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Industrial Nanotech Begins Shipment Of Coatings To Turkey For Textile Plant
Industrial Nanotech Inc., a Naples, Fla.-based supplier of specialty coatings based on nanotechnology, has shipped the first of 10 sea containers of its Nansulate® energy-saving protective coatings to its Turkey-based distributor, Kolorgen Ltd., for distribution to Denizli Basma ve Boya Sanayii A.S. (DEBA). One of Turkey's largest textile manufacturers - specializing in cotton dyeing, printing and finishing; as well as cotton apparel and home textiles - DEBA will apply the coating to textile processing equipment to protect against corrosion and reduce energy use.
March 18, 2008

TenCate Miragrid® Geogrids Complete NTPEP Evaluation Process
Pendergrass, Ga.-based TenCate™ Geosynthetics' Miragrid® XT geosynthetic reinforcement product line has completed evaluation by the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP).
March 18, 2008

EDANA Announces Global Nonwovens Summit Speakers
Brussels-based EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries, has confirmed two speakers who will address attendees of the fourth annual Global Nonwovens Summit that will take place in conjunction with the INDEX 08 nonwovens exhibition in Geneva next month.
March 18, 2008

Celanese Raises North American Prices For Emulsion Polymers
Effective April 1 or as contracts allow, Dallas-based Celanese Corp. will increase the North American prices of polyvinyl acetate homopolymers, vinyl acetate ethylene, vinyl-acrylic and acrylic emulsions by up to 5 percent.
March 18, 2008

Administration Paints Rosy Trade Picture For Congress
The Bush administration put a happy face on its international trade initiatives in its 2007 annual report to Congress on trade, despite a $711 billion trade deficit in goods and services.
March 11, 2008

The Rupp Report: Don't Hide, Think Global
For centuries, wool was probably the most precious fiber used to produce fabrics and eventually apparel. Fine wool was associated with wealth. According to surveys, the wool label was one of the most prominent labels around the world.
Jürg Rupp, Executive Editor
March 11, 2008

NCTO Sees 2007 As A "Year In Transition"
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has issued its annual economic and trade review, which cites some positive developments in the area of international trade but warns of serious problems on the horizon when China's textile and apparel import quotas are removed at the end of this year.
James A. Morrissey, Washington Correspondent
March 11, 2008

Picanol Establishes Indian Subsidiary
Citing recent developments and anticipated growth of its Indian market, Belgium-based weaving machine manufacturer Picanol NV has opened a subsidiary in India to serve its customers in that country. Picanol India Pvt. Ltd. - headquartered in New Delhi and having branch offices in Mumbai and Coimbatore - replaces the company's long-time Indian agent, Engineering & Agencies.
March 11, 2008

Celanese Opens Houston Technology Center
Dallas-based Celanese Corp. has opened a technology center in Houston to house the research and development and technical services groups for its emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses.
March 11, 2008

Universal Fibers Opens Chinese Production Facility, Launches EarthSmart TechnologySM
Universal Fibers Inc., a Bristol, Va.-based manufacturer of solution-dyed man-made-fiber carpet yarn, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Taicang City, China. Taicang Universal Fibers Co. Ltd. will manufacture products for emerging automotive and commercial flooring markets in the Asia Pacific region and Australia, and is Universal Fibers' second manufacturing site in Asia, the other being located in Thailand.
March 11, 2008