China trade tariff exclusions expiring

May 30, 2023

Exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China for the following medical care products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic will expire June 1. - HTSUS 3923.21.0095 (other plastic sacks and bags for the conveyance or packing of goods) - HTSUS 5603.14.9090 (other nonwovens, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered, or laminated) - […]

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Avery Dennison elects Deon Stander CEO

May 24, 2023

Avery Dennison Corporation announced that its board of directors, as a result of a planned succession process, has elected Deon Stander, as president and chief executive officer, effective September 1, 2023. Current chairman and CEO, Mitch Butier, will serve as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. “It has been a privilege to have […]

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Trevira GmbH Is Now Called Indorama Ventures Fibers Germany GmbH

May 23, 2023

Trevira GmbH has been renamed Indorama Ventures Fibers Germany GmbH. For some time already, Trevira has been an affiliate of Indorama Ventures, Thailand, which acquired the German company in 2011, initially together with a joint venture partner, and then completely in 2017. After numerous other international company acquisitions, Indorama Ventures now has 147 locations in […]

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Glen Raven announces new structure

May 16, 2023

Photo: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC Glen Raven recently introduced an updated operating structure that creates even greater focus on each of the key fabric markets it serves. The company has combined its fabric brands, including Sunbrella®, GlenGuard®, Dickson®, Sur Last® and others, under a new Glen Raven Material Solutions Group. Within the group, the […]

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PMI increases to 50.2 in U.S.

May 10, 2023

The U.S. manufacturing sector saw an increase in PMI to 50.2 in April. The U.S. manufacturing sector registered a slight improvement in operating conditions in April 2023 with a seasonally adjusted purchasing managers’ index or PMI at 50.2 in April, up from 49.2 in March, and broadly in line with the earlier released flash estimate […]

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Miami Corp. promotes John Tavano to VP sales

May 5, 2023

The Miami Corporation announced the promotion of John Tavano to the position of vice president, sales. Tavano has been with the company for over 10 years.  He joined Miami Corp. in 2013 as a regional sales representative focusing on the Northeast awning market.  In 2017, he was promoted to national account manager and has since […]

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PARÁ phasing out PFAS chemicals use

May 4, 2023

As part of their continual commitment to adopt more sustainable production methods, PARÁ will begin using the world’s first plant-based finish on all of its fabric offerings including Tempotest® Performance Fabrics. PARÁ, a global leader in fabric development and production, has finalized its new PFAS-free finish, Teflon EcoElite™ and will be working towards converting all goods over throughout 2023.  […]

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Designtex appoints Oriana Reich VP of marketing

May 2, 2023

Oriana Reich Designtex announced that Oriana Reich has been named vice president of marketing. As a creative leader and brand builder who works at the intersection of culture, design and commerce, Oriana joins the team with extensive experience leading creative marketing strategy implementation around brand identity, image, product communications and narrative-building. With much of her […]

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Autoliv expands to Vietnam

April 28, 2023

Digital rendering of new Autoliv facility in Vietnam. Autoliv Inc., a worldwide supplier of automotive safety systems, announced its plan to build a new state of the art airbag cushion and fabric plant in Vietnam, serving Asia. The investment in the new textile facility is in response to customer demands and is intended to meet […]

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Holland Industrial Group to liquidate Duvaltex surplus

April 27, 2023

Photo: Duvaltex Holland Industrial Group announces that they will be auctioning a selection of quality assets that are no longer required by Duvaltex.  Over the last hundred years Duvaltex has been weaving tradition and sustainability from their four established textile brands. This Online Only Live Webcast Auction includes some of the most sought-after textile weaving […]

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RE-SOURCE: Textile performance inspired by nature

April 25, 2023

Two textile innovations in the collection have been lined with natural NATIVA merino wool on the interior, which offers maximum wearing comfort and is produced under the highest sustainability standards. Schoeller Textil AG announces the launch of its new recycled textile collection RE-SOURCE, creating a symbiosis of the highest quality, design, and current sustainability standards […]

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Lenzing offers locally produced TENCEL fibers in China

April 21, 2023

The Lenzing Group, a provider of specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, has successfully completed the conversion of a production line from generic viscose to TENCEL™ branded modal fibers for textiles and clothing. Lenzing is therefore in a position to offer its Chinese customers locally produced TENCEL™ fibers for the first time and […]

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Better Cotton updates field-level Principles & Criteria

April 20, 2023

Photo: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, has revised its Principles & Criteria (P&C) to ensure it remains an effective tool to drive continuous improvement and deliver sustainability impact at field-level. The P&C define the organization’s approach to more sustainable cotton production and establish the requirements farmers […]

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ANDRITZ, Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, Pellenc ST partner for textile recycling

April 17, 2023

International technology group ANDRITZ entered an ambitious partnership with Pellenc ST and Nouvelles Fibres Textiles to set up the very first industrial-scale automatic textile sorting line in France combining automated sorting and recycling technology. The partners have expert knowledge from decades of experience in sorting technologies (Pellenc ST), textile machinery and processes (ANDRITZ), as well […]

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Radford to manage dyehouse for Champion Thread

April 12, 2023

Champion Thread Company, a manufacturer and marketer of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products accessories, welcomes package dyeing expert Larry Radford to the role of Dyehouse Manager for its all-new, South Carolina thread and yarn dyeing facility. Radford brings over two decades of dyehouse color lab, production technology, and operations […]

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