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June 2009

Israel-based OptiTex Ltd. now offers expanded online access to features of its computer-aided design and manufacturing solutions. For more information, visit www.optitex.com.

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va., has released the fourth edition of the global AAFA Restricted Substances List covering home textiles, apparel and footwear. The list is available free of charge at AAFA's website, located at www.apparelandfootwear.org.

Supercritical Fluid Technologies Inc. (SFT), Newark, Del., has introduced the SFT-250 Supercritical Fluid Extractor (SFE) for performing extractions in supercritical fluid or for small-scale pilot processing. SFT also now offers the Data Acquisition Package (DAP) as an option for its SFT Phase Monitor II instrument. The DAP produces real-time image and data capture directly to a personal computer.

Supercritial Fluid Technologies Inc.'s
SFT-250 Supercritical Fluid Extractor

Pinpoint Laser Systems Inc., Peabody, Mass., has released the Microgage Roll Alignment kit for use in paper and textile mills; converting, coating, and plastic bag lines; printing presses; and other roller and web-related applications.

Cognex Corp., Natick, Mass., has released VisionPro™ 5.2 software, featuring SearchMax™ and Color Extractor™ color tools; a simpler version of PatMax® technology; and muticore support for PatMax PatInspect™ and image filtering tools. Cognex also has released three new color vision systems for the In-Sight® Micro product line of compact color vision systems: the entry-level Micro 1100C, with 640 x 480 resolution; the 1400C, with doubled processor performance for more demanding applications; and the 1403Cm with two-mexapixel (1600 x 1200) resolution. Cognex also has introduced In-Sight Explorer version 4.3 software with Color Match and Color Extract tools.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., is accepting nominations through September 1 for the 2010 Visionary Award, to be presented at the Vision 2010 Consumer Products Conference in New Orleans in January. To nominate a product, e-mail a product explanation to Visionary Awards Coordinator Michael Jacobsen at mjacobsen@inda.org. INDA has published a special online issue of the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics that focuses on nonwovens and engineered fabrics modeling. The journal can be accessed free of charge at www.jeffjournal.org. INDA also has released "Wipes, Nonwovens Industry Outlook Trends & Forecasts, North America 2008-2013," a report about the wipes market including all sales of wipes by major retailers and distributors in North America.

Alexandria, Va.-based Color Marketing Group will offer its annual Color Direction® forecast in a digital format using Grand Rapids, Mich.-based X-Rite Inc.'s ColorMunki Design spectrophotometer.

Salt Lake City-based Silver State Inc. now offers the Sunbrella® Horizons collection of fabrics including 71 SKUs and 17 patterns.

Silver State Inc.'s Sumbrella® Horizons
Metro Retro fabric collection

ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., now offers the sixth edition of "ASTM Standards on Precision and Bias for Various Applications." To order the online-only publication, contact (610) 832-9585 or service@astm.org.

Dalton, Ga.-based J J/Invision has launched its new website, located at www.jj-invision.com, combining the J&J Commercial and Invision Carpet Systems site into one user-friendly, easy-to-use-and-navigate site with information on all J J/Invision products, processes and services.

Berkeley Heights, N.J.-based Eldib Engineering & Research Inc. has released a market survey reporting new and expanded demand for Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont's Nomex® brand products, including Dupont™ Sontara® spunlaced fabrics, available commercially using Nomex.

Pendergrass, Ga.-based TenCate Geosynthetics North America has introduced a brochure dedicated to high-performance geotextiles for haul roads, including its Mirafi® HP-Series of woven geotextiles, made with high-tenacity polypropylene yarns. The brochure, a supplement piece to TenCate's PowerPoint presentation on aggregate road systems, is available at www.mirafi.com.

York, Pa.-based Glatfelter has launched a section of its website focusing on sustainability, located at www.glatfelter.com/sustainability.

The new sustainability section of Glatfelter's website

Red Bank, N.J.-based Concept III Textiles has added a "New Fabrics" page to its website, located at www.conceptiii.com. The new page offers updates on the company's latest textiles.

Pasadena, Calif.-based Avery Dennison Corp. now offers "Custom Packaging with Avery Dennison," an online guide to packaging for apparel and accessories merchandisers. The 44-page resource is available at www.ibmd.averydennison.com/pkgguide.

Avery Dennison now offers an
online guide to packaging for apparel
and accessories merchandisers.

Germany-based KSL Keilmann Sondermaschinen Lorsch GmbH, KSA GmbH & Co. KG, KSE GmbH and Advanced Composites are now united under the umbrella brand Keilmann Group. The company structure remains the same.

Dallas-based Celanese Emersion Polymers has updated its website, located at www.celanese-emulsions.com. The new site includes an "Ask a Chemist" feature, allowing customers to send emulsion- and formula-related questions directly to the technical department.

The Dalton, Ga.-based Carpet & Rug Institute now has a blog, located at http://carpet-and-rug-institute-blog.com. Subscription options include e-mail updates or an RSS feed.

Naples, Fla.-based Industrial Nanotech Inc. has launched an ongoing program to educate heavy industries about the company's Nansulate® energy-saving projects in process. "Nansulate - Around the Globe and Around the Clock" can be seen at www.nansulate.com/nanoblog.

The Brussels-based International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee has been renamed CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association.

The Boston-based National Textile Association (NTA) is requesting comments on its Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP), available at www.nationaltextile.org/vpep. Comments and suggestions should be sent to David Trumbull, dtrumbull@nationaltextile.org, by July 15, 2009.

England-based Technical Absorbents Ltd. has redesigned its website, located at www.techabsorbents.com.

The Outdoor Retailer 2009 Summer Market - to be held July 21-24, 2009, in Salt Lake City - presents two new opportunities this year for designers: Project OR, a 48-hour design blitz contest for student designers; and Design Center, which features swatches and samples of designers' materials. For more information, visit www.outdoorretailer.com.

June 2009