Simmons joins Columbia board

December 12, 2018

The board of directors of Columbia Sportswear Co. elected Sabrina Simmons to serve as a director and member of the nominating and corporate governance and compensation committees effective immediately. The board intends to nominate Simmons for election by the company’s shareholders to a full term as a board member at the company’s 2019 annual meeting …

Coated fabrics market growth

December 11, 2018

The ResearchAndMarkets.com report “Coated Fabrics Market by Product (Polymer, Rubber and Fabric-backed wall coverings), Application (Transportation, Protective Clothing, Industrial, Awnings, Roofing and Canopies, Furniture & Seating) and Region – Global Forecast to 2023” is now available. It details the growth rate of the global coated fabrics market, which is expected to grow from $23.93 billion …

Zund to open new headquarters

December 10, 2018

Zund America Inc. held a groundbreaking for their new North American headquarters being constructed at Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek, Wis. The 50,000-square-foot space will include offices as well as spaces for product display, customer and employee training, and warehousing for its product and miscellaneous materials that support the installation and servicing of Zund …

NCTO endorses U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

December 7, 2018

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) board of directors has endorsed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), according to a December 6th press release. The United States, Canada and Mexico signed the USMCA November 30. NCTO is a Washington, D.C. trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers. According …

Sonoco completes acquisition

Sonoco has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 percent interest in the joint venture of Conitex Sonoco, a vertically integrated manufacturer of paper-based cones and tubes used in the textile industry. The joint venture was formed in 1998 between Texpack Inc., a Spain-based global provider of paper-based packaging products, and Sonoco’s former North America …

Olympic Tent welcomes Linc Aldershof as its national sales manager

December 6, 2018

  Tent manufacturer Olympic Tent, Tacoma, Wash., has hired Linc Aldershof as national sales manager. Aldershof brings 43 years of experience in the tent and industrial fabric industry to Olympic Tent. He will be responsible for developing new business relationships, promoting products and overseeing the sales team. Aldershof is an accomplished sales professional with a …

Bowman, Fredrickson, Loyzelle join Sattler

Ryan Bowman has been named sales manager, casual furniture division at the Outdura Casual Furniture Division of Sattler Corp. As sales manager, Bowman will serve in a key role for the Outdura sales organization. Steve Fredrickson has been named Sattler sales director, awning and marine division. Previously Fredrickson was with Serge Ferrari as the sales …

Silk to launch safe chemistry

December 5, 2018

Silk Inc., a Massachusetts-based natural chemistry company, has raised $30 million in Series B Funding to catapult the company’s innovations into the green chemistry market. The funds will allow Silk to launch its safe chemistry into the trillion-dollar fashion and textile industry and scale up production to meet global demand. Silk’s move into the apparel …

Huntsman and Chemours expand alliance

December 4, 2018

Huntsman Textile Effects and The Chemours Company FC LLC have agreed to expand their long-term alliance in the area of durable water repellence (DWR). By combining the strengths of both companies, the expanded cooperation unlocks the full potential of the alliance to develop and deliver new, sustainable DWR solutions and chemistry. It also puts them …

Thrace Group commits to sustainability

December 3, 2018

In response to the European Union’s call for voluntary pledges for the uptake of recycled plastics, Thrace Group submitted a pledge to substitute more than 8,500 tons of virgin raw material with recycled by 2025. It represents Thrace Group’s contribution to the goal of significantly increasing the quantity of plastic waste that will be converted …