Milliken & Co. expands yarn production

August 9th, 2022

Milliken & Company — a diversified global manufacturer innovating in the textile, chemical, floor covering and healthcare industries — recently acquired one of the Frontier yarn plants in Mayodan, N.C., from Gildan. This plant acquisition expands Milliken’s open-end yarn production for its protective fabrics, workwear, government and defense, industrial, and napery textile business units. “Investing […]

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Modern Art

Sunbrella & United Fabrics unveil Modern Art fabrics

August 5th, 2022

Sunbrella and United Fabrics unveiled Modern Art, their third joint-contract upholstery collection to help design professionals discover new opportunities for contemporary commercial spaces. Featuring 32 new durable, soft and bleach-cleanable fabrics in a range of bold colors and playful patterns, Modern Art is designed to complement the Origins and Reflections collections, as well as other […]

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Magog

Canada honors Magog Textile Mills

August 4th, 2022

In 1883, Alvin Moore and William Hobbs founded the Magog Textile and Print Company. In the spring of 1884, the plant printed the first pieces of cotton in the country. By bringing together spinning, weaving, bleaching, and printing operations in a single industrial complex, the Magog Textile Mills played an important role in modernizing the cotton industry in 19th century Canada. […]

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Culp changes executive management structure

August 3rd, 2022

Culp Inc. announced the company’s board of directors has approved a change in the executive management structure of the company, effective September 1, 2022. Franklin N. Saxon, the company’s current executive chairman and former CEO, will alter his role and be less involved in the day-to-day management of the company. Saxon will remain as chairman […]

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Guess

GUESS And Homeboy Industries announce the Upcycled Collection

August 1st, 2022

In collaboration with Homeboy Industries, GUESS has developed a unique process to give new life to old clothing. By transforming recycled pieces into fun, fashionable creations, GUESS is building a new pathway to being fabulously sustainable. GUESS will work directly with Homeboy Recycling, a social enterprise branch of Homeboy Industries on the new Upcycled Collection. […]

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BASF

BASF commits $780 Million for chemical plant expansion

July 29th, 2022

BASF announced a final investment decision on a $780 million project to double production capacity at its chemical manufacturing complex in Ascension Parish, marking the beginning of the third and final phase of an expansion plan announced in 2018. Counting all three expansion phases and other site investments, BASF will retain more than 1,000 existing […]

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Insempra announces Solena Materials investment

July 27th, 2022

Insempra, a biology-powered company enabling businesses to make superior products in partnership with nature, announces a strategic investment in Solena Materials Ltd. (‘Solena’), a synthetic biology company. Solena, a spin-out from Imperial College London, develops synthetic proteins for high-performance clothing fibers. The investment will allow Insempra, formerly Origin.Bio, to accelerate its strategy of harnessing new […]

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Jake Ritchie joins Herculite Products

July 26th, 2022

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics is pleased to announce that Jake Ritchie has been hired as Midwest Regional Manager for the Direct Sales team. Jake Ritchie joins the Herculite sales team with over four years of B2B sales support. Jake received a degree in Business Management from […]

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recycled textiles

Accelerating Circularity Europe launches polyester textile-to-textile trials 

July 22nd, 2022

Accelerating Circularity’s mission is to design and implement commercial systems in which textile waste is repurposed as raw material through reuse and recycling, and therefore ensure that they are not incinerated or sent to landfills. For the last year, Accelerating Circularity Europe has been working with their European Steering Committee, Spent Textile, and Brand & […]

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automotive textiles

Demand for automotive technical textiles growing

July 21st, 2022

Photo: iStock. Demand for technical textiles in the automotive market is growing as new applications emerge and manufacturers strive to increase comfort, improve safety and reduce weight, according to "Profiles of five major automotive technical textiles manufacturers," a 20-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The average weight of textile materials now […]

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