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New ORACAL app

July 18, 2011

ORACAL USA released a new application for the iPhone. The app allows ORACAL customers to talk about ORACAL products, the latest tips and tricks, and how to locate the closest authorized ORACAL distributor. The app provides the latest updates on new products, wrap academies, contests, giveaways, latest case studies, pictures, helpful tips and events via …

Glen Raven Sunbrella® manufacturing center plants 25,000 pine trees

As part of a continuing program to improve the wildlife habitat surrounding its Sunbrella® fabrics manufacturing center in Anderson, S.C., Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has planted 25,000 pine trees on adjacent undeveloped land. The tree planting is one of several elements in Glen Raven’s participation in the Wildlife and Industry Together (WAIT) program sponsored by …

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New Phoenix facility for Sunair® Awnings and Solar Screens

July 15, 2011

Sunair® Awnings and Solar Screens has completed the move to a new facility at 3803 West Thomas Rd. in Phoenix, Ariz. The newly purchased property enables Sunair to increase production of both retractable awnings and solar shades. Sunair West has also invested in new state-of-the-art sewing equipment to produce awning covers with the same high …

Super Absorbent Fibre technology from U.K.-based Technical Absorbents

July 14, 2011

SAF® (Super Absorbent Fibre) polymers are extruded into filaments, dried, cured and precision-cut into a range of staple lengths, producing a white, fibrous superabsorbent material with the appearance and handling characteristics of a textile fiber. It’s produced in a range of absorbency grades, lengths and dtex, as well as in filament and polymer solution form. …

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Arlon Graphics receives Arrow Award at SEGD Conference

July 13, 2011

At the recent SEGD Conference in Montreal, Arlon Graphics was awarded SEGD’s Arrow Award for longstanding demonstration of exemplary service; for advancing technologies and manufacturing in the field of environmental graphic design; and for long-term support of SEGD chapters, events, and educational programs. Kevin Rourke, national account manager for Arlon, attended the event and was …

No Fiber Left Behind: a campaign for domestic textile recycling from Martex

July 12, 2011

Martex Fiber Southern Corp. (MFSC), Spartanburg, S.C., has unveiled its new campaign, “No Fiber Left Behind™,”to stress the importance of ZERO Landfill and support the idea that waste reinvention is possible in the U.S. Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, sums up Martex’s new credo by stating that “Going forward, we want to see …

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Cooley Group names new president

July 11, 2011

Cooley Group has named Dan Dwight as its president and chief executive officer. Dwight, will be responsible for driving the overall performance of the company. Prior to joining the Cooley Group, Dwight provided strategic, operational and financial leadership to companies at varying stages of development and to private equity and venture capital firms, with 17 …

TMI announces advanced order tracking for real-time access

Representatives from TMI, LLC announced the implementation of an advanced order tracking system that provides customers with real-time access to orders placed and processed through TMI’s preferred freight carrier, C.H. Robinson. Orders can easily be tracked through computers, smart phones and tablets. Customers may use TMI’s order tracking system by logging onto www.TMI-PVC.com and clicking …

ATNT 2011 in Coimbatore, India, Dec. 15─17

July 6, 2011

The 7th edition of the international conference, “Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles” (ATNT 2011), will take place in Coimbatore, India, from December 15—17. The ATNT conference originated in 2004 through the efforts of Lubbock-based Texas Tech University and has grown in significance over the years, now attracting more than 200 people from …

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Webinar: Flammability Standards for Fabric Graphic Applications

July 5, 2011

Members of the Fabric Graphics Association welcome you to participate in a “free” to members webinar on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:00 AM EDT. The webinar, “Flammability Standards for Fabric Graphic Applications,” will discuss FR Codes that will keep your clients and your projects from being challenged by fire marshals and other regulatory agencies: NFPA …