Superior Sample announces new interactive website for customers

February 28th

Superior Sample Co. of Ligonier, Ind., a national leader in swatch sampling services, has announced several new marketing initiatives for the 2011 calendar year and beyond. “We’ve survived over fifty years through various recessions, but the recent down economy has seriously affected our philosophy of how we market ourselves,” stated Peggy Daniels, president and co-owner....

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AATCC webinars on dyeing textile fabrics, March and April 2011

February 25th

AATCC is hosting a series of webinars on dyeing textile fabrics. In March, Nelson Houser of M. Dohmen USA will present a live webinar on direct dyes. In April, Swain Bennett of Clariant Corp. will present a webinar about sulfur dyes. The previous five webinars in the AATCC dyeing series were recorded, and are now...

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TenCate named as co-recipient of 2011 JEC Composite Innovation Award

February 24th

TenCate Advanced Composites U.S.A. in Morgan Hill, Calif., is pleased to announce that a composite design utilizing TenCate thermoplastic prepregs is the recipient of a 2011 JEC Composites Innovation Award. TenCate Cetex® brand of PPS-based thermoplastic composite unitape is utilized in Cutting Dynamics’ award-winning composite aircraft seat design. The 2011 JEC Thermoplastic Composite Innovation Award...

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SASMIRA announces international accreditation for testing services

February 23rd

The Synthetic and Art Silk Mills’ Research Association (SASMIRA), Mumbai, India, has announced its international accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), U.S.A., for chemical, mechanical and microbiological testing under its Center of Excellence, Agrotextile testing. SASMIRA offers testing services to textile manufacturers, traders, exporters, R & D institutions, public and private sector...

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Insolroll, Leviton combining to deliver complete solar shading solutions

February 22nd

Insolroll Window Shading Systems has allied with Leviton Mfg. to develop complete solutions for the integration of commercial lighting controls and solar shading window treatments. The Leviton/Insolroll Solar Shading System’s unified architecture uniquely incorporates Insolroll’s advanced fabrication of solar shading products and Leviton’s extended suite of lighting control solutions. Integration of Insolroll’s motorized window treatments...

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AATCC sponsors Art to Wear Fashion Show at NCSU, April 12

February 21st

Students of North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) College of Design (COD) and College of Textiles (COT) are hosting Collection X: Art to Wear Fashion Show 2011 on April 7. Billed as “anything but your typical fashion show,” the show attracted 3,200 attendees in 2010, and has been covered worldwide in media outlets including ABC News,...

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SEGD Diversity and Design at 2011 Conference+Expo+Awards

February 21st

The Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) will convene its 2011 Conference+Expo+Awards in diverse and design-centric Montréal, the only North American city designated a UNESCO City of Design. Themed Vive la Diversité: Designing the Difference, the conference will be held June 1-4, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Montréal. SEGD’s annual event is the only international...

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India’s Technical Textiles Mission: a new reality

February 18th

By Seshadri Ramkumar, Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University, USA After a few years in discussion and decision making, on Jan. 20th the government of India officially launched the Technological Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT) in an event jointly organized by the Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce...

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Fabric and glass from OKALUX

February 16th

OKATECH Vision from insulating glass specialist OKALUX offers an impressive harmonious connection of function and aesthetics. Due to its special optics, the plastic fabric Vision with its metal coating opens new possibilities for design with a large spectrum of application, from doors through room partitions to complete glass facades. As an exclusive partner of the...

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SEGD Diversity and Design at 2011 Conference+Expo+Awards

February 15th

The Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) will convene its 2011 Conference+Expo+Awards in diverse and design-centric Montréal, the only North American city designated a UNESCO City of Design. Themed Vive la Diversité: Designing the Difference, the conference will be held June 1-4, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Montréal. SEGD’s annual event is the only international...

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