SmartSilver partnership

March 1st, 2008

NanoHorizons Inc., State College, Penn., and Piedmont Chemical Industries Inc., High Point, N.C., have joined forces to bring SmartSilver™ antimicrobial and moisture-management finishes and additives into a new line of polyester, cotton and nylon products. The strategic alliance between the two companies will bring NanoHorizons’ technology into a water-based compound that will be applied by […]

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African manufacturers join forces

March 1st, 2008

Facing fierce competition from Chinese textile operations, manufacturers from Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia joined forces at the Agadir Agreement Region Economic Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, to develop strategies to hold on to their markets. Textile and clothing account for almost 50 percent of all exports and four million jobs in the region, and the […]

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Clean green at Mermet

March 1st, 2008

3G Mermet, Cowpens, S.C., manufactures solar-protection fabrics from high-quality coated fiberglass yarns, primarily used for window screens. In January, the company received two certifications from GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, Marietta, Ga., that demonstrate that it makes those products to high environmental standards. “Mermet coated fabrics meet or exceed the field-validated standards for products and materials with […]

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The textile industry in China

March 1st, 2008

Li Ying Lu: The China Textile News (CTN) is the only authorized national newspaper on the textile industry in China. Would you please give us some background on your newspaper? Mr. Chi: CTN started in 1986, and is 22 years old this year. The fundamental mission of this newspaper is to offer comprehensive information services […]

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Taiwan institute marks 50 years in textiles

January 1st, 1970

The Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) celebrated its 50th anniversary in its headquarters in Tucheng City, Taipei County, on Dec. 3, 2009. More than 100 prominent guests attended, including all the former chairmen. The institute changed its name from the China Textile Institute in 2004. In 2008, it expanded to the southern region of Taiwan […]

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Advanced Textiles 2010: High-tech highlights

January 1st, 1970

Compiled by Galynn Nordstrom, Janet Preus, Chris Tschida and Susan Niemi The day-long program “Textiles for Extreme Applications,” headlining the 7th Intl. Conference on Safety & Protective Fabrics on Oct. 26, 2010, led off the 2010 Advanced Textiles sessions at IFAI Expo Americas. Sustainability, insulation, wellness and force mitigation made the headlines this year. Some […]

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IFAI Expo Americas 2010: Grow your business with product innovation

January 1st, 1970

Compiled by Galynn Nordstrom, Janet Preus, Chris Tschida and Susan Niemi Dennis Paris of Tangerine Strategies LLC, business and marketing consultants, defines new product development as the creation of a product that will generate value for your customers vs. the competition. Revolutionary products change market behavior; evolutionary products add benefits or quality to the market. […]

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IFAI Expo Americas 2010: Social media opportunities

January 1st, 1970

Compiled by Galynn Nordstrom, Janet Preus, Chris Tschida and Susan Niemi In the 1960s, television was the marketing medium, well suited to the promotion of big consumer brands to a public with greater buying power than ever before. But times have changed. As consumers deal with less discretionary income, they want a closer look than […]

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DuPont invites entries for 2008 Plunkett Awards

December 31st, 1969

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Teflon®, the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) polymer that became a household name and component of products ranging from cookware to protective clothing to aerospace. To commemorate the anniversary, DuPont™ Fluoropolymer Solutions, Wilmington, Del., called for entries to the 2008 Plunkett Awards for Innovation and Sustainability in the Americas, Europe, the […]

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