Building a Flex Factory for textiles

October 24th, 2022

“Designing is the easy bit, manufacturing is the hard bit,” offered Dr Andre West at the beginning of his presentation at IFAI Expo 2022 titled, “Flex Factory, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability for the future.” West is director of the Zeis Textiles Extension at Wilson College of Textiles. The two facilities will sit alongside one another […]

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Centennial College receives smart fabrics funding

April 11th, 2022

Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, and its partners have received $4 million in multi-year funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop products for the global e-textile market, as well as to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the transportation, food production, energy and advanced manufacturing sectors. Centennial's Technology Access Centre (WIMTACH) was […]

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$2.8 Million awarded for manufacturing innovation initiative

March 28th, 2022

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration has announced $2.8 million in new infrastructure grants, through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2), to three growing manufacturers. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy made the announcement during an event at 99Degrees Custom in Lawrence, a 375-employee manufacturer of tech-integrated apparel, which received one of the grants. Additional recipients were Soliyarn, a maker […]

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Energy in the sustainable textiles’ equation

June 28th, 2021

Advanced textiles that support energy conservation fill a growing need.  by Seshadri Ramkumar While it upended normal activities, COVID-19 has provided opportunities to think about what is best for our future globally, in terms of health planning, climate change, energy infrastructure and inclusive economic growth. Textile materials are important components of the energy and sustainability […]

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Manufacturing revival: a timely necessity

March 8th, 2021

The U.S. is shaping its future in the international textile market.  by Seshadri Ramkumar In the past two decades, most advanced nations have focused on advanced technology, paying specific attention to sectors such as information technology and biotechnology. While these fields are vital to the economy, COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in the manufacture of products […]

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Abercrombie Textiles acquired by Crypton

September 19th, 2019

The Crypton Companies (Crypton LLC and Nanotex LLC), providers of performance textile technologies in the contract, home furnishings and apparel markets, announces that it has entered into a formal agreement to acquire the operations of Abercrombie Textiles, the Cliffside, North Carolina-based textile mill.  Abercrombie has been a Crypton-licensed mill partner for 17 years and both companies share a customer […]

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