Bulletin Board

The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan, has released a video on its Sustainable Technologies project. The video may be viewed on YouTube.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has published “INDA Impact 2014,” its inaugural annual report analyzing industry-wide events that impact the nonwovens industry.

AATCC, the Association of Textile,  Apparel & Materials Professionals, Research Triangle Park, N.C., has released four AATCC Test Method Online Training Videos including Color Evaluation, Colorfastness to Crocking, Colorfastness to Perspiration & Water, and Water Resistance and Repellency.

SGS Consumer Testing Services, Geneva, has released its RAPEX Annual Report 2013 covering notifications on dangerous products in Europe.

Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA), Alexandria, Va., has certified 11 textile services plants Hygienically Clean in the quarter ending May 31, 2014.

GSD (Corporate) Ltd., United Kingdom, is offering free practitioner card replacement to GSD Practitioners who have previously been GSD certified and lost their certification credentials. Card holders may initiate a card replacement request by contacting gsdhq.com/contact-us/.

Midland, Mich.-based The Dow Chemical Company’s Dow Microbial Control business unit has launched a Certified Mill Program to recognize textile manufacturers who have successfully completed a training program and demonstrated their proficiency in applying  SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial in their production processes.

The International Oeko-Tex Association, Switzerland, has developed an Application Programming Interface (API) that enables verification of certification data via external online portals and company databases/software.

The Technical Association for the Pulp, Paper, Packaging and Converting Industries (TAPPI), Peachtree Corners, Ga., is accepting nominations through August 1 for the TAPPI 2015 awards.

July/August 2014