2017 Queenstown Conference slated for May

January 17th, 2017

The Outdoor Products Association NZ (OFPANZ) and the Specialized Textiles Association (STA) have partnered for the 2017 Queenstown Conference. The conference will be hosted at Rydges Lakeland Resort in Queenstown Thursday, May 25- Saturday, May 27. Both local and international industry speakers will be present and there will be a 2-day program filled with educational […]

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ARA to honor member volunteers at The Rental Show

January 16th, 2017

The American Rental Association (ARA) recognizes individuals each year for outstanding service to the association and the rental industry. They will be honored at The Rental Show® 2017 in Orlando, Fla. Various awards will be presented including the 2016 Distinguished Service Award, the 2016 Meritorious Service Award, the 2016 Special Service Award and the 2016 […]

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Texworld USA and Apparel sourcing USA return in Winter 2017

January 13th, 2017

With the Winter 2017 edition of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA just around the corner, Messe Frankfurt and Lenzing Innovation are pleased to announce the seminar speaker line up for the Texworld USA Seminar Series. Focusing on discussions around industry hot topics like TPP and duty-free trade, color and fabric trends, digital printing, and […]

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2-day workshop addresses moisture management testing

January 12th, 2017

AATCC’s Moisture Management Workshop slated for Feb. 8-9 will provide an overview of the performance technology associated with moisture management and discuss the test methods needed to evaluate your product’s performance claims. Industry experts will share information regarding customer expectations as well as data interpretation from standard and customized tests. The 2-day program will consist […]

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Pre-treatment of bandages may improve the antibacterial properties of nanoparticles

January 11th, 2017

Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their bacteria-repelling ability. Nanoparticles can be used to introduce antimicrobial properties into the textiles used in dressings. Further studies into the combination of bactericidal polymers with bacteria-killing metal-oxide […]

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Self-cleaning textiles embrace sustainability

January 10th, 2017

Self-cleaning textiles and coatings are making inroads in a variety of industries including those related to medical, architectural and fashion endeavors. Using hydrophilic and photocatalytic properties, self-cleaning textile technology allows fabrics to be cleaned simply by water without using cleaning agents. The photocatalytic component of these textiles can help decompose organics on the textile using […]

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Recycled fiberboard and pulp could be sources for electricity

January 10th, 2017

Recycled cardboard fibers and pulp, when developed into triboelectric generators can produce electricity. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are advancing the field of “roadside energy harvesting” by getting help from recycled paper boards and pulp based cellulose nanofibers. Integrated triboelectric fiberboards were developed using cellulose nanofibers triboelectric generator embedded in fiberboards developed using recycled […]

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InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest

January 9th, 2017

We asked for your best work, and you gave it to us! InTents put out an open call for cover images for the 2017 InTents Buyer’s Guide. And so many gorgeous pictures of tent installations came in, we can’t decide! We’ve narrowed the choices to three, and now we need your help to select the […]

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Meridian brings wool carpet yarn production back to North America

January 9th, 2017

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc. (MSYG) has begun production of wool and wool/polyester blend carpet yarns at the company’s newly expanded Ranlo, N.C. plant. This is a new product line for MSYG, and also represents the return of wool carpet yarn production to North America. The wool yarns produced will serve the high end, tufted […]

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J. Ennis Fabrics hires Steve Toth

January 6th, 2017

J. Ennis Fabrics welcomed a new addition to their sales team. Steve Toth will brings a wealth of industry experience, which will serve him well as the new US specialty regional sales manager. Toth comes to J. Ennis Fabrics with over 30 years of leadership experience in the specialty products market. Starting first with The […]

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