2019 AATCC Future Leaders Award

June 24, 2019

The AATCC Future Leaders Award, which recognizes promising young professionals in the fields of textiles, apparel and related material sciences, was presented to Krystle Moody Wood in April at the organization’s international conference. Wood is founder of materEVOLVE LLC, a woman-led consulting firm that works to build sustainability in the textile and apparel industry. An …

Filtrex™ India addresses air quality

June 21, 2019

The fourth edition of the Filtrex India conference was hailed as a success by 150 participants from across the filtration supply chain. Organized by EDANA and BCH, Filtrex India has strengthened its position as a leading and unique platform for the filtration industry on the Indian subcontinent. The conference focused on industrial megatrends, the growth …

Six languages for Phifer website

June 20, 2019

Phifer Incorporated recently added six foreign language translations to its website. Visitors can now tap into company and product content via German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, French or Portuguese translations from anywhere in the world. The update is part of a continued effort to make the site more user-friendly for both domestic and international customers.

PerPETual Global recycles 2 billion bottles

June 19, 2019

PerPETual Global Technologies Ltd. recently recycled its 2 billionth used plastic bottle, using its own proprietary developed and patented sustainable recycling process. PerPETual achieved this in cooperation with its manufacturing partner based in India, where it is currently recycling approximately 2.5 million bottles daily. PerPETual regards used plastic bottles as a valuable resource that can …

Orchard Yarn acquires Silk City Fibers

June 18, 2019

Orchard Yarn and Thread Company Inc. has announced the purchase of Silk City Fibers, a manufacturer of high fashion yarns for weaving, knitting, embroidery and crochet. Silk City Fibers offers more than 2,000 colors in 50 luxury and natural fiber yarn styles. The acquisition provides Orchard Yarn with a major growth opportunity that will allow …

Mutoh expands Johnson Plastics partnership

June 17, 2019

Mutoh America Inc. has expanded its partnership with Johnson Plastics Plus, which recently expanded its product line to include Mutoh’s UV-LED printers, ink and supplies. The Mutoh lineup of UV-LED printers gives sign shops and awards retailers an easy way to enter into the growing world of UV-LED printing. Mutoh equipment has advantages for those …

Milliken & Company to acquire Polartec from Versa Capital Management

June 14, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Polartec LLC, a global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management LLC. The acquisition is expected to close in …

Milliken & Company acquires Andover Healthcare

Milliken & Company, a global innovation company with more than a century of performance and protective textile, specialty chemical and floor covering expertise, has acquired Andover Healthcare, a manufacturer of cohesive bandages and compression systems spanning health care, animal health and sports medicine markets. Joining Milliken Healthcare Products LLC, Milliken & Company’s dedicated health care …

Graniteville invests in energy efficiency

Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a leader in the production of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, has installed a state-of the-art Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) replacing older units. Based on the latest regenerative oxidizing technology, the RTO uses a regenerative ceramic bed and an air exchange system to achieve 95 percent thermal efficiency, reducing natural gas consumption. …

Propex acquired by investment group

June 13, 2019

A family investment group that specializes in polymer woven and nonwoven fabrics and coatings has acquired all controlling interest in Propex Operating Company LLC’s Propex European operations, which will be renamed Propex Furnishing Solutions. The agreement also includes the rights to purchase the furnishings business in the U.S. Propex Furnishing Solutions’ production and operations facilities …