May/June 2020

Belgium-based Picanol reports it recently produced it 100,000th rapier machine — an OptiMax-i — that will go to a customer in Vietnam. The year 2020 also marks 45 years of rapier weaving machine production for Picanol.

FESPA Mexico 2020, originally scheduled to take place in September, has been postponed until November 26-28, 2020.

The July Functional Fabric Fair powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS has been moved to January 25-26, 2021 at the Javits Center, New York City.

Cleveland, Tenn.-based Manufacturers Chemicals, a Synalloy Corp. company, has introduced Manawet V-8, a 100-percent active anionic textile surfactant suitable for most types of dyeing equipment including jet-dyeing machines.

Greer, S.C-based ATI Corp. was named the first U.S. distributor for testing consumables from England-based SDC Enterprises Ltd.

The Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has rescheduled its World of Wipes® (WOW®) International Conference to August 24-27, 2020.

Midland-Mich.-based Consolidated Pathways Inc., is a new brand and technical representative for Sanitized® odor-management, hygiene function and material protection technologies from Sanitized AG, Switzerland.

Japan-based Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. has released knitting data for a variety of knitted masks that may be made using the company’s computerized knitting machines. The data can be downloaded from the Shima Seiki Users’ Site, an archive featuring more than 10,000 knit samples for use by customers.

Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt announced the Summer editions of Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, scheduled to take place July 21-23, 2020, will now be accessed via a live, virtual platform. Messe Frankfurt also announced new dates for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas. The collocated events will be held October 1-3, 2020, and not in December as was previously announced.

May/June 2020