Piedmont Plastics relocates Edmonton branch

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 […]

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George Courey Inc. transitions to the fourth generation of ownership

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 […]

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EU Commission moves to ban products made with forced labor

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, […]

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BIOPHIL Natural Fibers to locate $10 Million facility to Robeson County, N.C.

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,” […]

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Climate smart pilot projects welcomed by NCC  

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 […]

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New Pantone color inspired by the oldest pigment

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 […]

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Doug Hartman joins Mayzo Inc.

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 […]

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Nonwoven fabrics market size projected to be $67.93 billion by 2030

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 […]

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Haartz and GTT revolutionize waterless textiles

September 8, 2022

The Haartz Corporation, a provider of highly engineered and uniquely designed textile materials and Green Theme Technologies Inc. (GTT), a provider of waterless and PFAS-free textile finishing, announced a partnership to revolutionize how textiles are finished in the United States. The first of its kind in the North American market, GTT’s PFAS-free and waterless EMPEL™ […]

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Business expectations turn negative

September 7, 2022

The 15th ITMF Corona-Survey shows that the business situation plunged into negative territory in July 2022. The business situation is worse in Asia than in the rest of the world. Textile machinery is the only segment still in positive territory. Business expectations have also turned negative for the first time since the start of survey […]

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Manufacturing PMI at 52.8%

September 6, 2022

According to the latest PMI composite index data, economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in August, with the overall economy achieving a 27th consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply […]

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Avient completes acquisition of DSM Protective Materials

September 2, 2022

Avient Corporation, a provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, has completed its purchase of the protective materials business of DSM (including the Dyneema® brand), which will now be called Avient Protective Materials and reported within the company’s Specialty Engineered Materials segment. “We proudly welcome our newest associates and valued customers joining us today,” said […]

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BASF, Sulzer Chemtech to collaborate in sustainable technologies

August 31, 2022

BASF and Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the goal of advancing technologies for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics that will further expand the partners’ portfolio of sustainable solutions. The companies agreed to enter a strategic partnership to reduce the carbon intensity of renewable diesel and aviation fuel. […]

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David Smith to be Milliken’s new textile business president

August 26, 2022

Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company has promoted David Smith to executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Textile Business. Stepping into this new role after more than 40 years with Milliken, Smith will oversee the company’s diverse textile portfolio that helps the company make a positive impact for generations to come. He moves into […]

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CULP Inc. names Teresa Huffman chief human resources officer

August 25, 2022

Culp Inc. (NYSE: CULP)  (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) announced that Teresa Huffman has been named chief human resources officer. Huffman has served as the senior vice-president of human resources since 2018, and has now been named senior vice president, chief human resources officer.  She will continue to report to Iv Culp, president and […]

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