“Green” shade fabrics from Phifer

July 3rd, 2014

Eco-friendly shading solution offers responsible light management and energy savings. Phifer Inc. SheerWeave® 4000 series fabrics are now made with Dow Ecolibrium™ bio-based plasticizers, combining the durability of vinyl-coated polyester with the latest in green vinyl technology for an eco-friendly shading solution that offers responsible light management and energy savings. This green technology is exclusive […]

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New high-performance fabric from Teijin

July 2nd, 2014

Delta 2000 designed for use in outerwear. Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber products converting company, has developed Delta 2000, an advanced, high-comfort, high-density fabric suited for use in outerwear. As the latest addition to Teijin Frontier’s Delta series of high-performance materials designed for sporting applications, Delta 2000 has a distinctive structure comprising […]

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Trade officials speak at Outlook

July 1st, 2014

More than 100 attendees convened at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., May 4–5 for the annual Outlook Conference. This is the premier leadership forum for the specialty textile industry and is the only conference where technical textile executives and decision makers meet to focus on the industry’s business and economic outlook. It […]

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Vehicle, body armors muscle up and slim down

July 1st, 2014

Devising protective solutions for armored vehicles, body armor, watercraft or amphibious vehicles is the core business of Leading Technology Composites (LTC) of Wichita, Kan., a 20-year veteran in armored products manufacturing. With the help of DSM Dyneema, Stanley, N.C., and its ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fiber, Dyneema® and Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology materials, LTC […]

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Shiny mesh curtains make showers chic

July 1st, 2014

Modern bathroom designers deliver grand meccas for relaxation, stimulation and luxury, concepts in marble or slate that create a spa-like atmosphere with all of the amenities. This grand ambiance deserves more than a pink plastic shower curtain, and Cascade Coil, a Tualatin, Ore., maker of woven wire mesh fabrics, introduces the Serenity shower curtain to […]

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DAP America is exclusive Pfaff importer

July 1st, 2014

DAP America Inc., Norcross, Ga. (formerly Dürkopp Adler America Inc.), has been named the exclusive importer of Pfaff Industrial machinery and spare parts for the Western Hemisphere. With this new relationship, Pfaff intends to accelerate response times and improve service levels for customers of its sewing and seam welding technology in the Americas. DAP is […]

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Top Value honors retiree Hunter

July 1st, 2014

Stan Hunter, senior sales consultant for Top Value Fabrics, Carmel, Ind., has shown a deep commitment to his job selling print media, industrial textiles and recreational fabrics for 31 years. He’s also shown a deep commitment to motorcycles, race cars and sports cars. The company, in recognition of his technical knowledge and customer service, has […]

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New member for TMI LLC team

July 1st, 2014

TMI International LLC, a leading supplier of workplace environmental management systems and other PVC-based products, has announced that Rob Hinckley has joined the team as vice president of sales and marketing. He will be responsible for all sales and marketing functions across the company. Hinckley holds an M.A. in Organizational Behavior and a B.A. in […]

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Mead joins Hohenstein Institute America

July 1st, 2014

Hohenstein Institute America has announced that Ben Mead is the company’s new customer relations and technical specialist. Mead brings a strong background in textile chemistry and sustainability to the position, and is also active in many textile industry trade associations. He holds a B.S. in Textile Chemistry from North Carolina State University.

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In memoriam: Steve Gordon

July 1st, 2014

Trident Industrial Products of Sunrise, Fla., is deeply saddened to report the passing of Steve Gordon on May 17, 2014, at the age of 69. As an integral member of Trident for more than 40 years, his contributions to the company, as well as to the entire textile industry, are immeasurable. He will be sorely […]

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