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Arville with wide customer base to expand further

23rd Aug 2019

Since its founding in 1954, Arville now provides specialist textiles for an increasingly broad range of applications. The company which originally weaved fabric for public transport uniforms, has a customer base in more than 50 countries supplying to varied sectors such as defence, aerospace, pharmaceutical, food, medical, automotive and filtration.

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Miller Weldmaster makes Brent Nussbaum new president

2nd Jul 2019

Miller Weldmaster, a leader for industrial textile welding systems, has named Brent Nussbaum the president. Nussbaum succeeds Scott Miller. Nussbaum has been with the company for over 21 years, beginning as a student in a co-op programme. He has worked in many areas of the organisation, including manufacturing, field service, engineering and sales.

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MIT team finds spider silk’s use in artificial muscles

15th Mar 2019

MIT scientists along with others have found that spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, has another unusual property that might lead to production of new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators. The fibres respond strongly to changes in humidity and above a certain level, they suddenly contract and twist.

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Albany appoints William Higgins as chairman of board

6th Mar 2019

Albany International Corp, a global advanced textiles and materials processing company, has appointed director William Higgins as chairman of its board of directors succeeding director Erkie Kailbourne, who had served as chairman since 2008. Higgins joined the Albany board in 2016 and currently serves as chairman of the compensation committee.

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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.

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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.

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Kordsa among top 10 companies in industrial textiles

2nd Aug 2018

Kordsa has been announced as among the top 10 companies in the world with the number of patents issued in industrial textiles as of 2018. As the worldwide leader of the tire reinforcement technologies market, it carries out production through a vast area from the US to Asia Pacific and supplies its reinforcement technologies to the whole world.

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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...

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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.

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