Water-reduced laundering pairs Xeros, eLaundry.com

February 29, 2016

Reduced-water laundry system developer Xeros has signed a deal with New York City-based eLaundry.com to introduce Xeros’ polymer-bead cleaning laundry systems to the city. The deal is reported to be worth in excess of $1 million. To promote the new Xeros laundry services, eLaundry.com will introduce Xeros as an ingredient brand in their storefront, on …

AATCC announces program for 2016 international conference

February 26, 2016

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced the 2016 International Conference will be held April 19-21 in Williamsburg, Va. at the Williamsburg Lodge. The conference will feature a keynote presentation, educational tracks, a poster session, the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition, networking, and the awards luncheon, where AATCC’s awards will be …

Duvaltex acquires True Textiles

February 25, 2016

Quebec-based holding company Duvaltex Inc., specializing in textile innovation and development, announces its acquisition of True Textiles Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich. The acquisition includes all of True Textiles’ business units—True, Guilford of Maine and Teknit. As a result, Duvaltex becomes the largest manufacturer of commercial or contract interior fabrics in the U.S. and Canada, …

Archroma updates Restricted Substance List

February 24, 2016

Carnahan named sustainability officer for the Swiss chemicals company. Swiss specialty chemicals make Archroma has named James Carnahan sustainability officer for its Textile Specialties business, and also released its list of products compliant with the new version 1.1 of its list of Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL), published in …

IFAI seeks proposals for its Advanced Textiles Conference

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has extended the deadline for presentation proposals for IFAI’s Expo, scheduled for Oct. 18-21, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. The Advanced Textiles Conference, which opens Oct. 18, will feature multiple, full-day education tracks, a keynote lunch and a networking reception. Additionally, there will be educational opportunities on the Expo show …

U.S. Department of Commerce and IFAI host Smart Fabrics Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was announced as the moderator for a panel of senior level business leaders for the Smart Fabrics Summit on April 11, 2016. Secretary Pritzker will be joined by David Lauren, executive vice president of Ralph Lauren; Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel; and Mary Hennessy, …

ThermalTech introduces solar-powered fabric

Yucatan, Mexico-based ThermalTech has introduced a solar-powered smart fabric made from stainless-steel yarn. The fabric is lightweight and gathers energy from the sun, artificial light and the wearer’s own body heat to keep the body warm even after the sun has set or on cloudy days. According to the company, the fabric’s technology generates up …

Collapsible fabric bathtub uses carbon fiber

A new design takes on the large, heavy and decidedly untransportable traditional bathtub with one made of fabric that collapses, weighs just seven kilograms and can easily be carried by one person and fit in the back of a car. Prototyped by designer Carina Deuschl, “xtend” redefines the ordinary with a bathtub that folds up …

Ecoalf upcycles ocean trash into yarns for fabric

The Ecoalf Foundation has embarked on what it calls its most ambitious project: upcycling ocean plastic waste by collecting the trash from the seabed and transforming it into plastic yarn to make fabrics. Ecoalf, through its Ecoalf Foundation funded HAPfoundation, has already launched the project, which aims to show that it is possible to clean the …