DNA traceability, isotopic testing as evidence under UFLPA

June 23rd, 2022

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (the “Company) has been increasing its engagement with all stakeholders in anticipation of the June 21, 2022, effective date of the “rebuttable presumption” standard under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) signed into law on December 23, 2021. Under the UFLPA, all imports that originate from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous […]

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New hires at Miami Corporation

June 17th, 2022

Steve Szenay, MFC, has joined Miami Corporation as its new Technical Director for Marine Fabrics. With 40-plus years of experience in the marine canvas industry, Szenay is widely regarded as an industry expert. He is a longtime ATA member (formerly IFAI) and has shared his expertise at many MFA Conferences and is the author of […]

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Milliken and Lenzing partner for protective textile sustainability

June 15th, 2022

Westex: A Milliken Brand, a global manufacturer of flame-resistant and arc-rated (FR/AR) textiles, and Lenzing, supplier of wood-based specialty fibers through its brand TENCEL™, announce a new partnership aimed at enhancing sustainability efforts within the protective apparel industry. This collaboration illustrates a long-term commitment to bring more sustainable fabric options to market and kicks off […]

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e3 Sustainable Cotton program celebrates record enrollment

June 13th, 2022

Photo: Materra BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, the first transparent and traceable cotton supply chain, has announced unprecedented growth. More than 900 growers enrolled in the program by registering cotton bales from their 2021 growing season, a 25% increase in enrollment from the previous year. “We are very encouraged by the growth we saw this […]

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Mannington Commercial announces products 105% carbon offset

June 8th, 2022

Mannington Commercial announced that new and refreshed products launched in 2022 across its carpet, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), rubber and resilient sheet lines will be 105% carbon offset. This means customers will have the assurance of knowing the products they specify will be carbon negative, or carbon neutral at the least.  From raw material extraction […]

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Gina Thorsen named CEO Jacquart Fabric Products

June 7th, 2022

Gina Jacquart Thorsen makes history as the first female CEO of Jacquart Fabric Products, the parent company of the national brand Stormy Kromer. In her new role, she will oversee strategic vision, company operations, sales & marketing, product development and more.  Over the past decade, Thorsen has been instrumental in growing the Stormy Kromer brand […]

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Retacell pre-certification testing completed

May 27th, 2022

Plastic/Fiberglass infused with Retacell®. No change in structure with a 1,600ºF blowtorch. Xeriant, Inc. (“Xeriant” or “The Company”), an aerospace company dedicated to Advanced Air Mobility and associated specialty chemicals and materials, has completed the critical pre-certification testing of its eco-friendly Retacell® flame retardant on synthetic fabrics, the most common of which are derived from […]

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Wilson College of Textiles partners with Baldwin Technology

May 26th, 2022

Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) at North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles announces its new working relationship with Baldwin Technology Co. Inc., utilizing its precision spray technology for chemical applications, TexCoat G4™, in the dyeing and finishing lab. This mutually beneficial relationship will enhance sustainability in the textile industry by reducing energy, water, chemicals […]

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Trivantage announces 100% renewable electricity milestone for its facilities

May 26th, 2022

Trivantage®, a one-stop shop for fabrics, hardware, and accessories, has announced its use of 100% renewable electricity for its facilities. This achievement supports parent company Glen Raven’s global sustainability initiative. “This milestone represents our ongoing commitment to being industry leaders in reducing environmental impact,” says Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage. “We’re proud to power our […]

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New chemical recycling technology

May 25th, 2022

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fibers and products converting company, announced that it has developed a recycling technology using a new depolymerization catalyst to recycle colored polyester fibers without losing the quality of polyester fibers made from petroleum-derived raw materials. The new technology also lowers environmental load compared to conventional recycling. The technology […]

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