Fabric weathering testing resource online from Atlas

August 18, 2010

Atlas Material Testing Technology, a global leader in weathering testing and equipment, has announced that www.textiles.atlas-mts.com is now live, an easily accessible resource for customers searching for a lightfastness testing solution. The page provides convenient, fast equipment and testing services information geared towards meeting the specific needs of the textile industry. The success of a …

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Pre-coated, paper-backed bamboo fabrics for digital fabric printers

August 17, 2010

Jacquard Ink Jet Fabric Systems has added two new 100 percent bamboo fabrics, white twill and white sheeting, to an extensive line of natural and synthetic textiles for the digital printing industry. With a fine “hand” and graceful drape, they accept dyes extremely well with superb color yield and saturation. Both fabrics are available in …

Landrieu holds roundtable on young entrepreneurs’ role in U.S. economy

August 16, 2010

United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted a roundtable in August entitled “Entrepreneurship for the Next Generation: Harnessing the Power of Young Entrepreneurs in a Changing Economic Landscape.” “With a lower average net worth and arguably less real-world experience, young entrepreneurs can easily be …

Book your Everyday Color Beginnings in the latest styles

August 13, 2010

Begin your home décor style with the new 4 color book collection from J. Ennis Fabrics: Everyday Color Beginnings. Lush, Bloom, Root and Fresh are full of all the latest styles: traditional, transitional, contemporary and solids. An assortment of weights and construction—jacquards, chenilles, textures and ribs—are all in easy-to-find coordinating color books with patterns in …

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Pre-coated, paper-backed bamboo fabrics for digital fabric printers

August 12, 2010

Jacquard Ink Jet Fabric Systems has added two new 100 percent bamboo fabrics, white twill and white sheeting, to an extensive line of natural and synthetic textiles for the digital printing industry. With a fine “hand” and graceful drape, they accept dyes extremely well with superb color yield and saturation. Both fabrics are available in …

“Challenges for a Sustainable Textile Industry” seminar in Taiwan, Oct. 14th

Taiwan is to host an international seminar under the theme “Challenges for a Sustainable Textile Industry,” to run alongside the Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS), which will be held on October 13-15, 2010. The seminar, organized by the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) and the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), will take place on October …

Federal Signal introduces ATEX/IEC safety products

August 11, 2010

Federal Signal, providing critical communications products and systems around the world, has introduced three new product lines specifically designed and engineered to meet international safety standards. The new ATEX/IEC-rated products include three new status indicators, three new dual-function beacons and a trio of newly designed call points. The intrinsically safe status indicator line includes a …

Senators Hagan and Graham introduce Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2010

August 10, 2010

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) applauded Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for their introduction of S.3741, the Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2010, in the U.S. Senate yesterday (Aug. 5th). The House version, H.R. 5393, was introduced in May 2010 by Congressmen Kissell (D-NC), Jones (R-NC), Spratt (D-SC), …

On-demand web-based marker making (nesting) optimization service

August 9, 2010

MarkerMaker.com offers manufacturers of various industries such as apparel, upholstery, aerospace, automotive and other industrial fabrics access to Plataine’s (formerly Nester Software) best of class optimization algorithms with no upfront costs. Plataine, providing production optimization solutions for manufacturers of textile, wood, metal and composite fabric cutting industries, is pleased to announce the release of the …

New ultra-lightweight fabric from Everest Textile Co. uses NILIT yarns

August 6, 2010

In part due to global warming, lightweight and thin fabrics have become a very strong apparel trend. To fill this demand, Everest Textile Co. has invested in researching and developing ultra-lightweight fabrics. The new product, Ever Ultra Light Weight 5 denier, has been nicknamed “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” highlighting its extreme light weight-it literally feels …