Forsstrom iQ used to analyse and optimize HF welding production

February 15, 2012

Forsstrom iQ used to analyse and optimize HF welding production In February 2012 Forsstrom launches the new software “iQ Real Time Monitoring System” with the purpose of monitoring and increasing efficiency in high-frequency (HF) welding departments. Forsstrom iQ users are constantly informed about the HF welding department by a graphical user interface. The software also …

2012 IFF Innovation Award competition begins: deadline July 12

February 14, 2012

2012 Industrial Fabrics Foundation Innovation Award competition begins: deadline July 12 Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) has announced the beginning of the competition for the 2012 IFF Innovation Award. The specialty fabrics industry encompasses some of the most innovative companies in the world, and the IFF Innovation Award honors the achievements of the manufacturers whose innovative …

China’s textile and clothing industry set for growth

February 13, 2012

Despite a number of challenges, China’s textile and clothing industry is set for further growth, while its competitors suffer declines as a result of cutbacks by retail buyers, according to a recent issue of Textile Outlook International from global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Although the Chinese textile industry faces rising costs, an aging population …

Trade Winds Asia Forum, May 2012

February 10, 2012

As an official U.S. Department of Commerce conference and multi-sector trade mission, the Trade Winds Forum offers connections to business opportunities in Asia. Singapore will be the host city for Trade Winds Asia. Attendees will participate in a focused business development conference highlighting opportunities and challenges in this region; access business networking events with leading …

Phifer outdoor furniture fabrics receive GREENGUARD certification

February 9, 2012

Phifer Incorporated announces the entire collection of Designed Fabrics has achieved certification by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) for superior indoor air quality performance. Designed Fabrics have also been certified as meeting the more stringent GREENGUARD Children and Schools standards for commercial use. The Designed Fabrics collection joins a host of other Phifer insect screening …

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Arlon and Mutoh America sponsor GOA 2012 Vehicle Wrap Center

Arlon Graphics and Mutoh America team up for the fourth year in a row to sponsor the Graphics of the Americas Vehicle Wrap Center featured at the GOA tradeshow in Miami, FL on March 1–3, 2012. Arlon will be featuring DPF 6000XRP, a 2-mil cast film with X-scape technology and Series 3220 Gloss Cast overlaminate …

AATCC holds 2012 International Conference

February 8, 2012

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ 2012 International Conference will be held this year at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, N.C., March 21-23. The conference will feature three educational tracks which mirror the Association’s interest groups: Chemical Applications, Concept 2 Consumer (C2C) and Materials. The Chemical Applications track will address new advances …

Five specialty fabrics industry student scholarships available through IFF

February 7, 2012

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is offering five scholarships to specialty fabrics/technical textile industry students. The importance of college and vocational training has been the core of IFF’s mission, and a hot button news story this past week in President Obama’s State of the Union address and in his speech Friday at the University of …

Oeko-Tex webinar on environmentally responsible textile manufacturing

February 6, 2012

The International Oeko-Tex® Association will offer a free online presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at noon EST to provide information on the Oeko-Tex® Standard 1000 certification for eco-friendly textile production facilities. This webinar is offered free of charge to textile products manufacturers, brands, and retailers and members of the media. To register, please email Dina …

Huntsman Textile Effects, CNTAC to join forces

February 3, 2012

Huntsman Textile Effects (HTE), Singapore, China, will join forces with the Chinese textile industry to increase the sustainability and quality of products made in China for the global textile market. HTE signed an agreement with the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) in November 2011 to help with two initiatives to improve economic and …