Kelheim Fibres publishes sustainability report

January 12th, 2022

Kelheim Fibres, a manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers, has published its first Sustainability Report. Sustainability Manager Timo Thunitgut said he is very pleased to have reached this milestone. “Credibility and trust are based on transparency,” he said. “Our Sustainability Report according to the framework of the UN Global Compact follows these principles and presents our […]

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Steve Fredrickson joins Rainier Industries

January 4th, 2022

Industry veteran Steve Fredrickson is joining Rainier Industries as the National Sales Director for Rainier Shade. Frederickson has more than 25 years of experience in the textile industry, with several different companies. Most recently, he was sales director at Sattler Corp. “I started working with Rainier Industries in 1997; loved my time here and am […]

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Colorado Yurt Company hires Winkelmann

December 16th, 2021

Colorado Yurt Company has hired Joe Winkelmann as Director of Operations. He will lead the production, manufacturing and shipping teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Winkelmann has more than 25 years of experience in operations and manufacturing leadership with companies such as Lawrence Fabric and Metal […]

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Williams joins Durst

December 15th, 2021

Durst has appointed Neil Williams as UK and Ireland Business Development Manager for the Northern region. He is replacing industry veteran Richard Bates, who retires at the end of the year after almost a decade with Durst and 46 years in the printing industry. Williams brings a wealth of experience from more than 30 years […]

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Teijin Frontier joins “Fashion for Good” platform

December 14th, 2021

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group's fibers and products converting company, has become East Asia’s first enterprise to join Fashion For Good (FFG), a global platform aimed at enhancing sustainable innovation in the apparel industry. The FFG was established in 2017 to address pressing issues such as the pollution generated by producing and transporting […]

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Canadian researcher develops fabric coating to prevent transmission of COVID-19

December 13th, 2021

A Canadian researcher has been honored for his development of a 99 percent effective antimicrobial fabric coating that prevents transmission of COVID-19. Seyyedarash Haddadi is a postdoctoral researcher at the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Approved by Health Canada, the coating — which combines graphene oxide and silver — is […]

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Lectra and Gerber announce patternmaking solution

December 10th, 2021

Lectra and Gerber have announced that their patternmaking users will now be able to easily exchange CAD digital assets between their Modaris and AccuMark software to unleash productivity in the fashion ecosystem. CAD systems abound in the modern fashion industry. Due to the diversity of user needs and required functions, designers, pattern makers, developers and […]

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B.I.G. Yarns announces investments in new yarn technology

December 9th, 2021

B.I.G. Yarns has revealed significant investment in its next-generation Polyamide (PA) technology to help global carpet tile manufacturers meet the demands of the contract market. In addition to this key investment, the company has also announced its decision to become a new producer of polyester (PET) yarns for the automotive industry. B.I.G Yarns is stepping […]

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Mahaffey USA joins forces with Sunbelt Rentals

December 8th, 2021

Mahaffey USA, a leader of temporary and semi-permanent structures, has been acquired by Sunbelt Rentals. Terms of the deal were not released.  For nearly 100 years, Mahaffey has been providing large-scale temporary fabric structures for businesses across the country, from temporary warehouses and aviation hangars to fire stations and blast-resistant structures. “We are excited about this […]

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Sherrill Furniture to open new custom upholstery production facility

December 7th, 2021

Sherrill Furniture, a high-end furniture manufacturer, will invest $2.9 million to open a new custom upholstery production facility in Conover, N.C. Founded in Catawba County in 1945, Sherrill Furniture Company has maintained its legacy of manufacturing high-quality custom furniture in America for more than 75 years. The company’s custom upholstery and casegoods portfolio includes nine […]

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