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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.

Pic: Renegade Plastics Corporation
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.

Pic: Tempur Sealy
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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German firm Sandler to exhibit Bluefiber at BAU 2023

21st Mar 2023

Sandler will be exhibiting at BAU 2023, which is a trade fair for architecture, materials, and systems. The firm’s focus will be on its new brand, Bluefiber, which offers efficient sound insulation for various acoustics applications. Bluefiber combines a range of acoustically efficient materials, which are polyester-based and made in Germany.

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US’ Standard Fiber & Noble Biomaterials develop anti-microbial fabric

5th Jan 2023

Standard Fiber, one of the world’s largest suppliers to the home textile market, and Noble Biomaterials, a global leader in antimicrobial solutions for soft surface applications, have formed an exclusive partnership to bring Ionic+ mineral antimicrobial, which protects against the growth of microbes on soft surface materials, to the home textile market.

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US’ FRX, Sichuan develop 1st halogen-free flame-retardant fabric

7th Oct 2022

American chemicals company FRX Innovations Inc and China’s Sichuan EM Technology Co Ltd have collaborated to develop the world’s first halogen-free inherent flame-retardant upholstery fabric solution capable of meeting the stringent British Fire Standard BS 5852; part 1 for furniture. The solution is environmentally sustainable and permanent.

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Ball Fabrics joins India’s R.A.D. Global in strategic partnership

21st Sep 2022

US’ Ball Fabrics has announced that it has entered into an agreement that makes it the exclusive North American distributor for India-based home improvement products manufacturer R.A.D. Global. To celebrate the collaboration, both firms will present jointly at the 2022 IFAI Expo to be held from October 12-14 in Charlotte, NC (booth# 2512).

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