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Kenactiv Launches Activāt Fiber Technologies.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Activāt Fiber Technologies applies Kenactiv’s innovative and customizable processing and treatments to kenaf, jute and flax fibers to create sustainable solutions for manufacturers seeking high performance yet sustainable alternatives to synthetic and other natural fibers. Kenactiv Innovations Inc.,  a leading innovator and manufacturer of sustainable biobased performance fibers and products, announced today the launch of […]

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CORDURA® Denim Fabric Provides Hard Working Comfort to Blåkläder’s X1500 Denim Workwear Collection.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Apparel & Fashion, Fabric  /  No Comments

Swedish workwear garment brand launches high-performing denim workwear trouser INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team and Swedish garment brand Blåkläder colloborate with Artistic Milliners to develop a new stylish, high-performing trouser. The Blåkläder X1500 CORDURA® Denim fabric trouser has been developed for exceptional performance and toughness in extreme conditions to benefit tradespeople such as electricians, builders and […]

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Biomedical Structures Introduces Breakthrough Medical Textile Weaving Capabilities for Artificial Tendon and Ligament Applications.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Weaving & Knitting  /  No Comments

Biomedical Structures LLC (BMS), a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, today announced its advanced new tapered medical textile solution for tendons, ligaments and other orthopedic applications. BMS’ advanced weaving capabilities provide a high-precision medical textile solution able to match human anatomical construction of tendons and replicate performance. Complementing […]

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Outdoor Industry Association® and Outdoor Retailer Team to Expand Education.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Apparel & Fashion  /  No Comments

Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) and Outdoor Retailer (OR) have announced they are expanding their partnership to offer more Outdoor University® educational sessions at Outdoor Retailer trade shows. Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which takes place in early August in Salt Lake City, will feature an expanded curriculum designed to help the outdoor industry stay ahead of […]

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Naturally Advanced Technologies And Lenzing Fibers Enter Into A Joint Development Agreement.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

CRAiLAR Flax to be blended with the Lenzing Fibers TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal®  Performance and Sustainability in Fashion, Sport at Core of the Global Development Goals  Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. , which produces and markets CRAiLAR®, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, announced it has entered a joint development agreement with […]

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Palette Fit for a Queen.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 colourful years on the British throne, Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, and leading advertising agency Leo Burnett, have teamed up to launch a limited edition colour guide to mark the Queen’s fashion-forward colour statements. For over 60 […]

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Lectra Announces Significant New Investments in India.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Fabric  /  No Comments

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—is pleased to announce significant investments in India with the opening of two new offices, based in Delhi and Tirupur, one International Call Center in Bangalore and with the strengthening of its sales and distribution network […]

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Picanol shows 2 airjets and 4 rapiers at ITMA-ASIA + CITME 2012.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Other Textile News  /  No Comments

At the occasion of the ITMA-Asia + CITME fair (12-16 June, Shanghai) Picanol will present a wide variety of weaving machines, both airjet and rapier. For the first time on the Asian continent the new OMNIplus Summum will be shown. This weaving machine will be the new platform for further developments in the airjet segment. […]

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TenCate acquires composite materials company.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

TenCate Advanced Composites has completed the acquisition of Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp. The acquisition of PMC Baycomp provides TenCate Advanced Composites a strong position for the growing industrial composites markets worldwide, in particular the automotive market. PMC Baycomp has industry leading technologies for thermoplastic composite materials and components for among other automotive, oil & gas […]

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INVISTA’S CORDURA® Brand Team Welcomes Sophia Ou, Asia Pacific CORDURA® Brand Senior Marketing Specialist.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Fabric  /  No Comments

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team welcomes Sophia Ou as Asia Pacific (AP) CORDURA® brand senior marketing specialist. In her new role, Ou will be an integral part of the performance and protective fabrics business team. As AP CORDURA® brand senior marketing specialist, Ou will be responsible for execution of marketing efforts designed to increase trade and […]

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