BASF

BASF commits $780 Million for chemical plant expansion

July 29th, 2022

BASF announced a final investment decision on a $780 million project to double production capacity at its chemical manufacturing complex in Ascension Parish, marking the beginning of the third and final phase of an expansion plan announced in 2018. Counting all three expansion phases and other site investments, BASF will retain more than 1,000 existing […]

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Insempra announces Solena Materials investment

July 27th, 2022

Insempra, a biology-powered company enabling businesses to make superior products in partnership with nature, announces a strategic investment in Solena Materials Ltd. (‘Solena’), a synthetic biology company. Solena, a spin-out from Imperial College London, develops synthetic proteins for high-performance clothing fibers. The investment will allow Insempra, formerly Origin.Bio, to accelerate its strategy of harnessing new […]

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Jake Ritchie joins Herculite Products

July 26th, 2022

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics is pleased to announce that Jake Ritchie has been hired as Midwest Regional Manager for the Direct Sales team. Jake Ritchie joins the Herculite sales team with over four years of B2B sales support. Jake received a degree in Business Management from […]

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recycled textiles

Accelerating Circularity Europe launches polyester textile-to-textile trials 

July 22nd, 2022

Accelerating Circularity’s mission is to design and implement commercial systems in which textile waste is repurposed as raw material through reuse and recycling, and therefore ensure that they are not incinerated or sent to landfills. For the last year, Accelerating Circularity Europe has been working with their European Steering Committee, Spent Textile, and Brand & […]

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automotive textiles

Demand for automotive technical textiles growing

July 21st, 2022

Photo: iStock. Demand for technical textiles in the automotive market is growing as new applications emerge and manufacturers strive to increase comfort, improve safety and reduce weight, according to "Profiles of five major automotive technical textiles manufacturers," a 20-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The average weight of textile materials now […]

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Miami Corp. promotes John Tavano to director of awning, shade & marine sales

July 20th, 2022

The Miami Corporation is pleased to announce that John Tavano has been named the director of awning, shade and marine sales. Tavano joined Miami Corp. in 2013 as a regional sales representative focusing on the Northeast awning market.  In 2017, he was promoted to national account manager and has since had great success expanding the […]

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Circ Raises More Than $30 Million

July 15th, 2022

The circular fashion company Circ announced more than $30 million in Series B funding backed by some of the largest international apparel companies and venture capital firms. The investment will help to drive new progress for Circ as it fulfills its mission of protecting the planet from the cost of clothing. The round was led […]

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Jeff SMith

Ultrafabrics announces Jeff Smith as new head of residential, North America

July 14th, 2022

Ultrafabrics is proud to announce its most recent hire, North Carolina-based Jeff Smith, as head of residential, North America. With 25 years of experience in the textile industry that spans the residential, retail, outdoor and casual markets, Ultrafabrics looks forward to integrating his knowledge base into its global strategy. “I’m looking forward to continuing to […]

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SHL Healthcare Sets Up Textile Center Of Excellence

July 13th, 2022

SHL Healthcare AB has recently established a Textile Center of Excellence (TCX) in Borås, the textile capital of Sweden, to extend and streamline support for early project phases in close collaboration with customers. The state-of-the-art facility is strategically situated inside the heritage Textile Fashion Center and adjacent to a cluster of industry experts such as […]

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sustainability

Glen Raven reports on corporate sustainability goals

July 12th, 2022

Glen Raven Inc. shared progress updates in a new report in follow-up to the company’s inaugural corporate sustainability report issued last year. The 2021 progress report contains detailed information and metrics about the company’s efforts toward goals in two foundational pillars: “Supporting Our People and Communities” and “Sustaining Our Planet.” Glen Raven is a provider […]

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