OEKO-TEX certificate for REACh compliance covers new additions

July 31, 2013

On June 20, 2013, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added another six chemicals to their candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern. OEKO-TEX® is providing notification that the newly added substances are already part of the current OEKO-TEX Standard 100 testing criteria. Each OEKOTEX certificate also confirms that the certified products meet the current …

New Boltaflex contract upholstery designs deliver performance with style

July 30, 2013

OMNOVA Solutions, Fairlawn, Ohio, has introduced two Boltaflex® contract upholstery designs—Nouveau and Sashay—that personify the duality of today’s affluent interior trends. Nouveau would be right at home in a chic nightclub in Cannes or the French Riviera; its tight, tone-on-tone diamond pattern reflects a contemporary interior design style of utilizing geometric shapes and lines to …

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AATCC to host color management workshop

July 29, 2013

Color plays an important role in every consumer purchase. In fact, it’s often the first thing a consumer notices about a product. Yet as important as color is, it can be very difficult to ensure that the color initially selected by a designer or brand is communicated accurately throughout the supply chain. To help bring …

New flexible PVC extrusion process from TMI LLC

A new system for flexible PVC extrusion ensures complete dimensional uniformity and tension throughout the bulk PVC rolls produced. The new process control system from TMI LLC eliminates “racetracking,” lay-flat issues, width and gage variations and uneven shrinkage, resulting in an entirely uniform product that doesn’t require continual manual adjustment by operators. TMI extrudes a …

Devan Chemicals goes greener

July 26, 2013

Devan Chemicals’ products, found in home, apparel and technical textiles, are made using environmentally friendly processes—a fact not evident in the company’s branding. Belgian-based Devan Chemicals and its U.S. partner Springs Creative Products Group, Rock Hill, S.C., recently launched a re-branding effort to represent product sustainability, real-world solutions and collaboration. Devan provides chemical solutions to …

Teijin develops technology alliances

July 25, 2013

A special Technology Alliance Development Department at Teijin Limited, Tokyo, Japan, will develop technology alliances and acquisitions to strengthen its downstream business management vision, the company announced in April. “We are pursuing technology alliances particularly in the fields of environment, energy and electronics, where new demands are emerging, and in health care, where we are …

Picanol of America opens new headquarters

July 24, 2013

Picanol of America opened its new headquarters in Greenville, S.C., in March to allow expansion of its sales of Picanol weaving machines, spare parts and accessories. Parent company The Picanol Group, with world headquarters in Ypres, Belgium, has been selling its equipment, services and training in the U.S. since 1966 and continues to appreciate the …

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IFAI launches website and digital publication dedicated to advanced textiles

July 23, 2013

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is pleased to announce the launch of Advanced Textiles Source, a website and digital publication devoted to the highly specialized technical textiles market. The website and digital publication launched July 2013. Advanced Textiles Source is the official publication of Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, and of the Safety …

AATCC to host workshop covering the ABC’s of textile testing

July 22, 2013

AATCC’s “Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop” will be held September 17–18 at the AATCC headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. This workshop has been designed for textile industry professionals responsible for product evaluation, specifications and quality control for apparel and textile materials. Attendees will learn how to properly perform and interpret test results for approximately …

Coloursmith launches new lab coater

July 19, 2013

U.K.-based Coloursmith has launched a new lab coater designed to simulate the same blade coating conditions seen in the majority of production environments. The coater creates a sample of approximately 300mm in width and a maximum length of 800mm to enable the user to take standard sample swatches from the same coating trial. The base …