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2013-01-30 16:21:20

WEST CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USAgain diverted nearly 58 million pounds of unwanted clothing and shoes in 2012 that would have otherwise been thrown into the trash and ultimately buried in landfills, the for-profit textile recycler announced today. In recycling the 58 million pounds of clothing during the past year, USAgain saved nearly 331,000 cubic yards of landfill space, conserved 406 million pounds of carbon emissions and spared 81 billion gallons of...

2013-01-23 12:27:03

CALHOUN, Ga., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After the successful launch of the coating unit, Turfstore.com, Inc. is introducing the first meaningful specification for tuft bind called TURFLOCK. Tuftbind on TURFLOCK is measured in accordance to ASTM D 1335 standards and exceeds 10 lbs. with 26 oz. application. At higher tuft bind values the yarn can be locked more securely into the turf primary backings and increases durability of the product. "With our new technology and consequent focus on...

2013-01-16 12:28:33

VICTORIA, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. ("CL" or the "Company") (TSXV: CL) (OTCBB: CRLRF) confirmed this week that it has commenced running production grade fiber at its new Pamplico, S.C. manufacturing facility. This followed minor delays at the facility to ensure safety and compliance within the water and fire protection systems in the building, along with customization to communications software that ensures the safe operation of the...

2013-01-11 08:22:14

118 year-old multi-national company will use CRAiLAR fiber for innovation in sustainable apparel, focus on Japanese consumer VICTORIA, BC AND PORTLAND, OR, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. ("CL" or the "Company") (TSXV: CL) (OTCBB: CRLRF), which produces and markets CRAiLAR®, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, has signed a fiber supply agreement with Japan-based Kowa Company. Kowa Company was founded in 1894 as a cotton wholesaler, and has...

2012-12-28 16:21:08

Facility Adjustments Continue Into New Year VICTORIA, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. ("CL" or the "Company") (TSXV: CL) (OTCBB: CRLRF), which produces and markets CRAiLAR®, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, has revised its estimated production start date at its new Pamplico, S.C. facility from Friday, December 28 to a targeted timeframe of mid January. The delay has been attributed to safety and compliance within...

2012-12-21 16:23:20

ANSONVILLE, N.C., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Premiere Fibers, a global industry leader in the development and production of specialized performance fine denier yarns for branded apparel and technical fabric applications, announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Verdezyne, a privately held industrial biotechnology company focused on producing renewable bio-based chemicals. Verdezyne will supply its bio-based adipic acid to Premiere Fibers for use in their industry-leading...

2012-12-21 16:21:35

BRISTOL, Va., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Fibers, global industry leader in the development and production of sustainable, solution-dyed carpet fiber and refreshfiber®, announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Verdezyne, a privately held industrial biotechnology company focused on producing renewable, bio-based chemicals. Verdezyne will supply its bio-based adipic acid to Universal Fibers for use in its industry-leading, sustainable...

2012-12-18 16:25:47

Full production on schedule to commence December 28 VICTORIA and PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - In line with the announcement last month, CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. ("CL" or the "Company") (TSXV: CL) (OTCBB: CRLRF) commissioned its first full-scale CRAiLAR manufacturing facility in Pamplico, S.C., on Monday, December 17. "This is a milestone event for us as a company and an industry partner, heralding a new era in sustainable natural fibers for multiple market...

2012-12-05 04:21:43

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elegant Linen USA selects boutique public relations firm Whitegate PR as their agency of record. Made with 100% Egyptian Cotton, Elegant Linen USA offers only the finest in bedding, towels and linens. Previously only available to guests at five star hotels, Elegant Linen USA has expanded the brand to offer their high quality linens to the public, direct to consumer! Now Elegant Linens is available from the comfort of your home. Learn more at...

2012-11-16 10:51:09

Yarn muscles could power robots, micromotors, intelligent textiles New artificial muscles made from nanotech yarns and infused with paraffin wax can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight and generate 85 times more mechanical power during contraction than the same size natural muscle, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international team from Australia, China, South Korea, Canada and Brazil. The artificial muscles are yarns constructed from...