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As one of the largest professional zipper manufacturer and distributor of China, Hella Chain Weaving Co., Ltd independently developed its metal Y type zipper in a bid to fulfill the requirements of the customers, which brings itself a larger customer base both at home and abroad.
MH Industry, China's largest garment accessories manufacturer and tailoring materials supplier, is taking a leading role in integrating environmental practices in its business, thus to advocate eco-friendly fashion in textile industry. The major steps will be firstly used in its sewing thread and embroidery thread products.

10 orders with a total trade volume of $432,000 and the acquisition of 8 new key accounts made their presence at Canton Fair 2011 a great success for MH Industry, China's largest garment accessories supplier. In addition to the orders and customers, what else has the trade show brought to the company?

The use of computer generated designs and logos, animation and intricate detail have always caused problems with decorating garments with such a difficult to embroider logo.


Many times, companies are faced with reproducing a corporate logo with small taglines that have to meet strict guidelines. Not to mention registered trademark and trademark symbols. This can be a problem when utilizing embroidery for wearable promotions or embossing on items like leather padfolios.


Embroiderers seem to spend more time struggling to perfect small lettering than any other technique. The majority of embroidery jobs are either left-chest or cap runs, which are tougher to sew out in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

Great Looks in a Samsonite Spinner

With the name Samsonite, you know you are getting a great piece of luggage that is sure to last you a long time. Pick up these great styles in a Samsonite spinner for stylish and sophisticated luggage with straightforward function and design.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced that it is unveiling its “Kyoto Opal” — the unique opal material that the company has developed — for the first time outside of Japan at one of the world’s largest trade fairs for trimming and supplies for fashion and design, ModAmont, in Paris, France from February 10th through the 13th.

Samples of Kyocera’s Kyoto Opal, and clothing accessory buttons

New Ultra-Mobile Bar Code Printer for Distribution, Manufacturing and Retail Applications Captures Attention at NRF Expo 2009

A new ultra-portable bar code printer from Avery Dennison Retail Information Services—the Monarch Sierra Sport 4—generated favorable attention from managers responsible for operations at multiple points along the supply chain at the National Retail Federation’s 98th Annual Convention & Expo, 2009. The company also showcased its item-level RFID Demo Pod, a high-volume mobile workstation, and additional tag, label and product ID solutions.
The Monarch Sierra Sport 4, developed by Avery Dennison Printer Systems Division, meets the needs of distribution, manufacturing and retail facilities for “on-the-spot” thermal transfer bar code labels anywhere they may be required.
According to
Linda Delaney, Avery Dennison PSD director of product management, the printer was a booth highlight throughout the show. “The printer’s versatility impressed virtually every visitor who stopped by looking for a labeling solution,” Delaney reports. “The marketplace is seeking greater functionality, flexibility and mobility in label printers, and that is precisely what the new Monarch system has to offer.”
The thermal transfer multi-function printer is unique, both for its ability to print thermal direct and thermal transfer labels and for a design that provides the performance of a tabletop printer, a cart-based printer and a fork truck printer. It is a fully portable solution that requires no changeover time or power interruption. Mobile printing improves efficiency, saves labor and reduces errors, producing bottom-line improvements in distribution, manufacturing and retail operations.  
RFID Delivers ROI
At NRF 2009, Avery Dennison provided booth visitors with quantitative results from live item-level RFID programs that show how RFID can boost sales, better utilize human resources and reduce shrink.
Avery Dennison’s mini-store Demo-Pod, a kiosk-like structure that permits users to engage in virtually every key aspect of item-level RFID, was a center of attraction at the booth. In operation, the Demo Pod’s item-level RFID infrastructure reads the “store’s” item-level inventory to capture product counts and locations in real time. When the counts and locations are compared with a plan-o-gram, replenishment processes are dramatically improved and on-floor availability is maximized.
Tag and Label Printers

Also exhibited at the Avery Dennison booth were the
unique one-piece Monarch® Pathfinder ® Ultra® Platinum handheld bar code printer and the DC-powered Monarch® 9878™ Mobile Work Station. The Monarch Pathfinder Ultra Platinum printer combines the processes of scanning, printing and applying labels for improved efficiency and labor savings in label intensive applications such as markdowns, returns processing and cross docking. The Monarch 9878 brings high volume tabletop printing directly to merchandise, wherever it is.



About Avery Dennison Corporation
Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive labeling materials, retail tag, ticketing and branding systems and office products. Based in
Pasadena, Calif., Avery Dennison is a FORTUNE 500 Company with 2007 sales of $6.3 billion. Avery Dennison employs more than 30,000 individuals in more than 60 countries who develop, manufacture and market a wide range of products for both consumer and industrial markets. Products offered by Avery Dennison include: Fasson brand self-adhesive materials; Avery Dennison brand products for the retail and apparel industries; Avery brand office products and graphics, imaging media; specialty tapes, peel-and-stick postage stamps, and labels for a wide variety of automotive, industrial and durable goods applications.

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Talon International Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Talon International, Inc. (OTC BB:TALN.OB - News), a leading global supplier of apparel accessories including Talon zippers, fasteners, trim and interlining products, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008.
Second Quarter 2008 Highlights

--  Talon zipper sales up 37% vs. Q2 2007
--  Net sales for the quarter $17.0 million, up 26% vs. Q2 2007
--  Net income of $0.6 million, up 22% vs. Q2 2007

Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Net sales for the second quarter of 2008 were $17.0 million, an increase of 26% from $13.6 million in the second quarter of 2007. The revenue reflects continued growth within Southeast Asia and within new brands and program sales of Talon Zipper and Trim products. Talon Zipper sales increased $3.1 million, or 37%, to $11.4 million in the quarter, as compared to the same period a year ago. Talon Trim sales increased $0.6 million, or 12%, to $5.5 million as compared to the same period a year ago. Tekfit waistband sales were as anticipated, $0.2 million less than in the same period in 2007.

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Avery Dennison tag and label manufacturing facilities in China and Korea have been granted the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (CoC) certificate.  This highly valued accreditation means that tags and tickets produced on FSC certified paper stocks at Avery Dennison CoC-certified facilities can now display the FSC logo for apparel manufacturers, retailers and brand owners.


According to Josh Dunn, who is leading the eco-friendly product management team at Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, apparel makers, retailers and brand owners who present the FSC logo on the tags and tickets of their products send a clear message to consumers that their brand stands for responsible paper sourcing and sustainable forest management practices.

Instead of buying from China, look no further than San Diego, California to find soft pvc custom products. In a time when more and more companies are outsourcing their production, Flexsystems USA Inc. is the only USA manufacturer of soft PVC labels, nameplates and oem products. We are proud of the fact that we have been making our custom plastic rubber promotional products in the United States of America since 1994 and we plan to keep doing so! Our USA made products have been lab tested for a variety of specifications. They are safe and non-toxic and will last a long time. Our production team takes great pride in what they do and every job we create is custom. Our material is medical grade PVC. We can also state that the emblems and promotional and custom pet products we make are Prop 65 compliant. A few years ago we began importing some products like tennis string dampeners, silicone wristbands and bar mats form the Orient. Orient sourced products are a small percentage of what we sell each year and will always remain that way. There have been many health scares from the imported Chinese product, from lead levels, to ingredients that were not supposed to be there, like melanitin, etc. Buying from a reputable USA manufacturer like Flexsystems will ensure you do not encounter these kinds of issues. USA products make sense and save you time in the long run.

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