Conference agenda set for Printed Electronics USA 2014

October 31, 2014

IDTechEx event will focus on emerging photovoltaic technologies. IDTechEx’s printed electronics and energy harvesting event, Printed Electronics USA 2014, will be held Nov. 19-20 in Santa Clara, Calif. The co-located event will cover printed electronics, energy harvesting, supercapacitors, wearable technologies and 3-D printing, attracting more than 2,500 attendees and 200 exhibitors. The focus will be …

Free webinar will focus on U.S.-Mexico business connection

October 30, 2014

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and ExpoProducción Mexico on Nov. 19. The U.S. Department of Commerce and ExpoProducción Mexico will co-host a free webinar on deepening the business connection with Mexico for U.S. textile and apparel exporters at 2:00 p.m., EST. The webinar will provide information on the Mexican market and business culture, …

Bayer MaterialScience partners with bluesign technologies

October 29, 2014

Strategic alliance for a sustainable textile industry. Bayer MaterialScience AG, Leverkusen, Germany, and bluesign technologies ag, St. Gallen, Switzerland, have joined forces to create a more sustainable textile industry with the goal of advancing their initiative globally. The objective is to ensure safe production processes and working conditions along the entire value chain. A global …

Huntsman Textile Effects introduces new whitening agent

October 28, 2014

UVITEX® BHA LIQ achieves brilliant white shades on cellulosic fibers. Huntsman Textile Effects, headquartered in Singapore, has introduced a fluorescent whitening agent to help textile mills achieve brilliant white shades on cellulosic fibers. The new UVITEX BHA LIQ high-affinity stilbene whitener has high acid stability between pH 4 and pH 5 and acid fastness down …

Global Imaging hosts Workflow Studio event

First VIP event to focus exclusively on digital textile printing. Global Imaging, Louisville, Colo., hosted more than 60 key industry leaders, manufacturers’ reps and owners of U.S. printing companies at its Workflow Studio VIP event held Sept. 10-11. It was the first time the event focused specifically on digital textile printing, from file prep to …

PID conference to be held Nov. 26-27

October 27, 2014

Organized by ESMA, the conference connects construction and printing industries. Organized by the European Specialist Printing Manufacturer’s Association (ESMA), the Printed Interior Decoration (PID) conference will be held Nov. 26-27 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany. Printed interior decoration is a new area for large format printing. PID will present many innovative …

SMART announces upcycled Halloween costume contest

October 24, 2014

First, second and third place winners will receive Amazon gift card. The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) has announced its first annual SMART Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, encouraging people to create an upcycled costume using recycled materials they already have rather than purchasing …

Durst announces new large-format UV inkjet printers

October 23, 2014

The Rho 1312 and Rhotex HS improve print quality and productivity. A leader in industrial inkjet design and manufacturing, Durst Phototechnik AG, Brixen, Italy, has added two machines to its line of large-format digital UV inkjet printers: the Rho 1312 and the Rhotex HS. The Rho 1312 is the latest addition to the Rho 1000 …

Hohenstein Institute offers allergen-resistance testing

October 22, 2014

Endorsed materials receive “House dust and mite barrier” quality label. The Hohenstein Institute now offers allergen-resistance testing of mattress and bed covers using real dust mite excrement as an accredited service. During the test, all components of the encasing are covered with dust mite excrement and the movements of someone sleeping on it for eight …

IAC hosting free webinar Oct. 22

October 21, 2014

Odor capture and antimicrobial technologies will be discussed. The International Antimicrobial Council (IAC) will offer a free webinar entitled “Odor Control for Today’s Consumer: Understanding the Technology and the Market” on Oct. 22 at 12:00 noon EST. The IAC is a scientific association that supports manufacturers, brands and retailers committed to the safe and effective …