Innovative yarn for sport and leisure wear

March 9th, 2012

Working in partnership with Zwickauer Kammgarn GmbH and Helmut Peterseim Strickwaren GmbH in Mühlhausen, researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim have developed an innovative new yarn for knitted textiles. The hybrid yarn HP2G and combines the benefits of synthetic fibres with those of wool fibres. This combination guarantees thermal insulation and efficient wicking and […]

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Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announces NSF/ANSI 336 compliance

March 8th, 2012

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announced that two of its new Sunbrella® Contract fabrics—a filling-face twill and plain-weave canvas—have attained Silver level compliance with the National Science Foundation/American National Standards Institute (NSF/ANSI) 336-2011 Sustainable Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabrics. The company is the first to declare compliance under the standard, which was adopted by the Association […]

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CORDURA classic fabric remains choice for Manhattan Portage bags

March 7th, 2012

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand fabric remains a key ingredient in the drawstring flap style 1219 Dakota Backpack from Manhattan Portage. Featuring 1000D CORDURA® Classic fabric and signature Manhattan Portage design, the backpack provides stylish practicality from everyday wear to weekend or day trips. The 1219 Dakota backpack features a main compartment with a drawstring closure flap […]

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3M Commercial Graphics 2012 Graphic Installation training sessions

March 7th, 2012

3M Commercial Graphics 2012 Graphic Installation training sessions 3M Commercial Graphics announces the 2012 schedule of its training, testing and accreditation process for installers. Aimed at providing graphic professionals with the training to take their skills to the next level, 3M Commercial Graphics offers opportunities for companies to gain recognition through the 3M Certified Graphics […]

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Teijin’s Nanofront high-strength polyester used in gloves

March 5th, 2012

Nanofiber provides excellent slip-resistance and comfort in bicycle and motorcycle gloves Teijin Fibers Limited, the core company of the Teijin Group’s polyester fibers business, announced that it is supplying Nanofront high-strength polyester nanofiber for use in the palms of bicycle and motorcycle gloves made by Goldwin Inc., a major sport apparel maker in Japan. This […]

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Rapid demand growth is driving investment in nonwovens

March 2nd, 2012

Rapid growth in demand in emerging markets is driving investment in nonwovens, according to a report in the latest issue of Technical Textile Markets from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. Several nonwovens roll goods producers are building, or have recently built, new facilities and new lines with the aim of targeting growing demand in […]

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Mutoh celebrates 60th anniversary

March 1st, 2012

Mutoh celebrates its 60th year of business in 2012. The company, founded in Tokyo, Japan, originally manufactured and distributed mechanical drafting products. It pioneered CAD plotters in the 1980s and has since become a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers on a global scale. In recent company news, Mutoh America Inc. expanded from its corporate office […]

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EFI acquires Cretaprint, explores tile printing market

March 1st, 2012

EFI acquired Cretaprint, a developer of inkjet printers for ceramic tile printing. EFI plans to strengthen Cretaprint’s operations in Spain, further its expertise within the tile industry, and increase market presence. The acquisition comes as industry analysts project rapid growth in ceramic tile inkjet printing. A Specialty Graphic Imaging Association membership survey found more than […]

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Certifying reduced carbon footprint

March 1st, 2012

SGS Consumer Testing Services, based in Geneva, Switzerland, offers certification and testing services, including a new program that allows companies to demonstrate carbon reductions through a series of three different product marks. Unlike carbon footprint marks that are limited to a state, country or single phase of a product’s lifecycle, the SGS marks cover all […]

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New software calculates thread demand

March 1st, 2012

Manufacturers lose money if they tie up working capital in raw materials, and a new software module provides a scientific and consistent mathematic solution for accurate measurement of thread demand. Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, Bönnigheim, Germany, a thread manufacturer, has joined forces with GSD Ltd., Preston, England, a costing and productivity consultant, […]

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