2011 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Design Competition winners announced

June 30th

AATCC has announced the winners of the 2011 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Design Competition for students. The seventh annual design competition launched in October 2010, and received 71 entries from 17 schools. “Eco Chic Bag” challenged students to lend their creative touch to the growing market for reusable shopping bags and create a marriage between...

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New stain-resistant polyester fabric from Teijin

June 29th

Teijin Fibers Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group’s polyester fibers business, announced today that it has developed a new stain-resistant polyester fabric that offers, for the first time, both water absorption to eliminate stickiness and oil repellency to resist oil-based soiling. Polyester is essentially hydrophobic, so it neither absorbs water nor repels oil-based...

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RollEase to distribute Alkenz fabric in U.S.

June 28th

RollEase Inc., Stamford, Conn., has been appointed exclusive distributor of Alkenz fabric in the United States, effective immediately, replacing the former distributor, Alkenz USA. “We are very excited about this important addition to the RollEase line of window covering systems, components and accessories. Alkenz shares our values for quality and innovation and we are proud...

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Cooley Group announces new warranty options with Roland DGA Corp.

June 27th

Cooley Commercial Graphics is pleased to announce two new warranty options for Cooley products with Roland DGA Corp. A five-year warranty is available for Cooley-Brite® (20 oz. coated), Cooley-Brite® Lite (16 oz. coated) and Weathertyte® Lite (11 oz. coated) when decorated using Roland AdvancedJET AJ-1000i digital printers and EcoXtreme i inks. A seven-year warranty is...

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Designtex adds Eco Intelligence® with Agion® to its new collection

June 24th

The new Josephine Collection from Designtex, a Steelcase Company, adds to the company’s offerings of extreme performance and environmentally designed textiles. The line of healthcare privacy and upholstery textiles incorporates Eco Intelligence® post-consumer recycled polyester with Agion® from Victor Group. A celebration of nature, wellness and the human spirit, this collection is an expression of...

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Pantograms offers efficiency and value in the Meistergram PRO embroidery machine

June 23rd

Meistergram PRO 1502, distributed by Pantograms Manufacturing, is a 15-needle, 15-color, two-head embroidery machine with a new ergonomic design control panel and 10-inch color LCD monitor with a built-in USB port for increased efficiency in data processing. For convenience, the universal symbolic buttons on the touch screen control panel makes it easy to navigate and...

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NILIT® launches invigorating Innergy® fibers

June 22nd

NILIT®, Migdal Ha’emek, Israel, a global producer of nylon 6.6, will introduce its revolutionary NILIT Innergy® fiber at the upcoming Interfilière 2011 show, July 9-11, 2011, in the Paris Expo, Port de Versailles, France. The NILIT exhibit will be in Pavilion 1, Stand C10/D07. Garments made with NILIT Innergy yarns invigorate the body and increase...

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Eriez® creates consolidated North American sales team

June 21st

Eriez® Erie, Pa., has combined its United States and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team. To support this integration, Dave Heubel has been promoted from national sales manager to the newly-created position of Director—North American Sales. His expanded responsibilities include managing all sales efforts for the light and heavy industry markets...

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How to improve your ROI from industry trade shows: free webinar June 30

June 20th

Marketing professionals wanting to improve their ROI from trade shows should be sure to attend the free webinar sponsored by Marine Marketers of America (MMA) this month. Thaddeus B. Kubis, a nationally known marketing expert, will explore the new world of trade show marketing in a 30-minute webinar scheduled for 11 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, June...

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Gerber discontinues production of flatbed printers

June 20th

Gerber Scientific Products will exit its flatbed printer business to focus on its industry leading range of thermal printing products. As such, the company will stop manufacturing its UV-flatbed printers, including the Gerber CAT UV and Solara ion. A significant contraction in the size of the flatbed market during the global downturn of 2008, followed...

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