Ultra-sustainable electric car uses biological materials

November 1st, 2018

The mantra, “reduce, reuse, recycle” has been taken to a new level by students at Netherlands Eindhoven University of Technology. They developed an ultra-sustainable electric car that gets a remarkable 744 miles to the gallon. The students considered the environmental impact of every aspect of the automobile, including production, consumption and recycling, in order to […]

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Airline upcycles old uniforms

November 1st, 2018

Last May, when Delta Airlines introduced new uniforms created by fashion designer Zac Posen for its 64,000 employees, the company had to decide what to do with the old clothing—more than one million pieces of uniforms adding up to 350,000 pounds. Delta found a unique way to give the old uniforms new life: it partnered […]

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Supporting marine conservation one product at a time

April 1st, 2018

Every year more than eight million tons of plastic go into the oceans. Animals are threatened by harsh oil spills, garbage and other debris that invades their habitats; the trash is killing off entire ecosystems and species. This is why www.MarineVinylFabric.com is changing the way businesses can help change the world. David Goldman, founder and […]

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Glen Raven installs solar array

February 1st, 2018

Glen Raven installs a large solar array as part of its commitment to sustainability For textile manufacturers that operate energy-intensive machinery, solar-generated energy provides a way to save on energy bills and reduce carbon footprint. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC, best known as the makers of Sunbrella® fabrics, recently debuted a 3,076-panel solar array at […]

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Designing with natural decor brings tented events to life

July 1st, 2017

According to the color gurus at Pantone®, Greenery—the Pantone Color of the Year 2017—emblematizes our intrinsic desire to restore, revitalize and reconnect. Pantone calls the naturally neutral shade “symbolic of new beginnings”—a description appropriate to the thousands of weddings and other social events that occur under tents every year. “Green is a happy color,” says […]

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Durst team strengthens with new addition, role expansion

November 17th, 2015

Durst U.S. has added textile/soft-signage printing expert Bob Rychel and expanded the role for large-format digital sales manager Tom Green, who will serve the Southeast region in addition to his general responsibilities. Rychel has more than 25 years of experience in the large-format digital graphics marketplace – including the last eight focused on the textile/soft-signage […]

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New fabrics introduced for variety of applications

September 1st, 2008

Fisher Textiles, Indian Trail, N.C., has a variety of new fabrics. ET 9450 Symmetry is new to its green fabric line, Enviro-Tex®, for dye sublimation and UV printing. This knit is a blend of Repreve® and spandex, and is used in banners and trade show exhibit applications. The fabric is recommended for architectural design. It […]

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Hybrid printer offers economy and versatility

August 1st, 2008

The new ValueJet 1608 Hybrid printer prints direct to rigid substrates and roll-to-roll, offering both economy and versatility for projects such as indoor and outdoor signage. The versatility and fast production of the Mutoh printer are enhanced by its use of MUBIO Ink, a new BIO ink technology exclusive to this printer, composed primarily of […]

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Nüwa forms strategies for sustainability in joint venture

August 1st, 2008

The ancient Chinese goddess Nüwa (pronounced ‘new way’) was said to have mended the earth, following a battle between fire and water gods. A joint venture of fabric mills and specialized dye and finishing plants in China and Taiwan has adopted the goddess’s name to signal commitment to environmental consciousness. At a time when environmental […]

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Association leads session to define ‘green’

May 1st, 2008

Manufacturers and retailers are eager for guidance about what constitutes “green,” according to the International Oeko-Tex Association, which led an interactive session on the issue at the Lenzing Innovation Authentic Green symposium at TexWorld USA in New York in January. “Textile ecology is a complex equation which makes the term ‘green’ difficult to define,” says […]

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