YKK announces environmental vision

September 23, 2019

YKK Corp. has announced its new YKK Group Environmental Vision 2050, “Towards a brighter future for nature and humanity.” The vision defines the long-term direction for environmental initiatives that YKK must take to realize a higher level of environmental management. Issues identified in the vision were gathered during workshops conducted with employees and from results …

NILIT embraces social responsibility

September 20, 2019

As a leader in premium Nylon 6.6, NILIT has taken significant measures to strengthen its corporate social responsibility position over the last three years. The company examined its products and manufacturing facilities, and conducted complete life cycle assessments to ensure that its policies and procedures fully safeguard employees and the communities in which it operates. …

Mount Vernon FR expands

September 19, 2019

In response to increased demand for its flame-resistant products, Mount Vernon FR is expanding operations at its Trion, Ga., facility. The additional 4,500 square feet of production space will be home to new state-of-the-art FR treatment equipment that will increase Mount Vernon FR’s production and finished fabric capacity by 20 percent. The project will be …

MMI acquires Competition Textiles

September 18, 2019

MMI Textiles Inc., a diversified supplier of fabrics, trims, hardware and other notions, has acquired the assets of Competition Textiles. Competition Textiles is also a woven fabric converter, as well as an importer of fabrics, making this acquisition an enhancement of MMI’s existing stock line. Mike Wire, the former owner of Competition Textiles, will stay …

Milliken joins PCIAW

September 17, 2019

Milliken & Co., a leader in performance and protective textiles, has joined the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW), an association created to strengthen the influence of the clothing industry through collaborative leadership and strategic advocacy. Milliken will partner with the organization to sponsor the 2020 PCIAW Summit and Awards, to be held in London. …

KE launches new website

September 16, 2019

KE, a leading company in the outdoor industry, has launched a new website, www.keoutdoordesign.com, to communicate and interact more effectively with its customers. Immediate and intuitive browsing for mobile and desktop versions will offer in-depth information about KE products. Available in six languages, the website enhances browsing and exploration of its contents. Applications and references …

Teijin joins climate consortium

The Teijin Group has joined the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Consortium, an initiative supported by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Financial Services Agency and Ministry of the Environment. The TCFD issued its recommendations for voluntary, consistent climate-related financial disclosures by companies in June 2017, creating momentum toward the action for …

Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …

Aquafil acquires O’Mara Incorporated

June 5, 2019

Aquafil S.p.A. has acquired O’Mara Incorporated for a total consideration equal to USD 40.5 million. The deal was completed through the Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Aquafil USA Inc. O’Mara Incorporated, founded in 1970, produces nylon, polypropylene and polyester fibers mainly in solution-dyed colors in its plant based in Rutherford College, N.C. In 2018, O’Mara reported a …

HUESKER announces management changes

April 29, 2019

After completion of an extensive worldwide investment program, which includes multiple new engineering and production facilities as well as an extended sales network, HUESKER is now strengthening its management structure. Having taken HUESKER’s U.S. subsidiary to a new level, Sven Schröer will return to the headquarters in Germany and will join the Management Board as …