Smart Textiles: The Future of the Fabric Industry

Textiles are everywhere – from the clothing we wear, cars we drive, and furniture we occupy to the roads we travel, bandages we use to heal, and structures that shelter us for protection, each fabric is carefully selected for its unique construction and properties. But what if the clothing you wore could monitor your heart... Read more »

What is Abrasion Resistant Fabric?

Abrasion resistant fabric withstands surface wear from rubbing, extending the life of a product and protecting the person who wears it. Textiles that retain their construction during extensive wear are sought by companies whose products depend on reliable safety and wearability. Technical textile suppliers, such as Apex Mills, create performance fabrics that demonstrate exceptional load-bearing... Read more »

What Is EcoRich™ Fabric?

A growing number of companies want their products to reflect their commitment to a brighter tomorrow by choosing a sustainable fabric. In response to customer demand, we created EcoRich™ fabric, Apex Mills’ line of environmentally friendly fabrics. This Apex Mills exclusive uses non-synthetic and post-consumer recycled yarns to create high-quality fabrics that you can use... Read more »

Fire Retardant Fabric: What You Need To Know

For many professionals, personal protective clothing and accessories are the first line of defense against on-the-job accidents and injuries. As a result, the right fire retardant fabric plays a role in creating safer products and safer workspaces. Apex Mills is proud to be a supplier to manufacturers across the country. We sell a wide range... Read more »

Your Guide to Antimicrobial Fabric

Maintaining sanitary conditions in hospitals, clean rooms and other facilities requires a combination of strict protocols and the right equipment. Clothing, linen, furniture and instruments all rely on antimicrobial fabric to help promote clean, sanitary working environments. Apex Mills provides application-specific antimicrobial fabrics for medical devices and other products. We are a supplier to leading... Read more »

Business In Focus Magazine Highlights Apex Mills’ 75 years of Innovation

For 75 years Apex Mills has been attentively listening to its customers and delivering textiles that meet their demands.

How Schools Are Preparing for Tomorrow’s Textile Engineers

With schools set to start again soon, it is time to set our eyes on what a career in textile technologies means. The typical textile technology school program teaches the science of textiles, fibers, and fabrics and how they are used in a wide range of products. Textile engineering, interior design, and materials science and... Read more »

What Textiles Could Become

In a recent Advanced Textiles article, Stephanie Rodgers, Director of Advanced Product Development at Apex Mills, joins industry leaders to talk about innovation in the textile industry and how early adopters impact the development of new technologies and products.

Textile Insight – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Stephanie Rodgers, Director of Advanced Product Development at Apex Mills, discusses how advanced textiles will create customized environments for the next generation of travelers.  

Problem Shared. Problem Solved. A 75-Year-Old Legacy that’s Still Going Strong

The year was 1943. We were in the midst of World War II, the Great Depression was ending, Mick Jagger was born, and Milton Kurz, a young entrepreneur from Long Island, NY packed a suitcase with fabric samples and set out to start a business. The economy was uncertain and catering to a select few... Read more »

Partnering with Industries: The Future of Textiles in 2018

Beyond Your Knowledge of Textiles If you only associate textiles with apparel, then you have a lot of catching up to do. Yes, cotton, synthetics and yarns have lent their versatility to some museum-worthy garments and artistic creations, but as we cross new frontiers of technology and achievement, textiles have evolved accordingly and are now... Read more »

Advancements in Technology in the Textile Industry

Advancing a product from thought to reality is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging activities you can take on. Developing ground-breaking products can put a company on the map or enhance an already stellar reputation, but what are the pitfalls and what does it take to succeed?  There’s much to consider when starting this... Read more »

Rebuilding After Disaster with Fabric Filters

Over the past weeks Texas, Florida and the Caribbean have been pummeled by massive storms that have devastated the areas. The wreckage continues with the earthquake in Mexico and the current path of destruction that Hurricane Maria is taking. Our hearts and support are extended to all those in need. Amid the ongoing recovery, the... Read more »

Application Driven Design: Problems Shared, Problems Solved

Apex Mills specializes in Application Driven Design. See how we help our customers.

Stay Cool in the Heat with Advanced Moisture Management

As August Heats Up, Stay Cool with Advanced Moisture Management The Gatorade Sports Science Institute has found that in conditions of 85 degrees and 40% humidity, the average runner will lose 2 to 4 pounds of sweat an hour. Not a runner, then how about this; according to MedlinePlus, the average person produces approximately one... Read more »

Aerospace Program & Textiles

Apex Mills leadership speaks about how various textiles are integral to the space program and satellite development.

How the Berry Amendment Supports American Manufacturing

The Berry Amendment supports American manufacturing, however not many people outside of the manufacturing industry or the government have heard of it. The Berry Amendment restricts the DoD (Department of Defense) from purchasing “food, clothing, fabrics, fibers, yarns, other made-up textiles, and hand or measuring tools that are not grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in... Read more »

Apex Mills Welcome 2017

What will 2017 hold for the textile industry? At Apex Mills, we envision the dawning of a new era in U.S. based textiles and we are positioned to be at its leading edge. The trend of “reshoring” American manufacturing continues to gain momentum and there are significant indicators that the domestic textile industry will be... Read more »

Apex Mills Expands Production Capabilities to Support Textile Industry Growth

Apex Mills, a leading warp knit textile manufacturer serving industrial, commercial and military markets, expands its production and design capabilities with the addition of new machinery including a Karl Mayer RD 7/2-12 EL raschel knitting machine, the first of its kind in the United States. This state-of-the-art machine delivers flexible and technical spacer fabrics in... Read more »

Technology in Textiles: The Future is Here

If you’ve noticed the speed at which technology is growing, you’re not alone. We’re on the fast track with innovations that are changing the world in which we live. Within the textile industry, there’s increased demand for smart fabrics – fusing fibers and yarns with integrated circuits, LEDs, solar cells and other devices to create... Read more »

Back to School, Back to Business in the Textile Industry

October will be a busy month for us here at Apex Mills! We’re looking forward to exhibiting at two trademark shows in the textiles industry: AUSA and IFAI. The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition will take place October 3rd through the 5th in Washington, DC and provides professional development to... Read more »

Fight Malaria and Zika with Warp Knitted Nets by Apex Mills

Pests are a hazard and a nuisance, but did you know that, worldwide, mosquitoes claim close to a million lives each year? Swamp fever or malaria is a disease that results in death for both children and adults and is brought about by the female anopheles, a specific genus of mosquito known for transmitting the... Read more »

The 2016 State of the Industry Report

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) released a comprehensive analysis on the State of the Industry. Overall, growth in the U.S. specialty fabrics industry was approximately 2.4% in 2015, and is expected to reach 2.6% in 2016. Growth, however, is contingent upon the continuation of a low unemployment rate, an increase in consumer spending – a... Read more »

Capabilities Overview & Case Studies

Explore how we’ve solved complex problems across a wide range of categories and industries.

Welcoming 2016 in the Textile Industry

January is the time to reflect on the past 12 months and look towards the new year. In 2015, Apex Mills addressed the many ways that industries use textiles in their products and showcased the importance and relevance they have in day-to-day life. Our case studies demonstrate how fabric with precise engineered construction help solve... Read more »

Apex Mills Commits to Innovation with New Director of Product Development

Apex Mills, a leading warp knit textile manufacturer specializing in Application Driven DesignTM reaffirms its commitment to innovation with a strategic new hire of a Director of Product Development. Stephanie J. Rodgers joins the Apex Mills team bringing new skills in textile technology and advanced materials that can best position Apex Mills for the revolutionary... Read more »

What can Apex Mills do for You?

No matter how big your dream, how demanding the project, or how complicated the application, Apex Mill’s custom textile development has the right solution for you. Our application-driven design makes your most challenging fabric ideas a reality. with Apex Mills, you get a partner who works with you to identify and address each of your... Read more »

Current Trends In The U.S. Textile Industry

The past few years have seen a resurgence in U.S.-based manufacturing. The textile industry, once a driving factor of the economy, suffered greatly during manufacturing’s downturn, but the industry is making steady strides to regain its market share. One reason for an improving outlook is that the industry is innovating and developing new fabrics to... Read more »

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