Industry leader Roger Milliken passes at age 95

December 31, 2010

Roger Milliken, former CEO and chair of Milliken & Co., has passed away at the age of 95. Committed to the textile industry for more than 60 years, Milliken was named leader of the century in 1999 by Textile World magazine. Milliken succeeded his father as president of the family textile business in 1947, building …

Teijin Ltd. to launch bio-derived PET fiber in 2012

December 30, 2010

Teijin Fibers Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group’s polyester fibers business, announced today that it will begin in April 2012 the full-fledged production and marketing of new plant-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fiber as the world’s first commercially produced bio-derived PET fiber. Named ECO CIRCLE™ PlantFiber, the new product, also available as a textile, …

Americhem Inc. adds capacity, jobs at North Carolina facility

Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for synthetic fibers, recently added three compounding lines at its Concord, North Carolina facility, ensuring continuous supply and shortened lead times for the growing polyester bulk continuous filament (BCF) market. This is the company’s second capacity expansion in the past three years at the …

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Condé Systems introduces roll media for Ricoh GX e3300N and GX7000 dye-sub printers

December 29, 2010

Condé Systems is now offering DyeTrans roll media for use with its successful line of Ricoh GX Series Printers. Available in 8.5-inch x 100-foot and 13-inch x 100-foot rolls, the paper can be easily cut to a desired length and loaded directly into the selected printer’s multi-bypass tray. By creating a user-defined paper size in …

Outlast Technologies develops first heat management polyester fiber

December 28, 2010

Outlast Technologies, a leader in heat management and moisture reduction technology, announces the introduction of Outlast® polyester fiber. After extensive research and development, Outlast has created the first-ever heat management polyester fibers, extending the range of applications and markets in which the technology can be used.The bi-component fiber has a phase change material (PCM) core …

Fashion Moves sponsors Fashion Design Challenge to help people with disabilities

December 27, 2010

People with significant disabilities currently do not have the freedom nor the ability to choose from an extensive wardrobe, regardless of how much money they may have. Well-designed and well-fitting clothing is a lifestyle issue and an employment issue as well as a health issue. Currently, the garment and fashion industry is doing very little …

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Arlon raises money to fight breast cancer

Arlon, Santa Ana, Calif., recently held a corporate campaign to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The campaign started Oct. 1 and reached double the initial goal. It was held internally and at Arlon’s booth at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. Anyone who donated received a pink bracelet, and all of the …

ASTM International joins social media networks

December 24, 2010

ASTM International has recently established a presence on some popular social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. These social media platforms provide another outlet for users and stakeholders to receive the latest news about ASTM International and international standards activities. The official ASTM International Facebook page provides followers with the latest news about standards …

EU REACHes chemical registration by Jan. 3, 2011

December 23, 2010

The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is one of the EU’s top priorities, and the European Commission reminded companies that use hazardous chemicals in products or manufacturing to register those chemicals before the November 30, 2010, deadline. The companies also are required to notify the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) of the chemicals’ …

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Arlon holds corporate campaign to support breast cancer research

December 22, 2010

Arlon Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., recently held a corporate campaign to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The campaign started October 1 and just ended; it was held internally at the company, and Arlon also campaigned at SGIA in the tradeshow booth to raise money to support the cause. Anyone who …