AATCC officers elected

April 19, 2019

AATCC elected national officers for 2019–2020 at its annual meeting in November 2018 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park. Kerry King transitioned to president. Harrie Schoots, Ascend Performance Materials, was elected president-elect. The following regional board members were elected to a two-year term: Jack Bare, StarChem LLC, New England Region; Martha Carper, University …

Revitalizing U.S. textiles

April 18, 2019

In a recent article, Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, explains the reasons why a revival in U.S. textile manufacturing is necessary. His discussion with professor Eric Hequet, a renowned cotton fiber quality expert at Texas Tech, details the steady growth of the advanced textile industry including nonwovens while …

Ryan appointed CEO at Zund America

April 17, 2019

Zund America Inc. has appointed Dan Ryan to the position of CEO for Zund’s Milwaukee-based North American operations. His primary focus will be on creating a long-term vision for the company, with efficient business practices, continuous process improvements and strategies for continued, sustainable growth in digital cutting system sales and support services.

OEKO-TEX new regulations

April 16, 2019

In 2019 the goal of the OEKO-TEX Association is to reinforce consumer protection and sustainability along the value creation chain for textiles and leather. Existing guidelines for the OEKO-TEX product portfolio have been amended again and the new regulations went into effect on April 1, 2019. Among the changes are the inclusion of benzene and …

Messe Frankfurt acquires textile cleaning show

April 15, 2019

Messe Frankfurt has acquired the textile-care industry’s leading trade show in France and their second show in the sector in a month. The German organizer’s Paris division, Messe Frankfurt France, took over ownership of JET Expo, a biennial exhibition held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. It was the latest move to enhance Messe …

Arkin named manager at Zund America

April 12, 2019

Andy Arkin has been named strategic account and industrial market segment manager at Zund America Inc. He will continue Zund’s rapid expansion in the industrial leather, textile/tech textile and composites markets. Arkin spent 23 years on the production side of printing, starting in prepress for conventional offset, flexographic, and screen printing and then transitioning to …

DuPont Sustainable Solutions launches “Environment Matters” training series

April 8, 2019

DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Wilmington, Del., has launched a new training series, Environment Matters, which presents straightforward overviews of major environmental regulations. “The format of Environment Matters is based on the success of our Safety Matters series,” said Chris Scaglione, product manager, learning & development, at DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Safety Matters discusses core safety topics in …

New Hot Swap program from Kamber

Kamber Narrow Fabric Machinery LLC, a global trader and specialist in pre-owned weaving, braiding and knitting machinery, has announced a new Hot Swap program for manufacturers. The program offers manufacturers the opportunity to have their narrow fabric needle looms completely refurbished with a full one-year warranty and with zero minutes of downtime with their current …

Webinar: Wearable Tech & Smart Textiles: A platform for women’s leadership

April 5, 2019

Members: $69  Non-Members: $129  April 30 | Noon EST  Join Justine Decaens of CTT Group for a webinar in conjunction with the Smart Fabrics Virtual Summit. The start-up culture is emerging as textile manufacturers have begun diversifying and differentiating by leveraging smart textiles. This culture is driving a new mentality and providing leadership roles for women. …

Smart Fabrics Virtual Summit registration now open

Members: $200 both days | $125/one day  Non-Members: $300 both days | $175/one day May 14-15, 2019 | 11:00am – 3:00pm EST For the third year, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the Smart Fabrics Summit 2019. This year, the summit will be conducted virtually from May 14-15, 2019. Newly titled as the “Smart Fabrics Virtual …