New display hardware line from Moss Inc.

April 30th

Moss Inc. has announced substantial improvements to the display hardware line of products, focused on quality and durability, while maintaining the look of the product line so that old and new products can be used side by side. Many items are also offered at lower prices, and most offer a lifetime Hassle Free Guarantee. Each...

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Hohenstein offers free UV textile protection webinar

April 29th

Hohenstein Institute America will present a free online seminar on UV protection testing and certification for textiles on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 12:00 noon EST. ”Sunlight: Important but a Risk” will focus on the methods to evaluate UV protection and share certification best practices for apparel, outdoor and home textile applications. Textiles that provide...

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OptiTex technology to be demonstrated at Research@Intel Europe Day

April 28th

Intel will demonstrate the OptiTex Implicit cloth simulation engine, resulting from cooperation with OptiTex over the past few months, at the first Research@Intel Europe Day to be held May 4-5 at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel in Belgium. The demo will address the technical challenges of accurate physical simulation of clothing, which yield high degrees of...

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IFAI Certification Program: Submit your Intent to Apply

April 28th

On January 15, 2009, the IFAI Professional Certification program was put on hold. Since that time, the IFAI Certification Committee has been diligently working to update the Master Fabric Craftsman (MFC) and Industrial Fabric Manager (IFM) certification programs. The MFC and IFM certification recognizes individuals for superior knowledge, skills, experience and dedication to excellence in...

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Spray-on UV protection

April 27th

The Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, will introduce a new product within the year—the NanoZT Coating Kit, a spray-on coating that transforms umbrellas, canopies and fabrics into UV radiation blockers. The product inventor, Dr. Shahrom Mahmud from the NanoOptoelectronic Research and Technology Lab, tested the product according to the international AATC standard; UV transmission was...

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Air Force prioritizes uniform improvements

April 26th

Rapid developments in fabric technology and the ongoing need to protect airmen in extreme environments are two factors spurring the Air Force Uniform Board (AFUB) to develop a seven-year strategic plan to set priorities for future purchases. The AFUB is looking for feedback from airmen on its IDEA Program website and will review suggestions from...

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Summer Bling! winners announced by AATCC

April 19th

AATCC launched its sixth annual design competition in August 2009, and received 70 entries from 16 schools and universities. The Summer Bling! theme gave students the challenge of creating fabric or product designs for pool and beachwear, based on color palettes from Pantone. Prizes included first-place cash awards of U.S. $1,000 (and a copy of...

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IFF announces Innovation Award

April 19th

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) announced the development of the Innovation Award, a new award program created to inspire imagination and innovation within the specialty fabrics industry. Any company that has developed and manufactured an innovative product related to the industry is eligible in one of three award categories: fabric, hardware and machinery; end product;...

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Mermet and RollEase announce distribution program

April 16th

RollEase launched a collection of Mermet fabrics in March, including a wide variety of transparent, translucent and blackout fabrics for solar screening. Many of the fabrics feature Enduris™ Glass Core Technology: a combination of superior quality coatings and glass yarn at the core to enhance sustainability while reducing energy costs. Fabrics in the RollEase collection...

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Global Organic Textile Standard online database

April 15th

According to the online database of companies certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), just re-launched, approximately 1,500 companies with a total of 2,811 facilities in 55 countries were certified to the organic apparel and textile standard in 2009—a 40 percent increase over 2008. GOTS is a stringent voluntary global standard for the entire...

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