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February 2013

Israel-based Nilit Ltd. has released its Bodyfashion Trendbook covering bodywear and activewear trend concepts for Autumn/Winter 2014/15.

Teijin Ltd., Japan, has received a Grand Award at the nano tech 2013 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference in recognition of the potential and wide-ranging applications of Teijin's technologies.

Teijin has received a nano tech 2013 Grand Award.

Vancouver, Canada- and Portland, Ore.-based Crailar Techologies Inc. has for the third consecutive year been named to the 2013 TSX Venture 50, which recognizes strong-performing publicly traded companies on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Austria-based Lenzing AG has released its Lenzing Color Trends Autumn-Winter 2014/15, a 52-page brochure available for download at lenzing.com/en/fibers/service/trends/trends-autumn-winter-20142015.html.

The International Oeko-Tex Association, Switzerland, announces that Italy-based Rivolta Carmignani S.p.A. has received Oeko-Tex® standard 1000 certification for its production facility; and Switzerland-based Odlo International AG has received Oeko-Tex standard 100 certification for most of its products. Oeko-Tex has named both Rivolta Carmignani and Odlo International as its December 2012 Companies of the Month.

Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries Group Inc. has for the third consecutive year received a "Partner of the Year" award from Carpet One Floor & Home. In other company news, Shaw Industries Group's Shaw Living division has launched the 60-piece Melrose collection of vibrant-colored rugs; has added the Al Fresco, Suncoast, and Garden Craft collections to its indoor/outdoor rug offerings; has added 24 designs, all featuring its ombre yarn-dyeing technique, to its Mirabella rug collection; and has added six designs to its Arabesque collection and three to its Loft collection. Shaw Living also has launched its World Market umbrella collection.

Camira Fabrics Ltd., United Kingdom, has launched the Monroe pattern of dobby weave upholstery fabric available in 18 colorways; and Denim, a twill weave 90-percent wool/10-percent FR viscose fabric available in 18 colorways.


Camira's Monroe (top) and Denim (bottom) fabrics

Visual 2000 International Inc., Montreal, has made available the Visual Viewer™ Version 2 product lifecycle management mobility app for the iPad®; and has launched the VisualWebStore.net™ e-business solution.

Gainesville, Fla.-based Quick-Med Technologies Inc.'s NIMBUS® antimicrobial technology has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,343,523 titled "Disinfectant with Durable Activity Based on Alcohol-Soluble Quaternary Ammonium Polymers and Copolymers."

Phenix City, Ala.-based Johnston Textiles Inc. had introduced the Retro and Cirque contract upholstery patterns.

The American Down and Feather Council, New York City, has introduced a series of information sheets titled "Factzzz on Down and Feather."

Trendway Designs LLC, Phenix City, Ala., has launched an online store, located at trendwaydesigns.com.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO's) National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) Geotextile Technical Committee Work Plan has awarded a certificate of compliance to Summerville, S.C.-based Thrace-LINQ Inc. and Toccoa, Ga.-based Crown Resources.

Red Bank, N.J.-based Concept III Textiles International has introduced Lifestyle Layer, a new outdoor apparel category.

The following products from Australia- and New Zealand-based Charles Parsons' Merino State brand received International Trade Fair For Sporting Goods and Sports Fashion (ISPO) 2013 Textile Awards: Merino/Thermo°Cool stretch jersey, in the Innovative Base Layer category; Merino/Cotton Heritage Knit, Innovative Mid-Layer; and the M-Shell Series, Innovative Outer Layer.

The following products from North Vancouver, Canada-based Arc'teryx have received ISPO 2013 Textile Awards: Macai Jacket and Alpha SV Bib CZ, ISPO Gold Awards; and Khamski Pack and Cerium LT Jacket, ISPO Awards.

Paris-based Première Vision S.A. has launched maisondexception.com, an online magazine dedicated to handcrafts and artisanal workmanship.

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., has published "The Carpet Chronicles: Highlights from the CRI Blog for Retailers and Their Customers," an interactive e-book designed to help retailers better serve their customers.

O'Donnell, Texas-based Textile Exchange (TE) has issued a call for papers for the 2013 Textile Sustainability Conference, to be held November 11-13 in Istanbul. The deadline for submissions is February 22. TE also has been named a network partner of the FabricLink Network (FLN), Reseda, Calif.; and its portal page is accessible via links on the technicalcenter.com and fabriclink.com.

The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA), Nashville, Tenn., has launched its new website, located at alpacainfo.com.

Forge Graphic Works, Portland, Ore., has received Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership certification for its printing facility.

Paris-based JEC Group is accepting applications for speakers at its JEC Asia Composites Show & Conferences 2013 Innovative Composites Summit, to be held June 25-27, 2013, in Singapore; and nominations for the JEC Asia Innovation Awards, to be presented at the JEC Asia Composites Show & Conferences. Deadline for submissions is March 19.

Painesville, Ohio-based Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has launched a new website, located a tapes.averydennison.com.

Aurora, Ill.-based Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has added the Sub-Suede and Universal Knit 400 FR styles to its Northern Lights™ printable textile collection.

SMARTEX-2013 Conference organizer Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt, is accepting submissions for abstracts through August 9 for the conference, to be held Nov. 19-21, 2013, in Egypt. Deadline for full paper submission is September 19. More information may be found at kfs.edu.eg/engkfs.

Ireland-based Research and Markets Ltd. has published "Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles - Global Strategic Business Report 2012"; "Smart Textiles and Nanotechnologies: Applications Technologies and Markets"; "From Fibre to Store: Developments in Apparel and Household Textiles Market"; and "Textiles — Global Outlook."

Fairlawn, Ohio-based Omnova Solutions Inc. has renamed its Decorative Products business segment Engineered Surfaces.

Brockton, Mass.-based Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS) has introduced a mold and mildew prevention program, including product testing and educational seminars, for manufacturers and retailers of apparel, shoes and leather goods.

West Chester, Pa.-based Price Hanna Consultants LLC has published the report "Global Outlook for Hygiene Absorbent Products and Key Raw Materials in 2011, 2012 and 2017."

Portland, Ore.-based SKINS® Compression Clothing has been named the "Official Recovery Compression" brand of the National Hockey League's West Conference teams.

Minneapolis-based Conwed has updated its website, located at conwedplastics.com.

Italy-based Eurojersey S.p.A. has launched its Sensitive® Fabrics Ready2Wear collection for Summer 2014.

Schlossberg, Switzerland, has introduced a line of Global Organic Textile Standard-certified organic towels.

February 2013