New prototype filament yarn with permanent built-in self-cleaning

January 31st

TWD Fibres GmbH has developed a super-hydrophobic filament yarn with a permanent built-in self-cleaning effect in cooperation with the Institute for Textile Technology and Process Engineering (ITV) and the Institute...

Compact, portable imaging spectrocolorimeter supports color quality control

January 30th

The X-Rite RM200QC, a new imaging spectrocolorimeter from X-Rite, is now available through AATCC at a discount for AATCC Association members. The compact, portable, hand-held device measures and compares color...

Huntsman Textile Effects and DyTech Taiwan partner to deliver sustainable solutions

January 29th

Huntsman Textile Effects and DyTech Taiwan have announced a collaboration that is set to drive sustainable excellence and world-class standards of high-quality dyes and specialty chemicals for the Taiwan textile...

Free publicity for fabric suppliers: Specialty Fabric Showcase 2013

January 28th

The Specialty Fabrics Review annual Fabric Showcase, scheduled for the April and May 2013 issues, will focus reader attention on the special benefits and advantages of the new fabrics available...

Mexico and China in WTO trade dispute

January 25th

Mexico took the first step in an official dispute resolution process through the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming that China illegally supports its textile and clothing industry under world trade...

3A Throwing acquires Ames Textile’s Virginia plant

January 24th

Ames Textile Corp. has been producing yarn since 1865, the oldest continuously operating textile company in the United States. Its synthetic yarn plant in Christianburg, Va., may have many more...

SBA introduces RFP-EZ to search for government jobs

January 23rd

A new experiment in government contracting, RFP-EZ, is an exciting partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows. The intent is to make...

Bags, bikes and beer in Portland

January 22nd

The Portland Movement, as defined by The Oregonian in a Sept. 27 article on fashion, consists of “that trinity of custom-handmade-local.” Rebecca Pearcy resembles that remark, as the Portland, Ore.,...

UL announces move to new state-of-the-art consumer products testing laboratory

January 21st

UL has announced the move of its Enfield, Ct.-based consumer products testing laboratory to a new, state-of-the-art 48,000 sq. ft. facility in Enfield, more than doubling its capacity and capabilities...

2013 AATCC Technical Manual available January 2013

January 18th

The 2013 AATCC Technical Manual features multiple revisions of already published methods plus several new methods. New test methods 200-2012, Drying Rate of Textiles at their Absorbent Capacity: Air Flow...