February 2012

  • Published On: February 29, 2012

    A 20-page report, “Freedonia Focus on Coated Fabrics: United States,” analyzes the U.S. coated fabrics sector for 2005 and 2010, with projections for 2015. MarketResearch.com produced the report, which covers market size, product and market segmentation, trade, environmental and regulatory issues, technology, industry composition and much more. Product segments include non-rubber-coated fabrics, rubber-coated fabrics and [...]

  • Published On: February 28, 2012

    International Oeko-Tex® Association presents a free webinar meant to boost textile professsionals’ confidence in meeting stringent international requirements; ensuring products are free from harmful levels of dangerous substances; keeping product standards up to date. The webinar will take place March 7, 2012 at noon EST. The webinar will review the Oeko-Tex® certification process and discuss [...]

  • Published On: February 27, 2012

    The Yarns and Fibers Exchange (YnFx), Bombay, India, recently launched two reports that forecast market trends and prices in the polyester and nylon supply chains. The reports provide price forecasts on the fifth of each month and estimate prices for the quarter and year’s end in Asia, the U.S. and Europe. YNFX plans to look [...]

  • Published On: February 24, 2012

    Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. (ASTG) received the 2012 Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Sustainability Recognition Award for the second consecutive year. SGIA created the Sustainability Recognition Awards to recognize member companies that develop a sustainable business ethic, requiring a strong commitment from the company’s management and workforce. Awards are based on submission of required [...]

  • Published On: February 22, 2012

    Eastman and ExactFlat software reduces bottlenecks in tent and awning industry Eastman Machine Company, industry leaders in the industrial fabrics cutting system market, teams up with Tri-D Technologies Inc., makers of ExactFlat 3D-to-2D CAD flattening software, to create a new product called ExactFlat Tent & Awning Engineer. “We have seen a dramatic increase in sales [...]

  • Published On: February 21, 2012

    Supply55’s carbide Premium Cutter Blades and Blade Holders Supply55, Inc. a leading provider of unique value added products to the sign, screen and graphic arts market is pleased to announce the release of Precise Carbide Premium Cutter Blades and Blade Holders for vinyl cutters and digital printers. Precise Carbide Premium Cutter Blades are manufactured from [...]

  • Published On: February 20, 2012

    Rachel Lessne wins AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award Rachel Lessne is this year’s recipient of the AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award. Lessne was chosen for her holistic business approach and practices in achieving social, economic, as well as environmental, sustainability. Lessne opened Green Envy Eco Boutique, combining her “love of the earth with a passion for fashion.” [...]

  • Published On: February 17, 2012

    Teijin launches China’s first closed-loop recycling for uniforms The Teijin Group announces the first program in China for collecting and recycling used uniforms. The uniforms will be recycled using Teijin’s Eco Circle, an environmentally friendly closed-loop system incorporating the world’s first technology for the chemical recycling of polyester, which Teijin Fibers introduced in 2002. The [...]

  • Published On: February 16, 2012

    Miller Weldmaster Corporation provider of heat-sealing technology services and machinery for the industrial welding fabric and thermoplastic market, announced Feb. 15 the appointment of Brent Nussbaum as applications sales engineer. In his new role, Nussbaum will support the Miller Weldmaster international distributor sales channels as well as the company’s automated equipment products and services. Since [...]

  • Published On: February 16, 2012

    United States to plant 13.63 million acres of cotton in 2012 A survey by National Cotton Council (NCC) released February 11, 2012 projects a decline of 7.5 percent in upland cotton acreage compared to 2011, amounting to 13.34 million acres in 2012. Extra-long staple (ELS) acreage is expected to decline by 6.4 percent from the [...]