Stephen R. Combes new president for Cematex

October 29th

Cematex, The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers based in Zurich, Switzerland, appointed Stephen R. Combes as its new president at its recent General Assembly meeting held in Germany. Combes takes over the presidency from Albert Edward Roberts, who retires from the position after six years. Combes spent 13 years as managing director of SDL...

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Cradle to Cradle® criteria for the built environment

October 28th

Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) is a paradigm-changing innovation platform developed in the 1990s by Michael Braungart and William McDonough et al. Extensive books, cover stories and documentary films have been published and broadcasted about C2C since the 1990s and translated into at least a dozen languages. However, many planners are not yet familiar with how...

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Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. expands sustainable product line

October 27th

Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. (UTSC) continues to be a global leader in sustainability with the introduction of REPREVE® FDY, a 100 percent recycled fully drawn yarn. The REPREVE family of recycled products available from UTSC now includes recycled filament polyester, recycled staple polyester, recycled filament nylon and recycled performance fibers, available with flame retardant,...

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Camira Fabrics re-enters North American marketplace

October 26th

Signaling its long-term commitment to the North American interiors marketplace, textile innovator Camira Fabrics has announced that it has joined the professional trade body ACT (Association of Contract Textiles). Camira is a leading European manufacturer of textiles for commercial interiors, and has recently re-entered the North American marketplace by establishing a stock backed cut yardage...

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Glen Raven new Firesistâ„¢ color, stripes

October 25th

Glen Raven will showcase an expanded line of Firesist™ flame retardant awning fabrics during IFAI Expo in Orlando. With one new solid color and three new stripes, Firesist is evolving to meet the changing needs of awning fabricators nationwide. Terracotta is the new solid color added to the Firesist line, drawing its inspiration from the...

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Leigh Fibers launches carpet and plastics recycling company

October 25th

Leigh Fibers has established a dedicated business unit to divert discarded carpet and plastic from landfills and turn it into fibers and densified product used by plastics molders. Current and near-term equipment installations will give Leigh Carpet & Plastics Recycling LLC the capacity to keep more than 100 million pounds a year of used carpet...

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Obama to tour American Cord & Webbing Co.

October 22nd

President Obama will add a visit with American Cord & Webbing Co. factory workers in Woonsocket to his brief tour of Rhode Island on Monday, according to the White House. The White House announced earlier that the trip promotes two fundraisers to benefit Democratic congressional candidate David N. Cicilline and the party’s House campaign organization....

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Joy Jordan to present “Sustainability Initiatives at Kimberly-Clark”

October 22nd

Joy Jordan, global strategy program leader at Kimberly-Clark Corp., will present “Sustainability Initiatives at Kimberly-Clark” at this year’s NETInc Conference. The presentation is the lead-in to the conference’s “Session 12: Sustainability and Environment,” to be presented on Friday, November 12. The conference will take place in Raleigh, N.C., November 10-12, 2010. Larry C. Wadsworth of...

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STANMECH Technologies Inc. unveils new website

October 21st

STANMECH Technologies Inc., Burlington, Ont., Canada, has announced the launch of their completely redesigned website, featuring industry-specific “mini-sites” which hold the information, product listings, case studies and resources relevant for each industry. Users may also search by type of tool required. STANMECH is a leading provider of applications involving plastics forming and joining methods (hot...

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Aurora named exclusive distributor of Stork Prints’ Sublimation Inks

October 20th

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. and Stork Prints Group have announced that Aurora will be the exclusive distributor of Stork digital textile ink for direct and transfer sublimation printing in the United States and Canada. The offering will include c, m, y, k, lc, lm, ly, lk, blue, red, orange, grey, and deep black. Size...

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