OEKO-TEX® supports compliance with REACh regulations

February 28th, 2014

OEKO-TEX® Association informs companies of SVHCs found in textiles. In December 2013, the European Chemicals Agency ECHA updated its candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) with an additional seven chemicals. On this occasion, the OEKO-TEX® Association would like to inform all companies that five of the new SVHC substances are also relevant […]

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Post and beam frames for temporary structures

February 27th, 2014

Temporary structure provides comfort for homeless. To help homeless people living in tent cities, inventor Peter Sing designed The World’s Smallest House, a temporary structure that provides more safety, security, space and heating efficiency than standard tent or tarp structures. Sing used what he learned to develop lightweight beams made from vertical-grain wood fiber with […]

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ACA employer responsibility provisions begin in 2015

February 26th, 2014

Future rules will simplify reporting for businesses. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued final regulations implementing the employer responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that take effect in 2015. Final regulations will be issued shortly that aim to substantially streamline employer reporting requirements for employers […]

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Polyfab USA appoints Tunali Tec new stocking distributor in Mexico

February 25th, 2014

Polyfab USA LLC, Manhattan Beach, Calif., has announced that they have appointed Tunali Tec S. de R.L. de C.V. ( a stocking distributor of the Polyfab lines of extra-heavy-duty fire rated knitted HDPE shadecloth, shade sail hardware and shade sail edge webbing. Tunali Tec is a Mexican company specializing in the distribution of hardware, textiles […]

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H. Dawson Wool to use SigNature T®

February 21st, 2014

H. Dawson Wool will use SigNature T® to assure the originality and authenticity of loose wool fiber. Applied DNA Sciences (APDN), Stony Brook, N.Y., a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, has announced a global exclusive agreement with international wool supplier H. Dawson Wool for the use of APDN's SigNature T® anti-counterfeiting […]

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CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabrics honored

February 20th, 2014

Multi-functional CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabrics earn Top 10 Honors at ISPO 2014 Textrends Forum. INVISTA’S CORDURA® Naturalle™ fabrics, developed by Huamao Industrial Mill in China are ISPO Textrends Top 10 winners in Membranes and Outer Layer categories for ISPO MUNICH 2014. Developed as a forum focusing on fabric and accessory trends for the outdoor sports apparel […]

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Tracking down comfort with “Sherlock”

February 19th, 2014

Naming competition at the Hohenstein Institute: sweating thermal articulated manikin is called after the British master detective. Customers and employees of the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, Germany, have voted to decide on the name for a new sweating thermal articulated manikin. The latest piece of test equipment in the Clothing Physiology department will now be […]

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AATCC International Conference 2014, Asheville, N.C., April 1-3

February 18th, 2014

With a pre-conference tutorial and presentations featuring industry leaders, plus opportunities to build or expand a professional network, the AATCC International Conference for 2014 is an important event for the industry. IC 2014 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, N.C., U.S.A., from April 1-3 and feature educational tracks, a poster session, […]

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SBA amends SBIR and STTR Program Policy Directives

February 17th, 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has amended its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directives in response to public comments and input from all parties involved in the program. These amendments , published on Jan. 8, 2014, in the Federal Register, can be found and reviewed for […]

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PrinterEvolution launches new user-friendly website

February 14th, 2014

PrinterEvolution, a Louisville, Colo.-based wide and grand format printer manufacturer, has launched a new website that is more user-friendly, easier to navigate, and better reflects the brand’s clean, sophisticated and innovative look. The updated website also contains more pertinent information, such as sample request forms and safety data sheets, as well as a separate ink […]

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