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March orders up; Uncertainty remains

 March/April 2012

Jim Phillips, Yarn Market Editor for Textile World, discusses the uncertain outlook of the yarn market in the United States.


Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman announce competition to find world's best amateur textile designers

 March 29, 2012

"Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman Fabrics have launched a competition to identify eight of the world's best amateur textile designers and to offer one of those eight a once-in-a-lifetime chance to become a professional with a fabric collection available to crafters everywhere."


Kissell receives 'Friend of the Textile Industry' award

 April 4, 2012

"U.S. Representative Larry Kissell...received the Friend of the Textile Industry Award from members of the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) in recognition of Kissell's longstanding support of manufacturing and the textile industry."


Textiles sustainability conference set for May

 April 6, 2012

The American Association of Textile Colorists and Chemists' (AATCC) Chemical Applications Interest Group and the Chemical Applications Interest Group and the Southern Textile Research Conference (STRC) plan to host a conference in May 2012, focusing on sustainability, innovation, and opportunity in the textiles industry.


How a South Carolina textile tycoon used sex to sell sheets

January 26, 2012

South Carolina textile tycoon Elliot White Springs found success in the bedding industry during the 1950s and '60s by using provocative ad campaigns to sell his sheets.


SATO introduces ECONANO labels: The world's first CO2 reducing label

January 26, 2012

SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling and EPC/RFID solutions has announced the release of its new ECONANO series of labels; labels that absorb and reduce the CO2 that is released into the atmosphere when labels are incinerated.


Sigmatex forms textile partnership with Innegra Technologies

 March 13, 2012

U.K.-based Sigmatex, a converter of carbon fiber into technical textiles for use in composites applications, has reported that it formed a textile partnership with Innegra Technologies of Simpsonville, S.C., to develop applications using Innegra S fiber.


Sawgrass Industrial debuts SGPrint premium RIP solution at ISA International Sign Expo 2012

 March 15, 2012

Sawgrass Industrial will release SGPrint at the ISA International Sign Expo 2012 in Orlando, Florida from March 22-24, 2012. SGPrint is a performance RIP solution that combines all layout, RIP, color, and production control features into a single integrated workflow station.


INDA accepting nominations for various awards

 March 13, 2012

"The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., is accepting nominations for the 2012 World of Wipes (WOW) Innovation Award, the second annual Research Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Durable Product Award, the Lifetime Servce Award, the Lifetime Technical Acheivement Award, and the 2013 Visionary Award." Nominations will be accepted now through April 20, 2012.


The Rupp Report: Positive future for niche markets

 March 6, 2012

Jurg Rupp reports on the future in niche markets for manufacturers of weaving machines.


The Rupp Report: China is concerned

 February 28, 2012

Jurg Rupp gives a current overview of the current state and future outlook of China's textile and apparel industry.


Springs Global, Pantone team to launch Pantone Universe

 February 28, 2012

"Home furnishings supplier Springs Global US Inc...and Carlstadt...have partnered to launch the Pantone Universe collection of bedding and bath furnishings."


Thrace-LINQ adds new markets for needlepunch products

 Summerville, SC-based Thrace-LINQ Inc, a woven and nonwoven geosynthetics products manufacturer, now offers its needlepunched nonwovens for several new applications including absorbent products, automotive, bedding, building materials, furniture and industrial.


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