IFAI Installs Solar Panels Reducing Costs and Pollution

November 20, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) headquarters, located in Roseville, Minnesota, reduced their electricity usage by installing solar energy panels. Projected savings is $85,000 over the next 20 years, which IFAI plans to reinvest. “One of our core values is to reduce our environmental footprint and the solar array is a big step. We will be …

Changing landscape of textile engineering education

November 19, 2018

Cotton and textile engineering education’s landscape has been changing to better reflect the change and growth in the field. Prof. Gajanan Bhat, chair of the Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors, at Athens-based University of Georgia (UGA), describes how fiber science and textile engineering education has evolved – and continues to do so. In 2018 …

IFAI Installs Solar Panels Reducing Costs and Pollution

November 14, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) headquarters, located in Roseville, Minnesota, reduce their electricity usage by installing solar energy panels. Projected savings is $85,000 over the next 20 years, which IFAI plans to reinvest. “One of our core values is to reduce our environmental footprint and the solar array is a big step. We will be …

Where the textile industry gathers

November 12, 2018

IFAI Expo 2018 delivered new information and opportunities for business connections across textile market areas. Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo (IFAI Expo) offered a variety of exhibitors, events and education and attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in …

BGF Industries relocates to Virginia

November 6, 2018

Porcher Industries’ subsidiary BGF Industries Inc. has announced its planned investment of $7 million to relocate its headquarters and research and development activities from Greensboro, North Carolina, to the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  In early 2019, the company will construct a facility measuring 2,320 square meters at Cyber Park, owned by the …

Superior comfort for adventure skiers

November 2, 2018

As part of its FW 2018 collection, Black Crows introduces the women’s Ventus Hybrid Alpha Jacket. Made from Polartec® Alpha® breathable insulation that introduced the concept of active insulation, Black Crows brings a touch of style to this hi-tech and ultra-functional apparel. Originally developed for U.S. Special Forces to create a superior insulation system for …

Thin, flexible batteries market report released

October 31, 2018

IDTechEx has released a new report, “Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019–2029.” The report includes information gleaned since 2014 about market progress of flexible, thin-film, or printed batteries, as well as those using novel form factors. The market is complex, a recent release from IDTechEx says, involving solutions from many categories: printed batteries, thin-film …

Textile machinery business transfer completed

October 29, 2018

With the final transfer of ownership effective October 1, 2018, Oerlikon Barmag Spinnzwirn became the independent company STC Spinnzwirn GmbH (Starlinger Textile machinery Chemnitz). In May 2018, the Austrian Starlinger Group announced the acquisition of the Chemnitz-based business unit Barmag Spinnzwirn from Oerlikon. STC Spinnzwirn has more than 150 years of textile machinery engineering experience. …

Huntsman, Chemours expand alliance

October 25, 2018

Huntsman Textile Effects and The Chemours Company FC, LLC have agreed to expand their long-term alliance in the area of durable water repellence (DWR). The expansion of research and development, marketing, technical support and manufacturing is expected to also expand the two companies’ commitment to sustainability. In addition to fluorinated solutions, the companies will now …

IFF 2018 Innovation Award winner announced

October 22, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) has announced W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., Newark, Del., as the winner of the 2018 IFF Innovation Award. The company’s GORE-TEX® PYRAD® fabric won in the category of Fabrics, Fibers and Films. GORE-TEX PYRAD is a revolutionary new technology that offers weather protection utilizing a waterproof, windproof and breathable GORE-TEX …