June 2013

  • Published On: June 28, 2013

    Finding the right intern, or the right internship opportunity, can be a daunting task. For students working in the apparel, materials, or textile industries, it can involve checking dozens of websites and mailing lists. And for employers, it can mean sifting through hundreds of resumes, including many from students who may not be directly qualified. [...]

  • Published On: June 27, 2013

    New v-tooth serrated straight blade technology from Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS) promises a long production life delivering clean cuts through plastics and plastic films. The Southbridge, Mass.-based company designed the new blades to perform in a wide variety of packaging manufacturing operations, from vacuum-form packing to sealing. The blades also reduce waste by minimizing [...]

  • Published On: June 26, 2013

    Enduratex™ has released the newest extension of the popular Enduratex Vineyard Collection, Roble. Roble delivers a like-leather product with a braided grain and features the same softness and performance specifications as sister Vineyard collections, Crianza, Rancio and Gran Reserva. The Vineyard series was developed to give the appearance of genuine leather from both the front [...]

  • Published On: June 25, 2013

    Charlotte, N.C.-based DAK Americas LLC has announced the planned closure of all operations at its Cape Fear site, near Wilmington, N.C. The site was built in the late 1960’s and acquired by DAK Americas in 2001. Approximately, 350 full service employees and 250 contract workers are employed on-site to produce PTA, PET resins and polyester [...]

  • Published On: June 24, 2013

    As companies and consumers increasingly demand eco-friendly product manufacturing, suppliers around the world are stepping up to meet the demand. Fiber and yarn manufacturer Century Rayon, based in the city of Shahad, India, offers many products that meet the human health and safety requirements of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. Century Rayon produces special fibers and yarns [...]

  • Published On: June 21, 2013

    Halfway between the international textile machinery exhibition ITMA 2011 in Barcelona and ITMA 2015 in Milan, Karl Mayer will be presenting its latest machine developments during an open house event on Sept. 25 at two locations in central Germany. One open house will be held at the company’s development center in Obertshausen, where its warp [...]

  • Published On: June 20, 2013

    The human eye is a powerful instrument that can distinguish over 350,000 shades. While this color sensitivity unquestionably enhances the human experience, it can also be a source of conflict between suppliers and customers where color consistency is vital. Sabrina Köhler, who runs the colorimetric laboratory at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, Germany, says the [...]

  • Published On: June 19, 2013

    Roland’s new SOLJET® XF-640 64-inch printer incorporates two mirrored print heads, newly designed take-up and pinch roller systems, and other advanced features that enable it to deliver vibrant, detailed prints at speeds up to 1,098 square feet per hour. Roland DGA Corp., Irvine, Calif., unveiled the XF-640 in April at the ISA International Sign Expo [...]

  • Published On: June 19, 2013

    Exton, Pa.-based AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. has introduced AsahiGuard AG-E550D, a water- and oil-repelling product for advanced textiles and nonwovens that is free of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) at or above detection limits. When formulated into nonwoven textiles and textile finishes for high-performance outdoor and work clothing, AsahiGuard AG-E550D provides excellent water and oil repellency and [...]

  • Published On: June 18, 2013

    The deadline for the annual International Achievement Awards presented by the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) has been extended to the end of this month—June 30, 2013. For the 2013 awards, there are thirty categories. Since many former entrants expected the traditional IAA deadline of July 15, as it has been for years, the deadline is [...]