Smaller carbon footprints save money and satisfy customers

August 1st, 2008

Should you measure your carbon footprint and try to reduce it? This isn’t about a sooty trail around the office. It’s about how much carbon dioxide your company pumps into the atmosphere as a result of its electricity consumption, motor vehicle fuel use and other business daily goings-on. Whatever your opinion about global warming, reducing […]

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AATCC co-sponsors “Textile Printing: Green & Global”

August 1st, 2008

The American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC) and [TC]2 are jointly sponsoring “Innovative Textile Printing: Green & Global,” September 17–19 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, N.C., U.S.A. The conference will highlight fresh approaches to textile printing and provide insight into the development and production of textile prints in the global supply chain. […]

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PVC breeds controversy in industrial fabrics industry

July 1st, 2008

Poor Waldo Semon. Today the inventor would no doubt fly his private jet to his private island, where he would entertain VIPs in just about any industry you could name. But in 1926, when the B.F. Goodrich Co. researcher devised polyvinyl chloride (PVC), his employer had a hard time marketing it. Today, manufacturers in industries […]

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Developing sustainable products and practices

June 1st, 2008

From magazine articles to seminars to trade show floors, the topic of sustainability has worked its way into business consciousness. And most manufacturers and distributors are starting to realize that implementing a few green elements here and there is not enough. Is it possible for a business to be a responsible steward of both the […]

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Green roof manufacturers incorporate sustainable products

May 1st, 2008

If it looks green, smells green and feels green, it must be green. Right? The answer, it turns out, is more complex. It is common knowledge that green technology has large positive environmental impacts: large-scale energy savings, runoff reduction and heat reduction among their chief assets. As green builders continue to define the standards and […]

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Meeting demand: A manufacturer’s perspective

January 1st, 1970

By Holly O’Dell It wasn’t a tough sell for Aurora Specialty Textiles Group of Aurora, Ill., to board the green train within the last three to five years. “People are more aware now about environmental issues than they were a few years ago,” says Jeff Leagon, Aurora’s vice president, business development. “It was a combination […]

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