Lectra announces plans to acquire Gerber Technology

Feb. 9, 2021  |  Company News, News

Lectra has announced plans to acquire the entire capital and voting rights of U.S.-based Gerber Technology. A key Industry 4.0 player in the fashion, automotive and furniture industries, Lectra designs smart industrial solutions (software, equipment, data and services) that help brands, manufacturer…
Jewell joins Jones Family of Companies

Feb. 9, 2021  |  Company News, News

Jones Family of Companies, a manufacturer of technical and engineered nonwoven and floor care products, has hired Mike Jewell as senior vice president of operations. With more than 25 years of manufacturing, supply chain and business improvement experience, Jewell will join the Jones team to lead it…
DSM partners with Sympatex to launch Arnitel

Feb. 8, 2021  |  Company News

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, announced that its DSM Engineering Materials business will launch mass-balanced bio-based Arnitel®, a thermoplastic elastomer, together with Sympatex Technologies.
Gaston College developing Fiber Innovation Center

Feb. 5, 2021  |  Industry News

The Gaston County Board of Commissioners and Gaston College are working in partnership to transfer $5.3 million in funding for the addition of a new Fiber Innovation Center on the college’s Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, N.C.
Soft furnishings for aircrafts successfully tested against SARS-CoV-2

Feb. 4, 2021  |  Company News, News

MGR Foamtex Ltd., world-leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced passenger upholstery systems for premium cabin seating, has announced that its advanced antimicrobial MGRSafeWall™ product protection system has been successfully tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes …
Archroma and CleanKore partner to promote sustainable indigo dyeing

Feb. 3, 2021  |  Company News, News

Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with technology innovator CleanKore, aiming to advance sustainable dyeing processes throughout the denim supply chain. The agreement will allow Archroma and CleanKore to promote the …
AATCC Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

Feb. 2, 2021  |  Industry News

According to a press release, the AATCC Foundation Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications for undergraduate students in textile-related programs at colleges and universities across the country. Students can apply for multiple scholarships through a single online application form. The deadlin…
Women in Textiles Summit going virtual

Feb. 1, 2021  |  Events, News

Due to continuing concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and feedback from conference participants, IFAI has decided to transform the Women in Textiles Summit into a virtual event taking place the afternoon of Thursday, March 4, and the morning of Friday, March 5. The timing will mimic an in-pe…
Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

Jan. 29, 2021  |  Industry News

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four…
Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

Jan. 29, 2021  |  Industry News

 A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommen…