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June 2012

Switzerland-based Clariant International Ltd. has launched the Clariant Denim Book, which offers an overview of denim manufacturing from cotton to fashion. The book may be downloaded at advanceddenim.clariant.com.

Germany-based DiloGroup’s website, dilo.de, is now available in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.

The Arlington, Va.-based American Apparel and Footwear Association has published updated Chinese and Vietnamese language versions of its Restricted Substances List covering apparel, footwear and home textiles, available at wewear.org.

The International Oeko-Tex Association, Switzerland, has awarded Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification to products offered by the YKK Group, Japan; and Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 certification to Tejidos Royo, Spain, as an environmentally friendly production site.

The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) is soliciting abstracts for its 2013 International Conference, to be held April 9-11, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville. AATCC is seeking abstracts for its three educational tracks: Chemical Applications, Materials and Concept 2 Consumer. More information may be found at aatcc.org/ic/index.cfm.

Bellefonte, Pa.-based NanoHorizons Inc. has been awarded US Patent 8,183,167 B1 for its wash-durable, effective antimicrobial and antifungal textile.

The Woolmark Company, Australia, has launched “Wrapped in Merino,” a social media campaign allowing participants to collaboratively design a giant virtual scarf that will be submitted to RecordSetter for inclusion in the organization’s list of world records. More information may be obtained at https://www.wrappedinmerino.com.

The Carpet and Rug Institute, Dalton, Ga., is relocating to 100 S. Hamilton St., Dalton, Ga., 30720. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Israel-based Nilit Ltd. has released its Bodyfashion Trendbook covering bodywear and activewear trend concepts for Spring/Summer 2014.

Nilit’s Spring/Summer 2014 Bodyfashion Trendbook

The Wallcoverings Association, Chicago, is offering a continuing education course on its Sustainability Standard. Information may be obtained by contacting info@wallcoverings.org; +312-321-5166.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bulwark FR, a division of VF Corp., has released “451 Degrees,” a short film covering fire safety in the industrial workplace. The film may be viewed at bulwark.com/451.

United Kingdom-based Americhem Europe Ltd. has for the second time received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise by Her Majesty The Queen in the International Trade category in recognition of the company’s commitment to growth in recent years.

Phenix City, Ala.-based Textest has launched an online ordering service for textile testing, available at textest.com.

Carmel, Ind.-based Top Value Fabrics has launched a Print Media category website, located at topvaluefabrics.com/digital-and-screen-printable-banner-media.html.

Quebec-based Victor Group Inc.’s 100-percent Eco Intelligent® polyester yarn-dyed panel and healthcare cubicle products have attained Silver level compliance with the NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric.

Ireland-based Research and Markets Ltd. has published “Trends in U.S. Textile and Clothing Imports, 2012 Edition”; and “Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2012: Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies.”

The Alexandria, Va.-based Textile Rental Services Association has added a General Membership classification for private- or public-sector organizations that process their own textiles.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based CIMdata has published a paper titled “Executing Effectively from Design to Manufacturing.”

June 2012