Charlotte, N.C.-based Color Solutions International, a member of the DyStar® Group, has issued its Spring/Summer 2020 Color Analysis report. This is the fifth edition of the report, which features 54 ColorWall™ colors as well as additional color validation, color evolution and direction by hue.
New York City-based Teijin Frontier (U.S.A.) Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Teijin Frontier Co., has opened a showroom in New York to display a variety of products designed for the U.S. market with the goal of increasing awareness of the company’s products.
Germany-based Stoll GmbH + Co. KG is celebrating its 145th anniversary.
Inquisalva and Pettenati Centro América S.A. de C.V., both based in El Salvador; Guatemala-based Eltitex Group; Collegeville, Pa.-based Dow Microbial Control’s SILVADUR™ Antimicrobials; and the DuPont™ Sorona® brand all recently became bluesign® system partners. The system, implemented by Switzerland-based bluesign technologies ag, ensures finished textile products meet very stringent consumer safety requirements and are produced in a sustainable manner.
The Cary, N.C.-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has issued a call for presentations for the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference to be held June 25-27, 2019, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Interested speakers should submit a bio, photograph and brief summary of their talk and its connection to wipes or wipe manufacturing to Deanna Lovell, firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 22, 2018.
Celanese Corp., Dallas, has raised the price of its acetate flake grades by 50 cents per kilogram. The price increase affects all end-use applications including plastics, textile filament, film, coatings, nonwovens and medical, among other applications.
Bannockburn, Ill.-based IPC — the Association Connecting Electronics Industries — reports its D-70 E-Textiles Committee has released the IPC WP-024, IPC White Paper on Reliability and Washability of Smart Textile Structures – Readiness for the Market. The paper includes e-textile washability testing parameters and initial results from those tests.
Biomaterials start-up Algiknit Inc. — a New York City-based company that makes sustainable, biodegradable kelp fibers that can be spun into yarns — is one of five finalists in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, an annual international competition in the field of sustainability innovation.
Atlanta-based Exposition Development Co. Inc. and Progressive Business Media have announced the third Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo (HFMSE) will take place July 17-18, 2019, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, N.C.
Minneapolis-based Airtex Group — a designer and producer of custom home textile goods and sewn products — recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt Inc. reports the Raleigh-based North Carolina State University’s (NC State’s) College of Textiles is the first-ever official academic partner for Techtextil North America to be held February 26-28, 2019, at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, N.C.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recently designated an original Moench tufting machine located at Shaw Industries Group Inc.’s Dalton, Ga., headquarters a historic mechanical engineering landmark. The device — introduced by Ernest J. Moench in 1928 — is credited with spurring the growth of carpet manufacturing in Georgia, and ASME estimates machinery descended from the Moench machine today tufts more than 75 percent of all U.S.-produced carpet.
Ravenna, Ohio-based Duracote Corp. has earned AS9100 Rev D certification from the International Aerospace Quality Group.
Forbes magazine has recognized HanesBrands, Winston-Salem, N.C., as one of the most-admired companies in Central America and the Caribbean.
Switzerland-based Oeko-Tex® reports its Eco Passport certification has been recognized as a Level 3 ZDHC MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap To Zero program. In related news, Fall River, Mass.-based Bolger & O’Hearn Specialty Chemicals reports its stormproof/Breathable™ OmniBloq™ and Altopel F3 water repellent products are listed on the official ZDHC list of sustainable, approved textile industry chemistries.
Atlanta-based Dynamic Modifiers LLC has launched a new website located at dynamicmodifiers.com.