Founder of Pure Filter Solutions to receive 2012 AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award

March 29th

In April, AATCC will honor Nicole Nichols-Wilson, president and founder of Pure Filter Solutions (PFS) as the 2012 recipient of the Association’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Nichols is being recognized for designing, manufacturing and marketing dewatering filtration products that prevent pollution of valuable water resources. Nichols-Wilson was a consultant in the filtration industry during 2006 to...

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ORAFOL announces merger of ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc.

March 28th

ORAFOL announced the merger of ORACAL USA, of Black Creek, Ga., and ORAFOL Americas Inc. of Avon, Conn. The merger positions the combined company as a leading manufacturer of PSA films, reflective materials and industrial tapes in the America’s. Effective July 1, 2013, both entities will be restructured to form ORAFOL Americas, Inc. with Randall...

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Banner Creations’ eco-friendly tote bags garner attention

March 27th

Banner Creations, a Minneapolis, Minn., manufacturer of display products made of Ecophab™ 100-percent post-consumer recycled plastic, takes waste seriously. The company created a division, Scrappy Products, that makes The Green Bag tote from leftover scrap fabric. Each tote contains the equivalent of 10 liter-sized plastic bottles and brags about its earth-friendly characteristics. The slogan on...

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Clariant supports water saving efforts in textile manufacturing

March 26th

Clariant supports the textile industry’s efforts toward sustainable freshwater management with the publishing of water-saving tips and technologies in a special edition of its “News Chat” newsletter. Titled “Each Drop Counts – chemical solutions for reduced water consumption”, the publication provides guidance to textile customers willing to join a rising global effort to address water...

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Hemp creates a buzz in new Architecture for Humanity headquarters

March 25th

Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit design services firm, has completed its new headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. Partnering with Gensler for the interior remodel, Architecture for Humanity wanted to provide a flexible, collaborative space for workers who are in constant global communication with their members and overseas offices. Coalesse Bob chairs were selected and upholstered...

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My-Villages announces new marine industry Innovation Partners

March 22nd

My-Villages, the marine industry’s online collaborative, announced additions to its lineup of Innovation Partners, expanding the company’s program to help marine businesses transform how boating services are coordinated and to enhance customer engagement. Joining The Hinckley Company, the first My-Villages Innovation Partner (MVIP) to come aboard in December 2012 are Marine Professionals Inc. of Fort...

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US manufacturing sector energy use and energy intensity down since 2002

March 21st

U.S. Energy Information Administration data indicates a significant decline in the amount of energy used per unit of gross manufacturing output in the U.S. According to the data, total energy consumption in the manufacturing sector decreased by 17 percent from 2002 to 2010. Manufacturing gross output decreased by only 3 percent over the same period....

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Miller Weldmaster sells first T600 Extreme Cover at IFAI Expo

March 20th

TRS Industries, a 30-year veteran tarp repair and manufacturing company, recently purchased Miller Weldmaster’s first T600 Extreme Cover at IFAI Expo Americas 2012 in Boston, Mass. The company cited features such as a bigger machine throat capacity and the same state-of-the-art features as earlier machines as decisive factors for its purchase. Additionally, the oldest of...

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Charles Yang to receive prestigious Olney Medal

March 19th

On April 11, AATCC will honor Charles Yang as the 2012 recipient of the Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of textile chemistry. The Olney Medal is the Association’s highest honor. Yang is a world-renowned scholar in the fields of cotton durable press finishing and flame retardant finishing. He has published over 180...

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Sustainable Phifer SheerWeave sun control fabrics

March 18th

Phifer Incorporated has announced its new SheerWeave Style 4000, 4100 and 4400 series fabrics made with sustainable DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers. Phifer is the first and only window coverings manufacturer with exclusive DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ in its fabrics. “Our SheerWeave® interior sun control fabrics were the first to be certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)...

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