November/December 2023

Tajikistan-based terry products manufacturer Arvis LLC has joined the Zurich-based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) as a corporate member.

The Lycra Co., Wilmington, Del., has launched Lycra® FiT400™ fiber, a bicomponent fiber engineered for optimal performance in knits.

Q-Lab, Westlake, Ohio, recently was honored with two National Top Workplace awards — one for employee appreciation and a second for employee well-being. Previously recognized with Regional Top Workplace awards, this is the first time the company was honored at the national level.

Culp Inc.’s mattress fabrics division, Culp Home Fashions, has been recognized as an Environmental Partner by the North Carolina Department  of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Stewardship Initiative.

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company was named one of America’s Best Employers for Veterans 2023, by Forbes and Statista.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has published a new report, the “North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2022-2027.” The 12th edition of the report provides demand data from 2017-2022 with additional forecasts through to 2027.

Germany-based Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has added two thermal insulation products to its comfortemp® range. Down Feel WA 150LB and Fiberball WB 400LB are made using low-level bisphenol A recycled PET fiber.

Switzerland-based Datatex recently opened new offices in Coimbatore, India, and Lahore, Pakistan.

Switzerland-based Archroma reports its Castellbisbal, Spain-based sulfur dye manufacturing and research hub is 100 years old. The company marked the milestone with a ceremony with some 250 guests.

November/December 2023