Understanding masks – up close

April 26, 2021  |  In the Industry

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently studied the masks people have been wearing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The masks work by blocking some of the virus-filled droplets and smaller particles called aerosols that an infected person exhales. T…
Organization makes the case for Midwestern reshoring

March 22, 2021  |  In the Industry

Ohio-based organization Heartland Forward recently released a study titled, “Reshoring America: Can the Heartland Lead the Way?” The organization’s mission is to improve economic performance in the geographic center of the U.S. In the study co-authored by Joel Kotkin, Michael Lind and Dave Shi…
Herculite acquisition and hiring announcements

March 18, 2021  |  In the Industry

Emigsville, Pa-based Herculite Products Inc., manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics announces it has acquired the Laminated Fabrics Division of Burlan Manufacturing LLC. This acquisition strengthens Herculite’s global position in high-performance reinforced textile composites. Hercul…
Partnership launches new RF shielding product

March 8, 2021  |  In the Industry

Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, and V Technical Textiles Inc. (VTT), Newark, N.Y., have launched a new textile technology for multiple applications. Shelter-Rite® RF™ products offer advanced safety and security in situations that require a more rugged and robust RF (radio frequency) shielded materia…
Drexel University launches new startup initiative

February 22, 2021  |  In the Industry

Drexel Applied Innovation at Drexel University has launched a program to encourage and support the formation of startup companies based on research at the university. The “Drexel Express Startup License” is a startup- and investor-friendly licensing agreement with pre-set terms. This new…
Precision Textiles upgrades chemical-free FR portfolio

February 18, 2021  |  In the Industry

New Jersey-based, Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations is keeping ahead of a growing trend by states to tighten fire-retardant (FR) chemical regulations in consumer products. By constantly upgrading its portfolio of chemical-free FR solutions for quilted m…
brrr° automates with Texbase

February 16, 2021  |  In the Industry

Bozeman, Mont.-based Texbase, Inc., a cloud-based data management and collaboration platform for the textile and consumer products industries, announces their continued collaboration with brrr°. brrr° is the creator of a fabric technology that is “Proven to Keep You Cooler.” The company’s pa…
Texas Tech decontamination wipe finds new use helping animals

February 3, 2021  |  In the Industry

 Two years ago, Brett Huff, an animal decontamination specialist, was looking for a better solution than the diluted-dish-soap-and-water method he was using to clean animals. That’s when a member of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces asked if he’d heard of FiberTectTM. Invented by Texas Te…
Acteev technology wins OR Innovation Awards

February 2, 2021  |  In the Industry

Ascend Performance Materials’ Acteev Protect™ antimicrobial, odor-resisting fabric technology has been named a winner in the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Innovation Awards.  Acteev Protect was chosen out of a record number of submissions for its performance across four criteria: Spark: concept, …
Messe Frankfurt postpones major trade shows until 2022

January 25, 2021  |  In the Industry

In September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at its home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, the company announces that it will postpone the international physical trade fairs pl…