PGI announces long-term investment strategy for developing regions

April 29th

Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) has announced long-term strategic growth plans to invest in new state-of-the-art spunmelt manufacturing operations in South America and China to solidify the company’s leadership position in these high-growth markets: an immediate follow-up installation of a state-of-the art, custom-designed spunmelt machine and a pilot line at its current facility in Suzhou, China,...

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Camira Fabrics to launch designer David Fox fabric collection

April 28th

Textile innovator Camira Fabrics Ltd. is collaborating with award-winning British designer David Fox to create a stunning new fabric collection for launch at this year’s NeoCon, June 13-15 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Fox will make a personal appearance at the Camira booth on Tuesday, June 14, to introduce the unique fabrics. The outcome...

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Hohenstein researchers tackle unintentionally transparent clothing

April 26th

Whether it is nurses in their uniforms, sportsmen in their training gear or anyone wearing light-coloured swimming trunks, everyone knows the problem of white garments which all too often reveal more than you want—either of yourself or of any white or dark underwear underneath. For things like scaffolding covers or trade fair exhibits, too, the...

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New Durst Textile Business Unit develops high-performance digital printer for ITMA

April 25th

Durst Phototechnik AG, a leading manufacturer of industrial digital printing equipment, will present its new Textile Business Unit at the FESPA trade show in Hamburg, Germany, May 24-27. The new division, headed by Christoph Gamper, is working on the next generation of digital printing technologies for textiles. The Durst Textile Team, based at the company’s...

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New Las Vegas location on tap for The Rental Show 2013

April 22nd

When The Rental Show returns to Las Vegas in two years, it will be to a new venue: the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The Venetian and The Palazzo will be the headquarters hotels. The Rental Show 2013 will be Feb. 10-13, keeping with the current Sunday through Wednesday schedule. The move further north on...

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New website for Top Value Fabrics

April 21st

Top Value Fabrics has announced the launch of a new website to better serve customers and prospective customers. The new site, topvaluefabrics.com, features numerous upgrades and a modern design. “Our new website was developed with a focus on our customers,” said Chris Fredericks, president. “Our goal was to make the site user-friendly so that it’s...

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Portable, heavy-duty Yellow Jacket® fan for industrial use

April 20th

The Yellow Jacket portable fan from the Big Ass Fan Company® takes abuse and stays in use. Five years in development, it’s designed for incredible flexibility, quiet operation and long-term durability; it will never need to be replaced, according to the manufacturer. The new design offers: heavy-gauge steel carriage engineered to withstand the harshest environments...

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Economy Tent Intl. recognized by South Florida Manufacturers Association

April 19th

Economy Tent Intl., Miami, Fla, has been recognized by the South Florida Manufacturers Association as first runner-up for Manufacturer of the Year for 2010. The award is presented to companies that provide positive economic, employee and community benefits to the South Florida region. Economy Tent, nominated by Citibank, was one of five finalists chosen from...

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Hohenstein awards first-ever sleep comfort label for children’s sleeping bags

April 18th

In March, the first sleep comfort quality label for children’s sleeping bags was awarded to the company ARO® Artländer in Kettenkamp, Lower Saxony, Germany. Jörg Fricke of the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim presented the label to managing director Karl Rosenstengel. Test results were impressive—the children’s sleeping bag that was tested was awarded the mark 1.1...

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IFF announces 2011 Innovation Award deadline: July 15

April 18th

The purpose of the IFF Innovation Award is to inspire companies from all over the world to not only come up with great ideas, but make them happen. According to Beth Hungiville, Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) managing director, “We want to tell the stories of great specialty fabric manufacturers and suppliers who have challenged the...

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