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September/October 2008

Warren, Mich.-based Biosan Laboratories Inc. has announced new testing services for plastic and textile manufacturers. The ASTM E 2180 and JIS Z 2801 test methods determine the efficacy of built-in antimicrobials in plastics and textiles.

Dalton, Ga.-based LJ's Products LLC has moved into a new 50,000-square-foot facility located at 2670 Lakeland Rd., Dalton 30721.

RadiciGroup, Italy, has launched a new website dedicated to its Fibres business, located at www.radicigroup.com/fibres.

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China-based Suzhou Deylon Textile Co. Ltd. is the first company in Asia to be awarded Oeko-Tex® Standard 1000 certification. The company received certification for its Jiansgu facility.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Summit Training Source Inc. has released on videotape/DVD its new Combustible Dust Incident Prevention training program, which provides education on the prevention and hazards of combustible dust, as well as safe work practices and emergency procedures.

Bristol, Va.-based Universal Fibers Inc. has released a four-minute video explaining its EarthSmart SM Technology. The "Stewardship Through Innovation" video is available at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=9atCSKS_9AU.


Knights Apparel Inc. has relocated its Oak Brook, Ill., corporate headquarters to its existing facility in Spartanburg.

The Brussels-based International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) has established definitions for "Organic Wool" and "Eco Wool." Details and descriptions of the definitions are published in the IWTO Blue Book. To obtain a copy, contact info@iwto.org.

ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., now offers an online edition of the ASTM Dictionary of Engineering Science and Technology. To order an annual subscription, contact (610) 832-9585 or service@astm.org. In other company news, the ASTM International Directory of Testing Laboratories online search tool offers users direct access to labs from an ASTM standard at www.astm.org/lab07.html.

The Germany-based Hohenstein Institutes will offer a new UV Standard 801 label for awnings and sunshades. The label displays the product's ultraviolet (UV) protection factor (UPF).


Woodhead Publishing Ltd., England, has published "Military Textiles," edited by Dr. Eugene Wilusz. The book explores recent research on how military garments can best meet soldiers' needs.

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Unimark USA has received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification for its Easy Stretch Series, Comfort Series and Tuff Text product lines.

Pendergrass, Ga.-based TenCate Geosynthetics North America has launched a new Industrial Fabrics section of its website, located at www.tencate.com.

Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., has released a new DVD focused on "green" finishing, titled "Sustainability: The Textile Revolution." A hard copy is available by contacting Michael Luther at mluther@cottoninc.com or (212) 413-8306. The company also has released a new educational CD-ROM titled "The Art of Garment Manufacturing," which gives an overview of modern garment-making techniques. The CD-ROM can be ordered at www.cottoninc.com.

The US Department of Commerce has published an updated version of the Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters. Complimentary copies may be obtained from the Trade Information Center (800) 872-8723, and from the Commercial Service's global network of domestic Export Assistance Centers and overseas posts; or online at www.ita.doc.gov/media/Publications/abstract/trade_finance_ guide2008desc.html.

Milton, N.Y.-based Sono-Tek Corp. has launched a new video page on its website, www.sonotek.com, with streaming videos showing SonoTek equipment operating in various applications and industries.

East Walpole, Mass.-based Hollingsworth & Vose Co. (H&V) has released a new four-page Specialty Liquid Filtration brochure that explains H&V's diverse process technologies used in a focused set of markets and applications.