Palmetto Synthetics to manufacture and distribute Unifi’s REPREVE

August 30th

As part of a manufacturing and distribution agreement, Unifi’s REPREVE® chip will be purchased and processed by Palmetto Synthetics into staple fiber and sold under the REPREVE brand name. This will provide the textile industry with a U.S. made REPREVE staple fiber product option. “We have a shared vision with Unifi to provide the textile...

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OEKO-TEX® presents webinar on new STeP certification

August 29th

The International OEKO-TEX® Association’s Dr. Sam Moore, who represents OEKO-TEX in North America, will present a webinar introducing the new STeP certification system for sustainable textile production facilities on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at 2:00 PM EST. The webinar is complimentary, and participants may register online in advance. Because of OEKO-TEX’s Elite Sponsor status and...

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Steron® surface technology creates innovative surface textures

August 28th

Bauer-Textile and Weyermann Technical Textiles are the strategic partners of BASF SE for the development and distribution of Steron®. The special transfer coating technique is applied to high-quality flexible substrates. Material coated with Steron has a soft handle, is warm to the touch and has an attractive visual appearance. Innovative surface textures can be created...

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J. Robert Scott joins Allan Knight in Texas

August 27th

J. Robert Scott, Inc. signed a representation agreement with Allan Knight & Associates, Inc. for the Texas market. The J. Robert Scott brand will occupy approximately 2,500 square feet in Allan Knight’s 40,000 square-foot showroom. “The contemporary atmosphere in Allan Knight’s showroom is flooded with natural light and soaring ceilings and will offer the design...

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Huntsman partners with Huamao Group

August 26th

Huntsman Textiles Effects has been awarded preferred supplier status for Huamao Group’s dyes and chemical requirements. This strategic partnership allows Huntsman to proactively support Huamao Group in addressing challenges in its operational and environmental needs. “China is an important market for us,” said Kent Kvaal, vice president of global sales and technical services at Huntsman...

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AATCC launches YouTube channel

August 23rd

In an effort to find new ways to reach and serve its growing global membership, the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) has launched a YouTube channel. At “theAATCC,” visitors will find videos capturing events from the association’s meetings, conferences, student chapter events and more. The channel includes new videos from the AATCC...

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Exclusive formula from TMI LLC improves PVC’s workability

August 22nd

TMI LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa., has engineered a solution for the difficulties PVC film’s natural tackiness can cause manufacturers. The need for easy PVC separation, folding and unfolding pushed TMI to develop their exclusive Low Cohesion (LC) PVC formula. PVC film has a natural tendency to stick to itself, which can be useful for providing a...

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Diamond Brand Mfg. secures exclusive U. S. Army tent contract

August 21st

Diamond Brand Manufacturing, Fletcher, N.C., has announced that it has been awarded an exclusive one-year contract valued at $2.75 million to produce and supply the Soldier Crew Tent to the United States Army. The contract, managed through the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support (DLATS), affirms that Diamond Brand is capable of adhering to the stringent...

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Outdoor excellence: WeatherMax fabric for light structures

August 20th

Fabric light structures and shade sails offer beauty and protection to all types of areas and environments. This also means the fabric they’re constructed from needs to be able to endure harsh conditions while still maintaining an attractive appearance. Safety Components WeatherMax fabric combines both qualities. WeatherMax is already used extensively in Europe for shade...

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SLINGMAX® heavy-duty sling helps top the Freedom Tower

August 19th

The Freedom Tower, located at One World Trade Center (1WTC), New York, N.Y., is a focal point for American pride, determination and recovery following the destruction of New York City’s Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Freedom Tower’s focal point is its 408-foot silver spire. Raising the spire to the Freedom Tower’s peak required the...

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