March/April 2021

Glen Raven and United Fabrics have launched “Reflections,” their second joint contract upholstery collection featuring 30 durable, soft and bleach cleanable fabrics. Patterns in the collection include Inga-Boho, Palma, Daphne, and Miles and Velma.

Following an audit, France-based Elkem Silicones’ Saint-Fons plant has received its ISO 14001 certification.

Austria-based Andritz has received an order for four new needlepunch lines from Chongqing Double Elephant Microfiber Materials Co. Ltd.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has launched an on-demand training series and collection of webinars led by subject matter experts. The programs are designed for all levels of professionals in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry. More information can be found at inda/courses.

France-based Arkema’s Pebax® elastomer brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Germany-based Freudenberg Performance Materials’ Apparel business unit has launched an online store front for interlinings, paddings, tapes, canvas and preformed materials, linings and comfortemp® thermal insulation used in the apparel industry. The website is located at

Motion Industries Inc., Birmingham, Ala., is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a rebranding. Moving forward, the company will be known as Motion.

The American Floorcovering Alliance (AFA) has announced FloorTek Expo 2021 will be held September 14-15, 2021, at the Dalton Convention Center in Dalton.

March/April 2021