Glen Raven donates to NC State Wilson College of Textiles’ scholarship program

September 15, 2021  |  Company News, News

Glen Raven Inc., a global textile company based near Burlington, N.C., recently donated $250,000 to the NC State Wilson College of Textiles to support the college’s Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program as well as the Dean’s Textile Innovation Fund. The first needs-based scholarship program at t…
IFAI launches first podcast

September 14, 2021  |  News

IFAI Talking Textiles The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently launched IFAI Talking Textiles, a podcast hosted by the IFAI Canada and the Advanced Textiles Products divisions.   One episode will be available each month featuring interviews with members in the Canadian a…
Precision Textiles launches new website

September 13, 2021  |  Company News, News

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and health care industries, has launched a new website unifying the manufacturer’s products with its diverse manufacturing capabilities. The revamped site,, positions t…
B.I.G. YARNS awarded HPR status for second European plant

September 10, 2021  |  Company News, News

.I.G. YARNS has announced the attainment of a FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” Achievement Award (HPR Award) for its yarn production facility in Komen, Belgium.
Ferntex collaborates with Sol-Out and TAF for Australian outdoor fabric market

September 9, 2021  |  Company News, News

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. (TAF) and Bulliontex Co. Ltd. have joined with Australia-based company Ferntex Solutions to distribute outdoor fabrics under Bulliontex’s Sol-Out® brand made with TAF’s Durashine™ fiber in Australasia. Sol-Out fabrics will be available for awnings, shades and marin…
HUESKER implements first high-performance robot

September 8, 2021  |  Company News, News

The HUESKER Group, a manufacturer of technical high-performance textiles for civil engineering, agriculture, industry and lightweight construction, along with ABB, a pioneer in robotics and automation, have developed a high-performance robot used for handling and palletizing heavy yarn reels.
Durst appoints Cosh as UK and Ireland label business development manager

September 7, 2021  |  Company News, News

Simon Cosh, an inkjet specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the print and graphic communications industry, has been appointed UK and Ireland Label Business Development Manager by Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.
Biden Administration awards $6.5M contract to U.S. Cotton LLC

September 3, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The Biden Administration has awarded a contract for $6.5 million to U.S. Cotton LLC, the largest manufacturer of cotton swabs in the United States, to increase domestic production capability for polyester tipped swabs for home testing kits and mass testing applications to fight the COVID-19 pandemic…
Drexel University seeking volunteers for e-textile focus groups

September 2, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC) at Drexel University is recruiting for focus groups with e-textile professionals from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and challenges in developing and integrating e-textile applications.
Orion Engineered Carbons initiates construction of second plant in China

September 2, 2021  |  Company News, News

Orion Engineered Carbons has begun constructing its second plant in China for specialty and high-performance carbon black, expanding the chemical company’s production capacity in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.