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June 2013

Clariant International Ltd., Switzerland, has released its Global Color Card and Fashion up! trend booklet for Autumn/Winter 2014-15.

DyStar, Singapore, has presented the inaugural CEO "Caring for the Future" award to the Wuxi Production Site and DyStar China's sales offices and laboratory. In addition, the company announced that its Sustainable Textile Solutions business division provided services for the "Discharge Data Report" recently launched by C&A, H&M and G-Star raw.

Pendergrass, Ga.-based TenCate Geosynthetics Americas' Water & Environment business unit has developed the TenCate Geotube® carbon footprint calculator for use with dewatering and breakwater applications.


The International Oeko-Tex Association, Switzerland, has named the following winners of the Oeko-Tex® Sustainability Award 2013: Sun Hing Industries Holding Ltd., Hong Kong, Environmental Management; YKK Corp., Japan, Quality Management; Mattes & Ammann GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, Social Responsibility; Veramtex S.A., Belgium, Safety Management; and Lenzing AG, Austria, Product Innovation. Oeko-Tex also has given the Special Award for Sustainable Efforts to Century Rayon, India.

Paris-based JEC Group is offering the proceedings of the Innovative Composites Summit (I.C.S.) held at the 2013 JEC Europe Composites Show & Conferences as webinars available for purchase on its website, jeccomposites.com.

Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company has released the results of its study conducted by a third-party research company on U.S. consumers' preferences between paper and cloth napkins at sit-down restaurants. A summary of the study may be found at millikentablelinens.com.

Vancouver, Canada- and Portland, Ore.-based Crailar Technologies Inc. has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and will use the group's sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to measure environmental responsibility throughout its agriculture and manufacturing processes.

Gainesville, Fla.-based Quick-Med Technologies Inc. has received 510k clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to distribute and market its Stay Fresh® antimicrobial textile product.

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, N.C., has issued a call for papers for its Denim and Fashion Garment Washing Symposium, to be held Dec. 10-12, 2013, at the Doubletree in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Interested individuals should submit a presentation title and 125-word or less abstract to Peggy Pickett pickettp@aatcc.org. AATCC also has issued a call for papers for the 2014 AATCC International Conference, to be held April 1-3, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, N.C. Interested individuals should submit a completed abstract submission form, available at aatcc.org/ic/index.cfm, and a 125-word or less abstract to pickettp@aatcc.org.

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Americhem Inc. has released its 2014-15 Color Trend Watch.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Fairfax, Va., has introduced the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) Compliance Strategy to assist its members in creating a framework for compliance with Consumer Product Safety Commission standards.

Belgium-based Bekaert Textiles NV has won an Interzum Award: Intelligent Material & Design 2013 for bedding textiles featuring Switzerland-based HeiQ Materials AG's Adaptive dynamic cooling textile effect.

Advansa BV
, the Netherlands, won the Performance Award at the 10th edition of the Performance Days Functional Fabric Fair for its Ferntree fabric, which comprises 50-percent Advansa Thermo°Cool™ staple fiber with Duoregulation™ fiber technology and 50-percent bluesign®-certified Merino wool. Advansa created the fabric in partnership with Südwolle Group, Germany.

Italy-based Proposte S.r.l. has posted its 2013 Trends Report on its website, propostefair.it.

Germany-based Heytex-Group's HEYTex® sign frontlit light B1 has been certified for printing using HP Latex Ink Technology.

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Emerald Performance Materials has launched a new website offering expanded content and functionality. The website is located at emeraldmaterials.com.

Italy-based Niggeler & Küpfer Textile S.p.A. has integrated Algitex - Principio Attivo S.r.l. into its brand portfolio.

Dispense Solutions has relocated its operations from Mentor, Ohio, to: 15360 County Road 565A, Suite C, Groveland, Fla. 34736; +440-354-5930.

Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Phifer Inc. has introduced Phifertex® sling fabrics, which offer quick-drying, moisture-wicking and mildew- and fade-resistance properties for outdoor seating and other applications. In other news, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has given Phifer a 2013 WCMA best new technical innovation award in the Green Products — Sustainability category for its SheerWeave® Style 4000 series sun control fabrics made with Dow Ecolibrium™ Bio-based Plasticizers.

A chair featuring Phifer Inc.'s Phifertex® sling fabric

Tigard, Ore.-based Micro-Pak Ltd. has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for its Enhanced Packaging Stickers and PE Sheets.

Textile Exchange
, O'Donnell, Texas, has published the 2012 Organic Cotton Farm & Fiber Report. The organization also is adopting a new membership structure. More information may be found at textileexchange.org/membership.

Newton, Kan.-based Bunting Magnetics Co. has published two powder and bulk reference catalogs - one for the North American market, and one for the European and Middle Eastern markets.

Bunting's North American powder and bulk reference catalog

Navarre, Ohio-based Miller Weldmaster Corp. has been presented the President's "E" Award for Exports for its significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Cambridge University Press
, United Kingdom, has published Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World, by Giorgio Riello.

International Newsletters Ltd., United Kingdom, has published the report "Medical and Hygiene Textiles: Initiatives for growth."

Research and Markets Ltd.
, Ireland, has published "World Fibre — Trends in Demand and Supply"; "Costs of Spinning, Texturing, Weaving and Knitting in Nine Countries, 2013 Edition"; "Is There a Future for Garment Near-Shoring?"; and "China Textile and Apparel Production & Sales Statistics, 2012."

Textile Media Services Ltd.
, United Kingdom, has published "Automotive Textiles: Moving towards a new global equilibrium."

Miami-based Datamyne Inc. has published an export opportunity report titled "South Korea-US FTA One Year After," available for download at datamyne.com/free-report-library/.

June 2013