FGA to host latex printing webinar Aug. 4

July 31st

As an IFAI member-exclusive benefit, the Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) will host a latex printing webinar Aug. 4, 2015, at 10 a.m. CT. Timothy Mitchell, a latex experience solutions architect at Hewlett-Packard, and Chris Jackson, president of Cold Fire Signs, will answer the following questions: What textiles work well with latex inks? Why print on...

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Carnegie launches new Xorel™ collection

July 30th

Designed for panels, upholstery and upholstered walls, Havana is antibacterial, PVC-free and rated at 200,000 double rubs. Photo: Carnegie Fabrics Textile manufacturer Carnegie Fabrics, New York, N.Y., has announced the launch of Xorel Refresh Your Palette, a vibrant, high-fashion textile collection inspired by colors that are essential to everyday life. Four new Xorel patterns feature...

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JK Group acquires Sawgrass Industrial

July 30th

Sawgrass Industrial, the business division of Sawgrass Technologies, Mount Pleasant, S.C., operating in sublimation and pigment inks for industrial applications, is joining Italian company JK Group S.p.A, the company which includes the brands Kiian Digital and J-Teck, to extend the group’s technology capabilities. The acquisition expands JK Group’s portfolio of advanced inks, which are compatible...

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Sympatex announces new VP for North America

July 29th

Derek Spingler has been named vice president of North America for Sympatex Technologies, Unterfohring, Germany, a producer of membranes, laminates and functional textiles. Spingler brings more than 20 years of experiences in the outdoor industry to his new role, where he is responsible for overall sales and marketing management with a special focus on creating...

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Enduratex introduces new fabric for hospitality market

July 29th

Stingray by Enduratex™ meets the following flammability requirements: Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 302, California Technical Bulletin 117 Section 1 and Federal Aviation Specification 25.853. Photo: Enduratex Stingray, a new Exotics collection from Enduratex™, Mira Loma, Calif., is designed specifically for the hospitality market. Featuring a subtle, pebbly texture, the fabric offers a soft hand and...

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Student Design Challenge sponsorships available

July 28th

Sponsorships are available for IFAI’s 2016 Student Design Challenges, which are offered in four categories: Advanced textiles; awnings and canopies; fabric graphics; and fabric structures. Sponsoring companies will be recognized on IFAI’s websites and in promotional material throughout the year. Companies that register to sponsor by Aug. 10 will also be included on signage at...

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Student Design Challenge sponsorships available

July 28th

Sponsorships are available for IFAI’s 2016 Student Design Challenges, which are offered in four categories: Advanced textiles; awnings and canopies; fabric graphics; and fabric structures. Sponsoring companies will be recognized on IFAI’s websites and in promotional material throughout the year. Companies that register to sponsor by Aug. 10 will also be included on signage at...

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SEM Products partners with Vicar

July 27th

SEM Products, a Rock Hill, S.C.-based manufacturer of interior paints and refinishing products for leather, vinyl, plastic and carpets is expanding its distribution by forming a strategic partnership with Vicar International, Union, N.J. Vicar will stock three lines to the automotive, upholstery, marine, RV and golf cart industries for both indoor and outdoor applications. The...

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PA Group software enhances Phifer operations

July 27th

PA Group USA, Chattanooga, Tenn., has fully implemented manufacturing software at one manufacturing division of Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Phifer Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aluminum and fiberglass insect screening. The machine monitoring, planning and scheduling, and product life cycle management software solutions will enhance lean manufacturing practices. The three software components are part...

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Unifi expands recycling center

July 24th

Unifi Inc., the Greensboro, N.C., manufacturer of Repreve® recycled fibers, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its planned 85,000-square-foot addition to its Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, N.C. The expansion will increase capacity to produce Repreve and other premier value-added products (PVA) by up to 60 million pounds. The recycling center addition is estimated to be...

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