Rochester, N.H.-based Albany International Corp. has for the second consecutive year been named a Business Partner of the Year by The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G).
Japan-based Teijin Ltd. has for the fourth consecutive year been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
The International Oeko-Tex Association, Switzerland, has revised its website, located at oeko-tex.com. In other news, the company has certified Gildan Activewear Inc., Montreal, to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, and has nominated Gildan for the Oeko-Tex Sustainability Award; and has certified Veramtex S.A., Belgium, to the Oeko-Tex Standard 1000.
France-based Première Vision S.A. has presented 2012 PV Awards to the following: Ricciarini Tessile, Italy: Grand Jury Prize and the Innovation Prize; Jackytex - Tessuti A Maglia S.p.A., Italy: Handle Prize; and Nikke - The Japan Wool Textile Co. Ltd., Japan: Imagination Prize.
Phoenix-based Mutoh America Inc. has received Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Product of the Year awards in the Grand Format Roll to Roll - Solvent & Latex Inks category for its ValueJet 2638 printer, and in the Poster Size - Solvent/Latex Printers less than 96 inches for its ValueJet 1638 printer. In other news, the company's SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,279,441.
Carlstadt, N.J.-based Pantone LLC has released the Pantone® View Colour Planner Spring/Summer 2014 edition.
The Global Organic Textile Standard and its 25-percent stakeholder the United Kingdom-based Soil Association have launched a campaign under the slogan, "Have you cottoned on yet?" and a website, located at cottonedon.org, to raise awareness among consumers, nongovernmental organizations and brands of the benefits of organic cotton and to promote its use.
Wichita, Kan.-based Invista's Cordura® Ultra Lite Fabric was used in the Summer12 Project Outdoor Retailer winning design - a menswear-inspired jacket created by Katy Jessee. In other company news, Yoshida & Co., Japan, has selected Cordura fabric for use in its Porter Musette, Porter Dill and Porter Fit bags; and Deane Apparel, New Zealand, has selected Cordura Denim fabric for use in its men's Urban Deane Short and Jean.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va., has published its ApparelStats 2012 report.
Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries Group Inc.'s Tuftex division, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has released a pro-carpet video series to the company's retailer partners.
Jeanologia, Spain, has launched a new website, located at jeanologia.com.
Pasadena, Calif.-based Avery Dennison Corp.'s Avery Dennison Medical Solutions business unit, Chicago, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its BeneHold™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate Transparent Film Dressing.
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, N.C., is now accepting applications for the 2013 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Design Competition, Ooh La Leggings! For more information, contact Suzanne Holmes +919-549-3537; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ventura, Calif.-based Patagonia Inc. has launched the Common Threads Second Home initiative at its Portland retail location, where it will accept used Patagonia clothing for trade-in and sale.
Celanese Emulsion Polymers, a division of Dallas-based Celanese Corp., has launched a new website, located at celanese-emulsions.com.
Mount Holly, N.C.-based American & Efird Inc. (A&E) has released its 2011-2012 Sustainability Report.
Chomarat, France, has been certified to the EN 9100: 2009 quality management standard for the aerospace industry.
Italy-based Thermore has launched a new website in conjunction with its celebration of 40 years in business. The website, located at thermore.com, features updated graphics and content.
Pawtucket, R.I.-based Cooley Group has received the 2012 EcoPrint Europe Great Innovation Award for its Enviroflex™ PE lightweight 100-percent recyclable print media.
The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART), Bel Air, Md., has released Wear It? Recycle It! grade-appropriate educational curricula presenting information on recycling clothing and other textiles.
Phenix City, Ala.-based Johnston Textiles Inc. has introduced the Odyssey Collection of upholstery fabrics in four patterns and color collections.
Cincinnati-based Cintas Corp. has launched a new website dedicated to its flame-resistant apparel, located at cintas.com/flameresistantclothing. In addition, the company is accepting applications through Feb. 28, 2013, for its second annual Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest, which recognizes North American workers who withstand tough winter working conditions. Contestants may apply at cintas.com/carharttcoldcrew.
Modular carpet designer FLOR Inc., a division of Atlanta-based Interface Inc., has opened retail stores in Palo Alto, Calif., Scottsdale, Ariz., Denver, Seattle and Toronto.
West Chester, Pa.-based Price Hanna Consultants LLC has published the report "Spundbonded and Spunmelt Nonwoven Polypropylene World Capacities, Supply/Demand and Manufacturing Economics 2006, 2012 and 2016."
New Haven, Mo.-based MarChem CFI Inc. has introduced Top Notch Elite, a 9-ounce solution-dyed fabric that offers improved tear strength, abrasion resistance and breathability, as well as good water resistance.
Bemis Associates Inc., Shirley, Mass., has launched a new website, located at bemisworldwide.com.
New York City-based Global Sourcing & Enterprise Apparel (GSEA) Fashion Group LLC is now operating an apparel manufacturing plant in Lima, Peru. A video of the company's history may be viewed at vimeo.com/gseafg/nycperu.
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based CIMdata Inc. has published two white papers: "Creating Simplicity from Complexity to Achieve Market Success," and "Beyond Simulation Data Management."
Camarillo, Calif.-based Euro & O'Reilly Corp. has introduced a new line of microfiber household towels.
Port Logistics Group, Houston, has added 700,000 square feet of warehouse space to its City of Industry, Calif., retail distribution campus.
November 20, 2012