Sanitized AG adds U.S. location

July 16th, 2015

Scott Rosenzweig has been appointed president of Sanitized (USA) Inc., Charlotte, N.C., the newly established U.S. headquarters for Swiss-based Sanitized AG, a producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics. The company will now sell directly to customers in the consumer housewares and building materials industries as well as to those […]

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Commercial laundries, minus the water usage

July 15th, 2015

Hotels, hospitals, fitness centers and other organizations with rapidly changing clientele can count on vats of towels, sheets, napkins, uniforms and a host of other items bound for the laundry. Along with the tons of washable items, these industries can count on paying for millions of gallons of water, despite advances in washing machine efficiency […]

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Progress in separating, recycling cotton and polyester blends

July 15th, 2015

Deakin University Australia researchers Dr. Nolene Byrne and Ph.D. candidate Rasike De Silva have developed a simple process to separate polyester-cotton fabric blends into their individual components, a major breakthrough for textile recycling. While it is easy to recycle cotton or polyester individually, fibers are tightly bonded in blends, so mechanical separation doesn’t work and […]

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Bayer improves mattress foam formulations

July 14th, 2015

Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa., is introducing new formulations for its Softcel™ VE-1100 polyol to answer consumer demands for comfortable, high quality foam mattresses that recover faster and dissipate heat better. This polyol is capable of making a wide range of TDI-based viscoelastic foam grades at relatively high index. Viscoelastic polyurethane flexible foams have are […]

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Urena joins Strataglass

July 14th, 2015

Dino Urena has joined the sales and engineering team at Strataglass LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., offering more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in technical sales and specialty market development. Urena is often a presenter at IFAI-sponsored training sessions, and he routinely participates in industry expert round table discussions. His areas of expertise […]

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Rose Brand expands sales team

July 13th, 2015

Theatrical supplier Rose Brand Inc., Secaucus, N.J., has added Tori Oggioni and Greg Schaefer to its sales team. Oggioni completed a co-op program with Rose Brand for three summers, learning stage management, sound design and projection setup, before joining as a full time employee. Prior to joining Rose Brand, Schaefer worked with One Dream Sound, […]

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Texart™ SBL3 inks receive OEKO-TEX class I certification

July 13th, 2015

Roland DGA Corp., Irvine, Calif., has received OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, product class I certification for its Texart SBL3 dye-sublimation inks. This Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center certification provides assurance that the inks, made for use with the company’s new Texart RT-640 dye-sublimation printer, are safe for inkjet printing on polyester fabric to create a wide variety […]

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Adidas partners with Parley for the Oceans

July 10th, 2015

German sportswear manufacturer adidas Group has partnered with Parley for the Oceans, an organization for creators, thinkers and leaders to come together to raise awareness about the state of the world’s oceans and to collaborate on projects that can protect and conserve them. The companies presented their first prototype product at a recent Parley event […]

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Textile Recycler installs automated sorting systems

July 10th, 2015

According to Jackie King, executive director for the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), the international trade association of the for-profit used clothing reuse and recycling industry, for more than 400 years the used clothing and textile recycling industry has relied on manual sorting and grading processes with little to no technological advances. In […]

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Teijin Frontier to support Oxfam Trailwalker

July 9th, 2015

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber-product converting company based in Osaka, Japan, will support Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku 2015, an international fundraising event to be held July 11 – 12 in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Oxfam Trailwalker is a worldwide endurance-walking event that has been held annually since 2007. In addition to its anti-poverty mission, […]

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