McKissick Elected Chairman of Clemson University Trustee Board

Smyth McKissick III of Greenville, a 1979 Clemson graduate and chief executive officer of Alice Manufacturing, was unanimously elected chairman of the Clemson University Board of Trustees at the board’s summer meeting in Greenville.
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Alexium Presents Environmentally-Friendly Flame Retardant Chemistry

TechTextil, July 11, 2015

Alexium specializes in developing environmentally-friendly flame retardant chemistries for many fabrics, including synthetic-rich fabrics in the textile industry. Jon Heard, Head of Business development and marketing during an interview to Pakistan Textile Journal highlights how Alexium together with iTextiles in Pakistan is developing the technical textiles and work wear garment segment in Pakistan.
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Companies Keep up Tradition of Textiles

July 7, 2015
Lincoln Times-News
Shelby Cook, Reporter

Since more than a century ago, Lincoln County has been home to numerous textile industries. While a good number of these businesses have moved overseas, many remain, especially those with more advanced manufacturing processes. These businesses still flourish through the production, manufacturing, and sales of textiles and textile supply products. These more modern textile industries remain a strong part of our economy. Read more

Polartec Notches up Recycling Milestone with Billionth Plastic Bottle

July 7, 2015
John McHale, Reporter

An outdoors brand is celebrating helping the planet by using its billionth recycled bottle.

Polartec, whose fabrics are used by numerous outdoor clothing manufacturers, makes its fabrics from clear plastic bottles, which would otherwise to go landfill. Read more