Milliken and Teijin Aramid collaborate in Asia Pacific

January 14, 2019

Leading U.S. flame resistant (FR) textiles brand Westex™ by Milliken™ and global aramid fiber producer Teijin Aramid have announced a joint technology and commercial partnership for Southeast Asia and Australasia. With this partnership, the two companies plan to improve the reputable aramid-based FR solutions in the Asian market. As a

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Cut-Tex® PRO urges innovative thinking in its product’s applications

January 11, 2019

Cut-resistant fabrics have been developed following thousands of injuries suffered by individuals in industry, homeland security, and extreme sports. Now, UK-based PPSS Group is urging product designers to think innovatively about the potential applications of its technical textile, Cut-Tex® PRO. Cut-Tex® PRO has been effectively used in slash resistant clothing

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How successful companies innovate for growth

January 10, 2019

If there were a formula for writing a hit song, we could all do it. Efforts have certainly been made to figure out just what’s required to reach the top of the charts, but there simply isn’t a single defined path that can be taken to ensure musical success. In

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Hohenstein Lab opening in India

December 21, 2018

Testing service provider and research partner, Hohenstein, has opened a textile-testing laboratory in Gurugram, India, offering its customized services in one of the world’s textile hotspots. The business cites good, consistent cooperation, expediting a close exchange among the laboratories in Germany, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and India to ensure more customer

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Huntsman and Chemours expand alliance

December 13, 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). By combining the strengths of both companies, the expanded cooperation unlocks the full potential of the alliance to develop and deliver new, sustainable DWR solutions and

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Applications open for 2019 Student Design Competition

December 10, 2018

The Advanced Textile Products Student Design Challenge encourages college and university students of design, textiles engineering and allied curricula to solve safety and protection problems using technical textiles and narrow fabrics in functional designs. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) offers this annual challenge to honor and recognize the innovations

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EuroFibers introduces sister company, EuroFabrics

December 4, 2018

EuroFibers, a Dutch supplier of high-performance fibers, introduced its new sister company EuroFabrics, a recent release announces. EuroFabrics is a key distributor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa of American SuperFabric, an abrasion-resistant and cut-resistant fabric, and it is a supplier of BodyShield. EuroFabrics offers performance fabrics with features

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Coloreel wins SKAPA prize

November 29, 2018

This year’s winner of the SKAPA prize is Joakim Staberg who developed Coloreel, a machine for digital thread coloring that dyes threads while in production, a recent release says. Joakim Staberg received this year’s award of 500,000 krona from the Foundation SKAPAs chair, Minoo Akhtarzand, and one of Sweden’s well-known

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NCTO testifies at USMCA public hearing

November 27, 2018

The U.S. International Trade Commission held public hearings in Washington, D.C., as part of its investigation into the likely impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the U.S. economy. National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Auggie Tantillo testified on the General Manufacturing panel on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, the hearing’s

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AFFOA offers “Fabric- The New Software” networking event

November 22, 2018

Recent breakthroughs in fibers and fabrics are transforming these age-old materials into high tech for the first time in history, creating in the process new opportunities for fabric-based startups and entrepreneurs. Fabrics that can see, hear, sense, communicate, store and convert energy, regulate temperature, monitor health and change color will

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