Roland DGA Corporation appoints new president

August 23rd, 2016

Andrew Oransky has been appointed Roland DGA Corp.’s new president. Oransky has held numerous positions during his time at the Irvine, Calif.-based company. He takes over during an exciting time for Roland DGA. This year, the company launched its most advanced wide-format inkjet printers to date, as well as new dental milling technology.

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Proposed ASTM standard will help with inspections of fire resistive materials

August 12th, 2016

A proposed ASTM standard will provide a set of guidelines for conducting and reporting on the on-site inspections of fire resistive materials. The proposed standard will offer potential code language that references both existing and new methods to inspect fire resistive materials. ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Anyone interested is invited […]

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Teijin develops extra-functional nylon fabrics for expanding athleisure business

August 11th, 2016

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber products converting company, has developed new nylon-based materials and related textiles. DELTAPEAK® and its related textile fabrics are ideal for outdoor, sports and casual wear. Its advantages include lightweight, softness, anti-transparency, strechtability, snag resistance and useful bulkiness. WAVERON™, a new nylon fiber, is suitable for use in […]

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Huntsman Textile Effects Introduces HIGH IQ ® Repel Program

August 10th, 2016

Huntsman Textile Effects launched the HIGH IQ® Repel brand assurance scheme to help mills, brands and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly apparel with rain and stain protection. The program was built on a comprehensive range of non-fluorinated water repellents. To create the HIGH IQ® Repel program, Huntsman Textile Effects combined its DWR finishes with technical […]

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Santoni sells warp knitting technology to Karl Mayer

August 9th, 2016

Santoni and Karl Mayer agreed that Santoni will transfer its SWD technology to Nippon Mayer, a Japan based producer of seamless warp knitting Raschel machines. Nippon Mayer will take over the complete range of products including patents, the relevant manufacturing equipment as well as the entire stock of machines and (spare) parts.

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Equipment rental revenue set to top $57 billion in 2020

August 8th, 2016

The five-year forecast for the equipment rental industry released by the American Rental Association (ARA) projects a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 4.9 percent to reach $57.3 billion in the U.S. in 2020. Updated at the end of July, the numbers in the forecast are slightly modified compared to ARA’s quarterly forecast in […]

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FITScrubs® set to launch

August 1st, 2016

Developing fibers and fabrics to help keep health care workers safe. During his 12 years as an emergency department paramedic, Arthur Lucero had to purchase his own scrubs. He thought he could make a better product, and tried bamboo fabric for its organic nature, antimicrobial properties and comfort. But the drape was too heavy, it […]

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Southeast Asia’s exports on the rise

July 29th, 2016

India, Bangladesh and Pakistan are seeing an increase in textile and apparel exports as those from China, Vietnam and Cambodia decline in the U.S., according to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA). Exports from India increased by 15.3 percent in March 2016 compared with February 2015; Bangladeshi […]

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American Hospital Association endorsement for medical textiles

July 29th, 2016

AHA endorsement begins with the identification of hospitals’ most significant market challenges. Insurance, data-driven services and management software comprise the bulk of the 32 “solutions” endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Among the field, only one company, Vestagen Protective Technologies Inc. of Orlando, Fla., manufactures textile products. In 2015, the AHA issued an endorsement […]

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New divisional president for Huntsman

July 28th, 2016

Huntsman Corp., The Woodlands, Texas, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, has promoted Rohit Aggarwal to president of the Textile Effects Division. Aggarwal succeeds Paul Hulme, who is retiring after 17 years with the company. Aggarwal was formerly vice president and managing director of the Indian subcontinent, and has more than 20 years […]

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