Sanitized, a specialist in the lasting hygiene protection of textiles and polymers, has been honoured with the Swiss Technology Award in the ‘Sustainable Leader’ category for its new Sanitized Pluma technology.
According to the company, its first worldwide anti-adhesive hygiene treatment for textiles uses mechanisms from medical engineering to inhibit odour-causing bacteria.
Wisconsin-based IPS Testing has become one of just two independent labs in the US and North America to administer industry-initiated testing standards on behalf of suppliers and manufacturers, in an effort to educate consumers about which disposable wipe products are truly flushable.
IPS Testing offers a full array of paper and pulp, personal care and non-woven testing and just completed a major lab expansion to offer all seven tests outlined under the recently streamlined and updated Flushability Guidelines.
The standards are set forth by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) and its European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA) affiliate.
INDA’s annual Filtration International Conference and Exposition, held from 12-14 November at the Navy Pier, Chicago, drew a record number of attendees who came to conduct business with exhibitors representing all aspects of the filter media value chain.
The conference programme reflected this year’s Filtration theme of ‘Filtration Protecting Health & Environment’.
The Teijin Group is providing its chemically recycled polyester fibre, Eco Circle Fibres, for the production of uniforms worn by players in the China Basketball Association (CBA).
The uniforms, made by Li Ning, a major Chinese manufacturer of sports apparel, have been worn by CBA teams since the season opened on 8 November.
The new dress at work is fashionable, cool and sportive. More than ever work wear and protective wear has been inspired by outdoor wear and sportswear thus adding elasticity, moisture management, UV-protection and anti-odour properties to a stylish look.
IFAI, the Industrial Fabric Association International represents the interests of a broad range of industrial or technical textiles, producers and suppliers - and their Expo 2013, and the accompanying Advanced Textiles conference, held October 23-25 in Orlando, FL, well demonstrated those efforts. Over 5300 registrants from 65 countries helped IFAI continue its “track record of great success.”
Sympatex Moisture-Tech 360° Technology, an innovative system of inner soles and linings for footwear, has won the Performance Award for the upcoming Performance Days trade fair. The product is said to have been proven to provide improved micro climate in the shoe.
“Moisture transport in multi-layer laminates is a major subject in the relevant market. The jury was most impressed by the intelligent advanced development by Sympatex, because the concept is well-thought through from yarn to transport system and product implementation,” commented Stefanie Sacherow, Senior Project Manager, Performance Days.
Doing trade shows and finding the next big is easy right? Not according to Bill Smith it’s not...
How do you do a trade show? Usually, one walks the aisle the first day, looking briefly at each booth and moves on if they don’t see at once anything new or of interest. All too often, I have known attendees do that, perhaps stopping at a few they came to see, and then go away saying “I didn’t see anything new or worthwhile”. Little do they realize what they may have missed, often spending thousands of dollars to travel and attend such a show only to get little or nothing out of them.
Messe Frankfurt is restructuring the Texprocess trade fair on the organisational side. Previously part of the ‘Technology & Production’ Division, it has been transferred to the ‘Textiles & Textile Technologies’ Division.
The leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials has been organised by a separate team parallel to the work on Techtextil, the leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens.
Both Techtextil and Texprocess will remain independent brands. Responsibility for the Texprocess brand will be assumed by Michael Jänecke, who has been in charge of the Techtextil brand since 1993.
CNITA, the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association, and EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwovens and related industries, have signed a three-year-long strategic partnership framework agreement.
The decision came following a meeting of the Sino-Euro Nonwoven Industry Cooperation, involving representatives from the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT TEX).