Polartec presents new recycled insulation

July 30, 2018

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has introduced its upgraded Polartec Power Fill™ insulation, now made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials. This insulation led the industry when it was introduced with 80 percent recycled content just one year ago, and now has reached this milestone more quickly than originally thought possible. A …

Phifer launches new website

July 28, 2018

Phifer Incorporated, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has launched a new website with educational content, images and interactive tools for the ultimate user experience. The site delivers a wealth of information and resources on Phifer’s vast portfolio of insect screening, sun control and furniture fabrics. Optimized for easy navigation on all web browsers and device types, the website …

Oerlikon sells technology to Starlinger

July 26, 2018

Putting greater focus on their core business of filament, staple fiber and nonwovens, Oerlikon will divest its tape and monofilament technologies to the Austrian group, Starlinger. The group will take over the German business unit from Chemnitz, also known under the brand name Barmag Spinnzwirn. Over the last decades, Barmag Spinnzwirn has been established in …

Mouvent announces strategic partnerships

July 25, 2018

Mouvent, the Swiss start-up company that delivers digital printing using pioneering digital technology, has formed strategic partnerships with the principal distributors of textile printing solutions in Italy, Turkey, India and China due to the market potential in those countries. Mouvent has ambitious sales goals for its first textile printing solution, the very compact TX801, which …

Kentwool celebrates 175 years

July 24, 2018

Kentwool, the fifth-generation family-owned American textile innovator, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. Though many of its peers have moved operations abroad, the company continues to make its premium products entirely in the U.S. The Greenville, S.C.-based company employs 81 people between its Pickens manufacturing facility and Greenville offices. Kentwool’s C.E.O., noted Greenville philanthropist …

Glen Raven and Shawmut merge operations

July 23, 2018

Shawmut Corporation, a leader in developing high-performance composites, and Glen Raven Technical Fabrics (GRTF), a provider of technical fabric solutions, have agreed to merge GRTF’s automotive headliner and specialty industrial fabrics business into Shawmut. The merger will fully integrate Shawmut’s market-leading composite development capabilities and global lamination platform with Glen Raven’s specialty industrial fabrics operation. …

Americhem acquires Prescient

July 20, 2018

Americhem Inc., Cuyahoga, Ohio, has acquired Prescient Color Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited. Prescient, based in Pune, India, is a producer of high-end master batches in several niche applications, including synthetic fibers. It employs approximately 140, including contract employees. The acquisition complements Americhem’s position in the global synthetic fiber market …

Tolliver appointed at Amada Miyachi America

July 16, 2018

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has appointed Kurt A. Tolliver to vice president of sales. A 20-year veteran of the company, Tolliver previously managed the Southern U.S., Mexico, Central America and European sales networks. In his new role he will oversee worldwide sales of all of Amada products including resistance welding, laser welding, laser marking and …

Uniquetex adds spunmelt lines

July 13, 2018

Uniquetex, Grover, N.C., has installed its first two spunmelt lines capable of producing more than 10,000 tons of SS and SMS engineered nonwoven fabrics and composite materials. The development allows the company to begin production and start serving its current customer base of more than 100 companies. Uniquetex primarily serves the industrial, home furnishing, packaging, …

TRSA safety summit

TRSA, the global association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, hosted the seventh annual Safety Summit in May. More than 70 participants shared best practices and received advice from safety professionals in other industries to further decrease workplace risks in large-scale laundries. Progress continues to be made toward a zero-incident goal. Yearly TRSA …