APPI explains energy contracts

September 3, 2020

By Kathryn Allen, APPI Energy (Editor’s note: APPI energy services are included in the membership benefit package offered by Industrial Fabrics Association International. The following information was compiled by APPI to help explain their services.) APPI Energy provides our clients a comprehensive way to reduce energy expenses and create budget certainty. Unbiased and independent, we …

IFAI Expo Going Virtual for 2020

September 1, 2020

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, IFAI has made the difficult, yet unavoidable decision to transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3-6, 2020, in Indianapolis, IN USA to an online only virtual event. IFAI Virtual Expo will take place …

Value Vinyls announces introduction of Visiontex for outdoor solutions

August 18, 2020

Value Vinyls Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, has announced a partnership with HVG Fabrics, an Australian based company. Value Vinyls will be the exclusive brand partner in North America for Visiontex™, a vinyl-coated polyester product. Visiontex fabrics are made for long-term outdoor performance and manufactured to Greenguard Gold Certification requirements, with no harmful toxins like lead, mercury, …

Eight promotions announced at Glen Raven

August 7, 2020

Glen Raven Inc., has announced the promotion of eight executives in its Technical Fabrics operating division. The moves will support the continued growth of its diverse business segments, particularly its GlenGuard brand of high-performance flame-resistant fabric. Glen Raven Technical Fabrics creates technical solutions that help keep people safe from military and protective work wear to …

SergeFerrari Group acquires Verseidag-Indutex

August 4, 2020

SergeFerrari Group announced the acquisition of Verseidag-Indutex, a world leader in PTFE glass materials, from Jagenberg AG, in a press release on July 29. SergeFerrari designs, manufactures and distributes innovative flexible composite materials. The acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, will strengthen the company’s position as a global leader in tensile architecture and modular structures and …

TeCS to represent Eastman Machine Company in U.K. and Ireland

August 1, 2020

Eastman Machine Company has appointed Technical Cutting (TeCS) of Nottinghamshire to represent its line of automated cutting systems in the U.K. and Ireland. To offer local testing and education, TeCS strategically established an Eastman technical demonstration facility inside the world-renowned composites specialist Kamm Projects Ltd. in Newcastle. TeCS is a team of experienced engineers, technicians, …

In memoriam: Davis Richardson

Davis Michael Richardson of Boyds, Md., passed away on July 8 after a brief but valiant fight with melanoma. Davis was the founder and owner of Sugarplum Tent Company, a leading special events company in the Washington, D.C., metro area since 1990. Davis established Sugarplum Tent Company with his wife, Barbi. The company quickly earned …

Groupe Bellon Prestige celebrates 125th anniversary

Groupe Bellon Prestige, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is celebrating its 125th anniversary in the shade and awning business. Established in 1895 by Joseph K. Bellon, the family business is now in its fourth generation of operation and is chaired by Carole Bellon. According to a recent press release, the company builds, stores and repairs more than …

Milliken & Company publishes sustainability report

Milliken & Company has published its second annual corporate sustainability report. The report gives insight into Milliken’s environmental and social commitments as all global locations work to achieve aggressive sustainability goals by 2025. Using a comprehensive goal scorecard, the 2019 report shares Milliken’s first year of progress towards the company’s 2025 sustainability goals. First introduced …

Bui joins Heytex USA

Heytex USA has hired Julie Bui as technical textiles sales manager. She will be responsible for driving sales for the company’s Industrial and Texineering products in North America. Bui brings extensive sales experience in the industrial, oil and gas, and textile industries. She most recently worked as a strategic sales executive growing her accounts by an …