Thrace Group commits to sustainability

December 3, 2018

In response to the European Union’s call for voluntary pledges for the uptake of recycled plastics, Thrace Group submitted a pledge to substitute more than 8,500 tons of virgin raw material with recycled by 2025. It represents Thrace Group’s contribution to the goal of significantly increasing the quantity of plastic waste that will be converted …

North American trade agreement

November 30, 2018

The United States, Mexico and Canada have concluded negotiations on a trade agreement to replace NAFTA. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement includes a separate textile and apparel chapter not included in NAFTA. This represents tangible recognition of the importance of textile manufacturing to the regional economy according to the National Council of Textile Organizations. Products from …

Covin Sales & Converting launches new website

November 29, 2018

Covin Sales & Converting has announced the launch of its new website. With an enhanced look and easy navigation, the website offers a more user-friendly experience. The website features industrial fabrics for many different industries including: awning, marine, industrial, nylon and poly, furniture fabric and lamination. For more than 20 years, Covin Sales has been …

BGF to relocate headquarters

Porcher Industries’ subsidiary BGF Industries Inc., operating as Burlington Glass Fabrics, has announced its planned investment of $7 million to relocate its headquarters and research and development activities from Greensboro, N.C., to the city of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Va. Beginning in early 2019, the company will construct a 2,320 sqm purpose-built facility at Cyber …

Hexcel opens French production line

November 28, 2018

Hexcel has opened a new carbon fiber plant at the Les Roches-Roussillon Chemicals Industry Platform in Isère, France. The 37-acre plant is devoted to the manufacture of carbon fiber and PAN precursor. Four years after the project launch, the site is operational and increasing the company’s global carbon fiber production capacity. Hexcel invested 200 million …

GRS certification for RadiciGroup

November 27, 2018

RadiciGroup’s post-consumer recycled polyester yarns, r-Radyarn® and r-Starlight® — UNI 11505-certified since 2014 — have been certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) promoted by the Textile Exchange, an international non-profit that operates for the promotion and responsible development of sustainability in the textile industry. The GRS certificates cover two families of products: raw and …

Bolger and O’Hearn partners with DSM Coating Resins

November 26, 2018

Bolger and O’Hearn Inc. Specialty Chemicals has been selected as the exclusive product development partner and distributor for DSM Coating Resin’s textile products in the U.S. Bolger and O’Hearn was selected for several reasons, including its new product development capabilities and highly personalized service approach. The collaboration is the latest development in a successful year …

Creative Ticking hires designers

November 23, 2018

Creative Ticking, a Beverly Knits company headquartered in Gastonia, N.C., has restructured its design department as part of its strategic initiative to enhance the scope and direction of the company. Priscilla Peralta has been hired as design director and Kathleen Kelly has been hired as textile designer. Peralta and Kelly will collaborate to create the …

Aurora opens new fulfillment center

November 22, 2018

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has opened a regional fulfillment center and warehouse in the Los Angeles area. The new facility will meet growing demand for the company’s extensive family of printable textiles and will offer same-day and next-day delivery to west coast customers. The center is stocked with a broad range of printable fabrics …

INDA honors Moody

November 21, 2018

INDA has recognized Ralph Moody, PE, senior director of R&D, Berry Global Inc., with its 2018 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. The award honors individuals with established technical careers in the nonwovens industry and an accomplished history of technical innovation. Moody was recognized for his expertise in process development and R&D in several commercially successful substrates …