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Standard Textile launches Made in USA collection

According to the company, the new collection aims to support American innovation, domestic growth and smaller carbon footprints.

22nd May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cincinnati, OH


Standard Textile, a leader in the hospitality and healthcare textiles industries, has announced the launch of its Made in USA collection of terry and sheeting products engineered for hotels and hospitality properties. According to the company, the new collection aims to support American innovation, domestic growth and smaller carbon footprints. 

In 2014, Standard Textile had a vision to create a model for textile manufacturing in the US. The company launched its Manufacturing 4.0 initiative in 2015 and invested more than $US 65 million dollars in its facilities in Thomaston, GA, and Union, SC, to bring new life – through advanced manufacturing – to American textile production. Smart technologies, including state-of-the-art machinery, automation, robotics, vision control systems, advanced analytics and the Internet of Things have been implemented to readily control every level of the company’s supply chain.

“Our goal has always been to push the boundaries of what textile manufacturing in the US can achieve, combining real-time data exchange with advanced automation, robotics and vision controls,” said Gary Heiman, President and CEO of Standard Textile. “Today, the company is realising results beyond initial expectations and vision. Our smart manufacturing investments have allowed us to optimise every level of our manufacturing and logistics process, and to keep production closely connected to our research and development.”

Made in USA products

With the new Made in USA products, hoteliers receive durability, superior cost management and a luxuriously soft hand that guests will appreciate – all backed by patented technologies, according to the manufacturer. These products are also said to help move hoteliers forward on the path to sustainable solutions through Real Green, an innovative processing, production and performance system developed by Standard Textile.

ForeverSoft towels feature an ultra-soft pile yarn specifically engineered to be softer than traditional 100% cotton towels. They are also said to dry faster, allowing for energy and cost savings during the laundering process.

An advanced weaving technology also helps reduce laundering costs for the new Transitions terry by controlling the distribution of pile height, according to the manufacturer. “A result is a high-quality towel with the highest pile in the centremost parts of the towel to provide an exceptional guest experience at a lower overall product weight,” the company explains. Finally, Standard Textile’s new, smooth UltraTwill sheets and pillowcases make this product line an ideal bedding solution for hotel guests and hoteliers alike.

Developing innovations

“Since 1940, Standard Textile has been developing innovations to help our customers succeed,” said Richard Stewart, Corporate VP/Product Development & Sustainability at Standard Textile. “Hotel linens elevate the guest experience and with the launch of these three new products, our customers receive linens that not only make their guests happy, but also make sense operationally and from a sustainability standpoint.”

All three products feature a number of patented technologies developed by Standard Textile, including its signature Centium Core Technology, a weaving process that is designed to improve tensile strength, extends service life and enhances performance.

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