U. S. nonwovens capacity expands

October 1st, 2014

According to a new report by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, the North American nonwovens industry has quadrupled over the past 23 years, increasing an average of 6.9 percent yearly. Between 1990 and 2013, the industry added 1.84 million tons. The rate outpaces the United States GDP, which grew at 2.5 percent over...

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Combined boating and outdoors show

October 1st, 2014

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is combining the Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show with Strictly Sail Chicago to create one boating and outdoors event: the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show. Scheduled for Jan. 14–18, 2015, the combined show is a result of market demand for a one-stop shop for all...

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Burlington acquires Keystone Weaving

October 1st, 2014

Burlington Technologies, Burlington, N.C., manufactures woven jacquard fabrics for home furnishings markets and fabrics for corporate, health care and hospitality spaces through its two flagship companies, Se7en and Bentex. Lebanon, Pa.-based Keystone Weaving has been acquired by Miami-based Banyan, a private investment firm and majority shareholder of Burlington. While Se7en and Bentex primarily use synthetic...

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Orafol, Verseidag seemee joint warranty

October 1st, 2014

Orafol, a global leader in the manufacture of self-adhesive graphic films, reflective materials and adhesive tape systems, and Verseidag’s seemee section, which develops, produces and distributes solutions for the wide-and grand-format digital and signage printing industry, have signed a comprehensive premium warranty. Oracal® Colour Films in combination with seemee substrates form a complete solution for...

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Tex Tech acquires Universal Carbon Fibres

October 1st, 2014

Tex Tech Industries, a leading global developer and manufacturer of engineered, high performance materials located in Portland, Me., has acquired Universal Carbon Fibres Ltd. of West Yorkshire, U.K. Universal Carbon Fibres designs and manufactures high-performance yarns and fabrics, primarily from carbon-based fibers, for use in technical and extreme environments. The company’s service and product offerings...

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Mislabeled textile shipment intercepted

October 1st, 2014

A DNA-authentication technology was recently used to interdict a shipment of mislabeled textiles that resulted in more than $1 million of inventory being held in quarantine. The technology, developed by Applied DNA Sciences of Stony Brook, N.Y., intercepted products consisting of an assortment of yarn, finished fabric and garments that could have been mislabeled, and...

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