Bally Ribbon’s Thermal Protection System featured

June 24, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) highlighted its Woven Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) for space, missile and hypersonic system insulation at the National Space & Missile Materials Symposium. This is a U.S.-citizens-only conference, held recently in Henderson, Nevada.                                            BRM’s innovative TPS provides insulation and protection to a number of NASA programs. The Orion spacecraft has been equipped …

Eastman to acquire INACSA

Eastman Chemical Company announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Industrias del Acetato de Celulosa S.A. (INACSA), a Spanish producer of cellulosic yarn.  The INACSA yarn business and assets are expected to support continued growth of Naia cellulosic yarn for the apparel market and will become part of the global fibers segment …

Nanomaterials Institute at Drexel U. opens

June 10, 2019

The ribbons have been cut on the new A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, a recent release from Drexel University announced. The 7,400-square-foot laboratory is intended to advance interdisciplinary fundamental and applied research of the two-dimensional layered material called MXene, discovered at Drexel. The new laboratory can accommodate more than 50 researchers and features equipment for the …

China is working to increase technical fabric exports

June 6, 2019

by Eugene Gerden The technical textile and industrial fabrics industry in China may receive a massive impetus for further growth this year, thanks to the recently announced plans of leading local producers and the national government, who are working to create a significant increase of exports in this market. At present, China remains the world’s …

Stoll 3D flat-knitted seamless glove wins award

June 5, 2019

Flat knitting machine manufacturer Stoll recently exhibited at Techtextil and Texprocess, a Knitting Industryarticle reported. On display was the company’s 3D flat-knitted seamless glove, made in collaboration with Robert Bosch. For this innovation, Stoll and Bosch won the Techtextil Innovation Awards 2019 in the New Technologycategory. The glove is made of sensor yarn to provide sensory and …

Sunbrella announces new headquarters

June 4, 2019

With the renovation of Glen Raven’s original plant, Sunbrella has a new headquarters.Architects at New York City–based Tsao & McKownadded new interiors to the 1901 building, which now serves as Sunbrella’s home.  According to Textile World, the building was the first production facility owned and built by the Glen Raven Company. Spinning, weaving and finishing operations have moved …

Milliken named a “Most Ethical Company”

June 3, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global manufacturer with expertise in specialty chemicals, floor covering, performance and protective textiles, was named among the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies recognizes organizations that influence and drive …

AAFA publishes restricted substance list

May 31, 2019

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has published the 20th edition of the Restricted Substance List, a go-to resource for industry professionals tasked with chemical management. The list includes banned and restricted chemicals and substances for finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products and identifies the most restrictive regulations worldwide. The Restricted Substance List …

Planet Textiles 2019 complete lineup announced

May 30, 2019

The complete lineup for the sustainable textile summit, Planet Textiles, was announced in an Ecotextile Newsarticle. Planet Textiles will be held June 22, 2019, within the ITMA textile exhibition in Barcelona.  Pascal Brun, H&M’s head of production sustainability, will deliver the keynote address. Also at the podium will be Susanna Wilson, HSBC’s global head of sustainable networks, …

Argar ONE

May 28, 2019

Argar put a spotlight on the technical and sustainability characteristics of its product line, ONE, at a hands-on meeting at Techtextil 2019,a recent Innovation in Textilesarticle reported. To meet the goal of creating textiles with lower impacts on the environment, ONE fabrics use recycled PET and organic cotton that are GRS and GOTS certified, meeting criteria for …