NDAA to expand government procurement of American-made goods 

December 18th, 2023

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), spanning the entire spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber to finished sewn products, commended Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that will help preserve the Berry Amendment supply chain and direct the Department of Defense to expand its procurement of domestically-made […]

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Craig Arnold appointed Borealis EVP Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions, Innovation & Technology

December 7th, 2023

The Supervisory Board of Borealis has appointed Craig Arnold as the new Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology with effect from February 1, 2024. Craig Arnold is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Ferroglobe PLC in Madrid, Spain. Prior to this appointment, he had a long-standing career at Dow Inc., […]

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NatureWorks appoints Erik Ripple president, CEO

December 1st, 2023

NatureWorks, a manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers made from renewable resources, announced the appointment of Erik Ripple as the company’s new president and CEO Ripple will succeed interim president and CEO, Jill Zullo, who has served in the role since March 2023 when former CEO, Rich Altice, retired from NatureWorks. Ripple comes to NatureWorks […]

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Freudenberg launches new website for South America

November 29th, 2023

Freudenberg Performance Materials is launching a website dedicated to the South American markets. For decision makers in the apparel, shoe and other technical industries, information on the regional presence of one of the world-leading suppliers and its portfolio of technical textiles and textile technologies is now just a few clicks away. Every market served by […]

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories strengthens spider silk production operations

November 27th, 2023

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (“Company” or “Kraig Labs”), the biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, announced its continued investment into building its world-class team with the addition of leading sericulture consultants from India. Before joining Kraig, these individuals spent more than 30 years in senior-level positions overseeing all aspects of […]

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LYCRA announces Gary Smith CEO

November 22nd, 2023

The LYCRA Company, a global developer of innovative and sustainable fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, announced that Gary Smith has been appointed chief executive officer, effective November 27, 2023. Smith will replace Dean Williams who has served as acting CEO since August. Williams will continue in his role as […]

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Oerlikon, Haelixa make supply chains traceable

November 20th, 2023

In cooperation with the Swiss company Haelixa, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Solutions will, in future, be able to make the entire value chain of a textile end product transparent and hence sustainable. The two development partners are offering a solution for the comprehensive traceability of products, as required by the European Green Deal. An essential part […]

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N.C. Dept. of Environmental Quality recognizes CULP

November 15th, 2023

Culp, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) announced that the company’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. The Environmental Stewardship Initiative (“ESI”) is a voluntary program administered by the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service […]

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Advanced Textiles Expo attracts thousands to Orlando

November 14th, 2023

ATA Expo. Photography by © 2023 Mark Skalny Photography Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) completed its debut of Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, Nov. 1–3, in Orlando, Fla., USA.  This year’s event was again collocated with Sun Shading Expo North America, which is organized by Messe Stuttgart, the founders of R + T, the […]

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Glamping tents fabric market to reach $1.9 billion

November 8th, 2023

Glamping Lodges Canonici di San Marco, located in the town of Mirano just outside of Venice, Italy, are located on 15,000 square meters of parkland. Glampinghub.com writes: “The decor of this glamping site combines natural materials such as iron, wood and stone, connecting guests with the past, present and future.” Tents and photo: Exclusive Tents […]

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