Serge Ferrari redesigns website

July 3, 2018

Serge Ferrari has launched a newly redesigned website, www.sergeferrari.com. The website features responsive design, improved navigation, streamlined product selection and downloadable technical information. It also offers new product branding for a more intuitive product selection experience. Streamlining the names of the company’s 125+ products and improving brand communication is an important step in the company’s …

Devan Chemicals launches natural technology to make textiles free from pet allergens

June 30, 2018

Over the past few decades, pets have been climbing up the social ladder and have moved from outdoor protectors to indoor family members. The American Pet Products Association estimates that 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet, with cats and dogs being the most popular. In Europe, more than 30 percent of households own …

Whitehouse unveils new Bill to help Rhode Island manufacturers address workforce challenges and support innovation

Legislation provides funding for manufacturers to train employees and retain institutional knowledge U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined Congressman David Cicilline and leaders in Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry to unveil new legislation to help manufacturers temporarily retain retiring employees to train a replacement and transfer their institutional knowledge. Whitehouse made the announcement at Cooley Group, …

Tempotest Visualizer® app offers virtual reality for awnings

June 29, 2018

Tempotest Visualizer® is a time-saving app for smartphones and tablets that allows fabricators to choose the type of awnings and Para Tempotest fabric suitable through “augmented” or virtual reality. The app allows users to use existing photographs and project various awning styles in 3D with any combination of fabrics available from the Tempotest collection. The …

Safety Components adds distributors

Safety Components, manufacturer of WeatherMAX and other high-performance outdoor technical fabrics, has added four distributors for its newest product, WeatherMAX 3D, making the textile available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The distributors are J. Ennis Fabrics, Keyston Bros., Performance Textiles and The Miami Corporation. This provides availability for the innovative textile throughout the US and …

Mimaki opens technology center

June 28, 2018

Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, opened a new Midwest Region Technology Center in Franklin, Wis. The center offers hands-on experience with the latest in digital inkjet printing technology, including UV curable, dye sublimation, latex and solvent printing. The 16,585-square-foot facility is the site of solution demonstrations, dealer technician …

INVISTA invests in upgrades

June 27, 2018

INVISTA, Camden, S.C., has invested $30 million in small-lot equipment for solution-dyed nylon 6,6 bulk continuous filament (BCF) fiber production. The expansion was officially commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in July at the manufacturing facility. The investment supports INVISTA’s commitment to the growth of the Antron brand and the Lumena fiber portfolio that serves …

Fisher Textiles launches new website

June 26, 2018

Fisher Textiles, the Indian Trail, N.C.-supplier of fabrics for digital printing, has redesigned and rebranded its website at www.fishertextiles.com. The new site offers a clean, mobile-responsive design to help visitors quickly locate fabric choices based on print technology or desired application. The streamlined design makes it easier to request samples and find technical information on …

DSM expands Dyneema® production

June 25, 2018

Royal DSM plans to increase production capacity for Dyneema® due to increased demand for both Dyneema UD (Uni-Directional laminate) and Dyneema fiber. The company will install additional new UD technology at its plants in Heerlen, Netherlands, and in Greenville, N.C., and will also make improvements to existing production lines to expand Dyneema UD and Dyneema …

Online 2018 Buyer’s Guide makes product searching a snap

June 20, 2018

The Specialty Fabrics Review 2018 Buyer’s Guide is now available online. This comprehensive company directory includes thousands of products and services across the entire supply chain. Product listings include fabrics, fibers, chemicals, compounds, cleaners, coatings, hardware, equipment and tools. Listings also include services to manufacturers and end products. The online Buyer’s Guide, designed to make …