IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference begins Sept. 26

July 24, 2017

IFAI Expo 2017 in New Orleans, La., Sept. 26–28, will have an expanded program for industry professionals in the advanced textiles field. Education will feature four tracks: Medical, Military, Smart Fabrics and Testing. Attendees are free to move between tracks for specific presentations of interest, and some sessions are part

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Microban announces ruling in AEGIS® suit

July 21, 2017

Greenchem Intl. Co. Ltd. has been ordered to stop using and return all AEGIS® and AEGIS Microbe Shield® products to Microban®. Microban® International Ltd., the supplier of antimicrobials and odor control prevention, announced the ruling. The company has maintained that Greenchem International Co., Ltd. wrongfully obtained the use of its AEGIS® Environmental Management Inc.

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DuraFiber announces next steps for U.S. plants

July 20, 2017

DuraFiber Technologies a global supplier of high-tenacity polyester fibers, engineered fabrics, sewing threads and advanced materials, has announced that it has taken the next steps to prepare its production facilities in Salisbury and Shelby, N.C., and Winnsboro, S.C., to be idled if a buyer is not identified by September 11. According to the company,

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Toray to buy shares of Hong Kong knitter

July 18, 2017

Knitting Industry reports that Japanese company Toray Industries has agreed to acquire shares in Hong Kong–based Pacific Textiles Holdings. Toray has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 28.03 percent of Pacific Textiles from Far East Asia Ltd. Closing is expected to occur in July. Pacific Textiles has been manufacturing

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Survey: consumers need information on textile odor control

July 10, 2017

Swiss textile maker HeiQ has conducted a consumer research study that shows consumers are bothered by smells on their textiles, but they are not aware of anti-odor functionalities in clothing or home textiles. HeiQ has concluded that textile products empowered with odor control technologies should be rethought if the added

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NASA program facilitates licensing of spinoffs

July 10, 2017

The job of NASA’s Technology Transfer Program is to support NASA spinoffs, i.e., technologies originally developed to meet NASA mission needs that have been transferred by license to the public and now provide benefits as a commercial product or service. NASA says that its online licensing system, ATLAS, eases the

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SEFAR’s modular system illuminates exhibits in London

July 7, 2017

Museums offer visitors a visual experience made possible with ideal lighting solutions. SEFAR® Architecture LIGHTFRAME® was chosen to illuminate the displays at the Tate Gallery of Modern Art, allowing works from Van Gogh to Warhol. The museum’s designers, Herzog & de Meuron, were looking for uniform illumination throughout the Tate

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Indian Textile Industry Aims to Reach US$650 Billion by 2025

July 6, 2017

Narendra Modi, Honorable Prime Minister of India heralded the strength and capacity of the Indian textile industry at Textiles India 2017 recently in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The event was India’s largest-ever textile industry gathering. Speaking extemporaneously in Hindi and English the prime minister addressed a large audience in Mahatma Mandir,

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Porcher Industries participates in X-Alps adventure race

July 5, 2017

Photos: Porcher Industries. Porcher Industries is participating in the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race that began July 2. The 2017 course is a straight-line distance of 1138 kilometers across the Alps. Racers may only run, hike or fly their paragliders to navigate the course’s series of turning points that take

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Apparel brands sign “We Are Still In”

July 3, 2017

In support of the Paris Agreement on climate, some apparel brands, including Under Armour, Timberland, Nike, Levi’s, Gap and Adidas, have signed the “We Are Still In” pledge. The apparel companies are joined by about 1,400 businesses and investors, nine states, 275 colleges and universities, and 178 cities and counties.

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