NCTO advocates currency legislation

May 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) joined other trade and industry groups in calling for legislation to curb Chinese currency manipulation that is hurting U.S. markets. “Congress must quickly pass currency legislation and give our companies and their workers the ability to defend…
South Africa declines clothing and textile agreement with EU

May 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Citing unreasonable demands by the European Union (EU), South Africa and Namibia pulled out of an economic partnership agreement that would have eased the movement of clothing and textile products into European markets. The existing African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), under which African co…
Textronics patents textile-based electrode system

May 1, 2008  |  Advanced Textiles, Industry News

Wearable sensor technology is in vogue among athletes in all disciplines, and Textronics Inc., Wilmington, Del., has been awarded a patent for its textile-based electrode system by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The stretchy electrodes are incorporated into garments to comfortably monitor the…
African manufacturers join forces

March 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Facing fierce competition from Chinese textile operations, manufacturers from Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia joined forces at the Agadir Agreement Region Economic Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, to develop strategies to hold on to their markets. Textile and clothing account for almost 50 percent of all…
Clean green at Mermet

March 1, 2008  |  Industry News

3G Mermet, Cowpens, S.C., manufactures solar-protection fabrics from high-quality coated fiberglass yarns, primarily used for window screens. In January, the company received two certifications from GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, Marietta, Ga., that demonstrate that it makes those products to h…
The textile industry in China

March 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Li Ying Lu: The China Textile News (CTN) is the only authorized national newspaper on the textile industry in China. Would you please give us some background on your newspaper? Mr. Chi: CTN started in 1986, and is 22 years old this year. The fundamental mission of this newspaper is to offer comprehe…
Water, energy savings for textile mills

March 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Two innovative technologies recently developed by A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, have been recognized by the All China Printers and Dyers Association for the important contributions they can make to energy and water savings in textile mills. Monfort’s E-Control process for…
NECPA elects officers for 2008

March 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA), a trade association dedicated to helping member companies by generating interest and demand for products made from outdoor fabrics, has announced its newly elected officers for 2008. David Randa, owner and co-president of ViewPoint Sign & Awnin…
ARA volunteers honored

March 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The American Rental Association (ARA) recognized a number of members for their volunteer services to the association and the industry during The Rental Show last month in Las Vegas. Receiving awards during the ARA’ annual recognition ceremony: J. Barry Ghiglione, Handyman Rental Centre, Saskatoon,…
Lincoln Fabrics contributes $1 million for cancer center

March 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Niagara Health Systems, Ontario’s largest multi-site hospital system, called its $40-million fundraising campaign for the Walker Family Cancer Centre “It’s Our Time.” The Howes family, owners of Lincoln Fabrics Inc., St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada, decided it was their time, donating $1 …