Phifer to exhibit at 2015 R+T Fair

December 30th

New products include SheerWeave® fabrics, BetterVue® Elite. Phifer Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala., will return to the 2015 R+T Fair in Stuttgart Germany, Feb. 24-28, with new offerings in its lines of interior sun control fabrics and screen products for windows and doors. These include SheerWeave Styles 4000, 4100 and 4400 made with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™, providing a...

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Nanex offers invisible nanocoating technology

December 29th

Textiles and nonwovens become water and oil resistant while retaining their original properties. Belgium-based Nanex Co. offers biodegradable and eco-friendly formulas featuring “invisible” nanotechnology coatings that can be applied to natural and manmade technical textiles and nonwovens, making them resistant to oil and water while allowing them to retain their original properties. AquaShield is a...

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The fold

December 26th

Design firm prints bacteria on silk scarves. Designer and researcher Natsai Audrey Chieza, founder of London-based Studio Natsai Audrey, has developed a line of silk scarves featuring bacterial prints, named The Fold. The collection is part of the studio’s Faber Futures project-a design research project, in collaboration with Professor John Ward of University College London,...

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Roland introduces new dye-sublimation printer

December 23rd

Texart™ RT-640 improves sublimation transfer output, minimizes running costs. The Texart RT-640, a 64-inch dye-sublimation printer from Roland DGA Corp., Irvine, Calif., features new print control technology, ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software and a choice of four- or eight-color ink configurations. Its gold-plated, anti-static print head is capable of printing seven droplet sizes for smooth...

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TCL2014 presentations now available

December 22nd

Content can be purchased as PDF files. The presentations delivered at the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL2014), held Nov. 4–5 in Cannes, France, are available to purchase as PDF files. The conference was attended by more than 100 senior staff from around the world, who listened to two days of expert presentations...

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Mutoh updates website

December 19th

Design refresh offers more user-friendly navigation. Mutoh America Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., has refreshed its website with a new design and user-friendly navigation allowing site visitors to find product pages offering in-depth details. Users can also request samples and literature, watch product videos, and request personal demonstrations at Mutoh’s learning facilities. In addition, they can search...

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Arlon launches automotive website

December 18th

Color change films: new colors, more details. Arlon Graphics LLC, Placentia, Calif., has launched a new automotive website focused on its color change films. The company’s Ultimate PremiumPlus™ extreme wrap offers a paint-free way to re-color a car, while also acting as a protective barrier. Consisting of a multi-layer film constructed with a premium clear...

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Celliant® announces new yarn technology

December 17th

Four additional blends incorporate nylon, pima cotton and wool. Created by parent company Hologenix LLC, Santa Monica, Calif., Celliant technology embeds a blend of 13 minerals and proprietary ingredients into a yarn fiber’s core to harness and recycle the body’s natural energy. Celliant’s new yarn technologies are featured in four new blends: Celliant Nylon, Celliant...

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SBA offers online course on intellectual property

December 16th

Learn about the differences between patents, trademarks and copyrights. A new 30-minute online course offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) explains intellectual properties and how to protect them. It explores the differences between patents, trademarks and copyrights and explains how to file for a patent or trademark and register for a copyright. The...

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New insight in cotton genome sequencing

December 15th

Significant discovery could increase cotton productivity. Texas Tech University researchers, in collaboration with Bayer CropScience and the National Center for Genome Resources (NGCR), have developed a view into the structure of the cotton A-genome, an accomplishment that will advance cotton research to help increase cotton productivity. The genome sequence will eventually lead to improved cotton...

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