Schoeller's bluesign® Award
Schoeller Textil AG, Switzerland, has become the first company to earn Switzerland-based bluesign technologies ag’s bluesign® Award for system partnership to produce environmentally sustainable and ethically responsible textile products.
Ametek Measurement & Calibration Technologies, Largo, Fla., has released a 16-page brochure presenting Lloyd Instruments texture analysis instruments, software, probes, fixtures and grips for a range of texture analyses, packaging and cosmetics applications.
The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, N.C., has published an air filtration statistical report titled “Air Filtration Industry of North America: Forecasts & Trends 2007-2012.”
Parker Hannifin Corp., SSD Drives Division, Charlotte, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Charlotte facility.
Textiles Intelligence, England, in association with the International Apparel Federation, the Netherlands, has launched “Global Apparel Markets,” a quarterly publication covering global apparel sector developments, including sourcing options.
ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa., is now accepting papers describing successes achieved using ASTM standards for its case-study competition, the 2008 ASTM International Advantage Award. Cash prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 will be awarded for first, second and third prize, respectively. Additional information is available at www.astm.org/advantageaward.
ERM NC PC, an environmental, health and safety services consultancy, has opened a new office in Raleigh, N.C., located at 1130 Situs Court, Suite 240, Raleigh 27606; (919) 233-4501.
Cognex Corp., Natick, Mass., has redesigned its website, located at www.cognex.com, providing an easy-to-use, intuitive navigation system. The new site offers more than 80 application case studies categorized according to industry and application, and a section called “Working with Cognex” that lists vision technology seminars, training programs and trade shows.
Cognex Corp.'s redesigned website
Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., has released “Designing Your Compressed Air System,” an eight-page guide to the latest industry trends in air system management and controls; plus a Compressed Air Glossary, Rules of Thumb and Conversion Formulas.
JS Humidifiers Plc, England, is offering textile manufacturers a free, digital hygrometer for testing humidity in their manufacturing plants. Interested manufacturers may e-mail email@example.com and provide name, address and telephone number.
Pantone Inc., Carlstadt, N.J., and WGSN.com, London, have teamed to enable WGSN subscribers to purchase online Pantone® Fashion + Home Smart Color Swatch Cards for WGSN’s trend color palettes.
Ultrafabrics LLC, Greensboro, N.C., has received Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for its Ultraleather™ polyurethane product line, used as an alternative to vinyl and leather in aviation; marine; transportation; and contract, medical and residential furnishing applications.
Arch Chemicals Inc., Norwalk, Conn., has unveiled a new tag line, “Stays Fresh, Wash Less,” for its Purista® performance finish for textiles.
Nilit America Corp., Greensboro, presents its sustainability programs in “ Environmental Responsibility comes Naturally to Nilit®,” a brochure produced by a Forest Stewardship Council-certified printer using recycled paper and vegetable- based inks.
Freudenberg Evolon, Germany, has received the seal of the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation, Berlin, certifying Evolon fabric used in mite-proof encasings
as an effective barrier to protect allergy sufferers from dust mite allergens found inside pillows, mattresses and duvets.