Educate the Professor seminar set on using fabrics as building materials

June 30th

The Fabric Structures Association (FSA) and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), both divisions of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), are hosting an introductory two-day Educate the Professor seminar on the fundamentals of using fabric and films as building materials. Professors who attend these courses can bring their knowledge to students at their respective institutions....

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Action urged on trade deficit

June 30th

Four U.S. textile trade associations, the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA), Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI), and United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI), have outlined the causes of the $95 billion U.S. trade deficit in textiles and apparel. They also have suggested remedial actions for the Trump administration to boost...

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VTT expands pilot center

June 29th

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is expanding the operation of the Bioruukki pilot center from thermochemistry to novel ways of biomass utilization, recycling of textile fibers and green chemistry technologies. Located in Espoo, the pilot center will develop into a new kind of an ecosystem, welcoming companies and research organizations to develop their ideas...

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OnPoint Manufacturing partners with Mack and Daniel

June 28th

OnPoint Manufacturing, Inc., a Nashville, Tenn. leader in on-demand apparel manufacturing, is partnering with Mack and Daniel Clothing to produce their children’s clothing line. Through this cooperative effort, Mack and Daniel Clothing will utilize OnPoint’s innovative on-demand manufacturing solution. OnPoint Manufacturing specializes in Purchase Activated On-Demand Mass Customization of apparel. The company has developed technically...

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Mimaki inks receive sustainability certification

June 27th

Mimaki original Sb54/310/410 and Sb320/420 sublimation inks, produced by Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., have achieved the ECO PASSPORT certification from OEKO-TEX®. ECO PASSPORT is a mechanism by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their products can be used in sustainable textile production. It authenticates the safety of chemicals used during the production of textile dyes,...

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Ehmke Manufacturing wins excellence award

June 26th

Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a Philadelphia, Penn.-based industrial textile manufacturer, has received the 2016 Performance Excellence Award from the Boeing Company. Ehmke was chosen among an international supplier base of approximately 13,000 companies. The award was given for Ehmke’s support of the Boeing H-47 Chinook and V-22 Osprey programs. Ehmke provides engineering, manufacturing and installation...

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PremEx Solutions’ latex fabrics debut

June 23rd

PremEx Solutions introduced their latest HP DuraVibe latex fabrics at the International Sign Association Expo in Las Vegas where they were well received. HP, after thoroughly testing, is embracing the fabrics for decor, with more offerings to come in the near future. DuraVibe was also praised in the HP Lounge at the 2017 Coachella Valley...

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Cargill acquires BioBased Technologies®

June 22nd

Cargill, Minneapolis, Minn., has bolstered its biobased polyol product offerings by purchasing Rogers, Ark.-based BioBased Technologies’ vegetable-based polyol product line, Agrol® and other assets. Cargill’s Industrial Specialties business and BioBased Technologies are leaders in the development of soybean-based polyols that replace petroleum-based polyols enabling manufacturers to create more sustainable products. Cargill’s BiOH® product line produces...

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Losberger acquires De Boer Structures

June 21st

Losberger Holding GmbH, Bad Rappenau, Germany, has acquired De Boer Structures Holding BV, Alkmaar, the Netherlands, to create a leading global provider of temporary space solutions. The company will be called Losberger De Boer Group to fully capitalize on the strengths of both brands. The relationship will position Losberger as a leading company in the...

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NAUE Asia accredited for geosynthetics

June 20th

NAUE Asia testing laboratory, founded by the international geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, has achieved SAMM testing accreditation for geosynthetics. The accreditation means the Malaysia-based facility fulfills its duties competently and in accordance with strict quality standards. It also means the laboratory can serve external clients. NAUE’s primary manufacturing focus in this plant...

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