TNC Global to distribute Radici

December 11, 2017

TNC Global, Greensboro, N.C., and The Radici Comfort Fibres Business Area, part of Radici Group Italy, have signed a distribution agreement for the U.S. and Canada. TNC will be responsible for both nylon and polyester fiber and filament yarn products. In the past, the company has identified their polyester products as Noyfil. Going forward, nylon and …

Techmer PM opens plant in Mexico

December 8, 2017

Techmer PM, Clinton, Tenn., has begun production at its new Querétaro, Mexico, facility. The plant will help meet growing demand for color, additives and engineered compounds in key Latin American markets. Similar to a U.S.-based Techmer PM production unit, the Querétaro facility was designed to create high-value technical products that meet demanding quality requirements. The …

Sutlej acquires American Silk Mills

December 7, 2017

Sutlej Textiles and Industries, Mumbai, India, has acquired the design sales and distribution business and brand of American Silk Mills, Plains, Penn. With this acquisition, Sutlej adds a leading American boutique designer and distributor of residential and contract furnishing textiles to its home textiles portfolio. American Silk Mills will continue to design, develop and market …

IFAI Expo 2018 call for presentations

December 6, 2017

IFAI Expo 2018 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo will be held October 15-18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Submit now! The Call for Presentations deadline is January 12, 2018.  Categories Advanced Textiles  Shade and Weather Protection Specialty Fabrics  General Business Benefits of Presenting Build your reputation as an industry expert Share your knowledge …

Stahl becomes bluesign® partner

Netherlands–based Stahl recently achieved bluesign® system partner status. The formalization underlines the company’s commitment to produce textile products in the most sustainable way. The system unites participants throughout the supply chain to jointly reduce their impact on people and the environment. Using an approach called Input Stream Management, the bluesign system helps its partners to …

IFAI Canada Expo 2018

Canada Expo 2018 is like no other event – a unique opportunity to meet manufacturers and businesses face-to-face and immerse yourself in new knowledge and leading edge solutions. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest in the specialty fabrics industry through the sights, sounds and innovations of the exhibit floor. Register now! Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours …

R+T 2018 trade show to include IFAI booth and members-only delegation

December 4, 2017

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Fabric Structures Association (FSA), will be hosting a booth at the upcoming R + T 2018 trade show floor, the international trade fair for roller shutter, doors/gates and sun protection systems. The event will be held February 27 through March 3, 2018, at the Messe Stuttgart, Germany. …

Sandler nonwoven plant opens in Georgia

German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG has opened its first overseas subsidiary in Perry, Ga., in October 2017. Sandler Nonwoven Corporation was inaugurated with a ribbon cutting and Sandler Oktoberfest, a special Bavarian evening. Sandler AG anticipates opening additional overseas plants in the future.

Another dimension

December 1, 2017

3-D narrow fabrics expand possibilities Under a Small Business Innovation Research grant for a project with the U.S. Air Force, Bally Ribbon Mills of Bally, Pa., developed a quad-axial loom. Through research and development in that process, the company learned a lot that it was able to apply to commercial items. “Now we are able …

Sandler nonwoven plant opens in Georgia

November 30, 2017

German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG has opened its first overseas subsidiary in Perry, Ga., in October 2017. Sandler Nonwoven Corporation was inaugurated with a ribbon cutting and Sandler Oktoberfest, a special Bavarian evening. Sandler AG anticipates opening additional overseas plants in the future.