Analysis of Asian textile markets from “Official Wire”

December 21st, 2010

The Asian textile and apparel markets have global influence, and the “Official Wire” recently published a new report with detailed analysis of the ups-and-downs. China’s textile and clothing exports increased by 15.8 percent in the first four months of 2010, following a 10.1 percent decline in 2009. Exports to the U.S. played a part in...

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Roland DGA forms strategic accounts team

December 20th, 2010

To meet growing demand for the company’s UV-LED inkjet printer/cutters, engravers and 3D products, Roland DGA Corp. has formed a new strategic accounts team to capture new business opportunities. “Roland UV inkjet, engraving and 3D products present tremendous opportunities for growth, and we have taken steps to strengthen our presence in key markets for these...

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Infront signs STOBAG as official sponsor of FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

December 17th, 2010

STOBAG, a leading manufacturer of awnings and weather protection systems, gets involved with sports sponsoring: The agreement marks the very first sports sponsoring commitment for the international manufacturer of awnings systems. Infront Sports & Media, the international sport marketing agency which collectively markets the advertising and sponsorship rights to numerous FIS Alpine Ski World Cup...

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Sigma-Aldrich and Nanosys to supply silicon nanowires for research

December 16th, 2010

Sigma-Aldrich has announced a distribution agreement with Nanosys Inc., an advanced materials architect. Under the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich, through its Aldrich Materials Science business, is now distributing Nanosys-created silicon nanowires to the global scientific research community for the development of new applications in technologies such as solid-state lighting, electronics and energy storage. A consistent and high-quality...

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Xennia acquires digital inkjet print software company Cametrics

December 15th, 2010

Xennia Technology Ltd., a leading industrial inkjet solutions provider, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Cametrics—known for its ixPressia digital printing software products. This further enhances the integration of Xennia’s XenJet module portfolio, making the benefits of digital inkjet technology (reduced costs, increased productivity and just-in-time customization) available more quickly and at reduced...

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Aurora Specialty Textiles Group recycles 17 tons of polyester scrap in 2010

December 14th, 2010

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has announced that the company processed 17 tons of polyester for recycling this year. The material was a combination of scrap and discarded graphics sent in from customers and scrap produced at Aurora facilities; the material was sent to a recycler which reprocesses it into pellets for different applications such...

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Aurora Specialty Textiles Group recycles 17 tons of polyester scrap in 2010

December 13th, 2010

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has announced that the company processed 17 tons of polyester for recycling this year. The material was a combination of scrap and discarded graphics sent in from customers and scrap produced at Aurora facilities; the material was sent to a recycler which reprocesses it into pellets for different applications such...

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AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer Student Design Competition

December 13th, 2010

The seventh annual student design competition, sponsored by AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C) interest group, gives students a chance to win cash, prizes, and recognition in the textile industry. Due to the growing emphasis on sustainable textiles, this year’s theme is Eco Chic Bag. Students are challenged to lend a creative touch to the growing...

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Wagner Companies celebrates fifth anniversary of Festivus Poles®

December 10th, 2010

The Wagner Companies is celebrating its fifth year of selling Festivus Poles®—an aluminum tube used as a centerpiece for those who celebrate the “Seinfeld” inspired holiday of Festivus. Tony Leto, executive vice president of sales, reports that, “When we decided to start manufacturing Festivus Poles here in our Milwaukee manufacturing facility in 2005, we expected...

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India supports textiles mission

December 9th, 2010

The Indian textiles ministry is working on a policy intended to support domestic companies producing technical textiles and attract foreign investment in the sector. The companies are producing synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, viscose and polyethylene, but lack the technology to move into technical textile production. Specialty fibers not manufactured in India make up an...

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