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August 2012

Glen Raven, N.C.-based Glen Raven Inc.'s Glen Raven Technical Fabrics facility in Burnsville, N.C., has been recertified as a Carolina Star workplace by the North Carolina Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health division.

Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk Industries Inc. has released its third annual sustainability report, available at mohawksustainability.com.

Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company has opened a design studio and showroom in Beijing, located in Beijing Oriental Plaza, at No. 1 East Chang An Ave., Dongcheng District.

Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries Group Inc.'s Shaw Contract Group division has released its 2011 corporate sustainability report, available at sustainability.shawgreenedge.com. The company's Tuftex - Carpet of California division, based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has received a Golden Arrow Award from the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) in recognition of its overall excellence in product stewardship.

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Left to right: Jim Cusick and David Wilkerson, Shaw Industries, receive a Golden Arrow Award from Kevin Hendrick, chair, CPSC board.

DuPont, Wilmington, Del., has released updated enzyme product lists for textile mills, garment laundries and leather processing. Lists may be requested by contacting textiles@dupont.com.

Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, has been awarded preferred supplier status for PT Lucky Print Abadi's (LPA's) dye and chemical requirements.

Cary, N.C.-based Cotton Incorporated has released a series of educational podcasts featuring key concepts and definitions relevant to the cotton market and cotton supply chains.

DyStar, Singapore, has published its Carbon Footprint Report 2011, which may be downloaded at dystar.com.

Rieter Holding AG, Switzerland, has published its 2011 Sustainability Report, which may be viewed in both German and English at rieter.com.

Northbrook, Ill.-based UL has acquired IDES, a Laramie, Wyo.-based provider of plastic material information; and has released the next-generation version of IDES' Prospector online service, which combines plastic materials data sheets and UL plastic identification reports in one searchable interface.

Switzerland-based Graf + Cie AG has been named Supplier of the Year 2012 by Jingwei Textile Machinery Co. Ltd., China.

Gainesville, Fla.-based Quick-Med Technologies Inc.'s NIMBUS® technology has been granted Mexico patent No. 297,242, titled "Method of Attaching an Antimicrobial Cationic Polyelectrolyte to the Surface of a Substrate."

Tanatex Chemicals, The Netherlands, has been certified as a partner in the bluesign® system, administered by Switzerland-based bluesign Technologies AG.

iF International Forum Design GmbH, Germany, has presented a 2012 Outdoor Industry Award in the Material Innovation category to Switzerland-based Schoeller Textil AG for its corkshell™ soft-shell fabric, which is made of Forest Stewardship Council-certified cork granulate and offers breathable, high thermal insulation.

Designer and author Lauren Conrad and Austin, Texas-based BlueAvocado have launched BlueAvocado XO(eco)™, an eco collection of prints and products for home storage, travel and cosmetics, made with Greensboro, N.C.-based Unifi Inc.'s Repreve® recycled fiber.

The United Kingdom-based International Cotton Association's ICA Bylaws and Rules went into force August 1, 2012, and apply to all contracts made on or after that date.

Denver-based Johns Manville's Johns Manville Europe Nonwovens business segment has consolidated all of its brand names under the brand name Evalith™.

Perkasie, Penn.-based Secant Medical LLC has received the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology.

Spartanburg-based Home Fabric Finishing Inc. now offers U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved Go-Away™ fabric treatment for killing bed bugs on bedding fabrics, mattress ticking, box springs, drapery fabrics and upholstery fabrics.

Laconia, N.H.-based Madeira USA has opened the Southern Florida Customer Service Center, located at 8657 N.W. 56th St., Doral, Fla., 33166.

Australia-based Wilcom AutoTuft Pty. Ltd. has been granted a European patent for its AutoTuft automatic robotic tufting machinery. The company also has launched a website dedicated to the machinery, located at wilcom-autotuft.com.

PPSS Group
, United Kingdom, has named Grove City, Ohio-based Safety Today Inc. a licensed distributor in North America for its new bite protective clothing.

High Point, N.C.-based Abercrombie Textiles is expanding its line of transportation fabrics to include jacquard coordinates.

Mutoh America Inc.
, Phoenix, is now a member of IDEAlliance.

Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Energy (C.L.A.S.S.) has opened a showroom in Madrid, Spain, located at 12 Calle Conde de Xiqeuna.

MOAB, a division of Legion Paper, New York City, has named Miramar, Fla.-based PrintLat LLC exclusive manufacturer representative for Latin America.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based CIMdata Inc. has published the 2012 PLM Executive PLM Market Report.

Greenville-based Safety Components Fabric Technologies Inc. has added the Linen Line of natural colors to its WeatherMax® 80 outdoor fabric collection.

United Kingdom-based Global Inkjet Systems Ltd. has relocated its head offices in Cambridge to The Jeffreys Building; and has opened a technical support office in Shanghai.

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Atlanta, established by the late Ray C. Anderson, founder of Interface Inc., to fund projects that promote and advance sustainable production and consumption, has launched a new website, located at raycandersonfoundation.org.

Lafayette, N.J.-based Lion Technology Inc. now offers a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Regulations Online course. Information may be found at lion.com/TSCA-Regulations.

August 2012

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