February 9, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

RNWBL® and Durability Engineers (DE) announced their collaboration and award for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize. The award aims to address the environmental impact of wind turbine materials, specifically focusing on recycling solutions for fiber-reinforced …
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories announces creation of production-ready spider silk hybrid: BAM 1

February 7, 2024  |  Company News, News

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., a biotechnology company, announced the successful creation of a new recombinant spider silk hybrid. This new two-strain hybrid is the result of the company’s program to produce larger and more robust production strains ahead of its spring production trials. Th…