YKK DynaPel water-repellant zipper wins best product in ISPO Textrends competition

December 14th, 2023

The ISPO Textrends judges have selected YKK's DynaPel™ water-repellent zipper as the best product in the accessories category. The competition, held twice a year in conjunction with the ISPO trade show, recognizes the most innovative performance textiles, components and apparel. Designed to be compatible with garment recycling systems, the DynaPel zipper uses Green Theme Technologies […]

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Manufacturing for Good Booth volunteers sew bags for Raintree Children and Family Services

September 29th, 2017

Christine Gerard (left), IFAI division supervisor, and Whitney Armentor (right), Raintree Development Coordinator, are pictured at IFAI Expo 2017 in the Manufacturing for Good Booth. Several companies contributed supplies, equipment and labor to sew 70 large tote bags for young people who receive services at Raintree Children and Family Services. Raintree is a nonprofit that […]

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IFAI Expo 2016: Show Stopper winners

October 21st, 2016

Thursday morning at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year—including the 2016 winners of the Show Stopper program, recognizing the most innovative new products in the exhibit hall. Thomson Research Associates was recognized for Ultra-Fresh DM-25 in the category of chemicals, coatings and compounds. Fenetex won for its Adjustable Tracks for […]

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Water-free dyeing is in the works

August 7th, 2015

Tokyo-based zip manufacturer YKK is working on a new “eco” dyeing process using supercritical fluid dyeing (SFD) technology, which the company says will allow it to use almost no water in the dyeing process. YKK’s technology uses carbon dioxide (CO2) as a dyeing medium that can be collected and recycled. It also does not require […]

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