SEPIAX meets eco standards

May 18th, 2011

SEPIAX ink from Graphics One demonstrated adherence to environmental standards set by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) of the United Nations. The GHS is a system for standardizing the classification and labeling of chemical substances with the goal of protecting people and the environment against toxic materials. Source: Graphics […]

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Announcing IFAI Expo Asia 2012 in Singapore

May 18th, 2011

IFAI Expo Asia 2012 will return to Singapore next year after its successful premiere in March at the Marina Bay Sands. The next event will take place June 26-28, 2012, at the Suntec Singapore International Exhibition Centre. IFAI president and CEO Stephen M. Warner commented that the feedback on IFAI Expo Asia 2011 was extremely […]

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Schoeller Textil AG and Formosa Taffeta Group celebrate ten years together

May 17th, 2011

Ten years ago, a leading textile technology company, Switzerland-based Schoeller Textil AG, and the Formosa Taffeta Co. Ltd., one of the largest worldwide textile producers, joined forces in a joint venture. “This has proven to be the right decision,” agree Hans-Jürgen Hübner, CEO of Schoeller Textil AG and Shih Ming Hsie, president of Formosa Taffeta […]

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INVISTA’s CORDURA® Brand business unveils interactive website in Chinese

May 16th, 2011

For the past 30 years, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team has set the standard for durable fabrics in the outdoor, workwear and military markets. As part of its effort to achieve greater consumer awareness globally, INVISTA has now launched an interactive Chinese website, located at cordura.com/sch/index.html. With the Chinese market demonstrating rapid growth in the outdoor […]

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Ostrich-inspired Ossie collection by Enduratex makes its debut

May 13th, 2011

Enduratex (China General Plastics Corp. of America, CGPC) has announced the release of Ossie, a unique faux leather product with a rich appearance designed for high-end applications. Developed as a top-of-the-line faux leather product, Ossie is the newest offering in the Endurasoft contract catalog, and will be available in 13 SKUs. “Ossie is an exotic […]

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Japan’s technical textile industry growing again after years of decline

May 12th, 2011

Manmade fiber and technical textile production in Japan increased in 2010 for the first time in several years—and could increase again in the coming years as demand for materials for reconstruction surges following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. On the negative side, the technical textile industry is likely to suffer from lower demand […]

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EFI acquires Streamline Development

May 11th, 2011

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) Inc. acquired Streamline Development LLC, the provider of PrintStream ERP/MIS software focused on mailing and fulfillment services for the printing industry. PrintStream software will become part of EFI’s portfolio. EFI intends to integrate key PrintStream features into its core ERP/MIS platforms while continuing to support the existing PrintStream client base. Source: […]

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Aqua-Tite® Green for eco-friendly water repellency and stain protection

May 11th, 2011

Fabrics are used outdoors to protect people and items from the elements and often take the brunt of what nature delivers. Although there are many post-treatment water-repellent products on the market, they often contain a petroleum product as a base, and because of this are high in VOCs (volatile organic compounds). VOCs can ultimately get […]

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Ministry of Textiles in India announces restructured subsidy scheme

May 10th, 2011

The Indian government will provide a maximum subsidy of Rupees 1,972 crores (US $438 million) to attract an investment of approximately US $10.42 billion across the textiles value chain. A communiqué dated May 1st, 2011, from the Ministry of Textiles has announced the restructuring of the popular Technology Upgradation Fund Schemes (TUFS) to boost investments […]

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100,000th OEKO-TEX® certificate issued

May 9th, 2011

At the end of February 2011, the International OEKO-TEX® Association issued the hundred thousandth certificate since the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 was established, underlining once again its importance as a leading global independent certification system for textiles tested for harmful substances. Currently, more than 9,500 companies in 90 countries are actively involved in OEKO-TEX® certification. In […]

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