German group introduces new certification for laundry service providers

April 18th, 2013

The German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services has introduced the RAL Quality Certification Mark, RAL-GZ 992/4 Clothing of Care Home Residents, to help ensure hygiene standards for personal laundry from care home residents. Currently, German regulations only require specific hygiene standards be met for the processing of certain types of laundry from care homes, […]

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AATCC presents Millson Award for Invention to two military groups

April 17th, 2013

In April, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) honored the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command and scientists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center as recipients of the 2012 Henry E. Millson Award for Invention. The award was given in recognition of their work to develop camouflage patterns […]

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IFAI and Clarion Events North America sign collaboration agreement

April 17th, 2013

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is pleased to announce a collaborative agreement has been signed with Clarion Events North America surrounding Clarion’s annual ExpoProducción event in Mexico City. The collaboration will include an IFAI Pavilion and Conference to be held within the annual ExpoProducción trade show at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, […]

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IFAI and Clarion Events North America sign collaboration agreement

April 16th, 2013

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is pleased to announce a collaborative agreement has been signed with Clarion Events North America surrounding Clarion’s annual ExpoProducción event in Mexico City. The collaboration will include an IFAI Pavilion and Conference to be held within the annual ExpoProducción trade show at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, […]

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TenCate certified for corporate social responsibility

April 15th, 2013

TenCate has achieved the next step in implementing its sustainability policy. The company has announced that all four of its market groups have been certified in accordance with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Performance Ladder level 3 standards. Accredited certification bureaus have established that business operations at the Dutch production company satisfy the certification standards […]

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NASA invests in small business innovative research and technology proposals

April 12th, 2013

NASA has selected 295 research and technology proposals from 216 American small businesses for negotiations that may lead to contract awards worth a combined $38.7 million. The proposals are part of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR). SBIR addresses specific technology gaps in agency missions while striving […]

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TenCate acquires Amber Composites

April 11th, 2013

The major portion of the global composite market consists of thermoset materials, and Koninklijke TenCate NV, Almelo, The Netherlands, recently acquired Amber Composites Ltd., an English manufacturer of composite materials, to increase its capacity. TenCate Advanced Composites in the U.S. and Europe produce thermoset composites for aerospace applications, and by adding Amber Composites will lower […]

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Teijin integrates two businesses

April 10th, 2013

In a bid to grow global markets in fiber raw materials, apparel and industrial materials, Teijin Limited, Tokyo, Japan, will integrate two businesses, N.I. Teijin Shoji Co. Ltd. and Teijin Fibers Limited, into a unique hybrid converting company, Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd. The new company will manage development, sales and trading of raw fiber and […]

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Printer for small print service providers

April 10th, 2013

HP’s Designjet L26100 Printer is designed for small print service providers interested in the versatility, ease-of-use and environmental benefits of HP Latex Printing Technologies. Featuring HP 792 Designjet Latex Inks, the Designjet L26100 is ideal for high-impact indoor and outdoor applications, including point of purchase displays, temporary textiles and vehicle graphics. The 61-inch printer delivers […]

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SEAMS 2013 Networking Conference registration now open

April 9th, 2013

SEAMS, the National Association for the U.S. Sewn Products Industry, is now accepting registrations for its Spring 2013 Networking Conference planned for April 26-27 at the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. Entitled “The Reshoring Wave,” the event is expected to attract professionals from virtually every segment of the diverse fashion and industrial sewn […]

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