May/June 2011

TÜV Rheinland Group‘s consumer products testing laboratory in Bentonville, Ark.,
has been accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation,
and approved by the Consumer Products Safety Commission as a third-party testing laboratory to
provide certain chemical and mechanical testing on consumer products such as textiles and
children’s toys.

Hohenstein Institute America Inc. has relocated to 1688 Westbrook Ave.,
Burlington, N.C., 27215. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Albany, N.Y.-based
Albany International Corp.‘s PrimaLoft® ONE, SPORT and ECO insulation products
have received bluesign® certification.

EzTextiles LLC, New York City, has added a library of more than 325,000
royalty-free vintage print images to its online digital textile design resource center. The company
also has launched a blog at

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, Minn., has
released the 2011 edition of “Market Watch: Geosynthetics Market Snapshot,” which may be purchased
at IFAI’s Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) has launched a new website,
located at

Online Textile Dictionary Inc.
, Hollywood, Fla., offers versions 2.5 and 3.5 of
Abraham’s Interactive Textile Dictionary, its multilingual online textile dictionary, together on
an 8-gigabyte USB flash drive key.

Kraton Performance Polymers Inc.
, Houston, has enhanced its website,,
to showcase the key performance attributes and the latest technological advancements in NEXAR™
polymers sulfonated polymer membrane technology.

Santex AG has launched a new homepage, featuring its Cavitec, Santex,
SperottoRimar and Santex Nonwoven brands, located at

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has released The
North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015.