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2012-12-13 08:24:42

VANCOUVER, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Garmatex Technologies, Inc. ("Garmatex" or the "Company"), an innovative leader in the research and development of scientifically engineered, performance-inspired fabric technologies, is pleased to announce the signing of a 5 year licensing contract with Pro-Formance Insights, R.A. Inc. (PFI), a Canadian company specializing in cut resistant base layer protection apparel that safeguards against serious lacerations in sports, law enforcement and...

2012-11-14 08:29:21

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Garmatex Technologies, Inc. ("Garmatex" or the "Company")  is an innovative leader in the research and development of scientifically engineered, performance-inspired fabric technologies. After extensive field testing and commercialization of the Company's fiber and fabric technologies over the past seven years, Garmatex is now ready to market these proven innovations to established global brands and companies.  Garmatex has established...

New Cotton Being Created In Texas
2012-11-10 09:48:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Experts at Texas A&M University AgriLife Research Department are attempting to improve production of the state's leading cash crop by infusing new genes and genetic combinations into cotton, the university has announced. According to a statement, Dr. David Stelly, an AgriLife Research cotton geneticist in College Station, and colleagues are attempting to alter the DNA of the fiber plants in the genetics and breeding...

2012-11-08 12:23:33

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H&M was the biggest user of organic cotton worldwide in the second consecutive year in 2011, according to Textile Exchange's latest Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report. H&M continued to increase its already world leading use of organic cotton further which is part of H&M's strategic goal to only use more sustainable cotton by 2020. "We congratulate H&M for again leading the list of the biggest users of certified organic cotton in...

2012-10-22 04:00:37

Combining Bio-Based Technology Expertise with Strategic Customer Partnerships to Expand Sustainable, High-Performing Fabric Options. Shanghai (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 DuPont Sorona® will showcase a variety of new applications in apparel at the upcoming Shanghai Intertextile Show, China´s International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories. The DuPont Sorona® Boulevard exemplifies the creative partnerships DuPont has developed to bring solutions to market, bringing...

2012-09-26 06:20:47

Customers Who Bring Old Jeans to any American Eagle Outfitters Store Will Receive 20% Off Their Purchase People StyleWatch Announced as Exclusive Magazine Partner NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cotton Incorporated and American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) announced a continued partnership for the Cotton. From Blue to Green.(TM) denim recycling program, taking place in over 800 American Eagle Outfitters stores across the U.S. Beginning October 3(rd) through...

2012-09-20 06:26:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With all the talk of the demise of products made in the USA one might believe that American made products are not in demand abroad or are being eclipsed by competitors manufacturing in Asia. It now appears that this trend does not really hold true for the fashion and textile sector where US designed and produced wares are very much in demand. Buoyed by a favorable exchange rate, American fashion products have found favorable treatment by European...

2012-08-29 10:19:48

The latest study was published online in Nature Genetics The international research team led by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and BGI have completed the genome sequence and analysis of a diploid cotton-- Gossypium raimondii. The cotton genome provides an invaluable resource for the study and genetic improvement of cotton quality and output, and sheds new lights on understanding the genetic characteristics and evolutionary mechanism underlying cotton and its close relatives. The...

2012-08-18 22:21:13

HONG KONG, Aug. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Financial Summary Revenue was approximately RMB7,709 million, down approximately 4.0% YoY. Gross profit was approximately RMB419 million, down approximately 58.8% YoY. Net profit attributable to owners of the parent was approximately RMB54 million, down approximately 90.1% YoY. Gross profit margin was approximately 5.4%, representing a decrease of 7.3 percentage points as compared with the gross profit margin of...

2012-08-15 14:22:43

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cotton producers face numerous challenges in trying to achieve successful yields. Weather, insect pressures and variable agronomic conditions all can have a significant impact on crop size. One of the biggest factors that reduces yields is not being able to maintain the proper soil moisture required for a particular cultivar, or cultivated variety of cotton. In an effort to pinpoint the best method for consistently monitoring soil...


Latest Cotton Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 17:08:49

Cotton swabs, made of a small wad of cotton wrapped around both ends of a short rod, are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. Leo Gerstenzang created the cotton swab in the 1920s after attaching cotton to toothpicks. The product eventually went on to be called the "Q-tip" which became a generic trademark for cotton swabs in the USA. The product is often used to clean the ear although doctors have said for used...

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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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2009-03-27 17:52:05

Tropical tree, Bombax ceiba, is a member of the genus Bombax. It is more familiarly known as the Cotton Tree. In areas of Malay, Indonesia, Southern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan the tree is commonly planted. Chinese historical accounts tell of an ancient king of Nam Yuet, Chiu To, who offered the tree as a gift to the Emperor of Han Dynasty in 2nd Century B.C. Also, the tree, which is referred to as Semal, is commonly planted in parks and along roadsides in India. New Delhi, specifically...

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