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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.

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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Recypur Spain starts up airlay line delivered by Andritz

2nd Sep 2022

Spain’s Recypur Eco SL in L'Alcúdia has successfully started up a complete airlay line delivered and installed by international technology group Andritz. The line is designed for recycling of post-industrial and post-consumer foam and was developed for the bedding and furniture industry, with material heights reaching 20 cm and densities of up to 120...

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US’ Sheets & Giggles unveils sustainable hybrid model mattress

29th Jul 2022

Sheets & Giggles, maker of award-winning sustainable bedding, has announced the launch of its first ever mattress: a sustainable hybrid model that is the most comfortable, affordable, earth-friendly mattress on the market. Sheets & Giggles is a US-based sustainable bedding brand, which has grown by more than 200 per cent year-over-year every year since ...

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