EFI acquires Reggiani

August 19th, 2015

Inkjet textile printing promises to be a high-growth industry, and Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI), Fremont, Calif., took a leading role in the transition from analog to digital textile printing with the acquisition of Reggiani Macchine, Bergamo, Italy. Reggiani provides industrial inkjet printers using water-based inks for fabric printing. The new EFI Reggiani will offer […]

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Future-proof textile production with new guide

August 18th, 2015

More customers are demanding to know what is in their textile products, and chemical regulations for products are becoming more stringent. ChemSec, the non-profit International Chemical Secretariat in Goteborg, Sweden, offers the ChemSec Textile Guide to show companies how they can identify problematic chemicals in their production and finished garments—and how to eliminate them. The […]

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IFAI Military Division hosting MUST webinar tomorrow

August 17th, 2015

IFAI’s Military Division will host a webinar tomorrow, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. CT, to provide an overview of the MUST program and its capabilities for companies that are being given the chance to put product specifications in a knowledge base to inform the military of fabrics and accessories that could potentially be used in […]

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Robert Allen and Kirk Nix release hospitality collection

August 4th, 2015

Robert Allen Contract, Foxborough, Mass., has released its third hospitality collection through its partnership with hospitality designer Kirk Nix of Los Angeles, Calif.-based KNA Design. The Penthouse collection includes a bold colors, tribal motifs and go-to neutrals, such as a Sunbrella® outdoor pattern, an epingle pile fabric, drapery sheers and two multi-color cut velvet designs. […]

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Student Design Challenge sponsorships available

July 28th, 2015

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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Unifi expands recycling center

July 24th, 2015

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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OMNOVA receives LEED certification

July 22nd, 2015

Specialty chemical provider OMNOVA Solutions Inc. earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified status from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new headquarters building in Beachwood, Ohio. LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class sustainable building strategies and practices. Among the design features that contributed to LEED […]

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Finnish researchers expanding uses for cellulose

July 16th, 2015

Wood is widely considered the “green gold” of Finland, and a research project to use this plentiful and renewable natural resource focuses on finding new applications for cellulose. These new uses may include serving as a raw material for textiles, home decoration and car interior materials. In the first phase of the Design Driven Value […]

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Progress in separating, recycling cotton and polyester blends

July 15th, 2015

Deakin University Australia researchers Dr. Nolene Byrne and Ph.D. candidate Rasike De Silva have developed a simple process to separate polyester-cotton fabric blends into their individual components, a major breakthrough for textile recycling. While it is easy to recycle cotton or polyester individually, fibers are tightly bonded in blends, so mechanical separation doesn’t work and […]

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Rose Brand expands sales team

July 13th, 2015

Theatrical supplier Rose Brand Inc., Secaucus, N.J., has added Tori Oggioni and Greg Schaefer to its sales team. Oggioni completed a co-op program with Rose Brand for three summers, learning stage management, sound design and projection setup, before joining as a full time employee. Prior to joining Rose Brand, Schaefer worked with One Dream Sound, […]

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