Fisher Textiles opens distribution center in Canada

March 20, 2012

N.C.-based fabric supplier Fisher Textiles is expanding into Canada with a new distribution center that will stock many of the company’s most popular fabrics for digital printing. Benefits to Canadian customers will include faster delivery time, decreased shipping costs, same-day shipping and the ability to request styles to be stocked. Fisher is also partnering with …

Fiberweb hygiene business purchased

March 19, 2012

Specialty nonwovens manufacturer Fiberweb PLC, London, England, will sell the company’s hygiene business to Petropar S.A., Porto Alegre, Brazil, for $286 million. Fiberweb and Petropar are 50/50 joint partners in a joint venture, FitesaFiberweb, that produces spunmelt fabrics for hygiene applications in Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. Petropar is assuming 100 percent of the joint …

Fisher Textiles to exhibit at the International Sign Expo March 22-24

Fisher Textiles, a supplier of fabrics for digital printing, will feature new fabrics and print demonstrations at the International Sign Expo in Orlando, Fla. March 22–24. The company will have an HP LX850 Latex printer within the booth running print demonstrations on Fisher’s fabric. Fisher will be collecting PET bottles in a recycling bin with …

Silicone water-repellency offers softness in outerwear and activewear

March 16, 2012

Dow Corning® DWR-7000 Soft Hydro Guard is a silicon-based technology emulsion that provides water repellency and imparts softness to most textile substrates, particularly cellulosic and blends. The water repellency has shown to be durable after 30 home laundry washes. “Leading brand apparel companies are looking for innovative water repellency technologies that can provide eco-friendly solutions …

Renowned U.S. Army scientist will speak at International Textile Conference

March 15, 2012

Dr. James Zheng, a decorated U.S. Army scientist who specializes in the invention and development of protective gear and “next generation” body armor for U.S. Army soldiers in combat, will discuss the future of combat textiles on March 22, 2012, at the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ (AATCC) 2012 International Conference. The annual …

U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement enters into force March 15, 2012

The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) has updated its Korea FTA website to reflect the date of entry into force, and to include other information that could be of assistance to U.S. importers and exporters of textiles, apparel, footwear, and travel goods. The textile and apparel chapter of the Agreement requires that both parties …

Partnership expands performance sock line

March 14, 2012

Outlast Technologies is continuing its partnership with Wigwam to expand its performance sock line with Outlast® technology. The latest snow styles include the Outlast® Snow Carnival, Outlast® Snow Blur and Kids Outlast® Snow Hyper. Socks with Outlast® technology interact with the microclimate next to feet to buffer changes in temperature and humidity. “Wigwam focuses on …

Sawgrass Industrial presents pigment ink for outdoor signage at ISA Sign Expo 2012

Sawgrass Industrial, the wide format division of digital printing company Sawgrass Technologies, will present its M pigment ink technology for outdoor signage applications at the ISA International Sign Expo 2012 in Orlando, Fla. March 22–24, 2012. Sawgrass M pigment ink on polyester offers customers a green alternative for printed banners and signage. M pigment ink …

Cooley contributes to Fraunhofer CSE’s building technology

March 13, 2012

Cooley contributes to Fraunhofer CSE’s building technology Cooley highlights importance of advanced technologies in commercial building retrofits Cooley Group announced the contribution of its proprietary energy efficient C3® roofing product to the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Technology Showcase. Located in the City of Boston’s Innovation District, the CSE Showcase is a …

Teijin supports recovery efforts in Tohoku Disaster Area

March 12, 2012

Teijin supports recovery efforts in Tohoku Disaster Area The Teijin Group will donate wastewater treatment systems and energy-efficient polyester curtains as part of its participation in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology’s (AIST) Smart Life Care Consortium. The consortium is a business-collaboration program in the Kesennuma–Kizuna (“strong bond”) project. The project began …