Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. announces new spider silk production facility in Vietnam

February 27, 2024  |  Company News, News

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. announced that it has taken possession of a new recombinant spider silk production center in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam. The new facility is located in the heart of Vietnam’s silk economy and will serve as the center of operations for the company’s growin…
Amy Bircher appointed to advisory committee by President Biden

February 26, 2024  |  ATA News, Industry News, News, People

President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including former Advanced Textiles Association chairman Amy Bircher Bruyn. The advisory committee provides overall policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representati…
RISE 2024: Call for presentations and award nominations

February 23, 2024  |  Industry News, News

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced a call for presentations and award nominations for the RISE® (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Conference. RISE will be held October 1–2, 2024, at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State Univ…
Milliken & Company names Bethany Smith chief human resources officer 

February 22, 2024  |  Company News, News

Milliken & Company announced Bethany Smith as its senior vice president and chief human resources officer, overseeing all human resource matters on behalf of the global manufacturer. Smith has served as interim chief human resources officer since October 2023, stepping into the position upon …
OFPANZ announces name change

February 21, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) announced that the association’s name will gradually change to Advanced Textiles Association New Zealand (ATA NZ) over the next year. The executive board finalized the name change this month after it was initially approved by OFPANZ m…
Fiberpartner ApS and Stein Fibers LLC announce partnership

February 16, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Fiberpartner ApS, a global supplier of fiber solutions in Vejle, Denmark, announced that it is entering a partnership with Stein Fibers LLC, a distributor of fibers and materials in Charlotte, N.C. The partnership is designed to make new and innovative fiber solutions widely available and accessible…
APNA announces retirement of president and COO, welcomes successor

February 15, 2024  |  Company News, News

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America (APNA) announced that Todd Glogovsky, president and COO, will retire on April 1, 2024. Glogovsky will continue to provide guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition for the organization until March 31, 2025. Phani Nagaraj, vice president of commercial sales…
Recover welcomes Hans Ploos van Amstel to its board of directors

February 14, 2024  |  Company News, News

Recover™, a materials science company and producer of sustainable, recycled cotton fiber and cotton fiber blends, announced the appointment of Hans Ploos van Amstel to the Recover board of directors. Amstel brings to Recover his global financial expertise and a track record of driving transformati…