INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced the appointment of Joan Izzo as its new Director of Marketing. Izzo brings years of experience in marketing for international nonwovens and advanced material companies to the position.
GreenFields, a leading supplier of artificial turf systems, has introduced its most recent innovation GreenFields MX DS synthetic turf system, which, according to the company, is by far the most sustainable in the world.
In 2010, Greenfields became part of the TenCate group of companies and is a part of the TenCate Grass division that combines the technologies for extrusion, weaving, non-woven fibres, grids and coating.
The highly wear resistant soccer blades of this fully recyclable field consist of diamond shaped yarns firmly entrenched in the system by means of the innovative 3D weaving technique of TenCate. GreenFields MX DS thus is said to provide maximum durability.
Heimtextil international trade fair for home and contract textiles in Frankfurt am Main has for the second time presented an award for young people, which focuses on the principle of sustainability.
Three young designers from Stuttgart University of Technology, Weissensee Art Academy and Coburg University received their awards at a ceremony on the first day of the fair that takes place from 8-11 January.
A jury of upcycling and design experts chose Jacqueline Theurer from Stuttgart as the winner. Heimtextil will also give a special award, as visitors and exhibitors of the trade fair will vote for their favourite projects before the fair closes on Saturday.
Newlife, a complete range of yarns certified 100% from recycled post-consumption PET bottles, produced by Saluzzo Yarns, will be featured in the Spring-Summer 2014 collection of Weekend Max Mara. The garments of Weekend Max Mara made in Newlife will be sold in 1500 stores of about 50 countries worldwide.
First introduced at Expofil, leader exhibition in the yarns and fibres sector, in February of 2011, the Newlife polymer range is now used by over fifty associate companies to obtain textiles for many applications; fashion, outdoor clothing, sportswear and technical outfitting, underwear, workwear, medical and protective clothing, not to mention home furnishing, interior and outdoor design.
Unifi’s Repreve brand will return as the official recycling sponsor of ESPN’s X Games Aspen, which will take place from 23-26 January 2014.
Repreve says it is helping make X Games Aspen ‘greener’ by turning more than 100,000 recycled plastic bottles into ESPN course signage and lanyards, as well as Repreve based merchandise such as shirts and beanies.
Repreve is also launching a consumer driven #TurnItGreen campaign that will focus on education and engagement around recycling and Repreve.
ISPO Munich, a leading trade fair for the sporting goods, will dedicate the completely restructured hall to the megatrend health style. The Health & Fitness area will be focusing on the key topics ‘Health at the Workplace’ and ‘Sport Shoes and Game Consoles’.
Top-rate speakers and experts from sports, industry, science and medicine will discuss and present the latest trends from fitness, company health management, nutrition and prevention areas in panel discussions and talks at the show that will take place from 26-29 January 2014.
Leading Italian producer of thermal insulation for apparel and sleeping bags Thermore will be showcasing its Aria thermal padding at the ISPO Munich trade fair that will be taking place from 26-29 January.
The company has developed its innovation, which is now available with the additional value of a distinctive and more responsible quality, due to a new blend with 50% recycled fibres, it reports.
CRAiLAR Technologies, the producer of CRAiLAR Flax fibre, has completed a General Supply Agreement and CA$3.2 million of financing with IKEA, the world's largest home furnishings retailer.
The company has also finalised negotiations to enter into a proposed CAD$2.0 million private placement investment with Hydra Ventures B.V., the corporate venture arm of the adidas Group.
The two international associations for the nonwovens and related industries, EDANA and INDA, have confirmed date and location for the first edition of Outlook Latin America that will be held from 3-5 March 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The conference is co-organised by both associations and with support from the Brazilian Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Association (ABINT).
Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies will showcase the latest products and technological advancements in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2014 that will be taking place from 13-15 May 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Techtextil North America represents all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry from research and development, through raw materials and production processes, to conversion, further treatment and recycling.