Avgol unveils enhanced FIT products this month

March 13, 2020  |  In the Industry

Avgol has enhanced its modular FIT suite of products to apply across nonwoven fabrics markets. “No effective development model stays still, and we’re delighted to highlight the next natural evolution of our FIT strategy. The next organic step in our strategy’s development lies in the late…
Researchers investigate washability in smart textiles

March 9, 2020  |  In the Industry

Enhancing usability of smart textiles is necessary for improved user acceptance, and washability is a key requirement, especially concerning textile integrated conductor tracks, a new study concludes. Those tracks, it says, “exhibit a higher level of integration into the textile substrates compare…
NCTO issues statement on the coronavirus

March 5, 2020  |  In the Industry

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas issued the following statement recently on the industry’s response to the coronavirus crisis: “The coronavirus has impacted Asian textile and apparel manufacturing productivity and output, and our concerns lie with t…
2020 AATCC Technical Manual released

March 2, 2020  |  In the Industry

The 2020 volume of the AATCC Technical Manual is now available and includes new test methods for pH and alkali in wet-processed textiles and for electrical resistance in relation to exposure conditions, and a new evaluation procedure for electrical resistance of electronically integrated t…
Kusumgar, DRDO partner on free-fall combat parachutes

February 24, 2020  |  In the Industry

Kusumgar Corporates, a manufacturer of technical textiles in India, has partnered with DRDO and acquired the transfer of technology for manufacturing a combat free-fall (CFF) parachute system, a recent news release reports. The CFF parachute system provides solutions for paratroopers jumping fr…
Aspirational India and technical textiles

February 21, 2020  |  In the Industry

By Seshadri Ramkumar The textiles industry has something to cherish in the proposed national budget of India’s finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. During her presentation to the Indian parliament, which lasted nearly three hours, Sitharaman outlined budget priorities: health care; respectin…
Fabdesigns announces new location

February 20, 2020  |  In the Industry

Fabdesigns has moved to a new location to offer clients more convenient lodging, restaurants and transportation. The owners say the move to their new location, Agoura Hills, California,  was a result of listening to their clients.  Bruce and Connie Huffa started Fabdesigns in 1988 and…
Peter ter Horst appointed CEO Teijin Aramid

February 17, 2020  |  In the Industry

Teijin Aramid has announced the appointment of Peter ter Horst as the company’s new president and chief executive officer beginning April 1, 2020. Ter Horst succeeds Gert Frederiks who will continue in an advisory role for one year.  Peter ter Horst joined Teijin Aramid in …
GKD at INDEX

February 14, 2020  |  In the Industry

Technical weaving operation GKD will be presenting at the INDEX conference a range of mesh and spiral fabric belts for forming, drying and bonding nonwovens. The company’s products showcased at the exhibition will meet its mission “of only creating products and solutions that make the world…
SEAMS to continue its Reshoring Award

February 10, 2020  |  In the Industry

SEAMS and The Reshoring Initiative announce the Sewn Products Reshoring Award will now be awarded annually. The organizations cited the success of the Award in 2019 as spurring the yearly activity, a recent news release says. The award is open to all companies that have successfully reshor…