SHIMA SEIKI launches yarnbank web service

December 4, 2020

Flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI Mfg. Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan, has announced the launch of its “yarnbank” digitized yarn database and sourcing web service. Yarnbank is an online web service for searching and viewing the latest yarns, developed with cooperation from yarn companies around the world. Registered users have free access to the yarnbank …

Gleistein switches to bio-based Dyneema® fibers

December 3, 2020

Gleistein, a manufacturer of ropes, is switching its entire portfolio of products made with Dyneema® to be manufactured exclusively from bio-based Dyneema fibers. The fibers offer the same strength and reliability of their conventionally sourced counterparts, but contribute y to climate protection due to their renewable, bio-based raw material which results in a significant reduction …

DuPont Biomaterials sponsors fashion program

December 1, 2020

DuPont Biomaterials has announced its sponsorship of the fashion undergraduate BA Fashion Design program at Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. Renowned for its fashion curriculum, Central Saint Martins is among the best fashion schools worldwide and considered one of the most prestigious, spawning some of the greatest fashion designers in the past few decades. …

Kraig Biocraft readies shipment for spider silk production

November 24, 2020

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it has completed production and genetic screening of its latest batch of spider silk silkworm eggs.  These specialized silkworm eggs are now ready for shipment to Vietnam to restart commercial production.  Production operations at the company’s factory were suspended in March due to a mandatory shutdown, resulting from …

Hohenstein creates new compression standard for sportswear garments

November 20, 2020

In cooperation with brand partners, testing service provider Hohenstein has created the new DIN SPEC 4868, which will define the market standard and testing protocols for compression behavior of sportswear. This is the first uniform standard for compression in the booming sports and leisure segment. Claims of textile compression properties can now be transparently checked …

Mayzo acquires Bio Accutech

November 19, 2020

Mayzo Inc., a supplier and manufacturer of specialty chemicals, has acquired Bio Accutech Inc., a distributor of specialty chemicals for the coatings, inks and plastics markets. All activities will be managed through Mayzo’s newly established 61,000 square foot operations center located in Walterboro, S.C.  With this acquisition, Mayzo expands its global supply chain and will …

Archroma releases third sustainability report

November 13, 2020

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has announced the release of its third sustainability report. Prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, and covering fiscal year 2019, the report outlines the company’s progress on its priority sustainability topics, such as human health and environmental safety, resource efficiency, sustainable …

Epson wins two Product of the Year awards

November 11, 2020

Epson announced that it has won two PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Awards. The SureColor® F6370 won in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Metal” category and the SureColor F10070 won in the “Roll-to-Roll Dye-Sublimation on Textile ($50K-$100K)” category. Previously called the SGIA Product of the Year awards, this marks the sixth consecutive year …

Rontex America joins Jones Family of Companies

November 9, 2020

Jones Family of Companies Inc., a leader in sustainable nonwovens products across a broad range of industries, has announced the acquisition of Rontex America LLC. The acquisition is the latest strategic initiative for the Jones Family of Companies as it focuses on strengthening its presence and capabilities in its core nonwovens markets, including sleep products, …

Central National Gottesman expands into nonwovens and fibers

October 29, 2020

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, has announced that its Central National division will expand its product offering to include nonwovens and fibers. The new category includes viscose and lyocell, the plant-based fibers used in textiles, nonwovens and …