Champion to showcase latest threads and yarns at Texprocess Americas

15th April 2014 0 comment
Champion Thread, a leading producer and supplier of industrial sewing threads, yarns, narrow fabrics, and product identification solutions, will be showcasing its products at the Texprocess Americas 2014 trade fair that will be held from 13-15 May in Atlanta, GA. As part of the Supply Chain USA pavilion, the company will exhibit a complete range of polyester, nylon, cotton, and flame retardant industrial sewing threads as well as its engineered, specialty and technical yarns.

Walk the Line floor covering from Milliken

4th April 2014 0 comment
Milliken innovation company introduces the Walk the Line collection, a new modular carpet with an open linear pattern that brings sophisticated movement to the floor plane. Colourful accent options from bright pops to neutrals add versatility to the range of interior aesthetics possible through the design, the company reports.

Quadrant adds Fitnice woven vinyl flooring to its portfolio

2nd April 2014 0 comment
Quadrant Carpets, one of the UK's leading commercial flooring specialists, has extended its product portfolio by introducing the Fitnice woven vinyl flooring collection. This new collection comprising four unique woven patterns, each available in a selection of modern colours and in sheet or tile format, has been developed to provide specifiers with beautiful, yet durable textured flooring.

European nonwovens production exceeds two million tonnes

31st March 2014 0 comment
EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries today disclosed its preliminary European annual statistics for 2013. The release offers a comprehensive picture of the Nonwovens industry in Greater Europe, information which offers significant value a few days before the opening of INDEX 14, the world’s largest nonwovens exhibition.

OrganoClick launches solution for biobased nonwovens

28th March 2014 0 comment
The Swedish cleantech company OrganoClick that develops and produces environmentally friendly chemical products has announced the upcoming launch of an expanded product portfolio of biobased binders at the INDEX nonwoven fair that will be taking place in Geneva from 8-11 April. According to the company, the launch will enable the manufacturing of nonwoven materials that only contain biobased or biodegradable components, such as water-repellent disposable tablecloths or isolation material of cellulosic fibres for use in moist environments. The first products containing the new binders are expected to be household products, such as disposable tablecloths, and it is anticipated that these products will reach the market by the end of 2014.

Invista breaks ground for HMD and nylon 6,6 polymer projects in China

27th March 2014 0 comment
Invista has started a construction of new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in China. These facilities mark a key milestone in the company’s plans for integrated nylon 6,6 facilities in Chinese market. More than 300 people attended the ceremony, including senior government officials from SCIP, the Jinshan government and related authorities, local customers, Invista leadership and employees. “China is one of the most important regions for our growth strategy,” said Jeff Gentry, Invista’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We have seen significant growth in the region in recent years, and we plan to continue to bring our latest innovative technologies here.”

White Paper: Market Opportunities for Smart Textiles 2014

18th March 2014 0 comment
Danish smart textiles consultancy Ohmatex ApS, has published its latest White Paper – Market Opportunities for Smart Textiles 2014 - just in time for The Wearable Technology Show which takes place in London today and tomorrow. The eleven page document, which can be downloaded at the foot of this article, outlines the position of smart textile wearable devices within the wider Wearable Technology industry.

Milliken presents new floor covering collections

13th March 2014 0 comment
The richness of a structured loop textile is explored with two new floor covering collections from Milliken innovation company, Inis Mór and Landscape. The collections enlarge the company's portfolio of high-performance product offerings. “Resilient textile constructions in floor coverings enable designers to elevate their space through both aesthetics and performance,” said Barbara Haaksma, Vice President of Design and Marketing for Milliken’s floor covering division. “By exploring the many ways a construction method can offer a variety of design qualities, Milliken can continue to provide floor coverings that fulfil a variety of designer and end user needs.”

New thermoplastic-compatible heavy-tow carbon fibre on show at JEC

7th March 2014 0 comment
SGL Group will debut its most recently developed product, a thermoplastic-compatible heavy-tow carbon fibre, at this year's JEC Europe that will be taking place from 11-13 March in Paris. It is essential for producing fibre composite materials with a thermoplastic matrix, the company reports.

Milliken appoints new floor coverings chief

3rd March 2014 0 comment
Milliken has appointed Jim McCallum as the company’s’ new Floor Covering Division President. McCallum joins Milliken with more than 30 years’ experience in the textile and carpet industry, including senior leadership positions at Interface, Mohawk and Lees Carpets. The industry veteran will be located at the Milliken Corporate Headquarters and Design Center in Spartanburg, SC, USA. He will report directly to Joe Salley, Milliken President and CEO, and is expected to help to move Milliken forward in providing industry-leading products.

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