Jabil and Clothing+ introduce smart garment system

Jabil Circuit Inc., an electronic product solutions company, and Clothing+, acquired by Jabil in June 2015, have introduced Peak+, an innovative smart garment reference design for building an integrated textile, heart-rate monitoring (HRM) system. Jabil and Clothing+ partnered with Suunto, a manufacturer of heart rate monitors, and Firstbeat, a provider of physiological analytics for sports, …

Sanitized® (USA) launched with North Carolina headquarters

Scott Rosenzweig has been appointed president of Sanitized® (USA) Inc., and the U.S. headquarters for Swiss-based Sanitized group has been established in Charlotte, N.C. Sanitized® is a built-in antimicrobial brand that delivers hygiene function and material protection to more than 500 licensees who incorporate the Sanitized technology and ingredient brand in hundreds of product categories. …

REPREVE kicks off #TurnItGreen recycling tour

REPREVE®, the recycled-fiber brand of Greensboro, N.C.-based yarn maker Unifi Inc., has launched a national recycling education tour as the next phase of its #TurnItGreen™ movement. Together with such partners as Marvel Universe LIVE!, the Detroit Lions professional football team and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the REPREVE mobile tour showcases the high-quality REPREVE-based …

IFAI holds webinar on FR textiles Dec. 15

December 3, 2015

In its continuing webinar series on flame-resistant (FR) textiles, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will feature Dr. Marcelo M. Hirschler, Ph.D., M.R.S.C., C.Chem. The webinar, titled “Performance Standards for Industrial Textiles,” will take place Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 2-3 p.m. EST. The major applications to be discussed are plastic materials, electric cables, furniture and …

ERCA unveils innovations at ITMA

Italy-based chemical collective ERCA introduced a pair of innovations at the International Textile Market Association’s ITMA 2015 trade show in Milan in November. ReactEVO® is a process based on a new post-treatment concept in dyeing with reactive dyestuffs that allows drastic reductions in energy and water consumption that also cuts treatment time. All ReactEVO auxiliaries …