Patrick Industries acquires SeaDek

April 21st, 2021

Patrick Industries Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hyperform Inc., a manufacturer of non-slip foam flooring, operating under the SeaDek brand name, for the marine OEM market and aftermarket. Hyperform also serves the pool and spa, powersports and utility markets under the SwimDek and EndeavorDek brands. SeaDek operates out of two manufacturing […]

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Lenzing launches TENCEL™ eShop

April 20th, 2021

The Lenzing Group’s flagship textile brand, TENCEL™, unveiled TENCEL™ eShop, the first ever e-commerce channel created by a sustainable fiber producer. The eShop bridges the divide between manufacturers and the end-consumer by curating a diverse mix of apparel and home goods made of Tencel branded fibers. The debut marks a new milestone in Lenzing’s ongoing […]

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Ennis Fabrics donates face masks to Food Banks Canada

April 20th, 2021

Ennis Fabrics has donated 3.5 million face masks to Food Banks Canada. The masks will be distributed to food bank employees, volunteers and their communities to keep them safe and protected against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The donation of 3.5 million masks means we’re helping protect millions of people across Canada, which makes our organization […]

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YKK launches digital showroom

April 20th, 2021

Zipper and fastening products manufacturer YKK has launched a digital showroom as a means to better engage with customers, virtually, regardless of time or location. The concept behind the online showroom is “connection,” a play on YKK’s expertise as a manufacturer of fastening products. The space, modeled to look like YKK’s brick-and-mortar showroom in London, […]

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West Marine acquired by private equity firm

April 20th, 2021

West Marine, an integrated, omni-channel provider of aftermarket products and services to the boating, fishing, sailing and watersports markets in the U.S. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by L Catterton, according to BoatingIndustry.com. L Catterton is the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm and has extensive experience building enthusiast […]

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WVU Davis College unveils Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory

April 19th, 2021

Amy Bircher (center), Beth Shorrock (left) and Darrell Donahue cut the ribbon on the new Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory at West Virginia University. Photo: Brian Persinger/WVU Photography. A gift to the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will provide fashion, dress and merchandising students with enhanced educational opportunities in […]

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Chic yet durable fabrics

April 19th, 2021

Pictured above from left to right: Glimmer, Nook, Standard, Velvet Corduroy. Designtex has launched four ultra-chic and durable fabrics that look and feel like silk and velvet, but they’re tough enough to be used in any environment. These four aesthetically versatile textiles include: Glimmer which has the subtle, metallic glow of raw silk, but it’s […]

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METSTRADE 2021 plans taking shape

April 16th, 2021

With in-person events expected to go ahead later this year, METSTRADE 2021 will return with an in-person event November 16-18 in Amsterdam. The METSTRADE show is the world's largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. Organized by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry […]

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New Trivantage distribution center triples inventory capacity

April 15th, 2021

Trivantage® has moved to a larger distribution facility in St. Louis, Mo., that will allow the company to better and more efficiently serve customers with increased capacity at more than 62,000 square feet, six loading docks for customer will-call and shipments, and improved visitor parking. The new location will house increased inventory levels, easy-access sampling […]

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Teijin to produce nanofiber filament from recycled polyester

April 14th, 2021

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group fibers and products converting company, announced that it has developed technology to mass produce a new version of its Nanofront® ultra-fine polyester, which the company believes is the world’s first nanofiber to be made from recycled polyester raw materials. The new technology will enable Teijin Frontier to produce […]

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