Trends study estimates 30.7% compound annual growth rate for digital textile market

January 17th, 2013

Market research and consulting firm, InfoTrends, recently released a study called Transforming Textile Printing that examines the digital textile printing market. The study explores the textile market supply chain, sizes and forecasts the digital textile printing market and focuses on the demand drivers for digital textile production. The potential for digital printing to influence the […]

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Alaxi Fabrics’ interior collection: the road to Marrakech

January 17th, 2013

Alaxi Fabrics has designed a line of fabrics inspired by the mysterious and exciting destination of Marrakech. Like the market souks of that city, the designs include everything from hints of antique architecture to modern design, as well as reflections of the delicate tile and lacework that is so prominent in the area. The entire […]

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Unifi’s REPREVE brand is first-time sponsor of X Games Aspen

January 16th, 2013

Olympian snowboarder Elena Hight teams up with REPREVE to promote a greener life style. Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., manufacturer of the REPREVE® brand of fibers, has announced that REPREVE will be a first-time sponsor of X Games Aspen, which will take place Jan. 24-27, 2013. As the proud recycling sponsor of X Games Aspen 2013, […]

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Eastman Machine Co. announces 125 years of innovation

January 15th, 2013

Eastman Machine Company, Buffalo, N.Y., begins 2013 celebrating 125 years of making textile cutting fast and efficient for its customers. The company was founded in 1888 by George Eastman following his invention of the first electric fabric cutting machine. Eastman mounted a fractional electric motor to a platform attached to a reciprocating knife mechanism. The […]

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Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. and SANITIZED AG form alliance for co-branding

January 14th, 2013

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. (TAF) and SANITIZED AG have announced the signing of a co-branding agreement and licensing program for Amicor™ fibers. The new alliance covers the co-branding of future product developments using Amicor fibers and yarns and the Sanitized® hygiene function. The Amicor anti-bacterial and anti-fungal intelligent fiber integrated technology was developed by […]

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SBA and U.S. Labor Department announce new website for self-employment assistance

January 11th, 2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Labor have announced a new website to support state workforce and unemployment agencies in implementing or enhancing Self-Employment Assistance programs. The announcement expands on guidance issued in May, which included $35 million in funding for states to implement or expand these programs made possible […]

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Avery Dennison announces 2013 car wrap training schedule

January 10th, 2013

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that it will hold ten Avery Dennison/Mutoh Car Wrap Training sessions throughout the United States and Canada in 2013. The three-day sessions include two days of hands-on wrap instruction and the option to take the Avery Dennison wrap certification exam and a wrap design class. “The Avery Dennison/Mutoh Car Wrap […]

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Teijin’s bio-derived polyester fiber used in Nissan Leaf electric vehicle

January 10th, 2013

Teijin Ltd. has announced that its ECO CIRCLE Plantfiber bio-polyester has been selected for use in the seats and interior trim surface of the 100 percent electric Nissan Leaf. It is the first time for ECO CIRCLE Plantfiber to be used for the interior of a mass-produced vehicle. The seat and interior trim surface were […]

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Survey reveals China’s growing desire for green products

January 9th, 2013

Chinese consumers express greater confidence in green products than North American consumers. A survey released in December by DuPont revealed a growing understanding of green products among urban Chinese consumers. Seventy percent of respondents expressed confidence in the environmental claims of green products. The findings reflect the potential for green products in the world’s largest […]

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SilverState Fabrics offers new collection

January 8th, 2013

SilverState Fabrics™ has announced its new “Artisan Tribe” fabrics, the latest addition to the performance Sunbrella® collection. Inspired by scenes and patterns from Northern Africa, the collection includes solids, stripes and intricate cultural motifs. Colors of a desert oasis are the forefront of the Artisan Tribe color combinations. SilverState fabrics are available in a variety […]

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