U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes new members

December 30th, 2020

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has welcomed its first 10 U.S. cotton textile manufacturer members: Buhler Quality YarnsCap YarnsCCWContempora FabricsCotswold Industries Inc.Frontier YarnsHamrick MillsInman MillsParkdale Inc.Swisstex Direct The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol enables mills and manufacturers to prove that they are an approved supply chain partner for brands and retailers who are sourcing more sustainably […]

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Evolution St. Louis hires Altan

December 29th, 2020

Evolution St. Louis has hired Sevan Altan as its first general manager. Altan brings decades of experience in flatbed knitting, production, design, programming and business development. He will oversee all departments at the company’s high-tech knit manufacturing in St. Louis, Mo. Altan comes from Stoll America, where he managed operation and programming for flatbed knitting. […]

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Sigmatex Carbon Textile Solutions announces new headquarters

December 28th, 2020

Sigmatex Carbon Textile Solutions Inc., a manufacturer of carbon fiber textiles, has announced plans to expand operations in Orangeburg County, S.C. The more than $4.5 million investment will create 50 new jobs. Founded in 1986, Sigmatex develops and manufactures carbon fiber textiles for composite material applications. The company works with clients from a diverse range […]

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Fitesa Simpsonville expands operations

December 23rd, 2020

Fitesa Simpsonville Inc., an innovator in the design and manufacturing of nonwoven fabric solutions, has announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County, S.C. The $100 million investment will create 40 new jobs over the next five years. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Fitesa team should […]

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Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in our industries were affected by the events of this year and […]

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Jones Family of Companies strengthens teams

December 22nd, 2020

During a year that has been challenging for all businesses, Jones Family of Companies has continued to thrive and progress. Along with the recent acquisition of Rontex America and the opening of a new office in Richmond, Va., Jones is improving its operations and human resources teams across all facilities by bringing on more highly […]

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Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announces multiphase expansion plan

December 21st, 2020

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Burlington, N.C., has announced the latest milestones in a multiphase global expansion plan, representing a $65 million investment to create additional capacity and support sustainability initiatives, according to a company press release. The first phase, initiated at the end of 2019, includes new and upgraded equipment to support the continuing growth […]

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Seaman Corporation and V Technical Textiles partner on innovation

December 21st, 2020

Seaman Corporation and V Technical Textiles (VTT) have announced an innovative product partnership born from the focus of both companies to successfully drive groundbreaking new technology and applications. A new, highly durable RF-shielded solution will offer an advanced line of ruggedized coatings available for industrial and commercial needs. “In keeping with our mission of continued […]

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Kelheim Fibres nominated for award

December 18th, 2020

Kelheim Fibres has been named as one of the finalists for the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” award to be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres. With its plant-based and biodegradable fibers, the Germany-based viscose specialty fibers manufacturer presents a significant contribution to a plastic-free future for AHP (absorbent hygiene […]

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories secures bridge funding

December 17th, 2020

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has secured $950,000 in bridge financing and simultaneously filed with the SEC to become a mandatory, fully reporting company. The company recently filed a Form 8-A to become a fully reporting issuer. “While being a voluntary filer, Kraig has been committed to meeting all SEC filing and reporting standards. Our election […]

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