TMI LLC expands labor force to meet increased demand for energy-control products

July 30th

TMI LLC, an industry leader in flexible PVC solutions, energy control doors and safety products, recently added six new employees to its Pittsburgh headquarters after experiencing the most successful quarter in company history. The employees will work to enhance sales, marketing, customer service and provide the support needed to meet the growing demand for the...

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Universal Fibers celebrates four decades of progress

July 29th

Universal Fibers Inc. hosted more than 550 associates and their families at a special 40th anniversary event at the corporate headquarters in Bristol, Va. Total attendance for the two days was more than a thousand people on the company’s grounds at the Washington County Industrial Park. Production began at the company’s Bristol headquarters in 1970,...

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Amicor Breathe fibers have locked-in antifungal properties to kill dust mites

July 28th

Research and scientific studies have proved that 70 percent of all asthma cases can be attributed to Der P1 allergen contained in the excrement of House Dust Mites (HDM), microscopic organisms that thrive in a dark, warm and humid environment. Human perspiration and warm, humid conditions create the ideal environment for the growth of fungi,...

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In memoriam: Roger Gant Jr.

July 27th

Former Glen Raven president Roger Gant Jr. has died at the age of 86. Gant served Glen Raven Inc. for 55 years in a variety of management positions and as president and board member. He also led the Glen Raven team that created Glen Raven’s Sunbrella® brand of performance fabrics in the early 1960s. “It...

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Nanofibers spun from melt-blown polymers

July 26th

An innovative new die from The Arthur G. Russell Co. Inc. produces large quantities of nanofibers from PP, PET, PBT and other resins. Typical melt-blown fibers average more than 1 micron in size, but the new die produces fibers averaging as small as 400 nanometers. Unlike standard dies, the patented laminated stainless steel Russell nanofiber...

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Dow Corning sponsors Shanghai Sevens rugby tournament

July 21st

Dow Corning Corp., a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the textiles industry, is a main sponsor of Shanghai Sevens—a fully-sanctioned rugby tournament that will take place during the first weekend in September. The event is integrated as part of a larger International Rugby Board Asian Rugby Sevens Series with events in cities across...

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Sun control, outdoor fabrics from Phifer Inc.

July 20th

Phifer Inc. is introducing new additions to its Phifertex® Designed Fabrics, SheerWeave® and SunTex® product lines. They will be on display at the Phifer booth (No. 1112) at IFAI Expo Americas this fall. Geobella™ attractive, earth-friendly fabrics for outdoor furniture are made of 100 percent olefin yarns recycled from post-industrial waste. The 100 percent recyclable...

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AATCC free seminar August 3: Making performance textiles pay off

July 16th

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and Concept III Textiles International will co-sponsor a free one-hour seminar on “Understanding how performance textiles work: the payoff of added value,” in conjunction with the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. The seminar will be held from 9–10 a.m. on Tuesday, August...

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Ecotec yarns receive Global Recycle Standard label

July 15th

FildiUSA, the largest producer of recycled cotton yarn in North America, announces that Ecotec®, the company’s recycled cotton-blend yarn, has been granted Control Union’s Global Recycle Standard. The Global Recycle Standard validates both the yarns’ recycled content and the sustainable and socially responsible manner in which they are produced. Fildi is the first yarn company...

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PGI to expand spunmelt capabilities at its Waynesboro, Virginia plant

July 14th

Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) has announced that it has initiated construction and installation of its new state-of-the-art, custom-designed spunmelt machine at its plant in Waynesboro, Virginia. The project, previously announced by Governor Bob McDonnell in March 2010, is expected to create 41 highly skilled jobs at the site and represents an investment of more than...

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