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US’ Albany International completes acquisition of Heimbach Group

4th Sep 2023

Albany International has finalised its purchase of Heimbach Group for €132 million in cash, along with an assumed net debt of €22 million. Based in Duren, Germany, Heimbach supplies paper machine clothing and high-tech textiles to various industries. Daniel Halftermeyer highlighted the potential for increased value for shareholders and customers.

Germany’s Freudenberg receives Material Health certification

25th May 2023

The thermal insulation in the comfortemp soft HO 80x product series from Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has achieved gold status in the material health category of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard Version 3.1. This standard is a comprehensive framework that evaluates products based on their environmental and social...

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US’ Burlington showcases bio-based fabric with stretch yarn tech

11th Jan 2023

Burlington is showcasing Synatural at the ongoing Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. A greener stretch option, Synatural is a unique fabric collection that features planet-positive yarn technology with natural fibre-like aesthetics, engineered for adaptable fabric solutions with lasting comfort and multifunctional performance.

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US’ Voormi unveils next generation of Core Construction technology

1st Jun 2022

Voormi, US’ manufacturer of innovative technical apparel, has announced the next horizon in the future of Core Construction technology. Following a multi-year investment in advanced machinery, the company's affiliate technology provider, SWNR Technologies, is offering its first glimpse into the future of textiles with advanced functional cores.

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Sweden’s Polygiene & MP Activewear launch high-performance fabrics

24th Feb 2022

MP Activewear, born from the leading online sports nutrition brand MyProtein, has launched products with Sweden’s Polygiene in their high-end running range Velocity Ultra as well as their Power Ultra collection. It will cover a number of treated items in high performance fabrics for men and women, such as sport-bras, leggings, t-shirts, shorts and...

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Canadian retailer Frank And Oak launches waterproof smart collection

18th Feb 2022

Canadian sustainable clothing retailer Frank And Oak has launched the Aero ultra light packable jacket as a multi-seasonal puffer for women - the latest in a line of sustainability-centred garments. The new ultra light Aero jacket provides wearers with a trendy outerwear piece, suitable as an extra layer underneath bulkier coats for added warmth.

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US’ Acteev & Coalatree launch Suray Sun Shirt at Outdoor Retailer

1st Feb 2022

Acteev and Coalatree launched the Suray Sun Shirt, a zinc-powered shirt designed to fight unwanted odours and the sun's damaging rays, at the recently held 2022 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show. Acteev is owned by US’ Ascend Performance Materials. Ascend makes high-performance materials for everyday essentials and new technologies in the US, Europe, and...

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Spanish brand Ternua renews technical lines for 2022/23 FW range

1st Feb 2022

Spanish outdoor brand Ternua has renewed its most technical lines in the collection designed for its 2022/2023 Fall Winter collection. The innovation team at Ternua has worked on Protech that is designed for mountaineering and Adrenalite, which is focused on high intensity aerobic activities like trail running, e-biking or light hiking.

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France’s Arkema increases Pebax elastomer production by 25 per cent

25th Jan 2022

Arkema has announced a 25 per cent increase in its global Pebax elastomer production capacity by investing in Serquigny in France. The investment will notably enable increased production of the bio-circular Pebax Rnew and traditional Pebax ranges. Arkema is a specialty chemicals and advanced materials company headquartered in Colombes, near Paris,...

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