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TNC Global, Greensboro, N.C., and The Radici Comfort Fibres Business Area, part of Radici Group Italy, have signed a distribution agreement for the U.S. and Canada. TNC will be responsible for both nylon and polyester fiber and filament yarn products. In the past, the company has identified their polyester products as Noyfil. Going forward, nylon...

Netherlands–based Stahl recently achieved bluesign® system partner status. The formalization underlines the company’s commitment to produce textile products in the most sustainable way. The system unites participants throughout the supply chain to jointly reduce their impact on people and the environment. Using an approach called Input Stream...

Mount Vernon FR, Trion, Ga., is expanding beyond the United States and Canada. The company’s flame-resistant fabrics will now be available in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Central and South America. This development will open distribution channels in these regions to fulfill increasing demand. In addition, Mount Vernon FR is...

Mutoh America Inc., a manufacturer of wide-format printers and cutters, has promoted Ryan Arakaki to advertising and events manager, and has appointed Mark Rugen as the new director of training and education. Arakaki will continue leading the company’s vision and brand working alongside the product, training and sales teams. Rugen comes to Mutoh...

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has launched print and web versions of a new Directory of Pilot Lines for Nonwoven/Engineered Materials Product Development. It is the first and only compendium of pilot facilities that offer commercially available machine time for the necessary trial activity associated with the development...

OEKO-TEX certificates and labels that allow textile manufacturers to prove compliance with environmental and social regulations in their production chains are available on the market. The use of chemicals in production, the continuous improvement of the supplier’s working and production conditions and the safety of the final product can all be...

GSE Environmental announced Nov. 9, 2017, the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,518,176 B2 for its High Temperature Geomembrane Liners and Master Batch Compositions. The company said the GSE High Temperature Liner is their newest innovative geomembrane, specially engineered to withstand prolonged exposure to temperatures up to 212°F (100°C). “The High...

Michigan Tech researchers set out to determine if the average U.S. home could save money by using a desktop 3D printer versus buying products from online retailers. An article by Beau Jackson at 3D Printing Industry outlines the findings. The researchers used NinjaFlex filament in an upgraded FlexyStruder extruder. The material was loaded into a...

IFAI Expo 2018 will take place in Dallas, Texas, October 15-18 and will be co-located with The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX). IFAI Expo has been the specialty fabrics industry’s leading event since 1918. CAMX is North America’s go-to composites event for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking. “The goal of...

Polartec recently unveiled its new fabric collections specifically engineered for contractors, electricians, and oil and gas professionals. The company reports it has worked for years with the U.S. military and workwear markets to develop the new product lines. Each collection was designed to address daily on-site work performance needs without...