May 2023

  • Published On: May 31, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for more than $12.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support training initiatives designed to promote safety and health in the nation’s workplaces. Administered by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grants will support recipients’ efforts to provide instructor-led remote and in-person hands-on training for [...]

  • Published On: May 30, 2023

    Exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China for the following medical care products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic will expire June 1. - HTSUS 3923.21.0095 (other plastic sacks and bags for the conveyance or packing of goods) - HTSUS 5603.14.9090 (other nonwovens, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered, or laminated) - [...]

  • Published On: May 24, 2023

    Avery Dennison Corporation announced that its board of directors, as a result of a planned succession process, has elected Deon Stander, as president and chief executive officer, effective September 1, 2023. Current chairman and CEO, Mitch Butier, will serve as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. “It has been a privilege to have [...]

  • Published On: May 23, 2023

    Trevira GmbH has been renamed Indorama Ventures Fibers Germany GmbH. For some time already, Trevira has been an affiliate of Indorama Ventures, Thailand, which acquired the German company in 2011, initially together with a joint venture partner, and then completely in 2017. After numerous other international company acquisitions, Indorama Ventures now has 147 locations in [...]

  • Published On: May 18, 2023

    Performance BioFilaments Inc. announced the start-up of the world’s largest nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) commercial production plant at Resolute’s Forest Products, Kénogami paper mill in Quebec. A daily production capacity of 21 metric tons is now available to supply customers for commercial orders in concrete and mortar, nonwoven, industrial fluid, biocomposite plastic, thin film and mineral [...]

  • Published On: May 17, 2023

    Outdoor Research (OR), an outdoor gear and apparel company, has announced a strategic partnership with Nikwax, a pioneer in aftercare solutions for outdoor gear, apparel, and footwear. The partnership will officially launch in September 2023. Under the partnership, Nikwax will become OR’s preferred partner for after-purchase Durable Water Repellent (DWR) care and treatment. This collaboration [...]

  • Published On: May 16, 2023

    Photo: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC Glen Raven recently introduced an updated operating structure that creates even greater focus on each of the key fabric markets it serves. The company has combined its fabric brands, including Sunbrella®, GlenGuard®, Dickson®, Sur Last® and others, under a new Glen Raven Material Solutions Group. Within the group, the [...]

  • Published On: May 12, 2023

    Octarine Bio, a synthetic biology company developing new sustainable bio-based ingredients, and Ginkgo Bioworks, which is building a platform for cell programming and biosecurity, announced a multi-stage partnership focused on compounds in the tryptophan pathway, with the objective of engineering a strain for producing violacein and its derivatives, a naturally occurring bis-indole pigment with potent [...]

  • Published On: May 10, 2023

    The U.S. manufacturing sector saw an increase in PMI to 50.2 in April. The U.S. manufacturing sector registered a slight improvement in operating conditions in April 2023 with a seasonally adjusted purchasing managers’ index or PMI at 50.2 in April, up from 49.2 in March, and broadly in line with the earlier released flash estimate [...]

  • Published On: May 9, 2023

    Seshadri Ramkumar USA-based the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced May 9, 2023 that Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor at Texas Tech University is one among the three recipients of Lifetime Technical Achievement Awards. In addition to these awards, the association announced one Lifetime Service Award. Lifetime Technical Achievement Awards are deemed as "Hall [...]