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September/October 2011

Gastonia, N.C.-based RadiciSpandex Corp.'s Tuscaloosa, Ala., manufacturing facility has been awarded a certificate of achievement for No Lost Time Injuries in 2011 by the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations.

Huntsman Textile Effects
, Singapore, has been named a member of the Founding Circle of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

Madeira USA, Laconia, N.H., now offers UPS Express Critical™ shipping on Saturday and Sunday for its embroidery supplies. The company also has added a Trendspotting page to its website, madeiramart.com.

Charleston, S.C.-based Sawgrass Technologies Inc.'s Consumer Division now offers a technical support section on its website, sawgrassink.com.

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Americhem Inc. now offers technical support services from its facility in Germany for its European customers.

NGC Software, Miami, has been named to SupplyChainBrain's 2011 100 Great Supply Chain Partners list.

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., Aurora, Ill., has added profiles to its website for the Northern Lights Printable Textiles collection.

C.A. Litzler Co. Inc.
, Cleveland, has been elected to the American Fiber Manufacturers Association's High Performance Fiber Council.

Teijin Fibers Ltd., Tokyo, has received Frost & Sullivan's 2011 Global Automotive Carbon Composites Technology Award for its carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) mass production technologies.

Teijin's electronic vehicle concept car features a CFRP body structure.

PVH Corp.
, New York City, has received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification for its men's dress shirt lines.

Kumaraguru College of Technology
, India, and Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, have extended until Oct. 15, 2011, the deadline for submission of papers for presentation at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwoven and Technical Textiles-ATNT 2011, to be held Dec. 15-17, 2011, in Coimbatore, India. For more information, visit atnt2011.com.

DyStar, Singapore, has released its first carbon footprint report.

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association, Roseville, Minn., now offers a video, titled "Six Tips to Protect Your Pet from Sun & Heat," featuring safety tips for pets exposed to sun and heat. The video is available at awninginfo.com.

Unicraft Corp.
, Miami, has relocated to 18957 NE 3rd Court, Miami, 33179; +305-770-1300; fax +305-770-1344. Toll-free number and email address will remain the same.

Consolidated Laundry Machinery
, Ponoma, Calif., now offers onsite dryer upgrading and refurbishing services to its customers.

LTM Textile Resources LLC
, Huntington Beach, Calif., has introduced the Heavy Traffic collection of home decorator fabrics for high traffic environments.

The Genesis line in LTM's Heavy Traffic collection

Shelton, Conn.-based GrayWolf Sensing Solutions has released two print brochures detailing its airspeed probes and pitot static tubes. High-resolution PDFs may be downloaded from wolfsense.com.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Fairfax, Va., offers a Retail Resources page on its website, located at sgia.org/retail/index.cfm.

Zepol Corp., Minneapolis, has released its first U.S. Import Compliance Guidebook. The report may be downloaded from zepol.com.

The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Committees RA57, Floor Covering Test Methods and RA63, Water Resistance, Absorbency, and Wetting Agent Evaluation Test Methods have developed four test methods: AATCC Test Method 196-2011, Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite of a Textile Floor Covering; AATCC Test Method 197-2011, Vertical Wicking of Textiles; AATCC Test Method 198-2011, Horizontal Wicking of Textiles; and AATCC Test Method 199-2011, Drying Time of Textiles: Moisture Analyzer Method. In addition, AATCC Test Method 134-201, Electrostatic Propensity of Carpets and the AATCC monograph titled "Standardization of Home Laundry Test Conditions" have been revised.

International Newsletters Ltd.
, United Kingdom, has published "World Markets for Technical Textiles to 2017," a report by the European Man-Made Fibres Association (CIRFS).

September/October 2011