Coats acquires Patrick Yarn Mill

January 29, 2018

Coats, an industrial thread manufacturer based in Uxbridge, England, has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill Inc., Kings Mountain, N.C., a manufacturer of cut-resistant and flame retardant yarns. Patrick Yarn Mill’s unique spinning competencies in engineered performance yarns will expand Coats’ existing Performance Materials portfolio and extend its innovation capability. Coats will support Patrick Yarn Mill’s expansion …

Call for editorial submissions: Specialty Fabric Showcase 2018

January 25, 2018

The Specialty Fabrics Review annual Fabric Showcase in the April and May 2018 issues is a great opportunity to give readers a look at new fabrics—natural, synthetic, woven, nonwoven, electronic, interactive or smart—and how they can help your potential customers do their jobs better. We’ll share the information, in print and online, with thousands of …

Tennessee Webbing names McGlothren

Tennessee Webbing Products, Knoxville, Tenn., has hired Michael McGlothren as a sales executive. McGlothren will oversee the cultivation of existing relationships and will explore new business opportunities to bolster the growth of the company, a major supplier of surplus seatbelt webbing and surplus military webbing worldwide.

Joe Gotshall joins PCMC

January 24, 2018

Joe Gotshall has been named printing, coating and laminating regional sales manager at Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) in Green Bay, Wisc. He will be responsible for the sale of PCMC’s products in the southeastern U.S., as well as in Latin America. Gotshall has more than 15 years of sales experience in the industrial automation, …

Petersen promoted at Enduratex

January 23, 2018

Eric Petersen has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at Enduratex. In this expanded role, he will have oversight of the marketing for the company in addition to his role as manager of national sales. Petersen joined Enduratex in 2011 as sales manager and was previously associated with Omnova Solutions and Avery Dennison.

Stevenson and Woodie join HEYtex USA

January 22, 2018

Carol Stevenson has been named northeast sales manager and Eric Woodie has been named purchasing and logistics manager for HEYtex USA. Stevenson has experience in sales and marketing, is a Boston native and attended Emerson College. Woodie has experience in buying, planning, scheduling materials purchasing management, logistics and strategic sourcing.

Denney joins BondCote, Anderson retires

January 19, 2018

Martin Denney has been named president of BondCote, the American branch of the international textile group, HEYtex®, Bramsche, Germany. Denney succeeds Ted Anderson who retired after 14 years of leadership. Previously, Denney was president of North American operations for Gale Pacific Ltd. He has also held senior positions in general management, and sales and marketing. …

Small business employment infographic

January 18, 2018

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, has published an infographic depicting the current state of small business employment, including where small business owners are finding qualified workers and the specific challenges they face in filling open positions. More than half of all small business owners found it difficult to fill their …

SALTEX planned for Sept. 2018

January 17, 2018

The second SALTEX trade fair will be held Sept. 12–13, 2018, at the Dornbirn Exhibition Centre in Vorarlberg, Austria. The event will include a trade fair and a symposium on smart textiles and high-performance materials. The emerging smart textiles industry is a key technology of the future and a growing interest among industries outside of …

Polymer demand in Asia

January 16, 2018

Long regarded as the powerhouse of plastics processing, Asia accounted for over 46 percent of global polymer demand in 2016. China accounts for the largest polymer demand, and with manufacturing costs remaining relatively low, this this trend is likely to continue. AMI Consulting’s latest report in the global polymer demand series, “Polymer Demand in Asia,” …