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Alison Keane appointed new president of ISPA and MRC
Alison Keane appointed new president of ISPA and MRC

10th Jun 2024

Alison Keane, an environmental attorney with over 25 years of experience, succeeds Ryan Trainer as president of ISPA and MRC. Her background includes roles in industry associations and government, focusing on policy initiatives and product stewardship. She aims to advance the sleep products industry's interests and promote mattress recycling...

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US’ Milliken invests in sustainable carpet maintenance firm Orak

27th Oct 2023

Milliken & Company has made an investment in Orak, a Paris-based company specialising in carpet maintenance and flooring reuse. This partnership is focused on creating sustainable floor covering solutions and advancing the circular economy in the industry. It offers Milliken customers access to upcycled carpet tile that meets their sustainability...

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Germany’s Freudenberg extends ECO range for carpet backings

9th Oct 2023

Freudenberg Performance Materials is expanding its ECO range of sustainable nonwoven carpet backings, including Colback ECO-R and Lutradur ECO-R, which contain 51-90 per cent recycled materials. These backings are designed for various carpet applications, helping reduce the carbon footprint by using recycled polyester instead of virgin materials.

Matic to showcase machines for textile sun protection in Orlando

31st Aug 2023

Matic will display its latest innovations at the Advanced Textiles Expo from November 1 to 3 in Orlando. Matic's cutting-edge machinery and technologies for sun protection textiles, including cutting, welding, sewing, and packaging solutions, will be showcased. The expo will offer attendees the chance to experience these innovations firsthand.

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US’ Renegade Plastics & Herculite launch sustainable barn curtains

28th Aug 2023

Fabric company Herculite has partnered with Renegade Plastics to introduce eco-friendly barn curtains for livestock protection. These curtains utilise Renegade's recyclable polypropylene-based coated fabric, free from harmful chemicals and heavy metals. The fabric offers UV stability, thermal insulation, and reduced microplastic pollution.

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US’ Milliken & Company welcomes new Floor Covering Business president

14th Jul 2023

Milliken & Company has appointed Patrick Keese as the executive VP and president of its Floor Covering Business. Keese, with extensive international business leadership experience, will oversee Milliken's global floor covering operations. His track record in product launches and operational excellence initiatives will contribute to their floor...

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US’ bedding company Tempur Sealy to acquire Mattress Firm

11th May 2023

Tempur Sealy is set to acquire Mattress Firm in a cash and stock transaction. The transaction is likely to be financed with nearly $2.7 bn in cash and $1.3 bn in stock consideration. This stock consideration involves issuing 34.2 mn shares of common stock. The value of the stock consideration is determined based on the closing share price on May 8.

Indian minister Piyush Goyal at the Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam Chintan Shivir in Rajkot, Gujarat. Pic: Twitter/ Piyush Goyal
Brainstorming session explores growth in hometech, clothtech in Rajkot

24th Apr 2023

India's National Technical Textiles Mission held a brainstorming session on growth opportunities in hometech and clothtech during the Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam in Rajkot, Gujarat. The event was attended by ministers Piyush Goyal and Darshana Vikram Jardosh along with industry leaders. The session focused on investment and export opportunities in the...

Germany’s Freudenberg launches next gen sustainable carpet backings

20th Apr 2023

Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg), a leading global provider of technical textiles, has unveiled its next generation range of sustainable carpet backing products for the flooring industry. The new range, named Colback ECO and Lutradur ECO, is designed to support customers in their transition towards producing more sustainable carpets.

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