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2012-01-30 05:45:00

VANCOUVER, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT), which produces and markets one of the first new natural fibers in decades, CRAiLAR®, announced it will partner with Tuscarora Yarns, one of the world's premier yarn innovators, to explore a host of new blended yarns using CRAiLAR Flax. Under the terms of the non-exclusive, non-transferable license, Tuscarora Yarns will design and manufacture highly...

2011-12-01 08:02:00

SHANGHAI, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Approved by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), the 2011 Asia International Dye Industry, Pigments and Textile Chemicals Exhibition ("Interdye Asia") will be held on December 8 - 10 at Gujarat University Convention & Exhibition Centre. The exhibition will be sponsored by China Dyestuff Industry Association (CDIA), China Dyeing and Printing Association (CDPA) and CCPIT...

2011-11-01 20:55:50

True luxury has only one color — gold. A nanometer-thin layer of pure gold now lends ties and pocket handkerchiefs that authentic gold sheen, thanks to a new Empa-developed process. The yarn, which is coated using a high-tech plasma process, is soft and easy to weave. It is also washing machine compatible. A limited number of gold ties will be placed on the market before Christmas, making a truly exclusive present. Further fashion accessories will follow in 2012. Gold radiates with a...

2011-10-19 20:34:00

SHANGHAI, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- "InterDye", known around the world as the largest and one of the best professional exhibitions in the dye-chemical industry, will land in Ahmedabad, India from 8 to 10, December 2011, occupying an exhibition area of about 5,000 square meters. This will be the first stop on its Asia tour. Up until now, almost 100 famous companies have had their booths in this exhibition including Huntsman, JAY Chemical, Bodal Chemicals, Colourtex Industries,...

2011-10-14 10:05:05

An international team of researchers has invented new artificial muscles strong enough to rotate objects a thousand times their own weight, but with the same flexibility of an elephant´s trunk or octopus limbs. In a paper published online today on Science Express, the scientists and engineers from the University of British Columbia, the University of Wollongong in Australia, the University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in Korea detail their innovation. The study elaborates...

2011-08-24 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloth Connection, a nationwide specialty linen company established in 1980, has found a perfect fit with Magnolias Linens, established in 2002 with a vision and dedication to specialty high-end custom linen. This partnership means positioning the firms so that a wide array of opportunities become available for our growing client base. The two companies will highly complement each other as Cloth Connection is the premier specialty linen company...

2011-08-24 04:56:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Preview in Seoul 2011 (hereafter 'PIS'),' a premier textile exhibition to be held in COEX B Hall in Seoul from August 31 to September 2, will showcase key textiles designed to conquer the steadily expanding health and sports markets. According to a survey on Korea's fashion market trends conducted by the Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI) and the Korea Fashion Association (KFA), the nation's fashion market will reach KRW 39.5...

2011-07-19 11:27:00

VENICE, Fla., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vero Linens, a provider of the finest Italian luxury bed linens, is now engaging in the post-Internet evolution by offering consumers the capability of purchasing its merchandise at wholesale prices through its Web site, www.verolinens.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110719/FL37725LOGO) "In today's economy, there are two significant distinctions between companies that manufacture consumer-related products - these distinctions...

2011-05-18 08:02:00

SHANGHAI, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The three-day 11th China International Dye Industry, Pigments and Textile Chemicals Exhibition ("China Interdye 2011") drew to a successful close at INTEX Shanghai and ShanghaiMart on April 28. Occupying an exhibition space of 25,000 square meters, the event attracted 500 Chinese and foreign exhibitors from 14 countries and regions, as well as 13,996 professional visitors from 55 countries and regions (32,106 arrivals). In the morning of April...

2011-04-13 15:18:45

Blue denim jeans are one of the most popular and iconic fashion items in the world; now a study published in Biotechnology Journal reveals a cheaper, more efficient and eco-friendly method for treating dyed denim. The process of 'surface activation' used to wash-down the denim following dyeing could also offer an alternative to the dangerous, and internationally banned, sandblasting technique. "The global production of denim is estimated at 3 billion linear meters and more than 4 billion...