Indorama Ventures to acquire Oxiteno

August 25, 2021

Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL), a global chemicals producer, has agreed to acquire Brazil-based Oxiteno S.A. Indústria e Comércio, a subsidiary of Ultrapar Participações S.A. The acquisition gives IVL a unique portfolio in high-value surfactants and significantly extends its existing Integrated Oxides and Derivatives (IOD) business. Oxiteno is a leading integrated surfactants producer and …

McKeon joins Enduratex

July 6, 2021

Enduratex has hired Jim McKeon as Territory Sale Manager, a newly created position in the company. He will manage the Enduratex contract business in the Northeast, Eastern Canada and strategic accounts in the Midwest and along the East Coast. McKeon comes to Enduratex with more than 15 years of experience in the coated fabrics industry. Prior …

Schoeller Textil AG hires new sales directors

May 18, 2021

Schoeller Textil AG, a global textile solutions brand dedicated to innovating technical fabrics and smart textile finishing technologies, has announced that Megan Fulton and Jack McPheron have joined its North America team as sales directors, covering the Western U.S. and parts of Canada. Fulton, based in White Salmon, Wash., will concentrate on customers based in …

TSG Finishing, other local textile firms, tackling labor issue head on

May 17, 2021

By Devin Steele HICKORY, N.C. – Brian Rosenstein, CEO of TSG Finishing and fifth-generation owner to run the 120-year-old company, called his father Jack last week to ask if he remembers a time during his 50-plus-year career with the firm when a dire labor shortage existed. His father answered no, recalled the younger Rosenstein, who joined the …

Kozane joins global campaign against mental health stigma

May 14, 2021

This month sees communities across the globe raising vital awareness of mental health and campaigning to fight the stigma that often prevents individuals from seeking help. Having worked closely with mental health professionals in both the UK and the US, Kozane® is embracing the opportunity to encourage colleagues, customers, partners and followers to talk about …

Epson to host direct-to-garment virtual event

March 22, 2021

Epson America Inc. will host an upcoming virtual event for direct-to-garment customers on Wednesday, April 7. The event, “Redefining High Production DTG Printing with the Epson SureColor® F3070,” will showcase how Epson’s newest DTG printer is redefining high production printing. Epson textile printing experts will show off the new levels of productivity and efficiency Epson …

CDP honors Lenzing for environmental transparency

December 9, 2020

The Lenzing Group has been recognized by the global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change and acting to protect forests. CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. This year, more than 5,800 companies were scored …

Eight promotions announced at Glen Raven

August 7, 2020

Glen Raven Inc., has announced the promotion of eight executives in its Technical Fabrics operating division. The moves will support the continued growth of its diverse business segments, particularly its GlenGuard brand of high-performance flame-resistant fabric. Glen Raven Technical Fabrics creates technical solutions that help keep people safe from military and protective work wear to …

Vertilux producing face mask kits: sewers needed!

March 31, 2020

Vertilux, headquartered in Miami, Fla, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fabrics, components and automated solutions for the window covering industry. Recently, the company decided to join the fight against COVID-19 and start producing face masks kits for other people and organizations who have the capabilities to sew them in large quantities. …

IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in …