Flack named inspiring woman

January 10, 2019

LeAnne Flack, Milliken Specialty Interiors marketing manager, was recognized as one of Home Furnishing News’ “Inspiring Women in Home.” The honor recognizes women for outstanding achievements in advancing their company and the home interiors industry. Among her achievements, Flack spearheaded Milliken’s re-entrance into the residential market. She was instrumental in developing, launching and commercializing Breathe …

Sports and fitness wear market growth

January 9, 2019

The global sports and fitness wear market is expected to post a CAGR of over five percent during the period of 2019–2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. A key factor driving the growth of the market is the rising number of sports tournaments. The growing interest in sports activities globally has …

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. to launch 10 new shades of Durashine™ in Heimtextil 201

January 8, 2019

Durashine™ fibre, the premium solution-dyed acrylic fibre from Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. (Aditya Birla Group), is going to be available in 10 new shades. The company will unveil the new shades in the upcoming Heimtextil in Frankfurt from January 8–11, 2019. Durashine fibre is made to withstand extreme conditions of UV, rain and abrasion that …

Weber joins Enduratex

January 7, 2019

David Weber has joined Enduratex ™ , Corona Calif., as an OEM marine representative. Weber has nearly 20 years in the marine OEM business. As owner of Munzinger and Company, Battlefield, Mo., he focused on the Midwest territory. At Enduratex, Weber’s territory will be much broader as he serves the marine market exclusively.

Woolrich Inc. closes woolen mill

January 4, 2019

Woolrich Inc. has announced the closure of its woolen mill in Woolrich, Penn. The fabric manufacturing operations are expected to cease by the end of 2018. Up to 40 employees are affected. The decision was made after a comprehensive review of the company’s overall woven fabric business and the considerable capital improvements needed to modernize …

Milliken and Teijin Aramid collaborate in Asia Pacific

January 3, 2019

Leading U.S. flame resistant (FR) textiles brand Westex™ by Milliken™ and global aramid fiber producer Teijin Aramid have announced a joint technology and commercial partnership for Southeast Asia and Australasia. With this partnership, the two companies plan to improve the reputable aramid-based FR solutions in the Asian market. As a brand of Milliken & Company, …

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group wins innovation award

January 2, 2019

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group (MSYG) has won the Leadership in Innovation Award from the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The award recognized the company’s commitment to building a new state-of-the-art textile plant in North Carolina at a time when other regional textile plants were closing or moving overseas. MSYG was honored at an awards ceremony …

ARA awards outstanding service

December 31, 2018

The American Rental Association (ARA) presented its annual awards to individuals for outstanding service to the association and the rental industry. Frederick Dupy, president of American Party Rental in Austin, Texas, was honored with the the Distinguished Service Award; Leon Kothmann, Leon Kothmann Insurance Agency, Arlington, Texas, received the Meritorious Service Award; Rick Long, president …

Wear2wear makes “Green Deal”

December 28, 2018

At the Expoprotection Paris exhibition in November 2018, Wear2wear presented an initiative aimed at establishing closed-loop textile recycling across national European boundaries and economies. Through intermediary Sympatex, the European textile partnership will collaborate with an association comprising the French government, industry and agencies to develop synergies between Wear2wear and FRIVEP (Filière pour le Réemploi et Recyclage …

Eastman certified ISO 9001:2015

December 26, 2018

Eastman Machine Company, Buffalo, N.Y., was certified under ISO 9001:2015 standards by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification is a new achievement for the 130-year old manufacturer, and it better positions the company to serve its global customer base. Eastman’s internal quality policy has been documented to solidify the company’s commitment to continuously …