“How to” for small businesses

March 26th

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and Experian, a leading global information services company, have joined forces to offer “how to” resources that help entrepreneurs better understand their business credit profile and strengthen their credit score. As a newly recognized national corporate sponsor of SCORE, Experian will help promote financial health by sponsoring SCORE Expert...

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Printable flocked fabrics

March 25th

A new, patent-pending line of flocked fabrics that can be printed with sublimation inks to create brilliant, colorfast pictures and patterns is now available from Spectro Coating Corp. The washable VividHD fabrics feature a soft plush pile, and are not pretreated or coated, to offer a good feel and hand. Available in 54-inch widths on...

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Geotextile monitoring solutions

March 24th

TenCate Geosynthetics, a leading provider of geosynthetics, and Roctest Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of fiber optic sensors for civil engineering applications, are collaborating in the development of a unique geotextile monitoring system—TenCate GeoDetect®—that will provide unprecedented detail about the properties of embankments, slopes, walls, levees, roads, rails and other earth structures. Customers will benefit...

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Military webbing, fastening

March 23rd

Lowy Enterprises has added to its line of military components ACU patterned mil-spec nylon binding tape (per Mil-T-5038, Type III) and mil-spec nylon MOLLE/PALS webbing (per Mil-W-43668, Type III), both of which blend perfectly with ACU pattern fabrics. Also available are ITW Nexus backpack accessory items ÔWeb DominatorsÕ for webbing retention, Grimlocks for quick-release d-rings,...

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EFI’s VUTEk QS Series r ink approved by Nordic Ecolabelling Board

March 23rd

EFI announced that its VUTEk QS Series r ink has been approved by the Nordic Ecolabelling Board, and print companies may now refer to the approved ink when documenting their application for a Nordic Ecolabelling license. In order to achieve Nordic Ecolabelling status, printing companies agree to follow a certain criteria set, which includes the...

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Amicor fibers are REACH certified

March 22nd

Manufacturers and importers must list the presence of substances of very high concern (SVHC) in their products if they want to do business with European Union nations. The regulations directing the process are called REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), and the first brand of antimicrobial fiber receiving REACH certification is Amicor™. The...

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Lightweight Manufacturing relocates, expands

March 19th

Encouraged by the Allentown Economic Development Corporation, which is located in a Keystone State Opportunity Zone that provides tax incentives, Lightweight Manufacturing Inc. (LWM) has moved its fabric structure and tent rental industry business to Allentown, Pa. The move brings together the LWM fabric shop (where custom fabric panels and panel graphics are made) and...

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In memoriam: Kayser Winsiang Sung

March 18th

Editor-in-chief and publisher of Textile Asia Kayser Winsiang Sung passed away at the age of 90 on January 12, 2010, in Hong Kong. A skilled reporter and editor, Sung worked for the Reuters News Agency from 1947-1957; was employed as managing editor and publisher for the Far Eastern Economic Review from 1959-1968; in 1970, he...

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Tri Vantage offers improved Firesist fabric

March 18th

Now available at Tri Vantage is the new and improved Firesist, a fire retardant awning fabric specifically designed for the commercial awning, canopy and shade markets. Available in 12 colors, Firesist is lightweight, yet very durable. Firesist is woven from high UV- and fade-resistant, solution-dyed fiber that provides superior resistance to weather, stains, mildew and...

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Bioplastic kimonos at Shanghai Expo

March 17th

Silk crepe kimonos made with Teijin’s eco-friendly Biofront bioplastic will be worn by Japanese restaurant staff at the Japan Industry Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, beginning May 1. The material for the kimonos was produced in collaboration with the city of Kyotango, home of traditional Tango silk crepe, or chirimen, known...

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