Korhonen appointed at Suominen

July 8, 2019

Klaus Korhonen has been appointed senior vice president, human resources and legal affairs at Suominen Corporation. He will be a member of Suominen’s executive team and report to president and CEO Petri Helsky. Korhonen will start in his new position latest in September. Suominen supplies its industrial and retail customers with nonwovens for use in …

INDA benchmarks nonwovens

July 3, 2019

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the sixth edition of the annual “North American Nonwovens Supply Report” for its members. Based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders, the report provides an overall view of North American supply, including key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in …

Solmax appoints Blond

July 2, 2019

Solmax announced the appointment of Eric Blond to serve as its global technical services director. Blond holds nearly 25 years of experience in geosynthetic testing, research and knowledge of civil engineering and polymeric construction materials.

Shannon named president of Southern Textile Association

July 1, 2019

Matt Shannon of Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, S.C., will become the next president of the Southern Textile Association (STA), after Andrew Barker of Matrix Yarns, Charlotte, N.C., finishes the remaining days of his yearlong presidency. The change in leadership will happen at the 111th annual STA meeting, July 22-24 in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Among the …

Wastewater testing from Hohenstein

Following recognition by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program as a partnering wastewater-testing laboratory, Hohenstein now offers customers the security of ZDHC-compliant manufacturing. As an internationally accredited testing laboratory, service provider and research partner of the textile industry, Hohenstein supports the objectives of the ZDHC and the ZDHC Roadmap. The ZDHC aims to …

Holz stays with Trevira

June 28, 2019

Trevira CEO Klaus Holz and Trevira’s parent company, Indorama Ventures, will continue to work together for a further three years following a mutually agreed renewal of Holz’s contract. The contract was due to expire at the end of this year, but it has now been extended until the end of 2022. Holz took up his …

Global textile market forecast

June 27, 2019

A new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com details the growth of the global textile market, which is projected to reach USD 1.23 trillion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 4.24 percent. Population growth, rising disposable income levels and rapid urbanization in developing countries like China, India and Mexico are likely to boost product demand. The increasing …

Milliken & Company names Layton president of Polartec business

June 26, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, has named Steve Layton president of its newly acquired Polartec business. The strong global brand, which joined Milliken in June, is known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel. Layton will head the integration process, …

Shaw joins PCMC

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller and supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries, has hired Mike Shaw as printing, coating and laminating regional sales manager. Shaw brings nearly 25 years of sales experience to the position.

In memoriam: Dave DeWolf, Para Loft Inc.

June 25, 2019

Dave DeWolf, parachute rigging instructor and owner of Elizabethtown, Penn.-based Para Loft Inc., passed away on May 22, 2019. DeWolf, known to nearly everyone as “Handsome Dave,” began skydiving in the Army in 1962 and jumped in every calendar year since, accumulating more than 13,000 jumps. He founded Para Loft rigger’s school in 1977 and …