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Turkish textile company to reopen its US’ manufacturing plant

HPFabrics Inc., a subsidiary of the Turkish textile company Tukek Holding, has pledged to reopen Microfibres Inc. plant in Winston-Salem – a city in North Carolina, USA to create 260 jobs over next three years. According to the company, it would spend nearly US $ 4 million to upgrade the closed textile plant with new equipment and machinery which will strengthen trade between the United States and Turkey. Also, the company has been made eligible […]

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Private equity firms buy stakes in Nester Hosiery

US-based Nester Hosiery – a design and manufacturing company of socks for mountaineers, firefighters, military personnel, athletes – has announced that private investment firms Aiglon Capital and Merit Capital Partners have bought a stake in the company. The investment will allow Nester Hosiery to build on its domestic manufacturing strength, spur growth in its Farm to Feet brand and expand its private label business. “We are excited to be working with the Nester family to […]

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DuPont receives award for bio-based materials

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has been honoured with European Company of the Year Award for bio-based materials by Frost & Sullivan. The company is at the vanguard of innovation, developing cutting-edge, bio-based materials that improve customers’ lives and meet market needs for high-performing, sustainable products. Additionally, fibre made with Sorona® polymer possesses exceptional softness, high durability, stretch, and stain resistance, and often outperforms petroleum-based products. “The successful development of DuPont’s versatile bio-based polymer comprised of […]

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Primaloft launches Cashmere blend fabric and yarn

PrimaLoft Inc., the premier high-performance insulations and fabrics manufacturer, has developed a focused collection of performance fabrics and yarn technologies, resulting in more year-round product applications and elevated consumer comfort. Diverse portfolio of performance fabrics and yarns give product designers a wide range of choices and increased resources to create unique, high-performing garments. “By focusing our material science expertise on Yarn and Fabric, we have created a collection of fabric and yarns that continues to […]

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SEAMS gets new Executive Director

SEAMS, the national association, voice and authority for the US Sewn Products Industry for over 50 years, has announced appointment of Will Duncan, Founder and CEO – Will Duncan and Associates (WDA) as Executive Director to handle operations of the not-for-profit organization. Will Duncan, a known industry leader and a recognized speaker and fashion industry consultant has over 30 years’ experience in management development, process improvement, team-based manufacturing, plant engineering and lean manufacturing. He was […]

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University of Massachusetts Lowell to open Fabric Discovery Centre

The University of Massachusetts (UMaas) Lowell is planning to open Fabric Discovery Centre by the end of this year. The centre will get a grant of US $ 11.3 million grant from the State Government. This was announced by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and university officials. This upcoming centre will focus on the development, testing, and manufacturing of consumer and commercial fabrics that are blended with flexible electronics. The facility, which will be built on […]

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Brand & Oppenheimer acquires Cutting Edge TexStyles

Brand & Oppenheimer Co. Inc., a leading textile converter and provider of technical fabrics to multiple industries, has announced the acquisition of Cutting Edge TexStyles, a 99-year-old manufacturer of bias binding, trims and textiles based in Bedford, Massachusetts, US. The new textile business will continue to operate in its existing location with its current staff, including former CEO Joe Goldman, who will now serve as Vice President of the Cutting Edge TexStyles Sales Division of […]

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Chinese textile company to invest US $ 410 million in US

A Chinese textile company, Shandong Ruyi Technology Group, has announced it will invest US $ 410 million in the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City, Arkansas, USA. This investment is for the first-ever facility of the company in North America which is expected to create up to 800 new jobs in the struggling Mississippi Delta region. The company reports that it would begin renovating the 1.4 million-square-foot former Sanyo factory later this year into a […]

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Invista invests US $ 65 million in Camden Facility

Invista, owner of Lycra fibre brand and one of the largest integrated producers of fibres and polymers in the world, is investing over US $ 65 million in state-of-the-art fibre production equipment at its facility in Camden, South Carolina (USA).   Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President, Performance Materials division, Invista said, “This investment is utilizing a combination of patented and proprietary technology with flexibility such as solution dyeing which enables increased innovation opportunities around fibre […]

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Frontier Spinning Mills plans to invest in Alabama facility

Frontier Spinning Mills, one of the largest producers of spun yarns for the knitting and weaving industries in the world, mulls to invest US $ 6 million to add new state-of-the-art fibre preparation and open-end spinning equipment in the Wetumpka Plant in Elmore County in the USA. This will add 18 jobs to the Alabama plant’s workforce of 120. “Frontier Spinning Mills is very pleased to announce this significant investment in the Wetumpka Plant. We […]

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Mutoh unveils ValueJet 626UF UV-LED Printer

The large format printers and sign cutting plotters manufacturer, Mutoh America Inc., has unveiled ValueJet 626UF tabletop, UV-LED, flatbed printer. The company reports, with the help of UV-LED ink and optional rotary printing attachment, this new printer will help in printing variety of materials including 3D objects having thickness of 5.9 inches. The flatbed printer incorporates Mutoh Edition FlexiSign & Print RIP software, printer stand, vacuum table and all-in-one CD for easy one step installation. […]

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Cordura, Südwolle Group develop range of wool yarns

Invista’s Cordura brand has collaborated with Nuremberg Metropolitan Region-based global leader in producing worsted spun yarn for weaving, circular and flat knitting, Südwolle Group to create a variety of merino wool yarns blended with nylon 6.6. The new yarn is claimed to offer enhanced abrasion resistance, as well as tear and tensile strength in finished fabric constructions. The ‘Cordura X Merino’ yarns have been developed for the creation of a variety of woven and knitted […]

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Sun Chemicals to increase inks and coatings prices

US-based textile inks and coating supplier, Sun Chemical, is going to increase the price of all its inks and coatings containing acrylic derivatives with effect from May 15, 2017. According to the company, disruption in the production of certain building blocks used in the making of inks and coatings, such as styrene and acrylic acid, will cause price surge of up to 8 per cent in the cost of all water-based and UV/EB inks and […]

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X-Rite’s new spectrophotometer is the newest addition to AATCC lab

X-Rite Inc., which develops colour measurement and management systems, software, and services, has provided US-based Association of Textile, Apparel and Materials Professionals (AATCC) a new Ci7860 spectrophotometer for use in its lab. Specifically designed to minimize the contribution of inter-instrument agreement to colour variation, ensuring accurate and consistent colour control, Ci7860 spectrophotometer will be used for various projects related to test method development and quality control materials. Also Read – AATCC to host workshop on moisture […]

April 20, 2017

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Cotton USA partners with Loughborough University for innovative use of US cotton

COTTON USA, a promoter of US cotton fibres and manufactured cotton products around the globe, has collaborated with Loughborough University, one of the world’s leading universities for textiles innovation and design to encourage future industry professionals to innovatively use US cotton. Under the partnership, COTTON USA has launched its first Innovation Competition especially designed to support and showcase the future talent of the interior, fashion and textiles industries. The competition will run in partnership with […]

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