Pakistan packages relief for textile sector

November 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) provided relief for its struggling textile sector with a package allowing a 7.5 percent duty drawback on total imports of PTA used in making polyester fabric. The ECC also is considering a comprehensive package for the Gwadar Export Processing Z…
Vinyl Roofing Division studies postconsumer recycling

November 1, 2008  |  Industry News

With its European counterparts blazing the trail, the North American vinyl (PVC) roofing industry has announced a new phase in its commitment to environmental sustainability through recycling. The Vinyl Roofing Division of the Chemical Fabrics & Film Association has initiated a feasibility study…
Israel’s textile industry wavering

November 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The Manufacturer’s Association of Israel (MAI) sounded an alarm this summer about the demise of the textile industry there. Textile exports fell 3.3 percent to $250 million in the first half of 2008, while Asian textile imports rose 18.6 percent to $656 million. The Affiliation of Textile and …
Blast mitigation fabric wins PTA award

November 1, 2008  |  Advanced Textiles, Industry News

An innovative textile with the potential to significantly reduce injuries inflicted by terrorist attack, industrial accident or natural disaster has won a national award designed to spotlight the best in performance textiles. The 2008 Performance Textiles Award for Excellence was presented to Heathc…
Joining forces for a good cause

November 1, 2008  |  Industry News

What if every time you browsed online, a penny dropped into the donation jar at your favorite charity or nonprofit agency? A coalition of 60,000 nonprofit agencies and Yahoo have joined forces to make it happen. Goodsearch.com works like any other Internet browser, and donations add up quickly. Just…
PGI donates disposable medical garments

October 1, 2008  |  Advanced Textiles, Industry News

Visitors from around the world converged in Beijing for the Olympic Games, and Chinese first responders were ready with 6,000 donated disposable medical garments from Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), Charlotte, N.C., and two Asia-based manufacturers. PGI’s plant in Suzhou, China, is that nation&rsquo…
2012 Olympic stadium to feature fabric curtain

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has released HOK Sport’s design of London’s 2012 stadium. The bowl-shaped stadium will hold 25,000 permanent and 55,000 temporary seats, allowing the facility to be used as a local venue after the Games. The stadium covers two-thirds of the spectators…
Glen Raven recognized for recycling program

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics recycles 400 tons of packaging and reclaims 500 tons of raw material wastes each year at its Anderson, S.C., plant. That commitment to waste reduction won the company honors from the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP). The one-million-square-foot Anders…
New handbook defines eco-textile label requirements

October 1, 2008  |  Industry News

With all of the voluntary and mandatory programs to identify textiles as environmentally friendly, it can be tough to label products to ensure they meet market demands. Mowbray Communications Ltd., Pontefract, U.K., recently issued an eco-textile labeling guide that will make sense of green certific…
Web site creates online community for the PPE industry

October 1, 2008  |  Advanced Textiles, Industry News

The Online Safety Community is a free social network site where personal protective equipment (PPE) professionals can meet, share ideas, collaborate, discuss emerging trends and learn about new safety products. Ansell Ltd., Red Bank, N.J., brought the Online Safety Community live in June and opened …