August 2009

Research and Markets Ltd., Ireland, has released the book “Sustainable Textiles:
Life Cycle and Environmental Impact.”

Rochester Hills, Mich.-based
cf stinson, a partner of Wakefield, Mass.-based
Agion Technologies Inc., has received the Best of NeoCon® Gold Award for
Healthcare Fabrics for its Now & Zen Woven Agion® upholstery fabrics.

Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan, and the
Italian Institute for Foreign Trade have released an English version of The
Nonwovens Textbook, covering nonwovens production technologies.

The Hohenstein Institute, Germany, has introduced two “Tested Quality” labels: one
for bed linens that gives sleep comfort ratings ranging from 1 for “very good” to 6 for
“unsatisfactory,” and one for mattress covers that indicates whether an encasement is breathable
and suitable for allergy sufferers. 

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has added the
Babel Fish translator to its website, Babel Fish can translate html pages into Dutch,
French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, and
simplified and traditional Chinese.

August 2009