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Xennia establishes global distribution networks

August 31, 2010

Xennia Technology Ltd., a leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, has announced its first distribution agreements for its products. Xennia’s distributors will supply Xennia systems and inks to key markets worldwide. Distribution agreements for the Indian subcontinent, Spain, Singapore and South East Asia mark the first step in Xennia’s strategy of using distributors to widen its …

Aptra® lightweight, breathable protective films for medical products

August 30, 2010

Aptra® is a breathable film used as a composite with other materials, manufactured by RKW US Inc. Unique, lightweight film provides an exceptional combination of barrier properties and breathability, and is easily laminated with a wide variety of substrates using several methods. Composite structures utilizing spunbond nonwovens is one of the many configurations possible. Lamination …

Free webinar on apparel markets in Canada and Mexico, Sept. 14

August 27, 2010

On Sept. 14, 2010, at 2:00 pm EDT, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) and U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service will host a webinar on export market opportunities in selected markets in Canada and Mexico for U.S. apparel and textile firms. The focus will be on small and medium sized …

AATCC co-sponsors nonwovens conference, Nov. 10-12

August 26, 2010

AATCC is co-sponsoring the 2010 NET INC. (Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Innovative Nonwovens Conference) offered by TAPPI and the Nonwovens Institute from Nov. 10-12 in Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A. The sponsorship is part of a commitment to the nonwovens professionals recently included as a subgroup of the association’s materials interest group. The conference coincides with the …

Spartanics Finecut Laser Die Cutting Systems with bar code efficiency

August 25, 2010

For textile manufacturers needing faster throughput, Spartanics systems offer greater line speeds through the addition of bar codes that automate job changeovers in seconds and on-the-fly. Bar code-driven job changeovers allow users to not only run multiple jobs very efficiently from a single roll, but also to integrate job data into a database for complete …

G Tech Vest blends lightweight material and liquid-repellent nanotech coating

August 24, 2010

Since medieval times, armor has protected warriors from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune—at a heavy price. A full suit of armor weighed approximately 60 pounds. Today’s soldiers don’t have it much better, carrying an average of 90 pounds of gear. Conventional modern-day body armor is heavy, in part because fabrics are coated with …

AATCC publishes sustainability monographs

August 23, 2010

Sustainability is a frequent topic at conferences of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and the not-for-profit organization is sharing the wealth on its website with “Sustainability 2010—AATCC Digital Monograph Series Volume 1.” The papers in the monograph cover the entire textile supply chain from fiber production to final products. The downloadable …

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Fisher Textiles expands Enviro-Tex Plus line of fabrics

August 20, 2010

Fisher Textiles has added three new styles to its eco-friendly Enviro-Tex Plus line of fabrics. The line, ideal for dye sublimation and UV printing, is made from 100 percent post-consumer waste and Repreve yarn, which meets FTC guidelines for recycled products. ETP 9372 Reclaim Soft Knit (FR), ETP 9373 Reclaim Heavy Knit (FR) and ETP …

FabricLink network expands textile glossaries

The FabricLink online network, consisting of the trade-to-consumer FabricLink.com and trade-to-trade TheTechnicalCenter.com, has just updated its sites with new glossaries to help users negotiate complex areas of the textile business. Among those glossaries on the site or recently added: California Fashion Association’s Glossary of International Trade Terms, including explanations of CAFTA, NAFTA, REACH and a …

Gerber Technology’s ideation2010 software conference, Oct. 21-22

August 19, 2010

Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific Inc., will hold its newly rebranded annual software conference, ideation2010, Oct. 21-22 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, La. ideation2010 will now be a two-day event featuring panel discussions, informative breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, strategic executive sessions and case studies from leading industry professionals. Attendees …