Category Archives: Executive Pages

Functional Finishes for Textiles, 1st Edition : New Book Release

Functional Finishes BookImproving Comfort, Performance and Protection

Editor : Dr. Roshan Paul
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
Print Book ISBN: 9780857098399
eBook ISBN: 9780857098450
Pages: 678
Release Date : 10 October 2014
Price : Print or eBook : USD 238.00 (USD 280.00)

This book provides a comprehensive review of the most important fabric finishes in the textile industry. Continue reading Functional Finishes for Textiles, 1st Edition : New Book Release

MARFS : Germ-Resistant  Mask-cum-Scarves

Germ-Resistant Scarves Introduced as MARFS to protect against bacteria, viruses and airborne contaminants.MARFSMARFS, a wearable, germ-resistant product, was introduced in the health and wellness market earlier this month by Wrall LLC. Marfs function as both a mask and a scarf. When pulled over the mouth and nose, Marfs help to improve health by eliminating airborne contaminates by filtering the air. There have been growing health concerns among travelers and other health-conscious individuals who are looking for ways to avoid sickness, especially during air travel and other close-contact situations. Recent studies have indicated that viruses and bacteria such as MRSA and E. Coli are capable of living in the back of airport seat pockets for several days, making them a haven for germs. Marfs’ function to reduce the spread of germs and ultimately eliminate the hazard of harmful bacteria, making them ideal for travelers, commuters, students, and those prone to sickness.

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Neschen AG Offers Concrete-look Cotton for Digital Print Media

Bückeburg (Germany) based Neschen AG develops, produces and markets innovative coated self-adhesive and digital print media worldwide, together with their processing machines and presentation systems. The graphics product portfolio ranges from finishing, protection and mounting films to print media which can be used with modern digital printing technology for avant-garde architecture, decoration and advertising. The Bückeburg supplier is the first address for printing service providers, architects, designers, photographers, interior decorators and advertising agencies. The business unit Graphics also includes powerful laminating machines and high quality display systems. Continue reading Neschen AG Offers Concrete-look Cotton for Digital Print Media

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Proposes Changes to First Sale Program

What Every Member ofthe Trade Community Should Know About :


The Mod Act imposed an obligation on CBP to provide the public with improved information concerning the trade community’s rights and responsibilities under customs regulations and related laws. In addition, both the trade community and CBP share responsibility for carrying out these requirements. For example, under Section 484 of the Tariff Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1484), the importer of record is responsible for using reasonable care to enter, classify and determine the value of imported merchandise and to provide any other information necessary to enable CBP to assess duties properly, collect accurate statistics, and determine whether other applicable legal requirements, if any, have been met. CBP is then responsible for fixing the final classification and value of the merchandise. The failure of an importer of record to exercise reasonable care could delay release of the merchandise and, in some cases, could result in the imposition of penalties. The material in this publication on “Bona Fide Sales and Sales for Exportation to the United States” will help the trade community to improve voluntary compliance with customs regulations and laws and to understand the relevant administrative processes. It is provided for general information purposes only. As many complicated factors can be involved in customs issues, an importer may wish to obtain an advance or pre-importation ruling under the CBP regulations (19 CFR Part 177) or to obtain advice from an expert who specializes in customs matters, for example, a licensed customs broker, attorney or consultant. Continue reading US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Proposes Changes to First Sale Program

Driving Demand for Denim Jeans : Cotton Incorporated Retail Survey

Denim jeans represent an estimated $60 billion global market for retailers, but recent cost-cutting measures (e.g., thinner fabrics, changes in fiber content, etc.) have caused significant performance issues and dissatisfaction among consumers. Ownership of denim jeans reached a peak in 2005/2006 due to the premium denim trend, which allowed shoppers to purchase higher quality jeans at multiple price-points. Following that peak, economic pressures and the fast-fashion movement compelled clothing retailers to sacrifice quality and cotton. As apparel prices began to rise at retail, the majority of shoppers indicated that they were paying more for inferior quality and began to scrutinize clothing by a different standard–and jeans were no exception. Continue reading Driving Demand for Denim Jeans : Cotton Incorporated Retail Survey

An Overview of the Duty Drawback Scheme

All Industry Rates (AIR) of Duty Drawback :

The AIR of Duty Drawback are notified for a large number of export products every year by the Government after an assessment of average incidence of Customs, Central Excise duties, Service Tax & Transaction Cost suffered by the export products. The AIR are fixed after extensive discussions with all stake holders to solicit relevant data, which includes the data on procurement prices of inputs, indigenous as well as imported, applicable duty rates, consumption ratios and FOB values of export products. Corroborating data is also collected from Central Excise and Customs field formations. This data is analyzed and forms the basis for the AIR of Duty Drawback. Continue reading An Overview of the Duty Drawback Scheme

Fiberglass Wool Insulation for PEB/Metal Roofs for Textile Industry

Now days many textile players prefer Pre Engineered Building (PEB) Systems – a complete package of low rise steel buildings manufactured and delivered to the site by a single supplier. The package comprises of rigid structural steel, cladding system and building accessories. Though the concept is simple, PEBs are extremely diversified in their usage and uniqueness in each design. The PEB concept has gained widespread popularity in the last few years as a result of the speed and simplicity with which such buildings can be erected. In addition, many traditionally designed industrial buildings are also now opting for metal roofing. Continue reading Fiberglass Wool Insulation for PEB/Metal Roofs for Textile Industry

How Do Our Brains React to Textiles?

Scientists from the Neuromarketing Labs and the Hohenstein Institute are currently working on a pilot study for the perception of textiles worn close to the body. An experimental test records the effect of clothing on the emotions and thinking processes in the human brain. Scientists observe the brains of test persons while wearing tight clothing – significant differences appear in terms of alertness – In a pilot study on the neurophysiological perception of textiles on the skin, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute and at Neuromarketing Labs investigated thinking processes while test persons wear business underwear: Test winner was “99°F”. Continue reading How Do Our Brains React to Textiles?

How a Manmade Fiber is Created : Oerlikon Barmag’s ‘From Melt to Yarn’

The spinning process

Melt preparation and distribution : Homogenous melt forms the basis for high-quality yarn. Today, filament yarns are predominantly manufactured using direct-spinning processes and procedures. Here, the melt is produced in a poly-condensation system. Alternatively, plastic granulate can also be melted in an extruder. The melt pipes, in which the liquid polymer is forwarded to the spinning head under great pressure, are designed in accordance with the customers’ building conditions. Continue reading How a Manmade Fiber is Created : Oerlikon Barmag’s ‘From Melt to Yarn’

ecorepel® : The Perfect Alternative to Fluorocarbon Textile Finishes

Shows Excellent Results in Regard to Abrasion Resistance

ecorepel® – the environmentally sound water and mud repelling high- tech finish from Schoeller Technology is cited as a positive alternative in the Greenpeace Outdoor Report, as it is free from fluorocarbons, biodegradable (in accordance with OECD 302 B (80 – 100%), passes the OEKO-TEX® – Standard 100 test and complies with bluesign®. Furthermore, ecorepel® shows outstanding performance in regard to abrasion resistance. Greenpeace calls on textile manufacturers to replace hazardous production chemicals with harmless alternatives. ecorepel® offers modern and clean water repellence inspired by nature. Continue reading ecorepel® : The Perfect Alternative to Fluorocarbon Textile Finishes