H&V’s NanoWave honored with prestigious IDEA13 achievement award

April 30th

Hollingsworth & Vose, a global leader in the supply of advanced materials for filtration, battery separator and industrial applications, today announced that NanoWave® was selected as the winner of the Roll Goods IDEA13 Achievement Award. Three of the most innovative and successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries over the past three...

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Arlon Graphics launches Series 4600LX for automotive restyling industry

April 29th

Arlon Graphics has launched a high performance color change wrap film, Series 4600LX, for automotive restyling. Series 4600LX is an ultra-conformable film that allows users to transform the look of their vehicle with multiple colors and finishes. It is designed for full vehicle wraps, vehicle striping and custom accent wraps on vehicles. Arlon’s LX (low...

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EFI mourns passing of company founder Efi Arazi

April 29th

EFI™ mourns the passing of its founder and first CEO, Efraim “Efi” Arazi, who died on his 76th birthday, Sunday, April 14. Arazi created his namesake company in 1988 after a pioneering, 20-year career as the founder, president and CEO of the first Israeli high-tech firm, Scitex Corporation. Arazi served as chairman, president and CEO...

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Vietnam sets ambitious export goals

April 26th

Vietnam’s textile and clothing manufacturers set a goal to become one of the top five exporting nations by 2020, according to a recent report, Textile Outlook International from Textiles Intelligence. According to Money magazine, Vietnam is now one of Asia’s most open economies, with two-way trade valued at 160 percent of the country’s gross domestic...

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Teijin develops radiation-shielding aramid fabric

April 25th

Teijin Limited has developed a new aramid fiber fabric that protects users against X-ray and gamma ray radiation. Starting in May, the company will provide samples to selected customers for applications such as protective clothing and sheet materials used in areas with high radiation levels. The new Technora fabric is produced by blending radiation-shielding tungsten...

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Asia increasing caprolactam production

April 24th

Caprolactam is a chemical used to produce nylon fibers and resins, and production levels are rising in Asia as demand builds, according to a new report by GBI Research. The chemical is used to manufacture textiles, carpets, industrial yarns, films and engineering plastics. China has emerged as a global caprolactam manufacturing hub, accounting for around...

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H&M recognized for corporate social responsibility initiatives

April 23rd

H&M—the world’s second largest apparel retailer behind Inditex—has been lauded for its commitment to sustainability. According to a report in Global Apparel Markets, from the business information company Textiles Intelligence, H&M is considered one of the most environmentally responsible players in the global apparel industry. Sustainability has been pushed to the forefront of the business...

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Cooley Group expands senior leadership team

April 23rd

The Rhode Island-based Cooley Group, a developer and manufacturer of sustainable, engineered membranes and other high-performance solutions, announced in an April 16 press release changes to its executive leadership team. The changes take effect immediately and include the expansion of Cooley’s global leadership team to meet the demands of the company’s growing global customer base,...

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Somfy Systems wins prestigious 2013 WCMA award

April 22nd

Somfy Systems Inc. has announced that it has been awarded the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) award for best new style concept in the motorization category for their DecoFlex WireFree™ RTS custom engraved wall switch. The DecoFlex WireFree RTS battery powered wall switch can be used to control any Somfy RTS motorized product and can...

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New textile arts exhibition opens at de Young Museum

April 19th

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have announced the opening of a new exhibition, From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection. The exhibition contains approximately 40 objects drawn from the Museums’ extensive holdings of textile arts. This selection represents 15 centuries of textile arts and includes finely detailed English...

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