PrimaLoft P.U.R.E. reduces carbon emissions

January 29, 2020

PrimaLoft Inc. has introduced PrimaLoft® P.U.R.E.™, a proprietary manufacturing technique that reduces carbon emissions by as much as 48 percent. P.U.R.E., which stands for Produced Using Reduced Emissions, is the latest development in PrimaLoft’s commitment to make more sustainable products without compromising performance. The initial insulation product produced with P.U.R.E. technology uses 100 percent postconsumer …

Shawnee partners with SANITIZED AG

The Sanitized® antimicrobial additive for hygiene function and material protection for flexible PVC will now be marketed in the U.S. by Shawnee Chemical. SANITIZED AG and Shawnee Chemical both deal in high-performance products for the PVC industry. As an addition to the core product services, SANITIZED supports development and production, regulatory queries and marketing through …

Mutoh wins SGIA product awards

January 28, 2020

Mutoh America Inc. won the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year Award for the ValueJet 2638X 104-inch printer in the Solvent or Latex Ink Over 80 Inches category and the ValueJet 1638UH 64-inch UV-LED hybrid printer in the Flatbed/Hybrid Under $100k category at the Printing United show in Dallas, Texas, in 2019. …

Eastman to recycle old carpet

Post-consumer carpet will now be recycled through Eastman’s carbon renewal technology. Eastman has partnered with Circular Polymers, a company that reclaims post-consumer waste products for recycling. This gives Eastman a consistent source of feedstock for carbon renewal, an innovative chemical recycling method that recently began commercial operation at its manufacturing site in Kingsport, Tenn.

Alert Management Systems earns woman-owned small business certification

Alert Management Systems has been designated as a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Alert is now eligible for the WOSB Program, as set forth in 13 C.F.R. part 127 and has been certified as such by an SBA approved Third Party Certifier. Co-Owned by Mary Crosslin and Kara Longmire, …

Aurora earns Green Business Designation status from the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce

January 27, 2020

At Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, sustainability is more than a good idea. In addition to winning recognition in 2019 from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) for multiple sustainability measures engineered into the operations of the company’s plant, Aurora is also reaching into the local community to help inspire other companies to go green. The …

A. Hoffman Awning Co. honored by BUILD magazine

A. Hoffman Awning Co. has won an award for Best Residential Awning Manufacturer—Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The award was issued by BUILD magazine. The BUILD judging process is driven 100 percent by merit: awardees must demonstrate expertise within a given field, dedication to client service and satisfaction, and an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation. Research …

Lion Equity acquires Riegel Linen

Lion Equity Partners, a Denver, Colo.-based private equity firm specializing in acquiring corporate carve-outs, has acquired Riegel Linen LLC from Mount Vernon Mills Inc. Riegel Linen is a leading importer, manufacturer and supplier of tablecloths, sheets, bedding and other linens for hotels, linen suppliers, retailers and health care customers. Riegel is headquartered in Aiken, S.C., …

Indorama to eliminate plastic pollution

January 24, 2020

Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd., a global chemical producer, has announced its commitment as part of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to help create a world where plastic never becomes waste. The company is aiming to increase recycled content volumes by at least 750,000 metric tons, while also recently pledging $1.5 billion toward achieving …

Pinnacle Textiles Industries acquires Topps Safety Apparel

Pinnacle Textile Industries LLC, King of Prussia, Penn., a manufacturer of service apparel, aprons and napery dedicated to servicing the rental and hospitality markets, has purchased a majority of the assets of Topps Safety Apparel Inc. of Rochester, Ind., a manufacturer of public safety and flame resistant uniforms offered through a network of leading distributors …