Unifi Asia Pacific partners with Kipas

May 16, 2019  |  In the Industry

Unifi Asia Pacific Company Limited (UAP) has entered into a strategic commercial agreement with Kipas Mensucat Isletmeleri A.S. to supply REPREVE® staple fibers in the Republic of Turkey.  UAP and Kipas will leverage the supply infrastructure in Turkey to provide quality, service, speed-t…
Techtextil runs this week in Frankfurt

May 15, 2019  |  In the Industry

International trade fairs Techtextil and Texprocess May 14-17 at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany. It will be spotlighting the functions of textiles, especially technical textiles, and the ways in which textiles are processed. Transport pods for the Hyperloop, textile roo…
IPC schedules Electronics Materials Forum

May 10, 2019  |  In the Industry

How do emerging technologies change our materials set? Answers to that question will be explored at the new IPC Electronics Materials Forum, Nov. 5–7, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new technical conference is for engineers and managers who procure materials or want to understand t…
IFAI Expo 2019 and Advanced Textiles Conference opens registration

May 6, 2019  |  In the Industry

Registration for IFAI Expo 2019 and the Advanced Textiles (AT) Conference is now open. This year’s event will be Oct. 1–4 in Orlando, Fla., with the AT Conference running all day Oct. 1.  Several speakers have been scheduled with more to be announced soon. Topics to be addressed includ…
Orchard acquires Silk City Fibers

May 2, 2019  |  In the Industry

Orchard Yarn and Thread Co. Inc. is announces the purchase of Silk City Fibers. Both companies are based in Carlstadt N.J. Silk City offers yarns for weaving, knitting, embroidery and crochet, offering over 2000 colors in 50 luxury and natural fiber yarn styles. David Blumenthal, president and CEO o…
Addressing disabilities in fashion design

May 1, 2019  |  In the Industry

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and the Runway of Dreams Foundation teamed up to launch the “Fashion for All” Design Competition. The competition challenged students to design a prom look, for men or women, that re-imagines fashion and function for a person wit…
Polartec and Kraig to bring Spider Silk fabrics to market

April 30, 2019  |  In the Industry

Polartec, Andover, Mass., a major provider textile solutions, and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, announce plans to bring to market the first fabrics made from spider silk. Initially developed for specialized mil…
China signals it will buy U.S. cotton

April 26, 2019  |  In the Industry

by Seshadri Ramkumar China has started showing interest in buying cotton from the U.S., which is a positive signal. This is in anticipation of a positive trade deal between China and the United States. Cotton industry stakeholders who met recently at Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Growers’ (PC…
Nonwoven innovations to be featured at NETInc

April 22, 2019  |  In the Industry

by Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D NETInc, a nonwovens technical conference, was developed by engineers and technologists and has nonwovens professionals from around the world attending each year. This year the Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) division of TAPPI will be showcasing new developments…
Printed Electronics World event in November

April 16, 2019  |  In the Industry

On Nov. 20 and 21, 2019, end users and suppliers from around the globe will gather for a Printed Electronics World event to explore the technology capability and opportunities of printed, flexible and hybrid electronics. The event will focus on end-user case studies, needs and opportunities; the lat…