Vancouver streets feature 850 banners

July 1st

The project. Each year since 1958 Vancouver, British Columbia decorates the city’s streets with banners. The idea was unprecedented when first initiated, but is now mimicked throughout North America. This...

Technology gives fabrics the power to act and react

July 1st

Adapting shoes to weather conditions Special superabsorbing fleece from BASF inside the new innovative ventilation element Vayu Verde makes it possible to adapt shoes to different weather conditions. Photo: IQTEX....

Online awning advantages increase consumer awareness

July 1st

Many consumers aren’t aware of the role awnings can play in conserving energy and providing protection from solar fading and exposure. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC and Somfy Systems Inc....

Textile waste causing pollution in Bangladesh

July 1st

The dyeing and printing units of the Universal Yarn Dyeing facility in Tangail, Bangladesh, are releasing toxic waste, including arsenic, into the nearby Louhajang River, threatening public health, fish, crops...

Unrest in Pakistan hurts textile exports

July 1st

A state of emergency declared in Pakistan in November 2007, followed by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the subsequent December riots, are the primary causes of a 3-percent decrease...

CONTECH revamps operations and leadership

July 1st

CONTECH Construction Products Inc., West Chester, Ohio, announced a major reorganization in May of its bridge, drainage, earth stabilization and stormwater solutions business. The company has integrated its field marketing...

Life Stone Materials creates 45 high-tech textile jobs

July 1st

When Santens of America moved its operations overseas last year, many textile workers lost long-time careers. Now Life Stone Materials LLC will take advantage of their skills by locating a...

Engineered Yarns shifts to technical textiles

July 1st

EY Technologies is a name that evokes engineering expertise, and Engineered Yarns Company USA, Fall River, Mass., will use its new name to signal a shift to new technologies and...

Roland DGA recognized for software use to improve business

July 1st

Each year, Microsoft® Dynamics™ recognizes customers that have achieved significant business improvement using the company’s software and services. At the Convergence 2008 Dynamics user conference, Roland DGA Corporation, Irvine, Calif.,...

Winston Group acquires Eagle line of hot air welders

July 1st

The Winston Group Ltd., West Chicago, Ill., has acquired the Eagle line of hot air welders, industrial thermal welding elements and accessories from Clements National Corp., Chicago, Ill. “The brand...