New faces at Polygiene

February 6, 2023

Polygiene® welcomes two new colleagues as part of the Polygiene Group™, to expand the brand’s influence in U.S. markets and beyond. As part of their ongoing strategy to expand the Polygiene brand into the North American market, Polygiene Group has bought long-term distributor BioMaster US. Not only does this major acquisition give the business a […]

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Conductive textile market to hit $ 8.2 billion by 2033

February 3, 2023

The global conductive textile market is estimated to be valued at $2.6 billion in 2023 and it is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 12.0% to reach $8.2 billion by the end of 2033. Conductive textiles are fabrics that are made using metal strands that are woven with fabric fibers or coating the fabric fiber with conductive metals such as carbon, gold, […]

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McClendon new president of Spradling Intl.

February 2, 2023

Spradling International, a global manufacturing leader of coated fabrics, is proud to announce that Doug McClendon has been named the President of Spradling International effective January 2023. McClendon has over 35 years of experience in the textile industry. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of leadership roles in sales and marketing. Prior to […]

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Ledbetter to retire from Herculite

February 1, 2023

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics has announced that Rand Ledbetter will retire after thirty years in the textile industry. For over 20 years, Ledbetter has served as a well-known, and well-respected member of the Herculite team, and has been a leader in the larger industrial textile community […]

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories delivers two Hybrid Dragon Silk™ silkworm strains

January 31, 2023

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., the biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, announces that it has delivered the first two hybrid-cross Dragon Silk™ strains to its third-party production partner in Vietnam. These strains were developed to address the most significant immediate hurdle to large-scale production, the robustness of our silkworms within the […]

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Thomas Oetterli new CEO at Rieter

January 30, 2023

Norbert Klapper, who has led Rieter as CEO for nine years, has informed the Board of Directors that he wishes to take on new professional challenges. The Board of Directors of Rieter Holding Ltd. has taken note of Norbert Klapper’s resignation, expressing its gratitude for his service to Rieter. The Board of Directors has appointed […]

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Accelerating Circularity launches textile recycling directory

January 27, 2023

If they aren’t recycled, discarded textiles are often incinerated or end up in a landfill like this one. Photo: Creative Commons Accelerating Circularity is an action-oriented nonprofit focused on scaling textile-to-textile recycling through a collaborative approach. The mission is to create new supply chains and business models to turn spent textiles into mainstream raw materials […]

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Darn Tough Vermont hires Kristen Graf

January 24, 2023

Darn Tough Vermont®, the fastest-growing American manufacturer of performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, announces the addition of Kristen Graf as Global Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility. Graf is stepping into the role with two decades of experience in developing and overseeing sustainability and equity programs. Building off her personal passions, Graf will leverage her skillset […]

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MIP Inc. appoints Dean Johnson president, CEO

January 23, 2023

Dean Johnson appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of MIP Inc. (CNW Group/MIP) MIP Inc. announces the appointment of Dean Johnson to the position of president and chief executive officer. Dean will commence with MIP effective January 23, 2023. Dean brings 20 years of senior executive experience, including a proven track record of leading complex multi-national organizations […]

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Dr. Michael Gore receives 2022 Cotton Genetics Research Award

January 20, 2023

Dr. Michael Gore, noted scientist and professor in Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), is the 2022 Cotton Genetics Research Award recipient. The announcement was made during the 2023 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference, which convened as part of the National Cotton Council-coordinated 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans. Gore, who was selected […]

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Standard Textile names new president, Alex Heiman

January 19, 2023

Standard Textile Co. Inc. a global leader in the healthcare and hospitality textile markets announced Alex Heiman will assume the role of president. Alex succeeds his father, Gary Heiman, as the fourth-generation president of Standard Textile. Gary Heiman continues a leadership role at Standard Textile as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As I enter my […]

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Kelheim Fibres welcomes EU agreement on deforestation-free supply chains

January 18, 2023

The renowned viscose fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres welcomes the preliminary political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on an EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains, which was adopted at the end of 2022. The new rules are intended to prevent goods that cause forest degradation or deforestation from being placed on the […]

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Milliken & Co. partners with MMI Textiles

January 17, 2023

MMI Textiles and Milliken & Company announced a commercial market partnership that allows MMI to supply Milliken Tegris® Thermoplastic Composite fabric. MMI will be able to offer Tegris® at less than case quantities, effective immediately. Milliken Tegris® Thermoplastic Composite fabric is designed for heavy-duty, often dangerous work. A breakthrough material that provides excellent protection against fragment, […]

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USIFI, NFI to merge

January 16, 2023

The U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute and the Narrow Fabrics Institute, both divisions of the Advanced Textiles Association, are merging into one larger group. The new divisions will be known as the U.S. Industrial and Narrow Fabrics Institute (USINFI). NFI and USIFI have partnered in advocacy work and the Outlook Conference for more than 20 years, […]

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SAi appoints Philippe Meyer as enroute product manager

January 12, 2023

SA International (SAi), a provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing, textile and CNC machining industries, has announced that Philippe Meyer has been appointed as EnRoute Product Manager. Based at SAi’s European headquarters near Brussels, Belgium, Meyer will take responsibility for SAi’s EnRoute CAD/CAM design software, widely acknowledged as the go-to CNC software […]

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