Hauser receives Olney Medal

April 6, 2018

Peter J. Hauser is the recipient of the AATCC Olney Medal for his substantial work as an industry scientist and textile chemistry professor in industrial textile wet processing research and development. Hauser’s early research involved developing and commercially verifying a mathematical model for continuous indigo yarn dyeing. He also developed cationic bleach activators for cotton …

ASTM International upcoming meetings

April 5, 2018

ASTM International Committee D13 on Textiles June 24–27, 2018 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA To register, visit https://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/nextmeeting.cgi?+++D13 ASTM International D13.50 on Smart Textiles June 25, 2018 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA To register, visit https://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/nextmeeting.cgi?+++D13

Call for candidates: IFAI Board of Directors

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International is now accepting applications to fill two (2) Director positions on the IFAI Board of Directors. Both of these positions are for three-year terms. All of IFAI’s volunteer leadership openings are being announced at this time, as well, in an effort to highlight the range …

Gerriets introduces 40’ wide inherently flame-retardant canvas

April 3, 2018

Gerriets International has introduced a 40’ wide inherently flame-retardant canvas, woven from high quality Trevira CS polyester. 40’ high seamless cycloramas, drops and projection surfaces are now available in a heavy-duty IFR material. The 9 oz/yd2 IFR Super Canvas CS allows large theaters and opera houses to have seamless IFR soft goods with a long …

Henderson Sewing Machine celebrates 50 years

March 29, 2018

Henderson Sewing Machine Co., headquartered in Andalusia, Ala., was established 50 years ago by James F. Henderson as a supplier of products to the apparel market. Current owner Frank Henderson joined his father’s company in 1976 after graduating from college with the goal of growing the company and continuing his father’s emphasis on customer service. …

Keyston Bros. turns 150

Keyston Bros. celebrated its 150th birthday in Atlanta, Ga., home to the corporate headquarters for Keyston Bros., Keyston Outdoor and KB Contract. The company started in San Francisco, Calif., in 1868 as a small family-owned business manufacturing and selling whips and lashes. Today, Keyston Bros. is a leading supplier and innovator of fabrics, vinyls, leathers and …

General Fabrics joins with Brand & Oppenheimer

March 28, 2018

Brand & Oppenheimer Co. Inc., a leading textile converter, has acquired General Fabrics Co., a leading wholesale designer, packager and distributor of printed textiles. General Fabrics services a wide variety of markets, notably quilting and crafting resellers. Its products are known for a breadth of designs from the 1800s to contemporary urban graffiti offerings. All …

Alpha acquires Fairprene®

March 27, 2018

Alpha Engineered Composites LLC, Lakewood, N.J., has acquired the Fairprene business unit from Virginia-based Longwood Elastomers, a Wabtec Company. Fairprene is knownacross the automotive, fluid sealing, petrochemical and aerospace industries for itstechnical niche in performance sheet stock, coated fabrics and specialty composites. Alpha Engineered Composites is recognized for its significant expertise in calendering and curing …

DuPont receives sustainability award

March 26, 2018

DuPont Industrial Biosciences received the Henkel Laundry & Home Care Sustainability Award for its enzyme technology. The award was presented to DuPont’s Home & Personal Care business. DuPont provided Henkel with a high-performance enzyme for best-in-class wash results in a broad range of detergents. DuPont’s enzyme technology outperformed other products, allowing Henkel to reduce the …

Smart fabrics: getting smarter on April 24, 2018

March 23, 2018

Register for the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit by April 23, 2018 The 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit will be held on April 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the goal of the summit is …