Ramping up emergency performance with airplane evacuation slides

October 31st, 2013

As a leading supplier of urethane-coated material used in making aircraft evacuation slides, Trelleborg Coated Systems U.S. Inc., Spartanburg, S.C., keeps a close watch on airline industry requirements, which only get stricter over time. In 1960, an evacuation slide had to be deployed in 25 seconds in average weather conditions. Now, the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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IFAI announces Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo 2014

October 30th, 2013

Premier textile event will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 14-16. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, Minn., has announced its leading international trade event, Specialty Fabrics Expo 2014, and the expanded Advanced Textiles Expo will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 14-16, 2014. The event is the largest […]

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IFAI announces 2013 ShowStoppers award winners

October 29th, 2013

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces the 2013 ShowStoppers awards for the best of the best new products and services at the Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. IFAI received a total of 97 entries from 53 companies in this […]

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One brand for Celanese: The chemistry inside innovationâ„¢

October 28th, 2013

As customer needs diversify—and the complexity of their solutions increases—identifying the right partners and the right solutions can be the difference between product success or failure. Recognizing this need, Celanese, a global technology and specialty materials company, is simplifying its brand architecture to capture in a single brand the full suite of Celanese technology, resources, […]

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IFAI announces the 2013 International Achievement Award winners

October 25th, 2013

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces the 2013 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, that took place Oct. 24 at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. IFAI received a total of 236 entries from […]

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Huntsman Textile Effects launches EverGlideâ„¢ for active sportswear

October 25th, 2013

In studies that reveal what athletes perceived to be important ‘must-have’ effects in their sportswear and first-layer garments, skin friction and comfort came out tops among other effects such as moisture management, odor control and thermal control. Blending innovative science and technology, Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new textile system that effectively reduces fabric-to-skin […]

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Designtex debuts Loop to Loop fabric made from recycled textile waste

October 24th, 2013

When the wood industry formalized the process called “chain of custody” to shepherd sustainable practices through its supply chain, it illuminated the path from forest to lumber yard to finished product. Now, four companies within the textile supply chain have pioneered a polyester trail that stretches from resin to fiber to yarn, on to fabric […]

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H&V announces European investment in NanoWave® production

October 23rd, 2013

Hollingsworth & Vose, East Walpole, Mass., has announced plans to add NanoWave® Filtration Media production capability in its plant in Hatzfeld, Germany, to support the rapid growth in demand for high-performance filter media. NanoWave®, which won the IDEA13 Achievement Award for rolled goods, achieves higher levels of filtration efficiency at reduced pressure drops. The Hatzfeld […]

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New built-in lightbox technology from Moss Inc.

October 22nd, 2013

Moss announces Illuminedge™ Lightbox for the EZ Fabric Wall System™ Exhibitors now have access to a simple, worry-free lightbox solution that integrates directly into the premier modular exhibit system. Moss’ new Illuminedge™ Lightbox for EZ Fabric Walls utilizes frame-integrated LED modules to create brilliant scenes with fabric-graphic lightboxes. “The EZ Fabric Wall System, already recognized […]

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AATCC’s 2014 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Contest

October 21st, 2013

AATCC student members are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash, prizes, and recognition by participating in the 2014 “Boardwalk” Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition. The themed competition will challenge students to create a swimwear collection for an 18 to 30-year-old target consumer group, either male or female. Collections may include board […]

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