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TRADE SHOWS

Techtextil N.A., Texprocess Americas postponed until next editions

(Posted July 7, 2020)

PPE

HanesBrands produces, distributes millions of units

(Posted July 7, 2020)

PEOPLE

Minnesota Knitting Mills names Appelsies company president

(Posted July 7, 2020)

STRC

Conference postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 situation

(Posted July 7, 2020)

AATCC

Association offers blotting Paper for use with PPE testing

(Posted July 7, 2020)

KNITTING

Shima Seiki announces new design software, web services

(Posted July 7, 2020)

USTER

OEM’s valued assets: People all over the world

(Posted July 9, 2020)

HEALTHWEAR

Devan adds vitamin blend to fabric treatment for immunity boost

(Posted July 9, 2020)

PRINTING

Xaar celebrates 30 years as industrial inkjet innovator

(Posted July 9, 2020)

FILTRATION

Lydall awarded $13.5M contract by DoD to support PPE production

(Posted July 2, 2020)

INDA

WOW, RISE events transitioned to all-virtual formats

(Posted July 1, 2020)

NCTO

Daughter of Unifi employee named O’Day Scholarship winner

(Posted July 1, 2020)

MILLIKEN & CO.

Second annual corporate sustainability report published

(Posted July 1, 2020)

DENIM

Monforts' partners, including Cone, making hemp mainstream

(Posted July 2, 2020)

NONWOVENS

Report: Global Demand for meltblown to rise 6.3% annually

(Posted July 2, 2020)

USMCA

AAFA welcomes implementation, calls for stability

(Posted July 2, 2020)

AGENT

Eastman Machine appoints TeCS as representative for U.K., Ireland

(Posted July 1, 2020)

FLOOR SHOW

DOMOTEX USA 2021 postponed, Hannover Fairs USA announces

(Posted July 2, 2020)

OERLIKON

Marketing head discusses virtual events vs. in-person shows

(Posted July 2, 2020)

MERGER

Machinery makers KARL MAYER, STOLL officially unite

(Posted July 2, 2020)

FIBERS

Teijin Frontier unveils high-stretch line from eco-friendly materials

(Posted July 2, 2020)

ANTIVIRALS

New technology shown to deactivate SARS-CoV-2

(Posted July 2, 2020)

HeiQ technology certified as cosmetic grade, bio-based

(Posted July 2, 2020)

Sanitized® products show antiviral properties on polymer surfaces

(Posted July 2, 2020)

MILESTONE

SCMA congratulates Bill McCrary for 50 years with Barnet & Son

(Posted June 25, 2020)

ZIMMER

Foam coating line installed at Applied Technology Intl. in Pa.

(Posted June 25, 2020)

E-TEXTILES

Registration, sponsorships open for IPC Virtual Summit

(Posted June 24, 2020)

CHEMICALS

Hohenstein, Scivera partner on pathway to greener formulations

(Posted June 25, 2020)

INDA

RISE® Conference to highlight ‘what’s next’ in sustainability

(Posted June 25, 2020)

SUNBRELLA

Eco-friendly, fluorine-free, high-tech fabric introduced

(Posted June 25, 2020)

COTTON

Field to Market partners with U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

(Posted June 25, 2020)

BEDDING

BekaertDeslee says new finish helps fight spread of viruses

(Posted June 25, 2020)

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STA Virtual Annual Meeting

Membership rolls reach highest mark since 2001

During a first-of-its-kind gathering in the 112-year history of the Southern Textile Association (STA) amid the COVID-19 crisis, awards were presented and officers were elected via a virtual Annual Meeting on June 30.

 

Despite the global pandemic, it was announced that the association has reached the 519-member mark – its highest membership numbers since 2001.

 

Rick Carpenter of Conitex Sonoco USA was elected president by the STA Board of Governors, replacing Matt Shannon of Greenwood Mills, who was elevated to board chairman, Past President Mike Kingsmore of Hi-Tech Chemical announced in his report of the Nominating Committee.

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American Ingenuity Series: Fireside Chat

Ed Gribbin: AAPN takes ‘networking’ to another level during PPE shortage

Leadership. Speed. Trust.

 

Those three ingredients have worked together successfully to enable the Atlanta-based Americas Apparel Producers Network (AAPN) to be in a position to help the textile and apparel industry answer the call to address the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to AAPN President Ed Gribbin.

 

Keynoting the network’s initial online “Fireside Chat,” part of AAPN’s new American Ingenuity Series, Gribbin discussed how the AAPN has reached across association boundaries to unite, connect and motivate hundreds of industry stakeholders to meet critical medical product needs. He also went over the origins of the initiative, where it stands today and what the future looks like as many companies have committed to establishing permanent made-in-USA and made-in-Americas supply chains for these products.

Stepping up

U.S. textile continues to shine during COVID-19 pandemic

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Forgotten or written off as "non-essential" by some for many years, the U.S. textile and apparel industry continues to step up and prove its merit during this unprecedented crisis brought on by COVID-19. eTC continues to spotlight some of these companies who have risen to the challenge to protect frontline heroes and the general populace during this pandemic.

With PPE in its orbit, Venus Group moved quickly to fill urgent need

Fairystone Fabrics swiftly ramps up production for medical field

TREX pivots from knitting machine sales into PPE manufacturing
 

LOOSE ENDS BLOG: Webinars successfully unmasking PPE issue

KORNIT: WTiN WEBINAR: OPM chairman calls COVID-19 a‘wake-up call,’ chance to rethink bringing production home

Vapor Apparel, TS Designs revamp business models to close PPE gap

Prime Medical team believes in mission to ‘do good in world’

Unionwear ‘proud to make a difference’ in N.Y./N.J region

Brother International joins fight by donating sewing machines

Supreme Corp. jumps at chance to bring innovation into PPE realm

OnPoint Manufacturing pivots to full protective mask protection

Gerber Technology’s PPE Task Force came together quickly

Henderson Sewing Machine introduces PPE production systems

National Safety Apparel working with coalition for the greater good

As label maker, Printcraft fills natural role in world of PPE

MMI Textiles moves quickly to address America’s needs

Minnesota Knitting Mills makes slight pivot into PPE production

Joining effort was a natural fit for Hemingway Apparel

Hornwood supplying numerous products to medical industry, public

The 19-year-old son of textile salesman LAUNCHES OWN COMPANY

Shuford Yarns ‘proud’ to be part of America’s call to action

Clothier Design Source knew it must step up to the plate

A. Rifkin Co. quickly put plan into place to shift production

 

Blog: The wild wild west of PPE production

SEAMS/SPESA webinar: 'It’s a new day, a new time'U.S. textiles proving mettle during crisis

America Knits, Greenwood, Spoonflower doing their part

Parkdale, LACorp, Carolina Cotton Works, Hamrick Mills among those answering call

Merrow Manufacturing, TSG Finishing join the PPE action

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