Shawmut Corporations unveils renovated Technical Center

July 23, 2021

Shawmut Corporation has unveiled new renovations at its Park Avenue Technical Center, one of the largest and most technologically advanced fabric finishing operations in the U.S., located in Burlington, N.C. The updates offer Shawmut customers easier access to the company’s advanced materials design and collaboration facilities and provide increased speed, agility and flexibility for custom […]

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Spradling announces acquisition of CMI Enterprises

July 22, 2021

Spradling International Inc. has announced the asset acquisition of CMI Enterprises. The transaction presents increased opportunities for the business and its employees to leverage and enhance the company’s portfolio providing an unparalleled array of products, services and solutions including lamination, die cutting and high-frequency welding. The agreement also strengthens Spradling’s operational footprint in the Midwest […]

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Beaver Paper Group announces price increase

July 22, 2021

Beaver Paper Group, Atlanta, Ga., a manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, announced a general price increase on Wednesday, July 21, of 8-12% across its global portfolio of products. The price increase will be effective Sept. 1, 2021. “We are taking this initiative due to the current market pressures and the rising costs of […]

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Glen Raven announces next phase of expansion plan

July 21, 2021

Glen Raven Inc. has announced its next round of significant investments in facilities and infrastructure. The investments represent phase two of a multi-phase expansion plan and are specifically focused on growing Glen Raven’s U.S. capacity. They will include additional production facilities and a new distribution center in the U.S., as well as additional equipment to increase […]

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IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21, 2021

The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. IFAI members may purchase the report for $79, a $300 discount off the non-member price. Read a summary of the report here, and purchase the full report here. IFAI conducts research annually among its […]

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The LYCRA Company and HeiQ collaborate on sustainable textile technologies

July 20, 2021

Textile technology innovation leaders, The LYCRA Company and HeiQ, have entered into a broad-based collaboration across multiple technology and brand platforms that promises to bring more innovative, quality-enhancing and sustainable textile technologies to consumers around the world. Building on exploratory discussions that started in early 2019, HeiQ and The LYCRA Company have elected to leverage […]

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Lenzing collaborates with Orange Fiber

July 19, 2021

Lenzing Group, a producer of wood-based specialty fibers, is partnering with Orange Fiber, an Italian company which has patented the pulp production process for citrus by-products, to produce the first ever TENCEL™ branded lyocell fiber made of orange and wood pulp. The new product aims to realize both companies’ shared vision to enhance sustainability in […]

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Organic cotton production outlook

July 16, 2021

According to Textile Exchange’s 2021 Organic Cotton Market Report, 2019-2020 was a record-setting year, with the largest volume of organic cotton fiber harvested globally to-date. In total, 229,280 farmers grew 249,153 metric tons of organic cotton fiber on 588,425 hectares of certified organic land in 21 countries. This represents a four percent growth in fiber […]

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James Heal launches microsite dedicated to testing performance and technical textiles

July 15, 2021

James Heal has developed a new microsite, performance.james-heal.co.uk, to showcase its range of performance testing instruments as well as useful resources including articles, videos and guides. The microsite was developed separately to the main company website and will provide accurate, up-to-date information, knowledge and expertise in the field of performance testing across a wide spectrum […]

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Eastman Machine Company breaks ground on expansion

July 14, 2021

Eastman Machine Company celebrated a commitment to its global growth, the future of its employees and its close hometown ties on July 13, 2021, by breaking ground on its expansion. The 7,500-square-foot expansion of the facility will provide necessary capacity for the company to accommodate the accelerated development and scope of its work. The ceremony […]

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Diener joins Beaver Paper Group

July 14, 2021

Beaver Paper Group, a manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, has announced the appointment of Johannes Diener as EMEA Sales Director. Diener will play an essential role in generating new sales and market opportunities while expanding Beaver Paper’s reach in EMEA markets. His extensive experience and leadership skills will energize the team, helping […]

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Second IFAI Virtual Market Showcase to focus on medical textiles

July 13, 2021

The second IFAI Virtual Market Showcase, set for Tuesday, Aug. 10., from 1 to 4 p.m., will feature medical textiles, showcasing the latest materials and manufacturing solutions for medical products. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to connect with the industry on the latest trends and challenges. With in-person education being cancelled or delayed […]

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Murray joins Textile Division at Milliken & Company

July 12, 2021

Milliken & Company has hired Moira Murray as its residential sales and market director for the specialty interiors business within the Textile Division. Joining the company from UltraFabrics, Murray will work closely across departments to assist in accelerating the specialty interiors business’s position in the residential marketplace.  With more than 15 years of sales experience […]

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Global technical textile market outlook

July 9, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global technical textile market is expected to grow at CAGR of 8.0% within the forecast period of 2021 to 2029. The demand for textiles is increasing and consumers are expecting higher quality textiles with sustainable properties. These textiles are known for their superior characteristics over their traditional equivalents […]

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Sun Chemical, DIC Corp. finalizes acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business

July 8, 2021

DIC Corp. has closed on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE). The acquisition brings together the technologies, products, manufacturing assets, supply chain and customer service of the two companies to serve customers globally. The purchase will broaden Sun Chemical’s portfolio as a global manufacturer of pigments, including […]

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