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August 2010

Sweden-based Atlas Copco AG's Oil-free Air Division has published a technical white paper, available at www.efficiencyblowers.com, explaining the differences between screw technology and traditional Roots type lobe technology.

Brentwood, Tenn.-based OHL, a supplier of logistics solutions to industries including apparel and retail, has signed a membership agreement with CargoNet, a cargo theft solutions provider.

Neenah, Wisc.-based Appleton Mfg. Division now offers performance tuning and maintenance checkups for its core cutting equipment.

Outlast Technologies Inc., Boulder, Colo., has added an interactive, multi-lingual, comprehensive training program on its website, www.outlast.com, to educate manufacturers and retailers about Outlast® technology.

ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., has revised the ASTM E2149, Test Method for Determining the Antimicrobial Activity of Immobilized Antimicrobial Agents Under Dynamic Contact Conditions.

Pantone LLC, Carlstadt, N.J., has launched TONES, www.pantone.com/tones, a free quarterly e-newsletter highlighting the latest color and trend information in design, fashion and furnishings as well as influences in art, culture and nature.

Designtex, New York City, has converted its entire upholstery collection sampling from fabric to a 100-percent digital format.

The Théophile Legrand Foundation - Institut de France is accepting applications for the Théophile Legrand International Award for Textile Innovation, which honors textile innovation, research and creativity. The international competition is open to all researchers, and doctoral or master of science students, who may submit applications in French or English by Sept. 10, 2010 to theophile-legrand@hotmail.fr.

Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries Group Inc.'s Shaw Floors business has launched Shaw Web Studio, a suite of web products for flooring retailers. The Shaw Contract Group business has received the Best of NeoCon Silver and Best of NeoCon People's Choice Gold design awards for its 18x36 rectangular modular carpet collection.

Ahlstrom Corp., Finland, has implemented a global price increase on all of its wiping fabrics.

Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Frankfurt, has been accepted into the United Nations Global Compact initiative, a network comprising companies committed to sustainability.

Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin's wholly owned subsidiary Savi Technology has relocated its headquarters from Mountain View, Calif., to Alexandria, Va.

Fort Smith, Ark.-based Baldor Electric Co. now offers an 18-page brochure detailing Baldor's energy-saving products. A free copy is available at www.baldor.com/support/literature_request.asp.

Baldor's energy-saving products brochure

The Hohenstein Institute, Germany, has established a contact office in Minsk, Belarus, located at Prityckogo Str. 112-70, 220017; 375-33-664-15-97; belarus@hohenstein.org.

Erie, Pa.-based Eriez Manufacturing Co.'s Eriez® 5-Star Service Group has opened a Service Center near the company's headquarters. The Center has machining, fabricating and welding capabilities to repair or re-manufacture equipment, as well as service technicians who can perform on-site audits, repairs, equipment checks and in-plant certifications.

Eriez's 5-Star Service Center in Erie, Pa.

R.G. Barry Corp., Pickerington, Ohio, has given an exclusive license for its Dearfoams® brands for sleepwear and apparel to Mira Loma, Calif.-based Olivet International.

Agoura Hills, Calif.-based Buxbaum Group has relocated its headquarters to 28632 Roadside Dr., Suite 200. The main telephone number remains the same.

Jackson, N.J.-based Newson Gale Inc. has released a white paper titled "The Critical Role of Clamps & Cables in Static Electricity Control."

Glen Raven, N.C.-based Glen Raven Inc.'s Dickson Coatings division's EverGreen fabrics have been certified to the International Organization for Standardization's 14040 to 14044 standards.

Rock Hill, S.C.-based Atlas Copco Compressors LLC has released the seventh edition of the "Compressed Air Manual." Free copies are available at www.atlascopco.us/usus/Aboutus/sales/compressors_generators/Comp_manual.asp.

Atlas Copco Compressors' Compressed Air Manual

High Point, N.C.-based Allied International Inc. has launched a full e-commerce website at www.alliedi.com.

Allied International's new e-commerce website

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., is accepting nominations through September 1 for the 2011 Visionary Award, to be presented at the Vision 2011 Consumer Products Conference in San Diego in January. To nominate a product, e-mail a product explanation to Visionary Awards Coordinator Michael Jacobsen at mjacobsen@inda.org, or visit www.inda.org.events/vision11/nominate.html for an online submission form. For more information, contact 201-396-7005.

The Roseville, Minn.-based Truck Cover & Tarp Association, a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International, has been renamed the Tarp Association.

The Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association (SYFA), Gastonia, N.C., has added a Standards section to its website, located at www.thesyfa.org.

Spain-based Valentin Rius Clapers S.A. now offers YouTube videos of its machinery models via its website, www.rius-comatex.com.

New York City-based FildiUSA's Ecotec® recycled cotton-blend yarns have been certified to the Netherlands-based Control Union Certifications' Global Recycle Standard.

Aurora, Ill.-based Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has launched a new website to present its Northern Lights Printable Textiles™ line of printable fabrics and canvas. The website is located at www.auroranorthernlights.com.

Germany-based Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH is accepting nominations for the Young Contract Creations Award: Upholstery, to be presented at Heimtextil, the International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles to be held in Frankfurt Jan. 12-15, 2011. Applications may be submitted at www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com by October 17.

DyStar Textilfarben GmbH, Germany, has opened a Color Solutions International Studio at its facilities in Rabale, Navi Mumbai, India.

Harrisonburg, Va.-based AirDye Solutions/Colorep Inc. has launched a new website, located at www.AirDyeSolutions.com.

Ashland, Ore.-based Massif Mountain Gear Co. has selected Bozeman, Mont.-based TEXbase's material-lifecycle-management software.

Houston-based Solvay Chemicals Inc. has increased off-list prices for all commodity grades of hydrogen peroxide by 4 cents per pound in the United States and 93 cents per metric ton in Canada.