Retail imports expected to grow

April 18, 2018

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow 4.9 percent during the first half of 2018 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The growth forecast is due in part to retail sales …

PCMC and MicroDynamics partner

April 17, 2018

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries, has announced a partnership with MicroDynamics, a producer of high-performance inspection microscopes for the printing industry. The two companies are teaming up to provide customers with the option to include MicroDynamics’ 3DQC RollScope as part of a …

Ruusuvirta joins Spinnova

April 16, 2018

Leena Ruusuvirta has been appointed specialist on Spinnova’s R&D team. She will help the Finnish fiber technology company in raw material development. Ruusuvirta joins Spinnova from catalyst manufacturer Dinex Ecocat, where she was a laboratory team leader. Prior to that, she was a research scientist with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, working with micro-fibrillated …

HanesBrands invests in Baldwin systems

April 13, 2018

Apparel leader HanesBrands has invested in 19 precision application systems made by Baldwin Technology Company Inc. The state-of- the-art application technology will help the company reach environmental sustainability goals. The exclusive and innovative system realizes a substantial savings of water, chemistry and energy while increasing productivity. It features textile-finishing technology that allows for accurate and …

TRSA contributes to hurricane relief

April 12, 2018

TRSA, the global association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, has donated approximately $80,000 to organizations assisting those impacted by hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Donation recipients included Anayat House, Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) and ConPRmetidos. The donations were raised when TRSA cancelled its annual conference due to Hurricane Irma. …

Oxeon AB receives certification

April 11, 2018

Oxeon AB, maker of TeXtreme® spread tow reinforcements, has received the AS9100D Aerospace certification, designating a high-standard quality management system that helps ensure consistent products. It signifies the establishment of rigorous processes, procedures and policies that all Oxeon employees must follow. It encompasses standard operating procedures, work instructions, manual creation, process specifications, forms and process …

Milliken launches social media channels

April 9, 2018

Milliken and Company, the global textile technology company, has launched social media channels for its Specialty Interiors business. The channels, which include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, are designed to engage directly with customers, designers and prospects in the home, office, health care, hospitality and special events markets served by this division. The content will …

Hauser receives Olney Medal

April 6, 2018

Peter J. Hauser is the recipient of the AATCC Olney Medal for his substantial work as an industry scientist and textile chemistry professor in industrial textile wet processing research and development. Hauser’s early research involved developing and commercially verifying a mathematical model for continuous indigo yarn dyeing. He also developed cationic bleach activators for cotton …

ASTM International upcoming meetings

April 5, 2018

ASTM International Committee D13 on Textiles June 24–27, 2018 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA To register, visit https://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/nextmeeting.cgi?+++D13 ASTM International D13.50 on Smart Textiles June 25, 2018 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA To register, visit https://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/nextmeeting.cgi?+++D13

Call for candidates: IFAI Board of Directors

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International is now accepting applications to fill two (2) Director positions on the IFAI Board of Directors. Both of these positions are for three-year terms. All of IFAI’s volunteer leadership openings are being announced at this time, as well, in an effort to highlight the range …