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Eastman customers unite

Enduratex launches educational VLOG

Eastman Machine Co.'s Matchmaker program
is connecting facilities manufacturing
personal protective equipment (PPE) with
more than a dozen customers who offer
automatic, CNC (computer-controlled)
cutting services. The Matchmaker program
has linked organizations throughout the U.S.
and U.K. for several decades from Eastman's
website. The program aims to connect
experienced Eastman cutting system facilities
with those seeking production support and
other services.

Enduratex™ has announced the introduction
of a VLOG series produced to educate and
inform the design community on the many
terms, technical processes and differences
between characteristics of coated fabrics. The
series can be viewed any time, even while
"sheltering at home." Titled VINYL 101, the
series features Enduratex veteran "Professor"
John Kessler and Eric Petersen, director of
sales and marketing, as they discuss questions
often fielded by the Enduratex team. The
videos are educational, but not stuffy, and
impart a great deal of information on current
topics and terminology.

Indorama Ventures sets recycling goal
Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL),
a global company listed in Thailand, has
recycled 50 billion PET bottles since 2011. This
major global recycling milestone saved three
million barrels of crude oil and eliminated
1.65 million tons of carbon. The company
has committed $1.5 billion to deliver more
recycling infrastructure globally.

Quad-C invests in Textum Weaving
Quad-C Management Inc., a middle
market private equity firm, has closed on
an investment in Textum Weaving and its
affiliates, a manufacturer of advanced, highperformance textiles based in Belmont, N.C.
Textum is an advanced textile engineering and
manufacturing company that possesses a wide
range of fabric forming capabilities including
fabric and preform engineering, standard 2D
fabrics, 3D and 4D weaving and helical fabric
formation. Textum designs and manufactures
materials for high temperature and harsh
environments in infrastructure, automotive,
industrial and aerospace applications.

Mitsui Chemicals expands facilities
Mitsui Chemicals Inc. has expanded
its production facilities for meltblown
nonwovens at wholly owned subsidiary
Sunrex Industry Co. Ltd. The move comes
as an effort to respond to growing demand
for industrial-use meltblown nonwovens,
and will increase the Mitsui Chemicals
Group's overall production capacity for these
materials by 50 percent. Mitsui Chemicals
is positioning its nonwovens business as a
growth sector, making efforts to supply highquality nonwovens as industrial materials for
a variety of applications, including car seats,
masks and agricultural sheets.

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group wins
Operational Excellence award
Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has won an
award for outstanding business practices. The
Operational Excellence award is from the
Valley Industrial Association (VIA), which
represents the manufacturing industry in
the Fox Valley region of Illinois, a large
industrial area near Chicago and one of the
larger manufacturing regions in the U.S.
Midwest. The VIA's Excellence in Operations
Award recognizes leadership in operational
strategic planning and implementation.

Gerber launches PPE team
Gerber Technology created the Gerber PPE
Task Force and Resource Team to support
global customers and partners as they work
to increase production or transition to
manufacturing personal protective equipment
(PPE). As COVID-19 continues to spread, the
shortage of masks and other PPE needed to
keep health care workers safe is a concern.
The team is made up of experts who can offer
advice and share best practices, support and
technology to produce certain types of masks
and protective apparel and accessories.

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Toray opens PEF Division Innovation Center
Toray Plastics (America) Inc. has opened
the PEF Division Innovation Center at its
operations in Front Royal, Va. The new $4
million, 5,000-square-foot Innovation Center
houses a state-of-the-art, custom-designed pilot
line, which enables Toray to explore and qualify
new resin systems and technologies, develop
new products quickly and commercialize
customer-specific solutions.

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