CELLIANT cleared to market as Class 1 Medical Device

February 8th, 2023

This claim set provides the basis for products containing CELLIANT to be determined or designated as a Class 1 Medical Device in 38 countries and cleared to market in 15, with more countries and regions to follow. At Hologenix®, whose CELLIANT® infrared technology is an ingredient in world-class brands across many categories, science matters. The […]

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Cottonaro retiring from Culp

February 7th, 2023

Culp Inc. announced the planned retirement of Mike Cottonaro, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Culp Home Fashions (“CHF”), effective April 30, 2023. Cottonaro will retire after 38 years of dedicated service and leadership with the company’s mattress fabrics division. Cottonaro will work closely over the coming months with CHF division president, Tommy […]

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New faces at Polygiene

February 6th, 2023

Polygiene® welcomes two new colleagues as part of the Polygiene Group™, to expand the brand’s influence in U.S. markets and beyond. As part of their ongoing strategy to expand the Polygiene brand into the North American market, Polygiene Group has bought long-term distributor BioMaster US. Not only does this major acquisition give the business a […]

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Conductive textile market to hit $ 8.2 billion by 2033

February 3rd, 2023

The global conductive textile market is estimated to be valued at $2.6 billion in 2023 and it is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 12.0% to reach $8.2 billion by the end of 2033. Conductive textiles are fabrics that are made using metal strands that are woven with fabric fibers or coating the fabric fiber with conductive metals such as carbon, gold, […]

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McClendon new president of Spradling Intl.

February 2nd, 2023

Spradling International, a global manufacturing leader of coated fabrics, is proud to announce that Doug McClendon has been named the President of Spradling International effective January 2023. McClendon has over 35 years of experience in the textile industry. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of leadership roles in sales and marketing. Prior to […]

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Bio-tech dyes

February 1st, 2023

A technician blends bacterial strains that will create a dye. Upper right: Biological samples are grown in the laboratory and then fermented on a large scale in tanks. Photos: Colorifix Biological samples are grown in the laboratory and then fermented on a large scale in tanks. Fabric dyeing is one of the more polluting industrial […]

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Revolutionizing cotton

February 1st, 2023

Fibre52™ combines the comfort of cotton with the best strength and moisture-management properties of synthetic fibers. Photo: Fibre52 Houston, Texas-based Fibre52™ says it has developed a patent-pending technology to revolutionize the way cotton is prepared and dyed. According to the company, the process substantially minimizes the use of water and energy and eliminates harsh chemicals, […]

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SmartHEAL monitors wounds

February 1st, 2023

The SmartHEAL bandage has a built-in pH monitor that tells how a wound is healing. Photo: SmartHEAL Three students from Poland have won the prestigious James Dyson Award for design for developing a smart sensor for dressings that indicates how well a patient’s wound is healing. The SmartHEAL device is a dressing that monitors the […]

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TenCate, Saxion sign MoU

February 1st, 2023

A firefighter’s protective suit from TenCate. Photo: TenCate Protective Fabrics Georgia-based safety textile manufacturer TenCate Protective Fabrics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saxion University in Enschede, Netherlands, to strengthen their partnership toward research on sustainable textiles.  “As two organizations devoted to textile innovation, we’re excited at the chance to unlock this new, […]

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Under Armour, NC State sign research agreement

February 1st, 2023

Under Armour’s donated equipment inside the Nonwovens Institute on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Photo: NCSU Athletic apparel brand Under Armour has signed a master research agreement at North Carolina State University in a new partnership aimed at innovation. Under Armour, based in Baltimore, Md., has opened a center on the campus through a partnership that […]

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