Bally Ribbon supplies woven tapes and elastics

June 3, 2020  |  In the Industry

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), which designs, develops, and manufactures specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces it is manufacturing urgently needed narrow woven structural tapes and elastics for use in a range of medical items required for the current COVID-19 emergency.  The tapes and elastics…
AATCC hosts PPE testing webinar series

May 25, 2020  |  In the Industry

As companies pivot to producing and testing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, there are lots of questions. AATCC has created a series of webinars to answer questions about AATCC test methods commonly used to evaluate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The first two webinars add…
Oerlikon Nonwoven delivers meltblown technology for European masks

May 25, 2020  |  In the Industry

Two companies newly established in Germany to manufacture and distribute high-end protective masks were in the spotlight at the beginning of May. FleeceforEurope and Lindenpartner, Düsseldorf-based Kloepfel Group purchasing consultancy, and Berlin-based industrial consultancy Bechinger & Heyman…
Stansell announces automated face mask machinery

May 20, 2020  |  In the Industry

Stansell Industries is now offering automated face mask production machinery for standard 3-ply surgical masks and N95 face masks. Machinery can be ready for shipping in 15-20 days. The company says that its automated 3-Ply Medical Mask Machine is capable of producing 80-100 industry standard surgic…
AMETEK inspection systems support quality PPE

May 15, 2020  |  In the Industry

AMETEK Surface Vision, a provider of online surface inspection solutions, is helping nonwoven material manufacturers meet increased demands for the production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased demand for a wide range of medical clothing that me…
Bally Ribbon responds to the global health crisis

May 14, 2020  |  In the Industry

In honor of National Textiles Day, Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) is celebrating not only textiles and their myriad uses, but the front-line workers in various industries who are using these fabrics to save lives. Held on May 3, National Textiles Day recognizes all the ways textiles improve lives.  In re…
Polygiene’s new ViralOff pairs with global brands

May 11, 2020  |  COVID-19, In the Industry

Polygiene AB, solution provider in odor control and stay-fresh technologies continues to advance the development and production of ViralOff® technology, which the company says reduces over 99 percent of viruses in two hours on treated fabrics. Polygiene partner and sportswear brand Maloja was able …
OEKO-TEX® offers face mask certification free

May 7, 2020  |  In the Industry

With immediate effect, the OEKO-TEX® Association will waive the license fee for STANDARD 100 certification of mouth and nose masks. This action is effective immediately. With the current demand and expert recommendations to wear mouth and nose coverings in public, OEKO-TEX® wants to support contin…
LOOMIA recognized for “World Changing Idea ”

May 4, 2020  |  In the Industry

E-textile innovator LOOMIA was awarded an honorable mention in two general categories by Fast Company and their World Changing Ideas for 2020. The award honors products, concepts, companies, policies and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet.  The company, wi…
Polyfab distributes Lenzing Profilen thread

May 1, 2020  |  In the Industry

Lenzing Plastics named Polyfab USA as the Master Distributor of the Lenzing Profilen line of PTFE sewing thread for the shade, awning and marine industries in North and South America, a recent news release announced.  According to Polyfab, Profilen PTFE sewing thread is UV resistant, flame ret…