Mitsui Chemicals expands production facilities

March 30, 2020

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. has expanded its production facilities for meltblown nonwovens at wholly owned subsidiary Sunrex Industry Co. Ltd. The move comes as an effort to respond to growing demand for industrial-use meltblown nonwovens, and will increase the Mitsui Chemicals Group’s overall production capacity for these materials by 50 percent. Mitsui Chemicals is positioning its …

How does UV light protect against the coronavirus?

March 27, 2020

According to an online article by Larson Electronics, ultraviolet (UV) light is a useful tool for thorough disinfection and sanitation. Specifically, the UV-C range (wavelengths ranging between 200 nm and 280 nm) is capable of eliminating viruses, bacteria, mold and spores—including the COVID-19 corona virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), …

YKK Partners with customers to manufacture products for COVID-19 relief

March 26, 2020

As COVID-19 strains the health care and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industries in the United States, YKK is proactively partnering with existing customers as well as reaching out to new partners to seek creative ways to address the COVID-19 challenge. YKK’s four main U.S. manufacturing facilities in Georgia, California, Alabama and Kentucky have taken innovative …

AATCC COVID-19 response

Along with the rest of the textile community and the world, AATCC is taking precautions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For several years, AATCC has offered remote participation in addition to on-site attendance for meetings. For Spring 2020 AATCC committee meetings, ALL attendees will participate by phone or web. Meetings will be held …

Dunlap Industries to complete annual ISO recertification

March 25, 2020

Dunlap Industries Inc., Dunlap, Tenn., is focused on investments in quality control to provide additional assurance to customers about the company’s drive for continuous improvement and customer satisfaction while delivering innovative, high quality and customer-focused textile trim solutions. In 2015, Dunlap transitioned its certification to ISO 9001:2015. The move from ISO 9001:2008 to the updated …

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group wins award for operational excellence

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has won an award for outstanding business practices. The Operational Excellence award is from the Valley Industrial Association (VIA),  which represents the manufacturing industry in the Fox Valley region of Illinois, a large industrial area near Chicago and one of the larger manufacturing regions in the U.S. Midwest. The VIA’s Excellence …

Gerber Technology supporting companies transitioning to PPE manufacturing

March 24, 2020

Based on its successful initiative in China, Gerber Technology has announced the creation of the Gerber PPE Task Force and Resource Team to support global customers and partners as they work to increase production or transition to manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE). In a global context where COVID-19 inexorably continues to spread, the shortage of …

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. opens new PEF Division Innovation Center

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. has opened the PEF Division Innovation Center at its operations in Front Royal, Va. The new $4 million, 5,000-square-foot Innovation Center houses a state-of-the-art, custom designed pilot line, which enables Toray to explore and qualify new resin systems and technologies, develop new products quickly and commercialize customer-specific solutions. The Innovation Center …

Seaman Corporation recognized for favorable work culture

March 23, 2020

Established in 1949, Seaman Corporation is a world leader in the production of innovative, high-performance coated fabrics. Headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, with additional manufacturing in Bristol, Tenn., Seaman was recently named one of the top companies to work for in Ohio by Comparably. Comparably is a platform that provides culture and compensation data for public …

Bally Ribbon Mills to highlight 3-D weaving capabilities at JEC World 2020

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, will highlight its 3-D weaving capabilities at JEC World 2020, which will be held May 12-14, 2020, in Paris-Nord Villepinte, France, Booth M73 in Hall 6. BRM will highlight its film infusion capabilities for 3-D woven …