Glen Raven expands warranty for Sunbrella fabrics

Jan. 18, 2021  |  Company News

According to a press release, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has announced an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella® fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade and marine applications in the rare instances when replacement fabric may be…
Nonwovens Institute will host spunbond and meltblown virtual course

Jan. 15, 2021  |  Industry News

Professionals in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry are invited to advance their technical skills in a two-day nonwoven short course in the “Virtual Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown Technology.” The course was developed by North Carolina State University’s The Nonwovens Instit…
USIFI and NFI succeed in efforts to decrease Berry threshold

Jan. 14, 2021  |  Industry News

The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was officially passed in early January 2021, according to Janelle Wells Buerkley, divisions manager at Industrial Fabrics Association International, Roseville, Minn. After a long journey of negotiations, the NDAA contains a provision tha…
Precision Textiles earns Greenguard Gold certification for IQFit Natural

Jan. 14, 2021  |  Company News

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and healthcare industries, has received UL GREENGUARD Gold certification for its IQFit Natural line, a 100 percent glass-free, fire-resistant (FR) mattress barrier for roll-packed mattresses. Made…
Thermex-Thermatron Systems acquires JTE Machines

Jan. 13, 2021  |  Company News

Thermex-Thermatron Systems has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based JTE Machines. JTE Machines designs, engineers and manufactures sealers (radio frequency, impulse and ultrasonic) and serves as the North American distributor for internationally recognized FIAB RF Traveling Welders which are heavily us…
DSM and Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solution

Jan. 12, 2021  |  Company News

DSM and Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solution for Dyneema®-based end-products Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, and Clariter, an international clean-tech company, have announced a strategic partnership to pursue a next-generation…
Ascend purchases Eurostar Engineering Plastics

Jan. 11, 2021  |  Company News

Ascend Performance Materials has purchased Eurostar Engineering Plastics, a France-based compounder with a broad portfolio of flame-retardant engineered plastics and expertise in halogen-free formulations. Ascend, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, gains a full po…
Ascend announces alliance with The S Group

Jan. 8, 2021  |  Company News

Ascend Performance Materials has announced a commercial agreement with The S Group, a globally recognized provider of apparel design, development and manufacturing. The alliance will focus on commercialization of Acteev Protect™ antimicrobial yarns, fibers and fabrics. The agreement pairs Asc…
AKAS increases knitting capacity

Jan. 7, 2021  |  Company News

In response to the overwhelming demand of fabrics used for face masks and surgical gowns, Pennsylvania-based textile manufacturer AKAS Tex has added five knitting machines to increase its knitting capacity. Two machines will be used for the knitting of double knits such as the ProCool® interlock, t…
Walker joins Colorado Yurt Company

Jan. 6, 2021  |  Company News

Colorado Yurt Company has hired Garrett Walker as director of sales. He will lead the sales and marketing teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Walker has extensive sales and management experience. Most recently, Garrett was CEO of T…