Italian textile machinery report

May 13, 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, the orders intake of Italian textile machinery registered a sharp drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The index of orders intake for textile machines drawn up by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, for the period from January to March 2020 fell by 31% compared to the …

AATCC announces Future Leaders Award winners

May 12, 2020

The AATCC Future Leaders Award was presented to Ashley Handley, Heather Johnson, Katelyn Lee, Bryan Ormond, Tyler Pickett, and Morgan Schanski on March 12, 2020 at the International Conference held in Greenville, S.C. The Future Leaders Award recognizes promising young professionals in the fields of textiles, apparel and related material sciences. Nominees for the award …

Hampton joins The Fox Company

May 11, 2020

Calvin Hampton has joined The Fox Company as senior sales and technical manager. Hampton spent many years with Juki America in various positions, is well known in the sewn product industry throughout North America, and has been involved with heavy duty machines, typically used with industrial fabrics. Hampton will be based out of Florida and will …

Morbern named best managed company

May 8, 2020

Morbern, manufacturer of vinyl upholstery for the marine, automotive, RV and commercial interiors markets, has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2020. Morbern was one of only 30 Canadian companies to receive the designation, and this is the first time the company has been selected. Now in its 27th year, Canada’s Best Managed …

Moss Inc. expands manufacturing capabilities

May 7, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moss Inc. has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities to include high-speed automated production for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Moss’s new fleet of proprietary manufacturing technology can produce a total global output of 1.2 million face masks per day. The automated manufacturing system was developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer …

Polyfab distributes Lenzing Profilen thread

May 6, 2020

Lenzing Plastics has named Polyfab USA as the master distributor of the Lenzing Profilen line of PTFE sewing thread for the shade, awning and marine industries in North and South America. According to Polyfab, Profilen PTFE sewing thread is UV resistant, flame retardant, resistant to highly corrosive environments and free of heavy metals, chlorine and plasticizers. …

Free webinar: Advanced nanofiber production with disruptive technologies

May 5, 2020

Nanoscience Instruments will present precision nanofiber electrospinning with the Fluidnatek and fast analysis with the Phenom desktop SEM in a free online webinar May 12, 2020. As the demand for air filtration materials has increased globally, especially in the wake of an aerosol-based global pandemic, alternative sources of filter fibers are now an area of …

Dunlap Industries hires operations coordinator

Dunlap Industries has hired Darwin Burdette as operations coordinator for its U.S. Thread division.  Burdette has more than 27 years of experience performing direct and supervisory sewing and knitting operations. He will provide hands-on oversight to material handling, maintenance, production, quality control and shipping.

SANITIZED AG enters into agreement with Consolidated Pathways

May 4, 2020

SANITIZED AG has entered into an agreement with Consolidated Pathways Inc., Midland, Mich., to globally promote the Sanitized® odor-management, hygiene function and material protection technologies to brands and retailers. Consolidated Pathways will also support the advancement of the trusted Sanitized® Quality Seal and related branding concepts. The longtime co-operation between SANITIZED AG and ARCHROMA remains …

OEKO-TEX® offers no-fee certification for face masks

May 1, 2020

With immediate effect, the OEKO-TEX® Association will waive the license fee for STANDARD 100 certification of mouth and nose masks. With the current demand and expert recommendations to wear mouth and nose coverings in public, OEKO-TEX wants to support continued safety of the population. “We need to stay together in this extraordinary situation: now and …