Teijin Frontier acquires Ziegler

September 25, 2018

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber and products converting company, has agreed to acquire J.H. Ziegler GmbH, a supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany. Through the acquisition, Teijin Frontier will improve its automotive interior materials’ production and sales capabilities in Europe, enhancing its presence in the global automotive market. To drive the …

SILVADUR Antimicrobials from Dow Microbial Control earns bluesign certification

September 24, 2018

SILVADUR™ Antimicrobials, patented antimicrobial technology for textiles and apparel from Dow Microbial Control, a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, has been certified by the bluesign® system. The certification signifies the safety of the technology to brands and manufacturers. Managed by the Swiss-based company bluesign Technologies AG, the system oversees the global textile …

Eastman and ExactFlat collaborate

September 21, 2018

Eastman Machine Company, provider of cutting machine technologies, and ExactFlat, a provider of 3-D to 2-D digital patterning software, are collaborating to increase the efficiency of preparing and cutting patterns with digitally printed graphics. ExactFlat 3-D to 2-D digital patterning software creates flat patterns with graphics perfectly aligned. Once 2-D patterns are created, they can …

Asheboro Elastics set for growth

September 20, 2018

Asheboro Elastics Corp. (AEC), a producer of knitted and woven narrow fabrics for the apparel and bedding industries, has retained Equity Partners to find new money, either debt or equity, or a strategic partner, to complement the company’s growth strategy. AEC has been working strategically over the last three years to position itself for growth …

IFAI announces new Textile Career Center

September 19, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced a new online career resource: the Textile Career Center. This new initiative will offer IFAI members, and the industry at large, an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. For job seekers, the Textile Career Center will serve as a tool to find and apply …

Arc’Teryx debuts film

Arc’Teryx, North Vancover, Canada, has debuted “The Science Behind Gore,” one of four short films in the “Who We Are” video series that explores the brand’s heritage, ethos and DNA. The film explores the technology collaborations between Gore and Arc’Teryx that have pushed industry standards forward, as well as the people and processes that continue …

Bolger and O’Hearn products on ZDHC list

September 18, 2018

With the recent collaboration between bluesign® and ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals), several of the chemistries developed by Bolger & O’Hearn Specialty Chemicals are now listed on the official ZDHC list of sustainable, approved textile industry chemistries. ZDHC is a global sustainability leader at the forefront of phasing out hazardous substances from the supply …

AATCC wins Apex Award

AATCC has won an Apex award for its September/October 2017 feature article by Kilara Le in the AATCC Review. The annual Apex Awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc. More than 1,400 entries were submitted for the 2018 contest with 556 Awards of Excellence and 100 Grand Awards presented recognizing exceptional and outstanding work. “Microfiber …

Beckman joins Losberger DeBoer

September 17, 2018

Losberger DeBoer, Frederick, Md., has named Justin Beckman West Coast sales representative. He joins Losberger DeBoer with almost 20 years of event and tent experience. Starting as a stagehand, Becker migrated to the event rental world in college. After attending Colorado State University, he owned and operated a tent and event company in the Sioux …

Joe Belli retires from Eide Industries

September 14, 2018

After a remarkable career of 37 years with Eide Industries Inc., based in Cerritos, Calif., Joe Belli has announced his retirement, effective September 6, 2018. Belli became part of the Eide team in 1981, ending as president of the company. From the start, he invested his time and abundant energy into building Eide Industries into …