American Silk Mills adds Smith

December 13, 2019

Jeffrey W. Smith has joined American Silk Mills as director of sales. His addition will help fulfill the company’s business devlopment strategy and strengthen its sales capabilities. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in the home furnishings industry.

U.S. economy predicted to hold

December 12, 2019

Seventy percent of corporate sales executives participating in a recent study commissioned by the Manufacturers’ Agents National Association are “very optimistic” or “somewhat optimistic” about the current U.S. economic forecast. “Very optimistic” or “somewhat optimistic” was the consensus of 71 percent of that group’s forecast for their own firms’ projected revenue and 64 percent for …

Rice joins board at Kraig Biocraft

December 11, 2019

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., a developer of spider silk-based fibers, has selected Jon Rice, the company’s COO, to join its board of directors. The addition of Rice to the board will strengthen the overall skillset, perspective and experience necessary to support and drive growth for all of the company’s stakeholders. Rice’s understanding of Kraig’s operations …

U.S. knit fabric market reaches $2 billion

December 10, 2019

According to the report “U.S. Knit Fabric Market Analysis and Forecast to 2025,” by, the U.S. knit fabric market rose 2.6 percent and reached $2 billion in 2018. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs and retailers’ margins. Over the period under review, knit fabric …

Tukatech opens virtual fit model library

December 9, 2019

Tukatech has opened its library of over 750 virtual fit models for global brands and retailers to all 3D users in the fashion industry. Regardless of which 3D fashion technology system they use, anyone can access this library, which offers exact replicas of 3D fit models developed from leading brands’ live fit models. Each is …

Egyptian cotton exports peaking

December 5, 2019

Egyptian cotton production and exports are at their highest for five years following a renewed period of emphasis on improving sustainability. The 2018–2019 season saw an increase of 45 percent in exports. The Cotton Egypt Association, the independent body responsible for the global brand, supports the implementation of “The Egyptian Cotton Project,” which includes training, …

Michelman appoints Wise

December 4, 2019

Michelman, a developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, has appointed Jason Wise as the company’s new CFO. Previous to joining Michelman in 2012 as its corporate controller, Wise held senior level managerial and auditing positions at global, mid-to-large-sized market companies including Baker Concrete Construction, Sun Chemical, Deloitte and Arthur Anderson.

Industrial drying technology saves energy

December 3, 2019

Southern California Gas Co. and Gas Technology Institute have demonstrated a new industrial drying technology that uses less energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and saves money. The technology can be used for drying or heat processing across a broad spectrum of industrial, agricultural and commercial applications, including textiles. The new technology uses up to 65 …

En-Fold® provides all-weather solution at new Pier 17 restaurant

December 2, 2019

Pier 17 is a massive 300,000 square foot building at the waterfront along the East River in New York City. Encompassing retail, entertainment, architectural features and seasonal attractions, the area is intended to further the transformation of the Seaport district into a true destination. The new cocktail bar, R17, is located on the building’s rooftop …

Brian Francois joins SDL Atlas

SDL Atlas has named Brian Francois general manager of Americas and Europe. Francois came to SDL Atlas from AATCC where he was the executive vice president. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at Pulcra, a chemical additives producer. Francois is responsible for the SDL Atlas operations and staff in the U.S. and U.K. as …