SWATCHES

ATMI GAINS TWO: CCX Inc., a maker of metallic and nonmetallic screen and mesh products, and Mayo Yarns Inc., a manufacturer of cotton, polyester and cotton and man-made fiber yarns, are the two newest members of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, the national trade association for the U.S. textile industry.
The two additions bring ATMI’s total membership to 263 mill, fiber, machinery and equipment and various industry-related companies.
CCX, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., employs 684 and has a plant there as well as in Walterboro, S.C., and Hanover, Pa.
Mayo, based in Madison, N.C., employs 600 and has three plants, all in North Carolina: Madison, Mayodan and Bladenboro.

REICHOLD’S PRICE RISE: Reichold Chemicals Inc., Research Triangle Park, N.C., said its reactive polymers division is raising the price of its polyester products by 3 to 6 cents a pound, depending on the application, effective with shipments of April 3.
It is the second increase this year for Reichold, which raised prices 3 1/2 cents to 7 cents a pound effective Jan. 1. In both cases, Reichold said raw materials runups were the reason behind the increase.
Reichold manufactures resins, adhesives and polymers for the textile, carpet, coatings, adhesives, plastics, construction and graphic arts markets.

THE RACE IS ON: About 1,500 runners will be running through New York’s Central Park in the 17th annual Trevira Twosome 10-mile couples’ race, set for Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m.
The race, sponsored by Hoechst Celanese Corp., manufacturer of Trevira brand polyester, is being cosponsored for the second year by Malden Mills, makers of Polartec and Polarfleece brand apparel fabrics.
In addition to the 10-mile main event, there will be a second race, the Trevira Two-Miler, which will begin immediately after the start of the 10-mile race.
All entrants in the race will wear T-shirts made of Trevira polyester and cotton.
Among the runners scheduled to run are Eamonn Coghlan, indoor mile world record holder, who will be paired with designer Nicole Miller.

INPRINTS IN APRIL: The next edition of Inprints NY, the show featuring original artwork for prints, is set for April 4-6 at Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38th St., New York. The WWD Trade Show Calendar feature, which ran in December, incorrectly stated two editions of the show would be held in April.

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