Cotton Inc. wins recycling innovator award

July 17th, 2014

Recognition for Blue Jeans Go Green™ program. The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), the Bureau of International Recycling’s Textiles Division (BIR) and the Council for Textile Recycling (CTR) held the first International Textile Recycling Summit (ITRS), June 2, in Miami, Fla. Conference attendees discussed trends, concerns and emerging markets in the used clothing […]

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AATCC offers online training videos

July 16th, 2014

Test methods and evaluation procedures explained. The Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) has launched a selection of test method online training videos featuring visual demonstrations of 11 popular AATCC test methods and six evaluation procedures. They include text and audio narration of step-by-step instruction and demonstrations of correct techniques. Four separate training […]

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Printing applications from Mimaki USA

July 15th, 2014

Wide format printing applications displayed at ISA 2014. Mimaki USA displayed its product line for applications in the sign and display, textile and apparel, and industrial printing markets, at the 2014 ISA International Sign Expo, held in Orlando, Fla., April 25-27. Its featured product, the Mimaki JFX200-2513 LED UV-curable flatbed printer, offers the same operational […]

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Larson Electronics releases 300-watt LED light fixture

July 14th, 2014

Explosion-proof fixture for recessed mounting. Larson Electronics has released a 300-watt, Class 1, Division 2 hazardous location lay-in LED light fixture designed for recessed panel mounting. The aluminum body and LED lamp give the HAL-LI-48-2X150LED durability and resistance to vibration and impacts. The housing is specially designed to dissipate heat, which increases the efficiency and […]

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Stay safe with window film

July 11th, 2014

Tips from IWFA. The International Window Film Association (IWFA) has offered tips to protect drivers and homeowners, specifically during summer months. Windows around a home’s entryway can be an inviting target for thieves to break into, and FBI reports have shown increased break-ins during the months of July and August. According to Darrell Smith, IWFA […]

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Birdair lands Arthur Ashe Stadium contract

July 10th, 2014

Retractable roof to be installed by 2016. Birdair Inc. was selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and architectural design and planning firm Rossetti to supply a 210,000-square-foot, PTFE membrane, retractable roof for the Arthur Ashe Stadium, with expected installation by 2016. The roof is part of a five-year transformation of the USTA Billie […]

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Banker Wire updates catalog

July 9th, 2014

Several new products introduced. Banker Wire, leading manufacturer of woven wire mesh, has released an updated catalog showcasing its new products. The catalog focuses on architectural products and includes more than 60 of Banker Wire’s most popular specifications. It also explains the various ways in which the products can be customized and manufactured for almost […]

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World-renowned color management experts to speak at AATCC workshop

July 8th, 2014

Color management workshop will be held Aug. 26-27. The Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) will hold a color management workshop Aug. 26-27 at the AATCC Technical Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Color management experts will discuss color principles and the effect of lighting; factors to consider when developing a color palette […]

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GIZ and Huntsman Textile Effects partner

July 7th, 2014

GIZ Chemical Environmental Management for Competitiveness Program to raise chemical management industry standards for textile mills in Bangladesh. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, a German federal agency that promotes sustainable development around the world, and Huntsman Textile Effects, a leading global provider of high-quality dyes and textiles chemicals, are cooperating to raise chemical […]

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Infection prevention

July 4th, 2014

The Hohenstein Institute puts antimicrobial products and hygiene precautions to the test. Antimicrobial products can play an important role in preventing hospital-acquired infections. The Hohenstein Institute, Boennigheim, Germany, tests products that incorporate antimicrobial technologies for their compliance with international standards and certifies their effectiveness on the basis of type testing. Products come from a range […]

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