Formosa Taffeta Co. to incorporate DuPont’s Intexar

February 22, 2018

A partnership between DuPont Advanced Materials and the Formosa Taffeta Co. (FTC) has been announced. The companies will highlight the use of DuPont’s Intexar Heat, a thin, stretchable ink and film that can be powered to produce heat. The heating solution is designed to be integrated into smart outdoor clothing.

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Eurojersey launches graphene-containing fabric with Directa Plus

February 21, 2018

Directa Plus has teamed up with Italian textile company Eurojersey and sportswear brand Colmar for two collections containing its graphene-based product. Directa says the inclusion of G+ provides a bacteriostatic effect, as well as even distribution of body heat and a heat dispersion effect in hot weather. It is Eurojersey’s

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Rainier Industries announces CEO’s retirement

February 20, 2018

Scott Campbell, President and CEO of Rainier Industries, has announced his retirement. David Traub will assume the role of the company’s CEO. Though the leadership is changing, the company’s values and mission to build high quality products and provide world-class service remain the same. Campbell has been president since purchasing

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ELFA announces equipment acquisition trends

February 16, 2018

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) predicts U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend over $1.6 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software) in 2018. ELFA also says that in 2018, businesses are expected to make their largest capital investments since 2012. The organization assists businesses

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Huvis and Indorama Ventures plan plant for low-melt fiber

February 13, 2018

A new plant in the U.S. will manufacture low-melt fiber (LMF) and have an annual capacity of 60,000 tons. The plant is an equal partnership of Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd., a global chemical producer, and Huvis Corp. of South Korea. The location of the plant is being finalized. It’s

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Software and sales experts join forces for sewn products

February 13, 2018

Apparel software developer BYTE Software Services and sewn products automation and marketing experts TexTempo have formed an alliance to broaden digital manufacturing process improvement solutions in the sewn products industry. Under the recent agreement, TexTempo has become the exclusive sales agent for BYTE shop floor control, enterprise resource planning and other manufacturing solutions in

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UMASS Lowell partners on buildings and bridges research

February 12, 2018

A University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMASS Lowell) research team is working to create sensor-laden fabrics that monitor the structural health of buildings, roadways and bridges.The university has partnered with a research and development company to create new, cost-effective, sensor-laden textiles that can be used to monitor the structural health and

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Heat-conducting ink to keep Olympians warm

February 8, 2018

Ralph Lauren has designed a bomber jacket and parka that use heat-conducting ink to generate warmth. The U.S. Winter Olympics team will be sporting these new jackets, which give a nod to textile innovations of the past, denim and leather, and include today’s technological innovations, says a recent article in

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Brückner awarded Algerian mega-mill contract

February 5, 2018

Brückner Textile Technologies has been awarded the contract for the supply, installation and commissioning of machines for dry finishing at a new mill in Algeria. An article in Knitting Industry says the joint venture between state-owned Algerian companies Groupe C&H, TEXALG, and SNTA and the Turkish Tay Group will result

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Call for editorial submissions: Specialty Fabric Showcase 2018

January 25, 2018

The Specialty Fabrics Review annual Fabric Showcase in the April and May 2018 issues is a great opportunity to give readers a look at new fabrics—natural, synthetic, woven, nonwoven, electronic, interactive or smart—and how they can help your potential customers do their jobs better. We’ll share the information, in print

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