Nano-silver as antimicrobial: Is it safe?

June 19, 2012

The Hohenstein Institute is part of the E.U.-based public research project “UMSICHT” (circumspection), and is developing scientific data to measure the impacts of nano-silver technology. Many unanswered questions exist concerning the behavior of nano-silver particles throughout the life cycle of in-market textiles treated with nano-silver, such as: Do the physical properties of the particles effect …

Industry leaders come together to initiate a closed loop program

June 18, 2012

Victor, Designtex and Steelcase announced today a collaborative effort with Unifi to initiate a program to recycle textile industry waste back into fiber and yarn that will be used in first quality fabrics, creating a closed loop process. Fabric waste from pre-approved Victor products at Steelcase’s Athens, Ala. facility will be segregated, collected and sent …

Schoeller Textil AG and Christian Eschler AG to join forces

June 15, 2012

Two of the strongest and most innovative textile and technology companies in the “stretch woven and knits” segments are joining forces: Schoeller Textil AG from Sevelen and the Eschler Group from Bühler. The cooperation of the two traditional Swiss companies, under the management of Schoeller Textil AG, makes it possible to place the product range …

NanoHorizons receives patent for wash-durable antimicrobial textiles and fibers

June 14, 2012

NanoHorizons Inc., a technology company focused on the development of nanoscale antimicrobial additives for healthcare, textile, and industrial applications, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 8,183,167 B1 covering an antimicrobial and antifungal textile substrate with exceptional wash durability and efficacy. Based on proprietary manufacturing using nanoparticles such as …

IFAI’s International Achievement Awards entry deadline: July 15

June 13, 2012

For more than 60 years, global companies have entered the annual International Achievement Awards competition: high-visibility recognition of the best products in the specialty fabrics market. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals selected for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area. If you’d like to …

Fabritecture adds a “Halo” to Caxton Street in Brisbane

June 12, 2012

The suburb of Paddington on the West Side of Brisbane, Australia, is famous for its trendy bars, clubs and restaurants, and the Caxton Street precinct is well known for top entertainment venues and nightlife. Fabritecture recently completed a tensioned fabric structure for one of Caxton Street’s newest venues, the Halo Lounge Bar, designed to take …

Fabritecture is Specialised Textiles Association 2012 Overall Award Winner

June 11, 2012

Fabritecture, the Tweed-based specialist fabric structure company, was recently recognised by its industry peers at the Specialised Textiles Association Annual Awards for Excellence 2012, held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Each year these awards recognise excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics industry. Entries are judged by …

CORDURA Denim adds comfort to Swedish workwear collection

June 8, 2012

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team and Swedish garment brand Blåkläder are collaborating with Artistic Milliners to develop a new stylish, high-performing trouser. The Blåkläder X1500 CORDURA Denim fabric trouser has been developed for exceptional performance and toughness in extreme conditions, to benefit tradespeople such as electricians, builders and brick-layers. Predominantly worn today as a casual apparel …

Miller Weldmaster achieves a major milestone: 100 countries

June 7, 2012

Miller Weldmaster, a leading global provider of heat-sealing technology services and machinery for the industrial welding fabric and thermoplastic market, announced today it has reached a major milestone in history of the company. Miller Weldmaster machines now operate in more than 100 nations worldwide. “Reaching this major milestone reflects our global commitment to delivering reliable, …

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Enter to win Roland Race Experience Challenge

Grand prize trip includes “backstage” tour of Richard Childress Racing, entry into top national motorsports events Roland DGA Corp. announces the Roland Race Experience Challenge. Through July 31, 2012 Roland wrap businesses across the U.S. and Canada can enter to win a grand prize package that includes: an all-expense-paid trip for two to Charlotte, N.C. …