September 2022

  • Published On: September 29, 2022

    The new Horizon Europe project CISUTAC will support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector. As part of a consortium of 27 partners working on the project, EURATEX will work towards facilitating the Circular Economy transition. While the production and consumption of textile products continue to grow, so does the impact on the [...]

  • Published On: September 28, 2022

    Gaston College, one of North Carolina’s largest community colleges, is pleased to announce Jasmine Cox has accepted the role as executive director of the Textile Technology and Fiber Innovation Centers. Cox most recently served as the college’s director of Textile Technology Programs and Business Innovation. “Jasmine is a natural fit for this position. She’s an [...]

  • Published On: September 27, 2022

    Piedmont Plastics®, a premier wholesale distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film, is pleased to announce the relocation of their newest branch location in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.As previously announced, Piedmont Plastics completed the acquisition of Edmonton-based Plastics Plus, Ltd. in June 2022. Since then, the Piedmont Plastics and Plastics Plus teams have been working [...]

  • Published On: September 26, 2022

    Photo: Canadian Press George Courey Inc., a 112-year-old business, owned by the same family for four generations, has undergone a successful transition from the third to the fourth generation. Taking a century-old business into the future requires a business acumen and maturity of leadership which Jeffrey Courey and Robert Courey bring to the table. On September 15, 2022, the George [...]

  • Published On: September 20, 2022

    The Commission has proposed to prohibit products made with forced labor on the EU market. The proposal covers all products, namely those made in the EU for domestic consumption and exports, and imported goods, without targeting specific companies or industries. This comprehensive approach is important because an estimated 27.6 million people are in forced labor, [...]

  • Published On: September 19, 2022

    BIOPHIL Natural Fibers, a manufacturer of organic raw materials, will create 41 new jobs in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The company will invest more than $10.9 million to locate a new processing operation to Lumberton. “North Carolina is the perfect place for BIOPHIL as our economy is deeply rooted in agriculture and manufacturing,” [...]

  • Published On: September 15, 2022

    National Cotton Council (NCC) Chairman Ted Schneider said the U.S. cotton industry applauds USDA for promoting sustainable farming practices through its Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities — including the new Climate Smart Cotton Program led by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. The Louisiana producer stated that, “The U.S. cotton industry is committed to sustainability and to [...]

  • Published On: September 14, 2022

    The Pantone Color Institute (PCI) announced a collaboration with luxury tea blenders, TEALEAVES, alongside other organizations and NGOs on an impactful partnership and awareness campaign to educate people and call attention to biodiversity loss through a novel Pantone color release, called the “Pantone Color of Biodiversity”. According to UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and [...]

  • Published On: September 12, 2022

    Globally, more than 70,000,000 metric tons or fibers are produced annually. Fiber markets are changing today, with over 50 percent of the fibers consumed today being synthetic.  Specialty chemical company Mayzo Inc. recently welcomed Doug Hartman to the executive team as Director of Sales and Customer Care. Hartman replaces Eduardo Padilla in this role, following [...]

  • Published On: September 9, 2022

    Photo: SewLong Custom Covers The global Nonwoven Fabrics Market is predicted to witness substantial development. Demand for personal protective equipment such as gloves, facial masks, facial covers, and gowns, is mounting, leading to high demand for nonwoven fabrics. But the scarcities are leaving healthcare workers riskily ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients. The world needs [...]