YKK launches digital showroom

April 20th, 2021

Zipper and fastening products manufacturer YKK has launched a digital showroom as a means to better engage with customers, virtually, regardless of time or location. The concept behind the online showroom is “connection,” a play on YKK’s expertise as a manufacturer of fastening products. The space, modeled to look like YKK’s brick-and-mortar showroom in London, […]

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WVU Davis College unveils Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory

April 19th, 2021

Amy Bircher (center), Beth Shorrock (left) and Darrell Donahue cut the ribbon on the new Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory at West Virginia University. Photo: Brian Persinger/WVU Photography. A gift to the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will provide fashion, dress and merchandising students with enhanced educational opportunities in […]

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Teijin to produce nanofiber filament from recycled polyester

April 15th, 2021

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group fibers and products converting company, announced that it has developed technology to mass produce a new version of its Nanofront® ultra-fine polyester, which the company believes is the world’s first nanofiber to be made from recycled polyester raw materials. The new technology will enable Teijin Frontier to produce […]

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Raven Industries featured in HBO documentary

April 14th, 2021

Raven Industries, a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based manufacturer of precision agriculture products, high-altitude balloons, plastic film and sheeting, and radar systems, was recently featured in an HBO documentary. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, the HBO documentary "Our Towns" debuted on Tuesday, April 13. According to an official press release shared by HBO, "Our […]

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Kraig Biocraft and Kings Group form Spydasilk Enterprises

April 13th, 2021

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, has announced that the company, together with M the Movement, Kings Golden Harvest Pte Ltd (“Kings Group”), has established Spydasilk Enterprises Pte. Ltd. (“Spydasilk Enterprises”) as a Singapore-based joint venture. This partnership represents the company’s first vertically integrated sales […]

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Forecast for smart fabrics in fashion and entertainment

April 12th, 2021

According to the report “Smart Fabrics in Fashion and Entertainment Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the smart fabrics market is estimated to record a CAGR of 31.29% over the forecast period. The smart fabrics market in the fashion and entertainment industry is primarily driven through innovation by designers to develop new […]

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Trivantage relocates distribution center to larger St. Louis facility

April 9th, 2021

Trivantage®  has moved to a larger distribution facility in St. Louis, Mo., that will allow the company to better and more efficiently serve customers with increased capacity at more than 62,000 square feet, six loading docks for customer will-call and shipments and improved parking. The new location will house increased inventory levels, easy-access sampling carts, […]

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Culp hosts on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics

April 9th, 2021

Culp Inc. partnered with North Carolina vaccine providers to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics to eligible company employees, their families and the public. The clinics were held March 25-27 at two of Culp’s facilities located in High Point and Stokesdale, N.C. More than 600 people received vaccinations at two Culp locations. Attendees took advantage of […]

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Hexcel joins ASCEND project

April 8th, 2021

Hexcel has announced that its role within the recently launched UK-based project called ASCEND (Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled Development) will be to focus on developing high-rate manufacturing and processing technologies that will accelerate the development of new, lightweight advanced composite materials. Hexcel will join lead partner GKN Aerospace and 13 other project stakeholders […]

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Fasnap announces building expansion

April 7th, 2021

Fasnap has completed an expansion at its Elkhart, Ind., corporate facilities. The new manufacturing space is 5,370 square feet larger and office space has increased by 6,000 square feet. Warehousing for distribution is one third larger and stocked with Fasnap products. Combined with two additional branch locations in Orlando, Fla., and Anaheim, Calif., Fasnap provides fastening device solutions to more […]

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Consumer demand for sustainable products

April 7th, 2021

Consumers around the world have adapted to social distancing measures and lockdowns over the last 12 months, with the way they dress, work and shop changing dramatically. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recently surveyed sustainability decision-makers at 1,000 brands and retailers in the United States and United Kingdom to determine the impact the pandemic has […]

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Nonwoven fabric market outlook

April 6th, 2021

According to the report “Non-woven Fabric Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the nonwoven fabric market was valued at USD 43,883 million in 2020 and the market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. The demand for new and better-performing products is propelling the nonwoven […]

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Stein Fibers acquires J.E. Herndon Company

April 5th, 2021

Stein Fibers Ltd. has acquired J. E. Herndon Company, previously based in Kings Mountain, N.C. Established in 1928, J. E. Herndon specializes in the purchase and processing of textile mill fibers and by-products. Herndon’s finished blends are consumed globally in diverse applications such as industrial yarns and banknote paper. Patrick Mullen, J. E. Herndon president […]

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Fibertex Nonwovens expands operations

April 2nd, 2021

Fibertex Nonwovens Inc., a manufacturing company that specializes in spunlace products, has announced plans to expand operations in Laurens County, S.C. The more than $49.5 million investment will create 39 new jobs. Fibertex’s expansion will include a second spunlace production line for rolled nonwoven fiber products. Fibertex also acquired an 84-acre industrial plot adjacent to […]

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Biden administration awards contracts for U.S.-made face masks

April 1st, 2021

The Biden administration has awarded two contracts to National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) members Parkdale Mills and Ferrara Manufacturing Inc., following through on the president’s pledge to procure millions of U.S.-manufactured face masks for community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens across the country. A third contract is expected to be awarded to a small business […]

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