Shandong Ruyi acquires INVISTA business

March 4th, 2019

Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, a Chinese textile and apparel company, has acquired INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business, a manufacturer of fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and hygiene industries. The new company will operate as The LYCRA Company, named for INVISTA’s spandex/elastane fiber. The purchase includes a portfolio of consumer and trade brands: […]

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Lenzing opens new Center of Excellence

March 1st, 2019

The Lenzing Center of Excellence (LCOE) has opened at the company’s Indonesian location in Purwakarta. According to information released by the Lenzing Group, the center intensifies cooperation with partners along the value chain and increases efforts to jointly conduct research and develop new yarns. The LCOE provides laboratory and analytical facilities to conduct trials and […]

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

July 31st, 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 supply chain of materials and […]

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IFF announces 2017 scholarships

February 7th, 2017

Students have until June 10, 2017, to apply for any of four $5,000 scholarships available through The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Each year, IFF awards several scholarships to degree-seeking students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. The scholarships are paid directly to the students’ schools for fall semester tuition. Available scholarships include: Textile […]

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Mold, Mildew and Harmful Bacteria in Textiles: Can Your Fabrics Be Protected?

February 7th, 2017

February 16 | Noon - 1 p.m. EST Companies can have their carefully built reputations ruined overnight when mold, mildew or other harmful bacteria are found on their fabrics. With a global supply chain, a complex distribution network and uncontrolled shipping environments, this scenario, while not the norm, can create expensive problems for companies within the […]

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IFAI Expo 2017 information available

November 16th, 2016

Information about IFAI Expo 2017 is now available on the show’s website. IFAI Expo 2017 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., Sept. 26–29. It will highlight three show floor areas: specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade & weather protection. The show will feature a broad marketplace connecting thousands […]

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