Teijin’s Green Carpet to roll out at Tokyo International Film Festival

September 28th

Teijin Limited announced today that for the fifth consecutive year it has produced an eco-friendly Green Carpet made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles for the ecologically minded Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), which will be held Oct. 20-28, 2012. The Green Carpet is made of Teijin Fibers’ ECOPET recycled polyester fiber, produced from used PET...

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NCSU’s Jason Tung awarded TAPPI’s NET Division Scholarship

September 27th

TAPPI’s Nonwovens Engineering & Technologists (NET) Division Scholarship, sponsored by Momentive, has been awarded to Yik Shing (Jason) Tung. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to encourage engineering students to pursue careers in the nonwovens industry and to develop awareness of the industry. TAPPI’s Nonwovens Engineering & Technologists Division covers the global nonwovens business and includes...

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Phifer adds window options with new colors and patterns

September 26th

Phifer Inc. has introduced nearly a dozen new, on-trend patterns and colors in its popular Style 5000 Jacquard line of SheerWeave window covering fabrics. These additions—natural, organic weaves in silky finishes—make a smooth transition into this collection of traditional options in hushed naturals and warm earth tones. The new Style 5000 patterns and colors include...

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UL-STR to present two Quality Assurance seminars

September 25th

UL-STR, an independent provider of quality assurance (QA) testing, audit, inspection and responsible sourcing services for the consumer products industry, will present two seminars: “An Introduction to Colour Management, Colour Appearance and Assessment” and “REACh and Chemical Compliance for the EU” on Oct. 10, 2012, at its U.K. laboratories. The training courses are part of...

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“Pink Flamenco” umbrellas for charity

September 24th

Santa Barbara Designs® (SBD), Oxnard, Calif., has announced that, effective Oct. 1, the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it will make a charitable donation for every “Pink Flamenco” umbrella sold through the rest of 2012. Each new owner of a “Pink Flamenco” (or any other color Flamenco), may select a charitable organization, and...

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AATCC Textile Testing Workshop scheduled for Dec. 5-6, 2012

September 21st

For professionals responsible for product evaluation, specifications and quality control for apparel and textile materials, the Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop will be held Dec. 5-6 at the AATCC headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., U.S.A. AATCC procedures for evaluating colorfastness and physical properties will be discussed and demonstrated by AATCC staff. Colorfastness tests to...

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Polartec®, Norrøna partner with REPREVE® to create 100 percent recycled garments

September 20th

Polartec partner brand Norrøna has announced the release of the 100 percent recycled men’s and women’s /29 warm4 up-cycled jackets, built of Polartec® Wind Pro® fleece made entirely of REPREVE 100 yarn. Polartec uses REPREVE 100 yarn from Unifi for more than 50 percent of its domestic production. The REPREVE yarn was made from recycled...

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SBA SizeUp helps business owners research data and analytics

September 19th

Small business owners and start-ups across the country can now take advantage of a new business tool to help them compete and grow. The free tool, called SizeUp, helps businesses identify new customers and compare their performance against other businesses in their industry with data collected from hundreds of private and public sources. GIS Planning...

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Inspecting the acoustic properties of textile materials

September 18th

Sound-absorbing functions or the suppression of unwanted noise are often an integral requirement of equipment and clothing for military use. The extent of the sound-absorbing qualities of a material and which noises are caused by wind or movement can now be investigated using the acoustic test apparatus at the Hohenstein Institutes in Bönnigheim, Germany. The...

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IFAI Expo 2012 ShowStoppers: You be the Judge

September 17th

This year, as part of our celebration of IFAI’s 100th anniversary, we’re inaugurating a new tradition: the ShowStopper awards. We want to recognize the best of the best new products and services from our exhibitors at IFAI Expo 2012: the most pragmatic and the most innovative; the most effective and the most efficient; the most...

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