CRAiLAR Technologies named to 2013 TSX Venture 50 list

February 28th

CRAiLAR Technologies Inc., which produces and markets CRAiLAR®—a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers—has been named to the 2013 TSX Venture 50. The list is assembled based on quantitative measurement of top performing publicly traded companies on the TSX Venture Exchange. CRAiLAR was ranked ninth in the clean tech sector. It is...

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AATCC’s UV Calibration Reference Fabric ensures precise color communication

February 27th

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ (AATCC) Ultraviolet (UV) Calibration Reference Fabric helps ensure accurate color communication throughout the textile supply chain accurate, saving time and money from expensive miscommunications. AATCC’s optically brightened reference fabric has been calibrated to a national standardizing lab. The fabric is designed to give more accurate measurements than the...

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Badgetec develops Contour Clip clothing attachment

February 26th

Badgetec has developed a recently patented clothing-safe attachment for wearing buttons, badges and tags. The new plastic clip, called the Contour Clip®, is molded polypropylene that attaches to a garment like a paperclip. The clip can replace traditional pins or metal spring clips as well as adhesive stickers due to the clip’s ease of use...

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Enduratex and Warehouse Two engage in inventory sharing program

February 25th

Enduratex™ has recently engaged Warehouse Two in a program that encourages inventory sharing for Enduratex distributors, said Jeff Post, vice president and general manager of Enduratex/CGPCA (China General Plastics Corporation of America). “Plain and simple, inventory sharing within a distributor network such as ours, is good business,” said Post. “The benefits to the distributors and...

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FabricLink Network announces 2013 Top 10 Textile Innovation Awards

February 22nd

The FabricLink Network’s Top 10 Innovation Awards for 2013 recognize outstanding new developments in textile fabrics for outdoor, industrial, and medical applications. The awards highlight an array of cutting edge products, which involve a range of technologies from nano-technology, to NASA research, to fire protection, to smart fabric construction. The new technologies are commercially available...

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Lenzing constructing jumbo TENCEL® production line in Austria

February 21st

The combined expertise and technologies of Lenzing and the Tencel Group, which were recently merged, are being applied for the first time in the construction of the state-of-the-art TENCEL® plant. The new plant marks an exciting new chapter in TENCEL® technology. The production line is currently being built in Lenzing, Austria. “TENCEL® uniquely answers the...

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3M Commercial Graphics announces 2013 Advanced Installer Training session dates

February 20th

3M Commercial Graphics has announced the 2013 schedule of 3M Advanced Installer Training sessions, which offers graphic professionals the training to take their skills to the next level. 3M Advanced Installation Training The sessions will include discussion, demonstration and intensive hands-on training. Attendees of the course will work on building and refining skills for vehicle...

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Carnegie introduces two new collections

February 20th

Carnegie is introducing two new fabric collections. The first collection, Lines & Shapes, is a compilation of fabrics designed by Laura Guido-Clark in conjunction with the Carnegie Design Studio. In addition, Carnegie is introducing a new line of privacy fabrics ideal for healthcare, long-term care and wellness facilities. The collection includes four patterns: Adigio, Cadence,...

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Inflatable subway plug under development

February 19th

In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy created havoc in New York City’s transit systems, flooding seven of the city’s 14 under-river subway tunnels and several major highway tunnels. Dr. Ever J. Barbaro, a West Virginia University professor of advanced materials engineering, is hoping this never happens again. He has been working for five years on...

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Teijin receives Grand Award at nano tech 2013

February 18th

Teijin Limited announced that it received a Grand Award at the nano tech 2013 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Teijin presented advanced nano materials, including polyester, aramid and carbon nanofibers, as well as silicon ink and paste, plus a...

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