India’s nonwovens and technical textiles industry expands

June 1st

The economy, in particular the losses of manufacturing jobs, currently occupies the center stage in the presidential election campaigns in the U.S.—a dramatic shift from other issues that were considered...

Hill-Rom to offer antimicrobial silver

June 1st

Hill-Rom, Batesville, Ind., a manufacturer of medical technologies and surface products, will offer customers the option of antimicrobial silver enhancement for all preventive and therapeutic surfaces by 2009. The company...

OptiTex forms global business linkages

June 1st

OptiTex, Petach Tikva, Israel, recently announced expansions, partnerships and distribution agreements that put the company all over the map. In addition to opening new offices in Belgium and Bangalore, India,...

3G Mermet expands U.S. operations

June 1st

Employees use light to check for flaws in Mermet’s solar protection fabrics at the company’s South Carolina plant. Photo: 3G Mermet. Increasing sales of solar protection fabric and operations scattered...

PGI introduces green acoustic materials

June 1st

In 2007, Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, N.C., introduced new Silonyx™ substrates as acoustic barriers in automotive trunks and wheel-well liners. This year, Silonyx will be integrated into package trays, hush...

Performance Fibers acquires four INVISTA plants

June 1st

Since becoming an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. in 2004, Performance Fibers, Richmond, Va., has purchased several North American, Asian and European businesses as part of an ongoing growth...

Eastman showcases virtual city on award-winning Web site

June 1st

Visit an imaginary city that showcases unique and innovative solutions to building and construction problems at a portal on the Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tenn., award-winning Innovation Lab Web site...

Atkins & Pearce introduces new Web site

June 1st

A new Web site introduced recently by Atkins & Pearce, Covington, Ky.,www.atkinsandpearce.com, describes how the company works with customers, aggressively pursues research and development, and applies its expertise to medical,...

Textile industry grows in India

June 1st

According to FICCI-Technopak, an Indian technical textile industry group, lack of investment and absence of research and development are the only factors hampering potential growth of technical fabrics to a...

Treaty to stimulate U.S.-Belgian trade

June 1st

A new treaty signed in December 2007 reduces the tax bite on the estimated 1,200 U.S. companies doing business in Belgium. It reduces double taxation of income, eliminates barriers to...