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Purple Haze antiqued leather introduced by Texstyle

May 31, 2011

A new leather from Texstyle/Jamie Stern offers multidimensional appeal, with color, sheen and a little bit of antiquing. The challenge was to create a durable, affordable leather with surface interest that will work in any high-traffic area. Texstyle/Jamie Stern will create a custom color in Purple Haze with only a one-hide minimum, offering the versatility …

Value Added Sales to represent Cooley Sign & Awning Products

May 30, 2011

Cooley Sign & Awning Products, Pawtucket, R.I., is pleased to announce the appointment of Value Value Added Sales as sales representatives for the southeast region of the United States. Value Added Sales, incorporated in 2001, has a sales team of three representatives, including Debbie Van Gaale, president, and territory managers Bob Ferrell and Chuck Graves. …

LincSpun and NILIT® introduce Trinomax AQ® high-performance yarn

May 27, 2011

NILIT, a global manufacturer of nylon 6.6, headquartered in Israel, and Australia-based LincSpun, an innovative developer of intelligent yarns and filaments, have launched Trinomax AQ—a yarn that combines Merino wool with NILIT Aquarius yarn to create garments that can thermoregulate the wearer’s body temperature. Designed for active wear, dance wear, socks and sportswear, it’s designed …

GBC earns Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

May 26, 2011

greatBIGcolor (GBC), a Colorado-based production company, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise, by WBEC-West, a regional certified partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Certification denotes businesses owned and operated by a woman. Sean McLaughlin founded in GBC in 1998. Several years later, his wife, Tina McLaughlin, joined the team. In …

Lion Technology’s web seminar on OSHA’s New GHS Rule, June 28

Lion Technology’s upcoming web seminar will help get companies up to speed on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new chemical hazard communication rules. In August 2011, OSHA plans to adopt the global harmonization system (GHS) for classifying and labeling chemicals, which will substantially change the existing OSHA Hazcom standards. Under the new rule, …

Teijin provides eco-bags for Japan Day Festival in New York

May 25, 2011

New York-based Teijin Holdings USA Inc. (THUS), the Teijin Group’s holding company in the United States, provided reusable eco-bags made entirely with Teijin’s recyclable polyester to the Japan Day Festival, which took place in New York City’s Central Park on Sunday, May 22. The 600 eco-bags were packaged with T-shirts sold at the festival to …

AATCC’s 2010 Young Entrepreneur Award

May 24, 2011

Bryan Swarn, co-founder of Phenetix Urban Athletic Wear Co., is the 2010 recipient of the AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award, chosen “for his intuition, creativity, leadership and courage in creating a new generation of products and promoting new opportunities for the textile industry.” AATCC presented the inaugural award at the yearly AATCC International Conference held in …

R+T Middle East 2011 postponed

May 23, 2011

Due to the current unsettled political situation in the region between the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean, Deutsche Messe Dubai and Messe Stuttgart have decided to postpone indefinitely the Middle Eastern platform for doors/gates and sun protection, R+T Middle East, which was due to take place between 12-14 September 2011. The event celebrated a successful …

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Chic chenille for dog day afternoons

May 20, 2011

For luxury performance textiles that can stand up to visits from four-legged friends, Chella Textiles durable solution-dyed acrylics are machine washable, lightfast and tough enough for relaxing pets. Shown is Aretha in Ash Bark and Papaia, a 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic in a luxury chenille jacquard weave; it is lightfast and machine washable, resists mildew …

Textile heating elements prevent loss of patient body heat

May 19, 2011

Every day, thousands of people in hospitals are warned against the potential risks involved in forthcoming operations. One risk is often not mentioned: during longer operations, serious reduction in body temperature (hypothermia) can occur in patients. Due to the anaesthetic, metabolism and heat generated by the body is decreased. Patients also lose a lot of …