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January/February 2006

Supima , Phoenix, now offers an electronic version of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Office of Consumer & Business Education's Facts for Business pamphlet titled "Calling it Cotton: Labeling & Advertising Cotton Products." The document is available under the Supima Textile Products or Supima Licensing links at www.supima.com.

Pantone Inc. , Carlstadt, N.J., has made available the summer 2007 edition of the Pantone® View Colour Planner.

Rapra Technology Ltd. , England, has published a handbook titled "Chemistry and Technology of Polyols for Polyurethanes."

The Dow Chemical Co.'s Dow Latex business, Midland, Mich., has launched a website at www.dowcarpetlatex.com.

Effective January 1, Florham Park, N.J.-based Troy Corp. has increased by up to 10 percent the price of its Troykyd® defoamers, Troysol™ and Troysperse™ surfactants and dispersants, and Troythix™ rehology modifiers.

At the beginning of the first quarter of this year, the Lenzing Group , Austria, increased textile and nonwoven fiber prices by at least 5 percent.

International Textile Market Association (ITMA) , High Point, N.C., is seeking companies to host student internships for summer 2006. Financial assistance is available for interested companies. For more information, contact ITMA (336) 885-6842; www.itma-showtime.com.

Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. , Saddle Brook, N.J., features a powder-coated steel recessed safety tow hitch on its 100P bulk linen truck.

Yaskawa Electric America Inc.'s Drives Division, New Berlin, Wis., has released E7 Harmonic Estimating Tool software, which enables users to estimate and calculate voltage and current harmonic distortion produced by the company's E7 Variable Frequency Drives on electrical systems at the point of common coupling and/or at the drive input terminals.

The Astrup Co. , Cleveland, has redesigned its website, www.astrup.com, to feature greater detail about product lines.

The 2006 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Technical Manual is now available in print and CD-ROM formats from the Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based association.

MonoSol LLC has relocated its headquarters to: 707 E 80th Place, Suite 301, Merrillville, Ind. 46410; (219) 762-3165; fax (219) 764-4785.

The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) , Dalton, Ga., is now accepting paper topic, presenter and session theme ideas for the 2006 Annual Carpet America Recovery Effort Conference, to be held at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga., May 1-4, 2006. To submit ideas, contact Robert Peoples (706) 847-1442; www.carpetrecovery.org. In addition, CRI's street address has changed to 730 College Drive. The company's post office box is unchanged.

Kaeser Compressors Inc. , Fredericksburg, Va., has released a 20-page, four-color catalog detailing its line of premium rotary screw compressors from 3 to 600 horsepower.

Spartanburg-based Apex Chemical Corp. of South Carolina Inc. has changed its name to Apexical Inc. Its website is now located at www.apexical.com and its new e-mail address is info@apexical.com.

Effective January 1, DAK Americas LLC , Charlotte, has increased polyester staple fiber prices by 4 cents per pound for all products sold to carpet, home furnishings, apparel, industrial and fiberfill markets.

Tajima America Corp.'s new national headquarters are located at: 19925 S. Susana Road, Rancho Dominguez, Calif. 90221; (800) 869-9776, (310) 604-8200; fax (310) 604-8260.

Effective January 1, Fort Mill, S.C.-based Wellman Inc. has revised the pricing structure for Fortrel® polyester staple fiber.

Lakewood, N.J.-based Newson Gale Inc. has published a 24-page technical data and applications bulletin containing information on controlling static electricity in hazardous areas.

January/February 2006