Wittek-Design-Weberei GmbH upholstery fabric shifts to DIOLEN®SAFE yarns

August 31st, 2012

The shift of the high-quality Wittek-Design-Weberei upholstery fabric collection to DIOLEN®SAFE yarn qualities has recently been completed. Eight years ago the owners of the company, Evelin und Walter Wittek, both professional textile designers, expanded their studio business by purchasing the weaving company Heger, with the goal of even more individual and flexible support of exclusive […]

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Enduratexâ„¢ launches Design Center APP

August 30th, 2012

Enduratex (China General Plastics Corp. of America), Mira Loma, Calif., has gone live with the proprietary Enduratex Design Center APP, according to Jeff Post, vice president and general manager of CGPC America. The Design Center APP, available through the APP Store, may be used with iPads, iPhones and other iOS compatible devices. “With designers increasingly […]

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AATCC to host symposium, Oct. 10-11

August 29th, 2012

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will host a symposium on advances in nonwovens, technical textiles and sustainable materials from October 10-11 in Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A. The program will feature papers on protective performance materials, sustainable materials, multifunctional material additives and engineered fibrous materials. Mary Hennessy, president and CEO, Industrial Fabrics Association […]

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Front-row seats for Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary

August 28th, 2012

For 75 years many tourists have, like crooner Tony Bennett, left their hearts in San Francisco at the iconic, international orange Golden Gate Bridge. The National Parks Conservancy celebrated the bridge’s anniversary on May 27, 2012, with lights, fireworks, tributes and special events. To provide a memorable evening for the 600-plus event sponsors, the Conservancy […]

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BASF, Cargill and Novozymes target commercial bio-based acrylic acid process

August 27th, 2012

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have signed an agreement to develop technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Currently, acrylic acid is produced by the oxidation of propylene derived from the refining of crude oil. BASF-The Chemical Company, Cargill and industrial biotechnology company Novozymes will develop bio-based technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable […]

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Hohenstein Institute: quality label for bedding encasings

August 24th, 2012

Bedding encasings are a great relief to those suffering from house dust allergies. Barrier textiles prevent the smallest particles of mite feces and the allergens contained within them getting into indoor air. The effectiveness of encasings can be established in many different ways. The experts in the specialist “Function and Care” department at the Hohenstein […]

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AATCC Wins 2012 Tabbie Award for article on textile industry sustainability

August 23rd, 2012

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has won another Tabbie award, this time for an in-depth feature article on environmental issues entitled “Staying Alive: Making Textiles Sustainable.” The article was published in the November/December 2011 issue of AATCC Review, the journal of AATCC, and was written by Maria Thiry, the association’s publications […]

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Response to the 2012 drought; SBA recovery assistance available

August 22nd, 2012

The White House Rural Council recently met to focus on a coordinated response to historic drought conditions that are affecting communities across rural America. The goal at the SBA and across the Administration is making sure that these hard-hit rural communities have the tools and the resources they need to navigate and recover from these […]

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Camira goes from fabric to farming to secure bast fiber supply

August 21st, 2012

Textile innovator Camira Fabrics has stepped back into the supply chain to work directly with farmers who grow the innovative raw material input for the company’s sustainable bast fiber fabric Hemp. The fabric uses hemp cultivated as agricultural crops to provide 40 percent of the fiber blend; the rest comes from wool. Camira’s hemp is […]

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Phifer introduces eco-friendly SheerWeave® Infinity™ fabrics

August 20th, 2012

Phifer Inc. has unveiled eco-friendly SheerWeave® Infinity2™, 100 percent recyclable, PVC- and lead-free window shade fabrics. Infinity2 is woven from the only core yarn, synthetic or natural, that is born out of post-industrial waste by-product. Through production advancements, it offers a thinner, more lightweight fabric over its predecessor, SheerWeave Infinity, for an overall improved look […]

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