Beaulieu introduces EqoBalance polyamide yarns

January 19, 2018

Beaulieu announced its new EqoBalance PA6 yarns. Production of the polyamide yarns follows the biomass balance approach, which ensures at the start of the supply chain that natural renewable raw materials partially or completely replace fossil fuel sources. The process uses resources such as biogas or bio-naphtha to manufacture the

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IFAI Webinar: Smart Fabrics Market, Current Developments

January 9, 2018

January 17, 2018 | 1 p.m. CST $29 Members; $79 Non-Members This IFAI webinar provides a comprehensive overview of recent smart fabric applications used in a number of government, commercial, medical and consumer market segments. The discussion will cover developments in the military, law enforcement, safety and protective markets, the wearable

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Pleated fabric canopy tops a floating church

December 6, 2017

Rendering by Denizen Works. The Diocese of London has commissioned architecture studio Denizen Works to design an unusual means of reaching church-goers: a floating church. The studio will collaborate with Turks boat builders to construct a canal boat church, meeting parishioners and neighbors where they are along the waterways. A

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GORE-TEX® unveils new technologies for 2018

December 5, 2017

Beginning in autumn 2018, the new product brand GORE-TEX® INFINIUM™ will join GORE-TEX brand, expanding offerings with new apparel, footwear and accessories. GORE-TEX INFINIUM product technologies are designed for specific activities and users, while offering a performance upgrade that does not need to be waterproof. The company will launch the brand

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Vizient Innovative Technology designation recognizes VESTEX products

November 29, 2017

Standard Textile announced that VESTEX Active Barrier apparel received a 2017 Innovative Technology designation from Vizient Inc., a member-driven healthcare performance improvement company. This year marks the inauguration of the Innovative Technology designation. The designation was based on direct feedback from hospital experts who interacted with VESTEX at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange in Denver in

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New Reebok military boot is introduced

November 28, 2017

  Warson Brands has introduced the Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical Boot for military personnel. To create the boot, Reebok reports that the company built on input from wearers of Reebok boots designed for law enforcement professionals. Details include a lace garage to tuck away laces when blousing pants; a full rubber

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2017 APEX Design Award winners announced

November 27, 2017

Polartec has chosen the winners of its 2017 APEX Awards, an annual program recognizing products made from Polartec fabrics and the designers behind them. The winning products were selected based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec fabric technologies. The winners are: Adidas Terrex Agravic Alpha Hooded Shield Jacket, a

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Gant retires as Glen Raven CEO

October 9, 2017

Allen Gant Jr. has retired as CEO of textile manufacturer Glen Raven Inc., with C.G. “Leib” Oehmig IV, a 28-year veteran of Glen Raven, stepping in as his successor. Gant will remain chairman of the company’s operating board. Gant joined Glen Raven in 1971 and was named CEO in 1996.

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ATP Webinar: Can Your Global Supply Chain Keep a (Trade) Secret

July 31, 2017

Free to all industry professionals. In partnership with Finnegan, LLP. Manufacturers of textiles and other innovative materials are going beyond traditional features to incorporate more functional and interactive technologies into their products. To efficiently and cost-effectively respond to this enhanced scope of work, companies are frequently relying on a global

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