Dr. Anthony Atala wins 2011 TAPPI Innovation in Nonwovens Award

August 31, 2011

Dr. Anthony Atala has been awarded the first annual 2011 Innovation in Nonwovens Award for his work using nonwoven scaffolds for regenerative medicine. The award, which recognizes companies/universities/organizations that are moving the nonwovens industry forward and changing the world we live in through innovation, is sponsored by TAPPI’s Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division. The …

SGP gains support in sustainability partnership

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, is gaining support as the landscape of today’s print media industry continues to change. Supporting organizations include HP, Durst Image Technology, Top Value Fabrics and DuPont. Chris Fredericks, president of Top Value Fabrics, explains, “We understand that sustainability is …

SBA “Export Matchmaker Trade Fair & Conference” program, Sept. 14

August 30, 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be conducting the second of its Export Matchmaker Trade Fair & Conference series in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 14, 2011. The program is designed specifically to assist small business manufacturers and suppliers with an easy and inexpensive means for exporting their products. The Matchmaker conferences are designed to bring …

Catching cold in surgery: patient warming system

August 29, 2011

The surgical patient waits in minimal clothing in a cold operating theater covered by a sheet, shivering as anesthesia begins to drain consciousness away. During long operations, decreased metabolism and stress can cause a serious reduction in body temperature. The Hohenstein Institute, Böennigheim, Germany, looked at commonly used methods of warming patients before, during and …

New stylish outdoor fabrics from Phifer Inc.

August 26, 2011

Three dozen new fabrics—15 Phifertex® Outdoor Fabrics for sling applications and 21 GeoBella® Cushion Fabrics—have been added to the manufacturer’s extensive Designed Fabrics collection. From stripes to solids, florals to contemporary geometrics, they present a wide array of options to suit any customer demands. Designed Fabrics, durable, antimicrobial and stain resistant, are available in dobbies, …

Symposium: New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science, Oct. 11-13

August 25, 2011

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), The Fiber Society and the National Textile Center will offer an international symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science, Oct. 11–13, 2011, in Charleston, S.C., U.S.A. The symposium is a response to, and reflection of, recent advances in nanoscience and technology. Driven by a growing …

Anchor Industries redesigns website

August 23, 2011

Anchor Industries Inc., Evansville, Ind., has launched its new Drupal-based website at AnchorInc.com. The redesigned site represents Anchor’s forward-thinking mission and commitment to the needs of its customers. Based on research with the sales team and website users, it offers: rich content provided by Anchor staff and customers direct access to sales team members, installation …

Fujifilm textile inks meet Global Organic Textile Standard

August 22, 2011

Fujifilm has announced that more than 50 products from three of its Sericol screen printing textile ink ranges have been approved by the Soil Association Certification to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for use in organic textile processing. Fujifilm is the first company to have products approved under the Soil Association Certification’s new “Approved …

New York City’s ‘+ Pool’ project: two rivers run through it

August 19, 2011

Three designers are floating a big idea to install public swimming pools in New York City’s Hudson and East rivers. New York architects and idea hamsters Dong-Ping Wong of FAMILY and Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin of PlayLab Inc. propose two + Pool floating swimming pools with walls containing filtration materials that will …

Camira Fabrics celebrates a full year in North America

August 18, 2011

Textile innovator Camira Fabrics has gone from being an unknown new entrant to the North American interiors marketplace to forging a growing reputation for inspirational commercial interior fabrics. During the last 12 months, the company has won a Bloom Award for its celebrated wool-nettle fabric Sting, become a principal member of ACT (Association for Contract …