New biobased coated fabric from Chomarat

October 17th, 2013

Chomarat, a family-owned textile group with an international distribution, is rolling out the world premiere of a new line of biobased coated fabric called OFLEX™ Bio-based, made from Gaïalene® produced by Roquette. Chomarat, specializing in coated textiles, has developed biobased “Thermoplastic PolyOlefins” (TPOs) by using Gaïalene®, a sustainable thermoplastic plant-based resin. This resin, made from...

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PurThread fiber production achieves bluesign® system partner status

October 16th, 2013

The award-winning life science and high-performance fabric company PurThread Technologies, Durham, N.C., has announced that it has fully completed the process to be officially designated a bluesign® system partner. This elite status ensures manufacturers, consumers and retailers that PurThread acts as a responsible part of the textile supply chain and works to continuously improve environmental...

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AidEx 2013 to spark resilient humanitarian and development aid practices

October 15th, 2013

Resilience is key this year when it comes to the delivery of humanitarian and development aid, which is why AidEx 2013 will feature innovative programs, exhibitors and products with the aim of better preparing countries for crises. Currently the number and scale of global emergencies are growing at an alarming rate, whilst at the same...

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TenCate Advanced Armour develops innovative lightweight ballistic inserts

October 14th, 2013

TenCate Advanced Armour, Almelo, The Netherlands, has developed the world’s lightest insert for protecting against one of the most common gun threats globally—the AK47 Mild Steel Core. The new TenCate Multi-light™ ultra lightweight ballistic solution offers unmatched protection and user comfort to soldiers and law enforcement personnel while still ensuring high tactical mobility. The 750-square-centimeter...

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Techmer PM increases strategic focus on European plastics market

October 11th, 2013

Opening of office in Germany and first-time presence at K Fair highlight emphasis on Europe. Techmer PM, Clinton, Tenn., a major producer of value-added colors and additives for the plastics and fiber industries, is increasing its focus on expansion opportunities in the European market as part of its long-term growth strategy. To capitalize on the...

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Designtex launches facts™ gold-level certified textile

October 10th, 2013

Leading textile manufacturer Designtex, New York, N.Y., has launched an upholstery line that’s so green, it’s gold—achieving the first third-party verified gold level certification under the facts™ ecolabel developed by the Association for Contract Textiles (ACT). This certification recognizes the three styles of the Gold Standard collection—Concept, Pop Art, and Precision—as meeting stringent criteria for...

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J. Ennis Fabrics will no longer distribute Tempotest products

October 9th, 2013

J. Ennis Fabrics and Pará SPA have decided to end their North American distribution agreement. J. Ennis Fabrics will continue to provide Tempotest® until December 13, 2013. “Tempotest products overlap with our Sunbrella® solution-dyed acrylic line and duplicates inventory in this category. We needed to make this difficult decision to further our long-term vision of...

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Toho Tenax’s production technology wins 2013 AVK Innovation Award

October 7th, 2013

Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, has announced that its German subsidiary Toho Tenax Europe GmbH received the 2013 AVK Innovation Award in the category of Innovative Products for its newly developed high-efficiency production technology for thermoset carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The technology, called Part...

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Combat Woodland Jacket now authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps

October 4th, 2013

Designed with fabrics from Gore and Milliken to provide enhanced weather protection. The Combat Woodland Jacket (CWJ), manufactured by Short Bark Industries, Vonore, Tenn., and designed with fabrics made by W.L. Gore and Milliken, was recently authorized to wear by the United States Marine Corps. The comfortable, lightweight and windproof soft shell jacket, currently being...

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Burlington wins contract for Air Force physical training uniform

October 3rd, 2013

Unique domestic manufacturing capabilities provide technically advanced textiles. Burlington Industries LLC, Greensboro, N.C., a division of International Textile Group (ITG), has announced that it has been awarded a $5.3 million contract to supply micro denier polyester fabrics to the U.S. Air Force for use in physical training (PT) shorts. These fabrics will be produced at...

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