Textile testing for comfort

October 16, 2018

IFAI’s Pre-Expo Conference Oct. 15 in Dallas offered a range of presentations—many of them focused on topics of particular interest in the advanced textiles area. Textile testing is one topic that will be addressed in more than one session. At the beginning of his talk yesterday on testing and evaluating

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Zund America breaks ground on new North American headquarters

October 16, 2018

Zund America Inc. (Zünd) will construct a new North American headquarters in Oak Creek, Wis. The building will include loading docks for shipping and receiving, offices, as well as spaces for product display, customer and employee training, and warehousing for their product and miscellaneous materials that support the installation and

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Electronic flat knitting expands in Africa

October 15, 2018

The African continent has always played a significant role for Stoll, a manufacturer of flat-knitting machines based in Reutlingen, Germany, says in a recent Knitting Industry article. The company has an agency contract in South Africa dating back more than 35 years, for example, and Stoll machines built in the

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Construction fabrics market worth $2.26 billion by 2023

October 11, 2018

A new report from MarketsandMarkets predicts the construction fabrics market will grow from $1.47 billion in 2018 to $2.26 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increased demand worldwide for construction fabrics in tensile architecture, awnings and canopies,

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Schoeller celebrates 150 years of textile manufacturing

October 8, 2018

For Swiss company Schoeller Textil, 2018 means celebrating 150 years of textile manufacturing. The textiles solutions company specializes in the development and production of technical fabrics and smart textile finishing technologies. According to the company, it began as Switzerland’s first worsted yarn spinning mill in 1868. Now, for its more

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Arc’Teryx debuts film

September 28, 2018

Arc’Teryx, North Vancover, Canada, has debuted “The Science Behind Gore,” one of four short films in the “Who We Are” video series that explores the brand’s heritage, ethos and DNA. The film explores the technology collaborations between Gore and Arc’Teryx that have pushed industry standards forward, as well as the

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Bolger and O’Hearn products on ZDHC list

September 27, 2018

With the recent collaboration between bluesign® and ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals), several of the chemistries developed by Bolger and O’Hearn Specialty Chemicals are now listed on the official ZDHC list of sustainable, approved textile industry chemistries. ZDHC is a global sustainability leader at the forefront of phasing out

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Joe Belli retires from Eide Industries

September 26, 2018

After a remarkable career of 37 years with Eide Industries Inc., based in Cerritos, Calif., Joe Belli has announced his retirement, effective September 6, 2018. Belli became part of the Eide team in 1981, ending as president of the company. From the start, he invested his time and abundant energy

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Westex by Milliken wins Canadian award

September 24, 2018

Westex® by Milliken announces that the company has won a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award for best protective fabrics, presented by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine. Nearly 1,200 Canadian industry professionals voted in the awards program, in which the company was chosen as one of the top three out of 13 companies

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Mentor Meetings at IFAI Expo

September 21, 2018

Need confidential advice? IFAI is now offering a fully endorsed mentorship program at IFAI Expo 2018. Professional consultations are available by appointment during show floor hours. Book a 30-minute meeting with an impressive lineup of industry experts! This opportunity is open to all attendees and exhibitors and free with any registration type.   Why Seek

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