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Patrick Yarns
Advanced Textiles Source
May 2015
Textile counterfeiting DNA to improve supply chain integrity

Textile counterfeiting DNA to improve supply chain integrity


by John Sherman, MeiLin Wan, Anna Stec and James Hayward

In an era of false profits, it is incumbent on every manufacturer of consumer-facing products to ensure that their supply chain is intact and honest. Counterfeits sometime share no common content with their originals—original models that are marketed by those companies who worked (and spent) hard to establish their markets and deliver honest claims. [More]

Thermo-color map reveals weather conditions

IFAI’s 2015 Advanced Textiles Conference runs Oct. 6–7

In two full days of sessions, IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference Oct. 6–7 in Anaheim, Calif., offers three programming tracks, more than 25 speakers and presentations of particular interest to advanced textiles industry participants. [More]

Textile Testing Can Help Build Strong Patents


Art MacCord

This year’s IFAI Expo in Anaheim will showcase testing of textiles. Data from testing provides objective criteria for the properties of the textile, which can be critical in having the Patent Office issue a patent, and to having a court enforce the patent against an infringer, and attain health benefits from its effects. [More]
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Arc Flash Rated (AR) Garments for Electrical Safety


Hugh Hoagland, Stacy Klausing

A summary of the thermal hazard associated with an arc flash and the relevant industrial standards and specifications used in the U.S. and EU marketplace for compliance and safety. [More]
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Milliken & Co. acquires Springfield LLC

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company has acquired Springfield LLC, manufacturer of technical, performance and flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets. [More]

Polyfab Comtex shades the U.S. Open

Polyfab Comtex shades the U.S. Open

Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based Polyfab USA has provided a temporary shade cover on Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y., for the 2015 U.S. Open tennis championships. The retractable roof system is a technological first. [More]

European committee decides on PFOA restriction

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has backed proposals by Norway and Germany to restrict the manufacture, marketing and use of PFOA, (pentadecafluorooctanoic acid). [More]

Seeing the unseen—in color

It pays to have this jacket

Scottish clothing brand Lyle and Scott has launched a jacket with bPay technology hidden in the cuff, which makes payment possible with the swipe of a sleeve. [More]

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