Firewall®, Woven and Velvet Fabrics Manufacturer, Passes All Flame Codes

BLACKSBURG, South Carolina – Preferred Finishing, Inc. has created Firewall barrier fabric for use in upholstered furniture in three variations to produce "no-fail" upholstery when it comes to passing fire codes, the company said. Firewall K-300 (4.5-5 ounce weight) is a lightweight version of [...]

Enduratex Offers New Authenticity Promise

CITY OF INDUSTRY, California - Producers of vinyl-coated fabrics, Enduratex, has introduced an authenticity plan in order to prevent imitation and knock-off sales that have become a global concern. The new backing to the fabric will include a stamp which reads ''Authentic Enduratex'' and will be in[...]

Boyd Retires from Transprint USA

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California – Chief Executive Officer of Transprint and highly-respected textile veteran, William Boyd, has announced his retirement from the company. Due directly to Boyd's influence and guidance, the company grew into the world's largest producer and supplier of top qual[...]

Advansa Expands Production Capacity

UENTROP, Germany – Polyester fibre manufacturer, Advansa, has announced some significant investments in its Turkish operations in Adana, expanding the capacity to produce hollow, conjugated, siliconised polyester fibres (HCS) at the facility. The expansion comes as Advansa responds to a gr[...]

Partnership Between Huntsman and Genecor International Creates Sustainable Results

BASEL, Switzerland - Hunstman Textile Effects, a chemical and dye plant, has just paired with California-based Genecor International, a developer of eco-friendly enzyme technologies, to create more sustainable solutions for the textile industry that are set to launch later this year. "We are exc[...]

Commonwealth Expands Thermalogic Line

MONTREAL, Canada – Commonwealth Home Fashions has announced the addition of new textures and fabrics to its Thermalogic energy-efficient curtains for the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market. The line minimizes drafts and heat loss, as well as muffles sound and darkens rooms. "These days,[...]

Hotel of the Future: Industry Eyes New Technology

OSSINING, New York – In last year's Hotel Of The Future article, published in Spring, 2007, ELA Lighting's director of sales and operations, Scott Jones, told C/HN, "I'd like to say everyone will own a hovercraft, but that's just not realistic…We usually just come back to what we're secu[...]

GLM Adds Incentives to Shows

NEW YORK, New York – New developments by George Little Management, LLC, feature collaborative shows and educational programs to call attention to two May textile tradeshows. SURTEX, owned and managed by GLM, will feature a conference program titled "The Business of Art…Fundamental Stra[...]

Girrbach Leaves Trevira’s Marketing Post

FRANKFURT, Germany – Fabrics & Furnishings International has learned that Dr. Ulrich Girrbach, director of marketing and sales for Trevira GmbH worldwide, has resigned his post in the Frankfurt, Germany based marketing office after an 18-year career in order to take a new marketing position at[...]

W.A.C. Cuts Ribbon for New Facility

DONGGUAN, China – W.A.C. Lighting's three years of planning and development paid off this month with the grand opening of the company's state-of-the-art global manufacturing facilities and campus in QingXi. The opening not only marked the company's leap into a larger space to accommodate a g[...]