The Mitchell Group names Roslyn Muney as director of brand strategies

June 13th, 2024

Roslyn Muney, The Mitchell Group's new director of brand strategies. Image: The Mitchell Group The Mitchell Group, a coated textile provider based in Chicago, Ill., announced that Roslyn Muney has joined the textile manufacturer as its new director of brand strategies. In her new role, Muney will primarily be responsible for identifying and targeting new […]

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SPESA announces early bird registration open for 2024 Executive Conference

June 12th, 2024

The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) announced the opening of early bird registration for the 2024 Executive Conference set for Oct. 8–10 at Le Mount Stephen in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Early bird registration is open until Friday, July 12. “Montréal is an exciting location for the 2024 Executive Conference,” says Michael […]

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ATA Japan announces 30th Anniversary Celebration and Networking Event

June 11th, 2024

The Advanced Textiles Association Japan (ATA Japan) announced its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, ATA Japan will host a 30th Anniversary Celebration and Networking Event on July 18, 2024, at Hotel Hankyu International in Osaka, Japan. This milestone marks three decades of innovation, collaboration and growth within the advanced textiles industry. Event details Date: Thurs., July […]

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AFFOA announces new PAFF awards

June 10th, 2024

The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) announced the selection of Loomia and Z-Polymers as the first two Product Accelerator for Functional Fabrics (PAFF) program awardees. This first-of-its-kind initiative is designed to enable organizations to leverage AFFOA’s capabilities and personnel, at no direct cost, to increase the speed to market of Advanced Functional Fabric (AFF) products […]

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Textiles and alternative energy

June 10th, 2024

Pvilion's solar fabric combines shelter with power generation. Photo: Pvilion.  According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the amount of renewable capacity added to energy systems around the world grew by 50 percent in 2023, reaching almost 510 gigawatts (GW), with solar PV accounting for three-quarters of additions worldwide. The IEA forecasts that U.S. solar […]

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Hiding in plain sight

June 10th, 2024

Everything we talk about on this site has to do with textiles in some way. It’s required when you work for an organization that represents the interests of those working in the textile industry. It is not required, however, that the textiles be obvious. They just have to be … in there somewhere … but […]

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DITF to participate in recycling wind turbine blades

June 10th, 2024

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) is one of 14 partners from seven countries participating in an effort to deal with composite waste in the wind energy sector. Funded by Horizon Europe and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), “REWIND” stands for Efficient Decommissioning, Repurposing and Recycling to increase […]

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Textiles from plant waste project is funded

June 10th, 2024

An academic researcher at the University of California, Riverside, has received a $1.45 million federal grant to advance the production of textiles from plant waste. The process, known as co-solvent-enhanced lignocellulosic fractionation (CELF), is described as a biomass pretreatment technology because it extracts lignin, a robust component of plant cell walls found in wood chips […]

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2024 Global Fiber Congress and Innovation Days announced

June 10th, 2024

The 63rd Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC) and the 4th Innovation Days will take place from Sept. 11-13, 2024 at the Kulturhaus Dornbirn in Dornbirn, Austria. In addition to advances in the topics of fiber innovations, circular economy and sustainability, the focus this year will be on advanced technologies in the energy sector. Event highlights: […]

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INDA releases 2024 Nonwovens Supply Report

June 7th, 2024

The Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced the publication of the 11th edition of the annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report. Based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders, the report provides a comprehensive view of the North American supply of nonwoven materials including the key metrics of capacity, production and […]

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