March/April 2024

Germany-based Dietz-Motoren — a producer of electric motors, fans and blowers that supplies textile companies — has joined the Zurich-based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) as a corporate member.

Orion S.A., Houston, reports it has maintained its EcoVadis Gold medal rating, ranking among the top 2 percent of the companies assessed in a wide range of sustainability areas.

ITA installed a new winder from Comoli Fermo S.r.l.

The Germany-based Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA) has installed a new winder from Italy-based Comoli Fermo S.r.l. for elastic filament yarn development.

Marking the largest acquisition in its history, Westlake, Ohio-based Q-Lab Corp. reports it recently acquired Arizona Desert Testing LLC (AZTEST). The combined business — located at AZTEST’s current site in Wittmann, Ariz. — will be known as Q-Lab Arizona Desert Testing. Staff and equipment from a nearby Q-Lab operation in Buckeye, Ariz., will be transferred to Wittmann.

Trivantage®, Burlington, N.C., has introduced the Seamstick Taper, a tool designed to simplify adding seam tape to zippers, webbing and trim.

Trivantage® Seamstick Taper

Houston-based Ascend Performance Materials recently announced price increases beginning March 1, where contracts allow, on a variety of products as follows: neat polyamide (PA) 66 polymer, PA6 and PA66 compounds, and hexamethylene diamine, 30 cents per kilogram (cents/kg); adipic acid, 25 cents/kg; FlexaTrac® DME, 10 to 25 cents/kg; FlexaTram™-BHM and FlexaTram-DAM, 10 to 50 cents/kg; and Hexatran™ and Prionil®, 5 to 30 cents/kg.

Florida firefighter Sean Conant recently launched a new company, FILO Apparel, that supplies affordable, fire-resistant clothing.

Sweden-based Eltex of Sweden AB is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Carnegie’s Go-To Collection

New York City-based Carnegie has introduced the Go-To Collection of more than 100 sustainable fabric styles made using biobased Xorel Strie.

Bemis Associates Inc., Shirley, Mass., has expanded its EverFit™ line of elastic replacement adhesives with the addition of 10 new options.

Atlas Material Testing Technology, Mount Prospect, Ill., has introduced the Atlas S3T system for continuously measuring the specific surface temperature of individual samples during live tests using the Weather-Ometer® C14400 and Ci5000 instruments.

Fire-Dex, Medina, Ohio, has introduced AeroFlex™ turnout firefighter gear designed to reduce the risk of heat stress and cardiac-related issues by using a one-way ventilation system that helps the body better regulate its core temperature.

Cygnet Texkimp is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Founded in 1974, Cygnet Texkimp, England — a composites technology company and custom machine builder — is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Seattle-based apparel brand Arvin Goods has introduced a new sock collection featuring
36-percent Recover™ recycled cotton fiber along with 43-percent recycled polyester.

New York City-based Informa Markets Fashion— owner of a variety of B2B fashion brands including Sourcing at MAGIC —announced a name change to MMGNET Group.

Laguna Beach, Calif.-based swimwear brand Vitamin A has introduced ReLux, a new swimwear collection that was made using a 100-percent recycled fabric developed by Korea-based Hyosung and Vietnam-based Hung Yen Knitting & Dyeing. The fabric is made using an 80-percent regen Ocean post-consumer nylon and 20-percent recycled regen spandex.

March/April 2024