Defining “textiles”

August 1st, 2022

Flexible TPU printing materials from Covestro’s Addigy brand are making 3D printed fashion more wearable. Photo: Covestro AG When is a material a textile? When is a textile a fabric? The unprecedented scope of new materials in development—by academia, government-funded technology groups and start-ups—is challenging traditional concepts of fabric formation. How this will impact the […]

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Ask Me Anything with IFAI chair Amy Bircher January 31

January 13th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International will be hosting an "Ask Me Anything" with new IFAI board chair Amy Bircher. The event will take place from 2 to 3pm EST, Monday, January 31, in CONNECT by IFAI's Open Forum. Bircher will be answering member questions about the future of IFAI and challenges currently facing the industry. […]

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Two new additions to the MMI team

December 28th, 2021

MMI Textiles has announced two new members of its team. Mary Reardon will be the company's new vice president of textile innovation, while Will Cromer will join as the national account manager. Reardon is a senior-level professional with extensive knowledge and experience in the textile industry. She has been an employee of Gehring Tricot Corp/Tweave […]

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Pezold joins MMI Textiles

October 5th, 2021

MMI has announced that Dan Pezold has joined its team as a textile consultant. He will play a key role in the company's work for the military market and lead key developments within the company's supply chain. Pezold has more than 40 years of extensive and diverse apparel, nonwoven and textile business experience with much […]

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WVU Davis College unveils Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory

April 19th, 2021

Amy Bircher (center), Beth Shorrock (left) and Darrell Donahue cut the ribbon on the new Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory at West Virginia University. Photo: Brian Persinger/WVU Photography. A gift to the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will provide fashion, dress and merchandising students with enhanced educational opportunities in […]

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Zeledon joins MMI Textiles

February 17th, 2021

Jorge Zeledon has joined MMI Textiles as its director of quality. His specialties include quality assurance systems, sourcing of finished products globally and garment construction, including manufacturing, supply chain and distribution logistics. Throughout his career, Zeledon has managed quality assurance, operations, sourcing and supply chains for brands such as Talbots, Limited Brands, Walmart, Target and […]

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MMI Textiles expands its leadership team

January 4th, 2021

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military, tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has announced one new executive hire, Kathleen Stevens as chief financial officer (CFO) and four promotions, including Debbie Grant to chief of staff, Nick Rivera to chief operating officer (COO), Geoffrey Senko […]

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MMI Textiles to expand operations with new production facility

December 15th, 2020

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components based in Westlake, Ohio, will open a 30,000-square-foot production facility in North Carolina to begin producing select narrow fabrics during the first quarter of 2021. The new facility in Lenoir, N.C., will focus on manufacturing and printing narrow fabrics, including […]

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The specialty textiles market copes with COVID-19

October 1st, 2020

While some industry suppliers and end product manufacturers have found ways to remain afloat, the economic effects of the pandemic have proven devastating to many, and the future can only be described as uncertain. by Pamela Mills-Senn The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the overall economy, and on the specialty textiles industry specifically, is […]

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MMI Textiles names Jeff Papalia vice president

January 13th, 2020

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military and tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has named Jeff Papalia as vice president. Papalia will be strategically located in North Carolina and will start with MMI on January 13, 2020. Papalia was selected for the new position […]

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