Demand for technical textiles fuelling demand for highly specified needles and threads

September 16th, 2013

Technical textiles are being used increasingly for the replacement of traditional materials in challenging applications, and their end uses are becoming increasingly diverse. As a result, manufacturers of needles and threads have been faced with the need to develop highly specified products, according to the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Needles must be able […]

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C-Voltaics wins special edition COMS Young Technology Award

September 13th, 2013

During a special international edition of the COMS Young Technology Award, the judges awarded C-Voltaics with 5,000 euros. C-Voltaics was one of six international nanotechnology companies battling for the award at COMS 2013, an annual international conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology. COMS focuses primarily on entrepreneurship and marketable solutions, not just science and technology. […]

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Federal regulations finalized for solvent-soiled industrial wiping cloths

September 12th, 2013

For nearly 30 years, the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), Bel Air, Md., has awaited final publication of federal regulations governing the storage, handling and disposal of solvent-soiled industrial wiping cloths. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published in the Federal Register its final “solvent-contaminated wipes rule,” a.k.a. the “wiper rule.” […]

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J.J. Threads introduces interactive shirting

September 9th, 2013

J.J. Threads launched an interactive portal where members can build their own one-of-a-kind shirts. As part of the digital community experience, users can also share their designs, follow other users on the site, utilize others’ designs as an inspiration for new ideas or even purchase those designs outright. "I want J.J. Threads to be more […]

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Study on clothing, comfort and human performance

September 6th, 2013

Scientists observe the brains of test persons while wearing tight clothing—and significant differences appear in terms of alertness. In a pilot study on the neurophysiological perception of textiles on the skin, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute and at Neuromarketing Labs investigated thinking processes while test persons wear business underwear: the test winner was from German […]

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Teijin’s polyester now used in ANA’s bedding

September 5th, 2013

The Teijin Group’s high-performance polyester materials, including Nanofront high-strength ultra-fine nanofiber, are now used in All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) first- and business-class comforters and pillows. Passengers flying between Japan and either Europe or the U.S. will enjoy the comfort of these bedding items. Teijin’s Nanofront polyester nanofiber measures just 700 nanometers in thickness. The bedding […]

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Graniteville Specialty Fabrics receives Manufacturer of the Year Award

September 3rd, 2013

Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a recognized leader in the production of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, has announced that the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has selected their company as the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year. Recipients of the Manufacturer of the Year Award continually strive for manufacturing excellence, make a positive economic impact, remain committed […]

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Ultraflex names sales manager

September 1st, 2013

Print-media supplier Ultraflex Systems has named Andrea Hypes as its new inside sales and customer service manager. She brings more than 15 years experience in customer service and sales. Ultraflex has hired Bill Bieger as its new eastern territory sales manager for parts of the U.S. and Canada. Bieger offers more than 20 years in […]

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Fisher Textiles joins Elementum alliance

September 1st, 2013

Brands and retailers want more sustainable and environmental products. Manufacturers of sustainable materials want a greater share of the market. Elementum, a partnership alliance for sustainable brands, works to bring the players together and remove obstacles to use of renewable materials in the supply chain. Fisher Textiles Inc., Indian Trail, N.C., recently joined the partnership […]

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Avery Dennison adds color

September 1st, 2013

Avery Dennison of Pasadena, Calif., has added Conform Blue Chrome and Conform Gold Chrome to its Conform Chrome Accent film line. The wrapping films are applicable on side-view mirrors, striping and door handles, and are installed as accents to Avery Dennison’s Supreme Wrapping films for color change wraps or digitally produced car wraps. They are […]

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