2016 Smart Fabrics Summit Videos

May 26th

Watch videos from the 2016 Smart Fabrics Summit on the website of the International Trade Administration Office of Textiles and Apparel. Part 1- Opening Remarks; Globe Demonstration; Challenges in Manufacturing...

Textile standards online platform

May 25th

ASTM International and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) are making available textiles standards and other offerings in one online platform. Users will gain access to high-quality...

OEKO-TEX addresses sustainability at FIT and AAFA events

May 25th

Global standards for the textile industry will be discussed by OEKO-TEX at the Summer Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) June 5–8, 2017. The Summer Conference at FIT, titled “Sustainability &...

ESI welcomes David Nolting as corporate health and safety manager

May 24th

Environmental Specialties, Inc. (ESI) of Baton Rouge, La., a major installer of geosynthetics, welcomed David Nolting to the company as corporate health and safety manager. “We created this new position...

Trelleborg installs rapid prototype center

May 24th

Trelleborg has installed a state-of-the-art Rapid Prototype Center (RPC) at its engineered coated fabrics operation in Rutherfordton, N.C. The miniature prototype equipment offers the latest technology in the rapid prototyping...

PET bottle recycling project

May 23rd

The Assumption College Primary Section (ACP), campus of Assumption College in Bangkok, Thailand, and Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited (TPL), a Teijin Group subsidiary in Bangkok that manufactures and sells polyester...

HUESKER opens production facility in Russia

May 23rd

HUESKER Russia inaugurated its first production site in Russia on March 29, 2017, in the town of Klin, 80 km northwest of Moscow. “We believe there is even greater potential for...

2017 IBEX Innovation Awards Program open for entry

May 22nd

The 2017 Innovation Awards program is open for entry. The Innovation Awards program recognizes top visionaries and new products in the marine industry. Winners will be announced during the industry...

GSI offers webinar on uses for abandoned/closed landfills

May 22nd

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Beneficial Uses of Abandoned and/or Closed Landfills,” on May 24, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. There are currently...

Americhem renovates plant

May 22nd

Americhem Europe Ltd., Manchester, U.K., a global provider of color and additive solutions for synthetic fibers, is completing a plant-wide renovation and redesign. The renovations are designed to give the...

GMA releases video of Koerner lecture

May 19th

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) released a video of Dr. George Koerner delivering the first lecture in the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in...

Dow introduces softer nonwovens

May 19th

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has introduced ASPUN™ MB Meltblown Fiber Resins and POUCHUG™ sensory packaging technology to provide converters and brand owners new options for improved comfort and softness...

Hyosung launches MIPAN Robic fine

May 19th

Hyosung has announced a new yarn that it says has 15 to 20 percent higher tenacity than regular nylon in the same deniers. The MIPAN Robic Fine yarn family ranges...

Federal grant supports new Great Lakes research center

May 18th

The University of Michigan is establishing a research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is funding the new Cooperative Institute for...

Tensar increases capacity at Morrow, Ga. plant

May 18th

Tensar International is increasing capacity 35% at its Morrow, GA, geogrid manufacturing facility. Significant growth of Tensar’s TriAx line of geogrid products, and customer requests for new variants of the...