May/June 2019

Germany-based Georg Sahm GmbH & Co. KG, a member of the Starlinger Group, has launched a new website located at

Sweden-based Coloreel has added Pals Print & Screen to its family of distributors. The distributor will be responsible for sales, service and installation for all Coloreel customers in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The Cary, N.C.-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) recently released the sixth annual edition of its North American Nonwovens Supply Report. Available to INDA members, the 65-page report provides a view of the North American nonwovens industry including capacity, production, operating rates and regional trade.

The FilamentFactory (TFF), Germany, recently introduced the 710UV product range featuring permanently ultraviolet (UV)-stabilized high-strength polyester yarns. The UV properties are achieved using a tailor-made masterbatch that is incorporated during
the extrusion process so the additive becomes physically-mechanically bonded to the polymer.

The Netherlands-based Ampacet has won Product Technology Innovation of the Year award from the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 for its REC-NIR-BLACK carbon-black free masterbatch.

Lexington, Ky.-based Tempur-Pedic recently unveiled the TEMPUR-breeze® mattress line, which features technology that helps keep the body up to 8 degrees cooler through the night. The product innovation is the result of more than 10 years and 2.6 million research and development hours by Tempur-Pedic’s thermal, material and textile scientists.

Houston-based Ascend Performance Materials reports a wildlife sanctuary maintained at its Pensacola, Fla., location recently received the Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification® from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The Ascend Pensacola Plant Wildlife sanctuary comprises 2,000 acres, 1,300 of which are primarily undisturbed land managed by employee volunteers.

Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Denim recently launched eco-friendly Distilled Indigo™ denims, the latest product in its Sustainblue™ collection. Cone is using Dystar’s Cadira® Denim dyeing process for the fabrics, which is a salt-free dye that completely eliminates hydrosulphite from the process.

UNTUCKit’s new MLB Signature Series shirts feature MLB team logos on the shirt sail.

New York City-based UNTUCKit announced a collaboration with Major League Baseball. The UNTUCKit MLB Signature Series features the logo of one of eight individual MLB teams — New York Yankees, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals or Atlanta Braves — stitched into the sail of a classic UNTUCKit wrinkle-free shirt.

Barcoâ Uniforms, Los Angeles, has introduced the Grey’s Anatomy™ EDGE medical scrubs line featuring its patented Nylex™ fabric.

Austria-based Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH recently delivered its 500th MAGNOROLL Coating Machine. The machine was installed at Scotland-based Eclipse Blinds.

Trivantage®, Glen Raven, N.C., has expanded its Sunbrella® awning and marine 60-inch fabric line adding six textured Sunbrella Silica styles — Charcoal, Dune, Gravel, Sesame, Silve and Stone — to bring the total collection to 80 styles.

Birmingham, Ala.-based Kamber Narrow Fabric Machinery LLC has announced a Hot Swap program for textile manufacturers. The program allows a customer to have narrow fabric needle looms completely refurbished with a full one-year warranty with no machine downtime. Kamber will “loan” a customer a temporary machine — built to the customers specifications — while the existing machine is being refurbished.

São Paulo-based Braskem recently announced a polypropylene distribution partnership with PolyQuest Inc., Wilmington, N.C.

France-based CARBIOS reports it was granted a patent from the United States Patent and
Trademark Office for its proprietary process used to recycle polyethylene terephthalate from plastic waste using enzymatic technology.

Fong’s Europe GmbH, Germany, a member of CHTC Fong’s International Group, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its flagship THEN brand. The company will host a reception for customers and agents during ITMA 2019 in Barcelona.

May/June 2019