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Albany net sales up 11% to $251.6 mn in Q4 2018

14th Feb 2019

Albany International Corp, a global advanced textiles and materials processing company, has reported net income of $17.6 million in Q4 2018. Net sales of the company were $251.6 million in Q4, an increase of 11.0 per cent compared to Q4 2017. Excluding the impact of adoption of ASC 606 revenue recognition standard, net sales increased 14.5 per cent.

Courtesy: Techtex
UK’s Techtex acquires Whitminster, Klenzeen

21st Jan 2019

Manchester-based Technical Textile Services (Techtex), which sources non-woven fabrics and manufactures a range of dry and wet wipe products including branded, private label and generic, recently acquired Whitminster International and Klenzeen, both headquartered in Stafford, creating a group with a turnover of over £20 million and a workforce of 90.

Courtesy: Pexel
IFAI signs representation agreement with BCH in India

27th Apr 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently signed an agreement with Business Coordination House (BCH) to represent it in India. BCH is positioned to help IFAI expand its opportunities in the emerging Indian market for technical textiles and offer opportunity to network and collaborate, according to IFAI president and CEO Mary...

Courtesy: Burberry/Sharon Baurley
Burberry Materials Future Research Group names new chair

25th Apr 2018

The Burberry Foundation and Royal College of Art based in London has named Sharon Baurley as professor of design and materials and chair of the Burberry Material Futures Research Group. The Burberry Group is the first explicit ‘STEAM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) research initiative at an art and design university.

Courtesy: IFAI/Steve Schiffman
IFAI names Steve Schiffman as new president & CEO

24th Apr 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has named Steve Schiffman, the association’s vice president of media and sales, as the new president and CEO. IFAI is a not-for-profit trade association of companies representing the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Member companies includes one-person shops to multinational...

Tamil Nadu’s SVPITM to hold industrial textile workshops
Tamil Nadu’s SVPITM to hold industrial textile workshops

18th Apr 2018

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (SVPITM) and the department of handlooms and textiles, Government of Tamil Nadu, are set to conduct workshops on industrial and packing textiles. In the first phase of training activity, sectorial programme - II on industrial / packaging textiles will be held from May 3 to 6,...

Xerium achieves milestone of TransForm forming fabric
Xerium achieves milestone of TransForm forming fabric

17th Feb 2018

Xerium Technologies, a leading provider of industrial consumable products and services, has achieved an important milestone by accomplishing the sale of the 1,000th TransForm forming fabric. The TransForm portfolio of high-performance forming fabrics has been successful on some of the most demanding paperboard and packaging production lines in the...

Courtesy: Spectex
Spectex qualifies for ISO 9001:2015 Certification

15th Dec 2017

Spectex , a materials converting and contract manufacturing company specialising in textile, rubber, plastics, and related materials, has qualified for ISO 9001:2015 certification by Bureau Veritas. The certification, considered the global flagship quality management standard, came after a rigorous audit of business processes and Quality Management...

Courtesy: Ironclad Performance Wear
Ironclad Performance Wear taken over by BBI

23rd Nov 2017

Ironclad Performance Wear, leader in performance hand safety solutions, has been taken over by Brighton Best International through an asset purchase. Headquartered in Taiwan, BBI is a global wholesaler of industrial and construction fasteners to distributors. It has sales and distribution centres in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and...

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