Knoepfler named recipient of AATCC’s Millson Award for Invention

May 14th, 2010

Knoepfler named recipient of AATCC’s Millson Award for Invention Knoepfler named recipient of AATCC’s Millson Award for Invention AATCC has named Nestor Beyer Knoepfler as the posthumous recipient of the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention for his work on developing flame–retardant treatment of cotton batting. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to textile technology. Knoepfler’s […]

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Software sales solutions

May 13th, 2010

Brandwise, a leading technology innovator well known in a growing number of industries for its sales—related software solutions, has introduced its latest suite of technology that gives sales reps and managers the tools they need to effectively compete in today’s competitive environment. Retailers today expect their reps and suppliers to know everything about their products, […]

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AATCC honors Prof. Martin Bide with Chapin Award

May 12th, 2010

AATCC will honor University of Rhode Island professor Martin John Bide as the 2009 recipient of The Harold C. Chapin Award in recognition for his outstanding service to the association. Bide will receive the Chapin Scroll at an awards luncheon on May 19, during the association's 2010 International Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center […]

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VistaMaxâ„¢ propylene-based elastomers add value to flexible films

May 11th, 2010

ExxonMobil Chemical’s Vistamaxx™ propylene-based elastomers create new opportunities for customers to add value to their flexible film applications across the value chain. The combination of benefits offered by Vistamaxx provides a new level of performance potential: enhanced sealability, improved adhesion, inherent elasticity, notable toughness and broad polyolefin compatibility. Applications include cast polypropylene (cPP), stretch hood, […]

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Proposed new ASTM textile standard to cover elastic/stretch properties

May 10th, 2010

A proposed new standard from ASTM Intl. Committee D13 on Textiles will be useful to those involved in the design and evaluation of garments that are meant to fit tightly on the body. The proposed new standard, ASTM WK27572, Test Method for Elastic/Stretch Properties of Textile Materials, is being developed by Subcommittee D13.59 on Fabric […]

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Brighter white textile coating for printing

May 7th, 2010

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has introduced a brighter white version of its VC Poly Oxford. Improving upon the popular VC coating, this new coating now reaches a CIE L value of 97 on a scale of 0–100, and also has a decreased CIE b value yielding a whiter look. VC Poly Oxford is compatible […]

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AmSafe acquires assets of Hoffmann ACE

May 6th, 2010

AmSafe® Inc., a leading provider of highly engineered restraint systems, today announced that the AmSafe Bridport Ltd. unit has completed the purchase of certain intellectual property and other assets of Hoffmann Air Cargo Equipment (Hoffmann ACE), a privately held company specializing in the manufacture of ULD pallet nets. AmSafe and Hoffmann ACE have been leading […]

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Descente Avanti bikewear with Eschler Flash material

May 5th, 2010

Descente’s new Avanti outfit integrates a high-tech ‘Flash’ fabric engineered by Swiss knitwear specialist Eschler. The double-layered knit (polyester on the inside, polyamide on the outside) offers excellent moisture management and cooling properties. It also utilizes the unique coldblack® technology, which reduces heat absorbency in dark colored textiles, cools up to 5°C and guarantees a […]

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Xennia Technology wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

May 4th, 2010

Rapid growth in international sales, based on Xennia Technology Ltd.’s strategy of using inkjet printing technology to galvanize industrial markets, has resulted in the Hertfordshire-based firm being presented with a 2010 Queen’s Award for International Trade. According to Xennia’s managing director, Dr. Alan Hudd, ”For the last decade we have been making a real difference […]

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Cover Express Program from Tri Vantage is expanded

May 3rd, 2010

Tri Vantage®’s Cover Express Program, which offers prefabricated covers for all the Solair® Select and Solair Comfort retractable awnings, now includes all Sunbrella®, Sunbrella Mayfield Collection and Dickson® fabrics. With these additional prefabricated cover options, sun control professionals can deliver a more customized awning quickly and efficiently, even during peak season. The expanded fabric choices […]

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