October 2022

  • Published On: October 31, 2022

    Recognizing the urgent need to accelerate the adoption of Smart Manufacturing in the United States, CESMII, (the Smart Manufacturing Institute) and SME (the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) have announced the official launch of the Smart Manufacturing Executive Council (SMEC). Described as “a national think tank of smart manufacturing leaders,” the SMEC has been created to [...]

  • Published On: October 28, 2022

    The 16th ITMF Global Textile Industry Survey (GTIS, formerly known as ITMF Corona-Survey) shows deteriorating business situation and expectations in the global textile industry in September 2022. The indicators for order intake and backlog, and capacity utilization rate also fell, globally. According to the survey, the business situation was relatively worst in Asia, although improving. [...]

  • Published On: October 27, 2022

    The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) presented several awards at the recent AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in Charlotte, NC, USA. The awards recognize achievement and service across all aspects of the textile community. To learn more about each award, view past winners, or nominate a future recipient, visit www.aatcc.org/awards. J.W. Weaver Paper [...]

  • Published On: October 26, 2022

    Keel Labs™, formerly known as AlgiKnit, announces a full rebrand, created in collaboration with award-winning design firm, Pentagram, with a new name designed to reflect the company’s mission and capacity to support a sustainable future at scale. The announcement includes an official name for the company’s flagship product, Kelsun™, a seaweed-based yarn with a significantly [...]

  • Published On: October 25, 2022

    Printful, a print-on-demand ecommerce company, announced the appointment of Alex Saltonstall, former General Manager of CastleGate and Partner Operations at Wayfair, as the new Chief Executive Officer. The interim CEO, Zane Levsa, will remain as Printful’s COO and a Board Member. “On behalf of the entire Board, I want to express our excitement that Alex will [...]

  • Published On: October 24, 2022

    Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company announces its science-based net-zero targets have been approved by the U.N.-backed Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). SBTi is a collective of international organizations dedicated to helping companies set emission reduction targets consistent with climate science and the Paris Agreement. “At Milliken, sustainability is a core value,” shares Halsey Cook, [...]

  • Published On: October 18, 2022

    Saint-Gobain Films & Fabrics, a global manufacturer of high-performance, technology-driven materials, is rebranding as Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions to better position the business for changes in the marketplace and to more closely align with its core values. Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions will encompass the company’s familiar, yet refreshed brands SHEERGARD®, SHEERFILL®, ONESUIT® and VERSIV™—a new brand that [...]

  • Published On: October 14, 2022

    Yiqi Yang is the 2021 recipient of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile science. Yang is being recognized for his work on the research and development of sustainable, greener textiles. He received the medal from friend and previous Olney recipient Gang Sun at the AATCC [...]

  • Published On: October 13, 2022

    Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI™) has appointed Dr. Isabella Tonaco as Executive Director, effective November 1, 2022. With a mandate to inspire and trigger action at a global level, she will lead SCTI to drive transformational change in the textile and leather industries. Launched two years ago by seven of the world's leading [...]

  • Published On: October 12, 2022

    At today’s keynote address, noted economist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg attempted to answer the question on everyone’s mind these days: “Are we in a recession??” His answer? “We’re not in a recession yet…but we’re going to get there.” The pandemic may be over, but the economy is sinking. Around 70% of U.S. GDP is household consumption [...]