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Germany-based BASF SE now offers a bio-based polytetrahydrofuran 1000 (PolyTHF® 1000). The company also has raised prices for formic acid 85 percent by 40 euros per metric ton.

Secaucus, N.J.-based Enviratex, a Rose Brand company, now is an exclusive distributor of Swela maritime, boating, outdoor upholstery and awning fabrics. Swela is a division of Germany-based Schmitz Werke GmbH.

United Kingdom-based SDC Enterprises has developed a range of verification fabrics to be used by quality control and textile testing labs. The company also offers a range of correlation fabrics.

Switzerland-based Clariant has released its ColorForward® Interiors 2016 trend analysis and color design tool.

Valdese, N.C.-based Valdese Weavers Contract has launched a collection of privacy curtain designs for both acute and non-acute healthcare applications.

Top Value Fabrics, Carmel, Ind., has introduced two Mega Grip fabrics for industrial applications including medical, sporting and luggage among other applications. According to the company, the non-slip, abrasion resistant fabrics are ideal for sewing or welding a variety of durable products.

United Kingdom-based PPSS Group has added five new colors — optic white, olive green, navy blue, as well as high visability yellow and orange — to its Cut-Tex® PRO ultra-high performance cut resistant fabric range.

PPSS Group has added new colors to its Cut-Tex® PRO range.

China-based GCiS China Strategic Research has released results from a study on the hot melt adhesive market in China. The research firm estimates the domestic market value of hot melt adhesives in China was 10.1 billion renimbi ($1.6 billion) at the end of 2014, and will reach a value of 15 billion renimbi by 2019.

May/June 2015