Rental industry actively trending upward, reflecting industry optimism for 2011

March 31st

Attendance at The Rental Show 2011 displayed a marked increase over 2010, reflecting a renewed optimistic attitude throughout the rental industry. The show was held Feb. 27–March 2 at the...

Miller Weldmaster partners with Global Imaging

March 30th

Global Imaging is now Miller Weldmaster’s U.S. sign industry distributor of the 112 Extreme, Impulse Extreme and the T-300 Edge. The distribution agreement strengthens the partnership between Miller Weldmaster and...

Australia invests US $100 million to set up advanced fibers research center

March 30th

By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, U.S.A. Cotton, wool, nanofibers, carbon fibers and composites will soon get a research boost in Australia. The Australian government and other funding partners will...

Conductive fiber manufacturers to form trade council

March 29th

Conductive fibers occupy their own unique niche in the wire and textile marketplace, but the industry’s identity is not distinctive, with conductive fibers treated as another wire or textile. These...

ASTM Intl. Textiles Executive Subcommittee appoints new chairman

March 28th

Shreyaskar Chaudhary, CEO and managing director of Pratibha Syntex Pvt. Ltd. in Madhya Pradesh, India, has been named chairman of ASTM International Subcommittee D13.40 on Sustainability of Textiles. The newly...

Thrace-LINQ releases Product Finderâ„¢ mobile app for geosynthetics

March 25th

Thrace-LINQ, a supplier of woven and nonwoven geosynthetic technical fabrics, has released the Thrace-LINQ Product Finder™ mobile application for BlackBerry®, Android™ and Apple® mobile devices. Within seconds, it helps users...

Environmentally friendly casual furniture fabrics now available from Tri Vantage®

March 24th

GeoBella®, a line of outdoor cushion fabrics combining performance, comfort and recyclability, has been added to furniture fabric offerings from Tri Vantage®. Woven by Phifer Inc. using post-industrial olefin yarn...

Teijin joins U.N. Global Compact

March 23rd

Teijin Limited announced that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact as part of the company’s commitment to socially responsible sustainability. The U.N. Global Compact is a set of...

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) updated

March 22nd

The International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS IWG) has announced the release of Version 3.0 of its organic fiber processing standard. Revisions include a prohibition on garment...

IFAI Report: North American Geosynthetics Market Snapshot

March 21st

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has released its “Market Watch: Geosynthetics Market Snapshot” for 2011. The report’s chief focus is on the U.S. geosynthetics marketplace, particularly as it relates...