Fabric education for architects and designers

September 17th, 2010

With the current emphasis on sustainable building design, architects, designers, builders and other industry professionals are exploring multiple means to achieve sustainable design, such as natural ventilation and daylighting, energy efficient HVAC systems, green roofs and landscaping and the use of awnings and canopies. The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a division of the Industrial...

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Performance Fibers to expand in China

September 16th, 2010

Performance Fibers, a global supplier of industrial fibers, has announced that it will expand its polyester fiber and fabric capacity in Kaiping, China, to meet continued strong demand from China and the rest of the world. The increased capacity will double the company’s polyester production and expand its geographic reach over the next 12 to...

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AATCC offers textile testing workshop, Dec. 8-9

September 15th, 2010

AATCC is offering an Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop, December 8-9, at its Technical Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., U.S.A. Workshop instructors will discuss and demonstrate AATCC and ASTM procedures for evaluating textiles, including basic color theory and measurement, as well as fiber identification. Participants will learn to use the AATCC Gray Scales for...

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Color-Logic and Mimaki to showcase wide format metallic printing

September 15th, 2010

Mimaki wide-format printers will produce metallic images using the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System at three upcoming exhibitions for the printing industry: Labelexpo Americas, Chicago, Booth 6123 Graph Expo, Chicago, Booth 3212 SGIA, Las Vegas , Booth 457 The Color-Logic system will be used to generate print files at the three major wide-format exhibitions to...

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TenCate introduces MiraSpec software for flexible pavement designs

September 14th, 2010

TenCate Geosynthetics North America has introduced Internet-based MiraSpec Design Solutions Software, an easy-to-use software program to assist engineers in flexible pavement design, while demonstrating the benefits of using TenCate Mirafi® RS580i woven reinforcement and stabilization geotextile in roadway structures. The program will allow pavement designers to perform AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation...

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Textile Composites Conference in France, Oct. 26-28

September 13th, 2010

TEXCOMP 10, the Textile Composites Conference, will be held in the Lille Grand Palais in Lille, northern France, Oct. 26-28. The goal of TEXCOMP is to promote knowledge in the field of textile composites throughout the world. By bringing together scientists and engineers active in a variety of disciplines, the conference provides a dedicated forum...

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University of Missouri reports: How organizational identity affects profitability

September 10th, 2010

With the fragmentation and globalization of the U.S. textile and apparel industry, business activities and roles have changed, impacting their organizational identity. The evolving organizational identity of these firms has created many questions as to how it affects the businesses financially. A researcher at MU has explored how U.S. textile and apparel firms describe themselves...

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Oil engulfed, with microbe-enriched booms

September 9th, 2010

Millions of gallons of oil were spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from the ocean floor well formerly attached to British Petroleum’s (BP’s) Deep Water Horizon drilling rig. The leak appears to have been stopped, but Gulf Coast states are still seeking protection for sensitive shoreline ecosystems, and EnSolve Biosystems, Raleigh, N.C., produces ShoreClean™ products...

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Japanese nonwovens exporters pursue Chinese market

September 8th, 2010

The average value of nonwoven products exported to China by Japanese manufacturers in 2009 was almost double the average value of materials exported to the U.S., according to a report by Textiles Intelligence. Exports to the U.S. had a total value of ¥8,282 million (US$88.5 million), but those to China were more than double this...

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Items needed for 8th Annual IFF Silent Auction

September 7th, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is requesting donations for the 8th Annual IFF Silent Auction, which will take place at the IFAI Expo Americas Welcome Reception on Oct. 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Orlando, Fla. Previously donated items include custom quilts, vacation packages, jewelry, luggage and more. Funds raised through the auction...

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