New president of Southern Textile Association named

July 10th, 2019

Matt Shannon of Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, S.C., will become the next president of the Southern Textile Association (STA), after Andrew Barker of Matrix Yarns, Charlotte, N.C., finishes the remaining days of his yearlong presidency. The change in leadership will happen at the 111th annual STA meeting, July 22-24 at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Among the […]

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ORTA awards Prize for Bio-Inspired Textile Processes

July 9th, 2019

The ORTA Biodesign Challenge program partners university and high school students with artists, designers and biologists to reimagine biotechnology. ORTA, a sustainable denim manufacturer, headquartered in Turkey, awarded its Prize for Bio-Inspired Textile Processes to a team of Australian students from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT University.  The students developed Enzer, a water filtration and treatment system. The […]

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Indigo mimicry for denim

July 8th, 2019

Archroma announces the launch of its new Diresul Smartdenim Blue, a liquid sulfur blue dye designed to mimic indigo. The product will be the core of Archroma's Indigo Reflection, a coloration system that behaves like indigo but aims to be a more sustainable and efficient application process. The latest product completes the spectrum of Archroma’s Advanced Denim […]

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Cyclists partner with compression products company

July 5th, 2019

CANYON//SRAM, a professional women's cycling team competing in Union Cycliste Internationale cycling events, has announced its partnership with NormaTec, naming the companyits official worldwide supplier of compression recovery products.  NormaTec’s PULSE 2.0 Series Recovery Systems are designed to use compressed air to massage limbs, mobilize fluid and speed recovery, to help athletes recover from exertion […]

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Helly Hansen and Myant create smart textiles

July 3rd, 2019

Helly Hansen’s owner, retail group Canadian Tire, announced a partnership with textile computing company Myant to incorporate smart textile solutions, a recent Sportstextiles.com article says.  The solutions are based on Myant’s SKIIN Textile Computing platform, which integrates biometric sensors, heat generation technology and electroluminescence into clothing. The goal is to produce apparel and footwear that can […]

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Huntsman joins Roadmap to Zero

July 2nd, 2019

Huntsman Textile Effects announced recently it will join the ZDHC Foundation as a contributor. ZDHC oversees the Roadmap to Zero Programme, a global collaboration to implement safer chemical management. As a contributor, the company will upload key products onto the ZDHC Gateway Chemical Module; support the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substance List; and support the related “pyramid” […]

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Universal Fibers expands plants

July 1st, 2019

Universal Fibers has acquired twisting and heat-setting assets for its production facilities in Gorzow, Poland, and Taicang, China. Both plants are integrated from extrusion to finished yarns in multiple chemistries, including type 6 and 66 nylon, and serve carpet manufactures in the commercial, residential and automotive segments. The company’s styled finished yarns include the Helix, Silkworks and Revolve brands.  Universal Fibers […]

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