In memoriam: Donald “Don” Michael Reinbolt

Former IFAI (now ATA) chairman Donald "Don" Michael Reinbolt of Temperance, MI, died at age 77 on Saturday, January 13, 2024. He was born on June 11, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, and was the son of Charles M. and Mary Katherine (Hartley) Reinbolt.  He married his high school sweetheart from Woodward High School, Suzanne Loemker, [...]

By |2024-01-22T13:02:07-06:00January 22, 2024|

Global digital textile printing inks market size to grow by 11.8%

Mimaki’s TS55-1800 Dye-Sublimation Transfer Inkjet Printer. Photo: I.T. Strategies. Ink designed for apparel, garment, textile, household, and display applications is digital textile printing ink. Durability, excellent color saturation, and superior picture quality are attributes of digitally printed clothes. Moreover, digitally printed garments are gaining popularity in India due to a growth in the advertising of [...]

By |2023-12-06T14:53:02-06:00December 6, 2023|

ANDRITZ automated textile waste sorting, recycling line in France

An ambitious partnership between textile recycling company Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, waste sorting specialist Pellenc ST and international technology group ANDRITZ, a specialist in textile recycling machinery and processes has culminated in France’s first industrial plant for automated sorting and recycling of textile waste being officially inaugurated at Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, Amplepuis, on November 30, 2023. [...]

By |2023-12-04T10:51:21-06:00December 4, 2023|

Heberlein completes sale of its business

Heberlein, founded in 1835, successfully completed the sale of its business on October 31. The new joint ownership comprises the company’s management, alongside industry expert Daniel Lippuner and the Renaissance investment foundation. From November 1, the company will operate under the name "Heberlein Technology AG." The owners are committed to investing in the long-term success [...]

By |2023-11-16T08:45:27-06:00November 17, 2023|

N.C. Dept. of Environmental Quality recognizes CULP

Culp, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) announced that the company’s mattress fabrics division, Culp Home Fashions, has been recognized as an Environmental Partner by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Stewardship Initiative. The Environmental Stewardship Initiative (“ESI”) is a voluntary program administered by the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service [...]

By |2023-11-15T08:00:57-06:00November 15, 2023|

Quantum Materials acquires Innegra portfolio of high-performance fibers

Quantum Materials, LLC, a vertically integrated manufacturer of multifilament and monofilament yarns, elastomeric woven suspension fabrics and industrial textiles, has acquired the Innegra™ portfolio of patented high-performance fibers and materials. Innegra will serve as a foundational product to support Quantum’s growth of new technical and industrial textile solutions for the composite and textile markets. Quantum [...]

By |2023-10-30T09:47:27-05:00October 30, 2023|

TÜV Rheinland, Bluwin to sign MOU

As consumer demand for environmentally friendly products continues to grow, the textiles industry faces the imperative of adopting sustainability practices throughout the supply chain. To address this challenge and drive change, TÜV Rheinland and BluWin will enter a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate and bring together their respective strengths and expertise. TÜV Rheinland and [...]

By |2023-06-23T13:06:23-05:00June 23, 2023|

Standard Fiber appoints Chad Altbaier, David Wang co- CEOs

Chad Altbaier David Wang Standard Fiber, one of the world’s largest innovators and suppliers to the home textiles market, has promoted Chad Altbaier and David Wang as co-CEOs charged with leading the company in a bold new direction of advanced textile innovation, consumer-responsive product design and unparalleled global production capabilities. Altbaier, previously the company's CCO, [...]

By |2023-06-07T07:02:52-05:00June 7, 2023|

Performance BioFilaments to produce nanofibrillated cellulose

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 [...]

By |2023-05-18T15:20:05-05:00May 18, 2023|

Octarine Bio, Ginkgo Bioworks partner to produce natural colors

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 [...]

By |2023-05-12T11:21:36-05:00May 12, 2023|
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