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October 2010

Australia-based Australian Wool Innovation Ltd.'s WoolNet - a netted base layer garment made of Merino wool - has won the Scandinavian Outdoor Award for Summer 2010.

Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH, Germany, has launched a website dedicated to its lightfastness testing solutions. The website is located at www.textiles.atlas-mts.com.

Celanese Emersion Polymers, Dallas, has signed a distribution agreement with Belgium-based Univar in which Univar will distribute Celanese Emulsion products in the Baltic region.

Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions
, Southbridge, Mass., now offers the Industrial Hand Knives and Blades catalog, a 12-page reference guide detailing Hyde's extensive range of blades. The brochure is available at www.hydeblades.com/literature/pdf/hand-knives-catalog.pdf.

Hyde's Industrial Hand Knives and Blades catalog

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Grand Rapids, Mich., has approved the 2010 edition of ANSI/BIFMA X5.6 Panel Systems - Tests standard. Copies of the new edition may be ordered from The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association (BIFMA) International, Grand Rapids, Mich., at https://bifma.org/secure/orderform.html.

Germany-based Deutsche Messe is accepting applications for the 2011 Carpet Design Awards, which will be presented at the Domotex Hannover 2011 trade fair for the flooring sector, to be held Jan. 15-18, 2011. This year, the competition also is open to manufacturers not exhibiting at the event. Application forms are available at www.domotex.de/cda_e. Deadline for submissions is November 5.

Manchester, Tenn.-based Ravago Manufacturing Americas LLC's Enviramid™ post-consumer nylon compounding feedstocks have been certified by UL Environment Inc., Northbrook, Ill., to meet all criteria as a 100-percent post-consumer nylon product.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has released the "Stretchable Nonwovens Report" prepared by Smith, Johnson & Associates, Draper, Utah. The report examines the top five enabling technologies related to stretchable nonwovens, as well as business opportunities.

ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., has released its latest ASTM International Standards Catalog. Customers may browse and order directly from the interactive catalog at www.astm.org

London-based Worth Global Style Network (WGSN) has launched WGSN Fontis, a multi-channel digital platform utilizing cloud computing technology that has restructured WGSN's 600,000 pages of content to facilitate searches by users.

London-based Intertek Group Plc has launched two iPhone® mobile digital device applications, the Textile Compliance Guide EU and US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. The application may be downloaded at no cost at the online Apple® application store.

Bozeman, Mont.-based TEXbase Inc. has redesigned its website, located at www.texbase.com, and has launched a blog at www.texbase.com/blog/. The company also has added lab data management for both Trim and Product to Texbase Quality, its laboratory information management system for textile professionals; and has expanded Texbase Connect, its collaborative software solution for suppliers, to collect trim and product test data and has added related widgets to the dashboards.

Germany-based Pikeur Reitmoden has won the Spoga Horse Innovation Award 2010 for its riding pants featuring the Barrier by HeiQ water- and stain-repellent textile treatment by HeiQ Materials AG, Switzerland.

New York City-based Texstyle/Jamie Stern has launched a custom rug collection featuring designs derived from paintings by artist Mikel Patrik. The collection includes three designs -- Stitch, Strata and Pixel -- taken from Patrik's paintings, and is available in three colorways.

Fabric Innovations
has relocated its headquarters to at 2665 South Bayshore Dr., Ste. 712, Miami, Fla., 33133; +305-860-5757.

Nikke - The Japan Wool Textile Co. Ltd., Japan, has received Australian Wool Innovation Ltd.'s inaugural Special Woolmark Award 2010. The award was presented at the recent Première Vision in Paris.

Easiway Systems Inc.
, Delano, Minn., has launched a new website, located at www.easiway.com, to provide tools, support, distributor information and e-commerce.

Summer Rayne Oakes, an eco-model and authority on sustainable design practices in the fashion and textile industry, has launched Source4Style, a business-to-business online marketplace that allows designers to search, compare and purchase sustainable materials from more than 25 suppliers in 12 countries. The site also helps sustainable suppliers promote their brands through targeted marketing packages.

New York City-based Jones Apparel Group has been renamed The Jones Group Inc.

Pantone LLC
, Carlstadt, N.J., has released the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of the Pantone® View Colour Planner, its multi-discipline color forecaster.

Mt. Holly, N.C.-based American & Efird Inc.'s sewing threads, embroidery yarns and technical textiels have received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification.

United Kingdom-based LGC Standards has collaborated with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre - Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) to launch a range of reference nanomaterials to aid research and testing into the applications and impacts of nanotechnology.

Iselin, N.J.-based Maidenform Brands Inc. has granted Toronto-based Coconut Grove Intimates an exclusive worldwide license to manufacture, market, sell and distribute bra accessories under the Maidenform®, Self Expressions®, Sweet Nothings®, Inspirations®, Luleh® and Bodymates® brands.

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va., has published the seventh edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List covering apparel, footwear and home textiles. The list may be downloaded free of charge at www.apparelandfootwear.org.

Israel-based Kornit Digital Ltd. has debuted the DecoNetwork Solo Plus program for Kornit customers. The program enables Kornit users to integrate a complete online direct-to-garment shop into their business so they are able to accept custom orders at any time and perform a fast and easy production process for customized and personalized artwork applications.

England-based Mudpie Ltd. has released its latest Trendbooks for the Spring/Summer 2012 season. The six books are available in hard copy and as ebooks via www.mpdclick.com.

The Brussels-based International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) has released the 2010 edition of "IWTO Market Information," containing relevant data on the international wool and textile industry, including new information and statistics, and expanded information about animal fibers.