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July/August 2005

bbcartMeese Orbitron Dunne Co. , Saddle Brook, N.J., offers the 72PL bulk laundry cart. The molded plastic cart features a plastic base and can carry up to 600 pounds in 48 cubic feet of capacity. It is water-, rust- and corrosion-resistant; and is able to withstand collisions and bumps without crumpling, scratching or denting, according to the company.

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) , Research Triangle Park, N.C., has developed the AATCC Standard Reference Fibers quality control product to aid customers in precisely identifying cashmere and wool fibers and fiber blends. The product set includes the statistical results of an interlaboratory fiber analysis study, and 5-gram samples of pure cashmere and wool.

The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) , organizer of the Asian International Exhibition of Textile Machinery (ITMA Asia 2005), has launched an on-line ITMA Asia 2005 exhibitor directory at www.itmalive.com.

The New York City-based Fragrance Foundation recently awarded New York City-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) the 2005 FiFi® Award for IFF’s Sensory Perception™ technology — a micro-encapsulation delivery system for textiles that enables fragrance or active ingredients to be released over time from a variety of textiles.

Northampton, Mass.-based Commercial News USA — the official export magazine of the US Department of Commerce — is now being translated into Chinese for distribution in China.

Effective July 1, Albemarle Corp. , Richmond, Va., has increased in the Americas the price of its Antiblaze® line of flame retardant products by 12 cents per pound. The company also has increased globally the price of its Saytex® RB-79 products by 12 cents per pound, and its Saytex HP 900 and Saytex BCL 462 flame retardant products by 5 percent.

Habif, Arogeti & Wynne LLP , Atlanta, in cooperation with Kennesaw State University , Kennesaw, Ga., the Georgia Industry Association , Smyrna, Ga., and Georgia Quick Start , Atlanta, have published a survey titled the “Performance and Practices of Georgia’s Manufacturing Firms.”

Aston, Pa.-based Amacoil Inc. has made available a CD-ROM that details Uhing rolling ring linear drives. The CD includes downloadable technical files and video clips that explain the ring’s operating principle.

Premier Pneumatics Inc. , Salina, Kan., now offers customized system manuals in easy-to-use and -store digital formats. premierscreen

The International Wool Textile Organisation , Brussels, is accepting entries through Oct. 31, 2005, for the 2006 World Wool Award. For more information, contact Marzena Oscilowska 32 2 505 40 10; fax 32 2 503 47 85; project@iwto.org; www.iwto.org.

At the recent NeoCon 2005 World’s Trade Fair for Interior Design in Chicago, Designtex , a Steelcase company based in New York City, received a Best Of NeoCon Silver award for its 100-percent Ingeo™ PLA Terratex® panel textiles.

Evansville, Wis.-based Haight Pumps now offers its Universal Design PD pump in stainless steel models capable of handling 10-, 15- and 20-gallon capacities.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) , Cary, N.C., is accepting product nominations through Sept. 1, 2005, for the annual Visionary Award, which will be presented at the Vision 2006 Consumer Products Conference next January in New Orleans. For more details, contact Michael Jacobsen (201) 612-6601; mjacobsen@ inda.org; www.inda.org. In other news, INDA has made available an academic research facilities database at www.inda.org/about/research/index.html. INDA also now offers a consultants network that includes 20 firms from the United States, Canada and India at www.inda.org/about/research/consultants/index.html. In addition, the association has upgraded and expanded its job mart and classified advertising listings, also found at www.inda.org.

July/August 2005