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Small Towns Westville and Brooklawn NJ have Big Results in joining the Reuse Movement with Community Recycling

Small Towns Westville and Brooklawn NJ have Big Results in joining the Reuse Movement with Community Recycling

Nationwide, USA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

What does it take to make a great idea like curbside clothing recycling take root and mobilize? Press and social media help, but what is THE answer? People. At the end of the day, it’s not about tweeting or liking, it’s about the people – and the strong sense of civic pride that started decades ago with traditional curbside recycling. It’s the residents of both boroughs in New Jersey NJ who believe that clothing recycling is the right thing to do. Donna Domico, Public Works director for the Borough of Westville and and Superintendent of Public works for the Borough of Brooklawn, has been a social change ambassador who is making clothing recycling happen with great results. Partnering with Community Recycling, they have come up with ways to reduce the waste stream and support the mission of People Recycling for People.

“Our community has been recycling traditional recyclables for over thirty years. It was not a hard sell to get these towns on board, doing the right thing and recycling with reuse in mind,” Domico said. “This program is not only smart from a financial perspective, but it is one that will help people all over the world.”

Community Recycling began working with Westville for curbside collection on Earth Day of 2012. Prior, both Boroughs were taking part in the CR Bins program, where collection bins were placed for convenient drop off of clothes, shoes, bags and belts. The residents of both small towns have been able to masterfully see the vision proposed by Domico and bring great success to their towns. They understand that building communities here, helps to build communities elsewhere. It comes to people power.

In a few short months, 12,746 pounds of clothing, over 6 tons, have been recycled with reuse in mind in the Borough of Westville; with just one pickup, the Borough of Brooklawn has collected 3,642 pounds of clothing. These numbers translate into significant savings in incinerator fees, in waste diversion, and in earned income for the recyclables.

“In the Borough of Westville, trash disposal is $ 85.00/ton. We receive $ 0.10/pound of clothing/textiles that are recycled which . equates to a $ 105.00/ton savings, as well as wasted dollars on burning the textiles,” Domico stated.” In the Borough of Brooklawn, trash disposal is $ 65.00/ton and with the receipt of $ 0.10/pound of clothing that are recycled, that equates to a $ 135.00/ton savings. “It will save space in landfills as well as save wasted dollars on burning the clothes. It will also help us with our tonnage grants which is (required) by the NJDEP,” Domico further said.

“Pulling clothes, shoes, bags and belts that are perfectly reusable from the waste stream and putting them in the hands of those that cannot afford brand new is an easy way to reduce waste, increase diversion and be green,” said Lisa Pomerantz, VP of Marketing and Business Development. “It’s impressive to see small towns like these, the first in the entire state of NJ, to offer a curbside collection and to celebrate the cause of clothing recycling with reuse as the central feature. It’s truly People Recycling for People!”

Community Recycling is also announcing a brand new era in clothing and textile recycling with a solution that fits the lifestyle of millions across the US, where curbside pickup is just not an option for numerous reasons. CR Home makes clothing and related textile recycling as easy as boxing things up and leaving them on the doorstep for your postal worker. Utilizing the existing infrastructure of the postal service, anyone in the US can participate in this rewarding recycling experience. CR Home recyclers will learn where the clothing is sent for resale and reuse, as well as the personal environmental impact they have by choosing to join the Reuse Movement.

“CR Home encompasses transparency, connectivity and humanity. We want people to know and understand where their clothes go in an effort to make the world a smaller, friendlier and greener place,” Pomerantz continued.

CR Home is also working with some big retailers to make the fashion industry greener and more sustainable. Original Penguin is the first to jump on the bandwagon and involve their consumers to be a part of the solution.

Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of clothing with a focus on reuse. They are a company that does well by doing good, bringing the industry such innovative recycling programs as CR Kids, CR Campus, and ShoeBox Recycling. They recognize that people everywhere are looking for easier ways to do the responsible green thing without having the hassle and legwork. Community Recycling takes on all of the work, logistics and foots the bill for shipping. They literally connect the dots between all the extra things no longer needed or used in a household, and the people here in the US and around the world that depend on second-hand items in an affordable way.

In the latest report from the EPA, Facts and Figures for the 2011 Municipal Solid Waste, clothing recycling shows an equivalent impact of removing one (1) million cars from the nation’s roads. That is more than five (5) times the impact of recycled yard trimmings, more than four (4) times the impact of glass recycling, more than plastics recycling and nearly the same impact as recycling aluminum.

CR Home is designed to empower and engage the population who has yet to jump on the reuse bandwagon with convenience and comforts of home.

No matter how you get there, Community Recycling hopes you all make the eco-friendly choice to join the Reuse Movement keep landfills hungry while supporting the ongoing mission of People Recycling for People. Currently, Community Recycling diverts between 2-3 million pounds of clothing each week for reuse. That amounts to well over 100 million pounds per year for the good of the environment and the people who make up communities around the world.



Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit clothing recycler with a focus on REUSE. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with more than 98% of the goods collected destined for REUSE here and around the world. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the recycling process as convenient as possible. Community Recycling is effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand things from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, schools, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies by creating jobs both here and in emerging countries. Community Recycling offers a portfolio of innovative recycling programs including CR Home, CR Kids, CR Campus, CR Bins and ShoeBox Recycling. Visit us at for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.

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Delikate Rayne Cruelty-Free Luxury Fashion E-Boutique Open to Public

Delikate Rayne Cruelty-Free Luxury Fashion E-Boutique Open to Public

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

Delikate Rayne has opened its debut collection of cruelty-free women’s contemporary clothing, titled Moon Shadows, to the public. After an underground VIP campaign, the E-Boutique is now open to the public, offering vegan leather and other ethical materials in high-end luxury designs. Former America’s Next Top Model, Hannah Jones, showcases all items in the Moon Shadows collection.

Delikate Rayne enjoys recognition from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as a “PETA-Approved Vegan” company. The badge can be found on the homepage of the website and is part of PETA’s campaign to, as PETA states, “promote products, raise awareness, and support the implementation of more animal-friendly business practices, products, and services.”

While many enthusiasts have strived to find a harmony between women’s contemporary clothing designs and cruelty-free fashion, there has been only a scant supply of offerings. Delikate Rayne embodies a true example of cruelty-free clothing with a luxurious, high-end aesthetic.

“Daring timeless silhouettes,” say Delikate Rayne’s sister co-founders, Komie and Meg Vora, “asymmetrical cuts, cruelty-free textiles and a host of other apparent contradictions celebrate Delikate Rayne’s unwillingness to conform to expectation. The line stresses the power of individuality and sustainability, its pieces serve as a vehicle to express the natural allure of the unfiltered, worldly female.”

Pieces in the Moon Shadows women’s contemporary clothing collection are priced at $ 165-$ 500. Some of the most remarkable pieces in Moon Shadows include the sophisticated slit-back blouse featuring vegan leather details and back cut-outs and the deep emerald vegan leather bustier with cut-outs and crisscross details at the neck. The striking emerald color was named Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year.

An option for those looking to match the luxury style they want with the ethical values they hold dear has long been absent from the world of women’s contemporary clothing. Delikate Rayne’s cruelty-free line is made entirely in the United States using vegan leather to create evocative designs through ethical processes, which aligns with Delikate Rayne’s belief in quality over quantity, not fast fashion. As the website states:

“Delikate Rayne embodies the perfect blend of minimalism and European sensibility resulting in clean, understated glamour. It is a cool sophistication, the glittered regalia of women unfettered by their own mystique. The brand is spun in the spirit of the captivating wildcat temptress; the mold-breaking, unapologetic femininity of that woman you think you know, but really don’t.”

With the launch of the E-Boutique, Delikate Rayne invites all fans of cruelty-free women’s contemporary clothing to discover the wildcat temptress within them.

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BCC Research: Latest in Chemicals Market Research

BCC Research: Latest in Chemicals Market Research

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Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

Increasing environmental and regulatory measures have significantly impacted the commercial and commodity chemical products market over the near term. Consequently, much of the growth in this market is moving away from the developed regions of Europe and the United States to developing and emerging economies such as China, India, and other Asian nations, according to BCC Research (

However, commercial chemicals for products such as coatings, resins, gases, fuels, pesticides, and cosmetics have all seen consistent growth on a global and/or segmented geographical scale. Research and development and regulatory and industry standards, as well as environmental concerns will drive this market for the foreseeable future.

BCC Research’s technical market research reports cover the full range of materials within this dynamic market. Chemical production companies and investors must understand these developments in order to capture new opportunities in both domestic and international markets. BCC Research’s reports provide invaluable insights on how today’s evolving markets are changing core business models in the commercial and commodity chemicals industry.

Use BCC Research reports to:

Gain an overview of the global chemicals markets, including coatings, resins, gases, fuels, pesticides, and cosmetics.
Analyze five-year market trends with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates for the period 2013 to 2018.
Evaluate industry trends and patent analyses of emerging products and technologies within this market.
Assess the impact of industry standards and governmental regulations on global markets.
Review comprehensive company profiles of the top industry players and their relative market shares.

Recently Published Reports:

CHM072A – Seed Treatment: Technologies and Global Markets

The global seed treatment market has grown exponentially in the last few years and growth is expected to continue. Low-cost crop protection and rising prices of genetically modified crops, as well as a rising world population and increasing food requirements will drive steady growth in this market for the near term. Seed Treatment: Technologies and Global Markets provides an overview of the global market for seed treatments, which provide a broad spectrum of protection from insects, diseases, and nematodes. Assessments of industry structure, major companies and market shares, and strategies, such as new product development, merger and acquisitions, and expansions are also included. (October 2013)

CHM074A – Sealants and Sealant Applicators: Technologies and Global Markets

The sealant industry has been growing steadily across all sectors, including automotive, construction, electronics, transportation, and others. Demand is being driven by the emergence of new market applications that have resulted from evolving and improving assembly processes. Sealants and Sealant Applicators: Technologies and Global Markets provides an overview of the global sealants and sealant applications market. An evaluation of product life and technology life styles of various types of sealants and methods is also provided. (October 2013)

CHM073A – Adhesives and Adhesive Applicators: Technologies and Global Markets

The emergence of new market applications along with the evolution and improvement of assembly processes has increased the demand for adhesives. Adhesives and Adhesive Applicators: Technologies and Global Markets provides a comprehensive overview of the technologies involved in the manufacturing of different types of adhesives. It discusses the value of such products produced and utilized globally as well as in different regions during the last three years, and presents forecasts for the next five years. (September 2013)

CHM014L – Flame Retardant Chemicals: Technologies and Global Markets

The development of new flame retardant technologies such as environmentally friendly nanocomposites and synergistic formulations are expected to gain market share over the next five years. Flame Retardant Chemicals: Technologies and Global Markets provides an overview of the global market for flame-retardant chemicals, with coverage of plastics, textiles, wood/paper, coatings/paper, coatings/construction, and coatings/decorations market applications. In addition, this comprehensive technical market report examines government regulations and their potential impact on the market. (September 2013)

CHM062A – Global Markets for Oleochemical Fatty Acids

While a global business, fatty acids have a high regional tendency due to the fact that moving fatty acids a long distance is expensive because acids are prone to air oxidation, color reversion, odor reversion, metal pick–up, and partial crystallization. Global Markets for Oleochemical Fatty Acids provides an overview of the global markets for oleochemicals, including natural fatty acids, biodiesel and methyl esters, glycerine, as well as derivatives such as soaps, dimers, branched fatty acids, and fatty alcohols. This in-depth study also provides a thorough breakdown of regional market sectors; reviews latest technology developments, including the patent space; provides a regional perspective; and examines the changing raw materials landscape. (January 2013)

Upcoming Reports:

CHM077A – Water Repellent Coatings: Technologies and Global Markets

This technical market research report will provide a comprehensive overview of the global water repellent coatings market. Market size estimates and forecasts for the global market and all major market segments through 2018 will also be included. (January 2014)

CHM053B – Yeasts, Yeast Extracts, Autolysates and Related Products: The Global Market

The report will provide an overview of the global production and use of yeast and yeast-derived products, including analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of CAGRs through 2018. (February 2014)

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Graphene and Nanocoatings Markets Continue to Grow

Graphene and Nanocoatings Markets Continue to Grow

(PRWEB) December 17, 2013

In the latest issue of Nanotech Magazine ( leading graphene industry figures report on the growth of the market. Early Graphene results were limited to academic research but increasingly industry giants are in the running too. IBM has produced several electronic component prototypes, while Samsung has produced a flatscreen (70cm in the diagonal) with Graphene electrodes. The tennis racket maker Head used tennis champions Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova to promote rackets made with Graphene. BASF and Daimler-Benz have designed a concept electric car called Smart Forvision incorporating Graphene in a conductive e-textile.

Vor-ink™, a graphene-based conductive ink that first became commercially available in 2009, is looking to not only displace silver and carbon inks in the $ 3 billion conductive ink market, but create new markets, such as those in smart packaging and wearable electronics. Joe Roy-Mayhew from Vorbeck Materials outlines the company’s market impact and commercial activities, while also providing a succinct picture of the wider market.

Every day, there are new announcements of amazing feats about what Graphene can achieve; over 100 times stronger than steel, more conductive than copper, yet totally flexible and with a staggering surface area of in excess of 2,500m2 per gram. What is the commercial reality in delivering this new nano material and what is their relevance to real products? RJ Gibbs from Haydale sorts the myth from the reality.

This month’s issue of Nanotech Magazine is available at

Future Markets, Inc. also reports on the burgeoning nanocoatings market. “Nanocoatings: The Global Market to 2020” details the growth of nanocoatings applications in industries such as oil and gas, construction, solar, glass and electronics. Properties such as anti-microbialism, product longevity, thermal insulation, gloss retention, dirt and water repellency, hardness, corrosion resistance, flame retardancy, ultraviolet radiation stability, improved energy efficiency, anti-graffiti, self-cleaning, moisture absorbing, gloss retention and chemical and mechanical enhancement are improved significantly using nanostructured materials.

Further details on this market are available at

About Future Markets, Inc.

Future Markets Inc., is an advanced technology consultancy with a focus on the development and commercialisation of nanomaterials and nanotechnology. We provide global business intelligence and strategic consulting across a wide-range of technology sectors to industry, governments and investors worldwide. Future Markets, Inc. provides both publicly available and privately commissioned reports on commercial aspects of nanotechnology and other emerging technologies.


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Performance Apparel Industry: 2013 Business Update, Innovations and Product Developments Analysis in New Reports at

Performance Apparel Industry: 2013 Business Update, Innovations and Product Developments Analysis in New Reports at

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Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations 3rd Quarter 2013 report provides information on the latest developments in: fabrics for protective apparel; fabric treatments; fibres and yarns for performance apparel; new materials for sports equipment; performance apparel for water sports; smart clothing; and sportswear. The report also includes news from the following innovative companies and other organizations: HeiQ, Hexoskin, Huntsman Textile Effects, Nike, NSP, Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia, Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS), Tanatex, Teijin Frontier and TenCate Protective Fabrics.

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Fabrics for Protective Apparel

TenCate Protective Fabrics has developed two new types of fabric for use in the manufacture of firefighters’ turnout gear

Fabric Treatments

HeiQ has developed a new fabric treatment called Glider

Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new fabric treatment called EverGlide

Tanatex has developed two new water repellent fabric treatments which are free from fluorocarbons

Fibres and Yarns for Performance Apparel

Teijin Frontier has developed a high performance stretch yarn called Solotex OO

NSP has developed a new range of surfboards and paddleboards made from coconut husk fibres

Performance Apparel for Water Sports

Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) and scientists from the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia have jointly developed two new wetsuits which help to prevent shark attacks

Smart Clothing

Hexoskin has developed a new T-shirt fitted with sensors which can analyse movements, breathing patterns and heart rate activity


Nike has developed a new range of women’s sportswear called Nike Pro Elite

Nike has developed a new waterproof sports jacket for golfers

List of Figures

Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 3rd Quarter 2013 ( .) report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; company strategy; corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial results; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; new brands; and new stores. Companies, other organisations and brands examined in this report include Adidas, Ark, Authentic Brands Group, Burlington Industries, Chogori India Retail, Columbia Sportswear, Future Lifestyle Fashions, Heightsport, Iconix India, Jack Wolfskin, JD Sports Fashion, LF Asia, LF USA, Lids Sports Group, Macy’s, Matalan, Nike, Outdoor Industries Association Social Responsibility Working Group (OIA SRWG), Palmetto Synthetics, Patagonia, Perry Ellis International, Puma, Quiksilver, Sporting Pro, Sports Direct, Spyder Active Sports, Teijin Aramid, Tesco, Toren, Umbro, Under Armour, Unifi, US Air Force and VF Corporation.

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Acquisitions, Divestments and Mergers

Authentic Brands Group has acquired Spyder Active Sports

JD Sports Fashion has acquired the fashion apparel retailer Ark

Company Strategy

Macy’s will expand its offering of sportswear and activewear in a bid to attract a greater number of millennial consumers

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Patagonia has officially launched a new garment recycling scheme in four of its stores in the USA following a successful pilot period

The Outdoor Industries Association Social Responsibility Working Group (OIA SRWG) has launched a new online guidebook to help outdoor apparel companies to comply with corporate social responsibility (CSR) guidelines

Financial Results


Second quarter 2013

First half 2013

Columbia Sportswear

Second quarter 2013

First half 2013


Perry Ellis International



Second quarter 2013

First half 2013


Under armour


Fourth quarter 2012/13


VF Corporation


Teijin Aramid will invest ¥4.5 bn in developing a new meta-aramid fibre and building a new manufacturing facility in Thailand

Joint Ventures, Cooperation, Licensing and Distribution

Burlington Industries has won a contract from the US Air Force relating to the supply of microdenier polyester fabric

Columbia Sportswear has entered into a distribution agreement with Chogori India Retail

Iconix India has entered into a licensing agreement with Future Lifestyle Fashions relating to the distribution of the Umbro brand in India

Macy’s has entered into a licensing agreement with Lids Sports Group relating to the opening of new sportswear concessions inside Macy’s stores

Unifi has entered into a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Palmetto Synthetics

New Brands

A new brand of performance apparel called Toren will be launched in spring 2014

New Stores

Jack Wolfskin has opened its first store in South America

Matalan has opened a new chain of sportswear and sports equipment stores in the UK called Sporting Pro

Sports Direct is in discussions with Tesco relating to the opening of Sports Direct stores inside Tesco hypermarkets

List of Tables

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Best Winter Boots for Women Award Winners Revealed by

Best Winter Boots for Women Award Winners Revealed by

(PRWEB) December 17, 2013

Today, released the award winners for its Women’s Winter Boot Review. After field testing 10 top-rated models in snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, each piece was rated on warmth, comfort, water resistance, style, traction, and ease of removal. The product selection included both tall and short boots, winter hikers, snow boots, and fashion-specific models. Testers used these pieces during cold desert camping trips, afternoons at Colorado ski resorts, and rainy days in Maine. View the complete winter boots for women review.

The winners are:

The UGG Adirondack II won the review’s Editor’s Choice Award. Gear editor Amanda Fenn writes, “OutdoorGearLab tested some top notch footwear and the Australia Adirondack II leather boot rose to the top, earning amazing marks in comfort and coziness as well as high scores in water resistance, warmth, and traction. It performed while shoveling snow during big storms and on light winter hikes, but our favorite thing about this boot was its sheepskin lining.”

The Sorel Joan of Arctic took home the Best Buy Award. According to Fenn, “This boot is a cozy stylish, highly waterproof option that only costs $ 150. This is better than a Best Buy, it’s an absolute steal! This model is a great option for women who live in cold climates and are looking for footwear that they can wear while performing outdoor chores.”

The Sorel Tofino Herringbone earned OutdoorGearLab’s Top Pick for Stylish Winter Boot Award. Gear Editor Fenn states, “OutdoorGearLab enjoyed this models fluffy faux fur cuff, textile upper, and chic leather detailing. Don’t have to give up style for the season. This boot is not suitable for hiking, but it does offer a fair amount of warmth and plenty of protection from snow and rain.”

OutdoorGearLab LLC is a company headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming dedicated to creating world’s best outdoor gear reviews. The company’s website, is a free resource for people who love the outdoors and participate in activities such as hiking, climbing, backpacking, and camping.


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Applied DNA Sciences Completes Second International Trial of SigNature

Applied DNA Sciences Completes Second International Trial of SigNature® T to Protect Cotton: Successful DNA-Marking of Cotton on Foreign Soil

STONY BROOK, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, today announced the success of a large-scale trial of its new SigNature T anti-counterfeiting platform to assure identity and originality of textiles and apparel. The trial, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost textile organizations, displayed the capacity of the APDN platform for use in protecting massive international cotton crops from counterfeiting and dilution.

The announcement was the second involving the use of the company’s new SigNature T platform for textiles and apparel. The first, announced last week, revealed an agreement between the APDN and Supima, the industry association promoting luxury America Pima Cotton. The trial announced today is separate from the Supima project, and took place on foreign soil. Both parties agreed not to reveal the location of the trial at this time.

In the trial, an uncopyable SigNature DNA mark of authenticity was applied to five tons of the finest Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton. APDN scientists were able to detect the difference between real and fake in every test at each major step of the cotton logistics chain, from ginning, through roving, through finished product. The APDN mark survived despite aggressive processing, industrial washing, and other harsh treatments and stresses.

While ultra high quality cotton fiber retains its cachet as a luxury product, a rising tide of counterfeit cotton cloth threatens the integrity and worldwide sales of the fiber. These threats include the sale of cheap cotton posing as the real thing, and the theft of intellectual property such as internationally patented logos, labels and brands.

The SigNature T platform has been made possible by a proprietary (patent pending) breakthrough technology, recently developed by the company to identify textile raw materials as well as finished products. New binding and extraction techniques have enabled an extremely cost-effective, even more flexible and robust anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion protection for textiles and apparel, including military protective wear. Fibers, yarn, fabric, garments and labels are marked with unique, secure and enduring SigNature DNA that can be definitively authenticated at any point in the supply chain.

Commented Dr. James Hayward, CEO and President of Applied DNA Sciences:

“We believe that the great success of this trial shows that the APDN anti-counterfeiting platform for textiles will be the worldwide gold standard for brand identity assurance in textiles. APDN can now mark massive volumes of product, on both American and foreign soils, and assure integrity of the textile supply chain at an unprecedented level.”

About Applied DNA Sciences

APDN is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions that can help protect products, brands and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNature® DNA and DNANet®, our principal anti-counterfeiting and product authentication solutions that essentially cannot be copied, provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators.

The statements made by APDN may be forward-looking in nature. Forward-looking statements describe APDN’s future plans, projections, strategies and expectations, and are based on assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of APDN. Actual results could differ materially from those projected due to our short operating history, limited financial resources, limited market acceptance, market competition and various other factors detailed from time to time in APDN’s SEC reports and filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on December 20, 2012 and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. APDN undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date hereof to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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3rd Starch World Opens in Feb 2014 to Discuss Indonesia?s Future Prospects as a Starch Producer

3rd Starch World Opens in Feb 2014 to Discuss Indonesia’s Future Prospects as a Starch Producer

3rd Starch World

Jakarta, Indonesia (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

Centre for Management Technology (CMT) will host its industry premier event 3rd Starch World on 17-19 February, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 1.5 day conference brings together leading experts and industry players in the starch world to discuss the innovations in starch & derivatives, side stream products and emerging non-food applications as well as seek solutions to global carbohydrate gap and explore the opportunities for pea starch and derivatives.

The conference will spotlight on Indonesia’s prospects of becoming a big starch producer in the near future. A number of indigenous players from Indonesian starch industry will share their experience at the event. Sudarmo Tasmin, Deputy President Director of PT Budi Starch & Sweetener Tbk (one of the world’s largest tapioca starch producers engaged in the production of tapioca starch, citric acid, sulphuric acid, modified tapioca starch, MSG , sweeteners) will deliver a paper on ‘Production Outlook of Cassava Starch and Sweeteners’ and also share the company’s plans for green transformation. Sugianto Tandio, President Director, PT Tirta Marta will share details of his company’s notable achievements in the field of ‘Biodegradable Plastics from Cassava Starch’, while Irvan Tere from Cassava Small & Med Scale Enterprise will elaborate on ‘Cassava/Starch home Industry in Sentul and the structure of the industry’.

The participants can also expect to hear from several global experts in the starch industry. Simon Bentley from LMC will discuss the ‘World carbohydrate outlook and the role of cassava’ with a detailed analysis of grain prices, evolving carbohydrate balances in Asia and much more. The event will also have a session by DuPont, where Dr. Aaron Kelly, Leader for Biorefinery at the company will share a case study on ‘Cassava Starch Processing Improvement Efforts at DuPont IB’.

The event also boasts speakers from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and China. A senior representative from Thai Tapioca Trade will enlighten the audience on how to learn from Thailand – world’s biggest exporter of starch and the world’s largest producer of native tapioca starch and explain how the Cassava pledging and intervention program by the government helped the country achieve such a feat. Dr. Tan Swee Lian, Director of Research & Development from Solomon Investments will provide details on ‘Cassava plantation in Malaysia’ while the session on ‘Innovative approaches for high value added products from starch’ will be led by Prof. Chu Ky Son, School of Biotechnology and Food Technology (SBFT), Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Apart from these, the conference will also have a session each on ‘PetroVietnam’s Vision & Experience for Bioethanol Development’ by Dr. Pham Van Bac, Deputy General Manager of Petroleum Processing Division, PetroVietnam and ‘China Corn and Starch Processing Industry’ by a Senior Representative from China National Grains & Oils Information Centre.

Other key sessions include:

         Developing Thermoplastic Starch Materials for High-Value Sustainable Applications by Dr. James H. Wang, Research Technical Leader, Kimberley-Clarke Corporation
         Pea starch and derivatives (fibers) including developments in Roquette Starch activities by Dr. Bernard Pora, Asia R & D Director, Roquette
         Growth potential for starch in this oil & gas /drilling applications by Bernard Stover, Hanseland
         Potato based clean label innovations for fast growing Asian snack and snack pellet markets by Henk Jaap Meijer, Director Marketing and Innovation, Emsland
         Starch – the gelling agent of the future by Dr. Piet Buwalda, Head of R & D, Avebe Food
         Organic starch and applications in the Cosmetics industry by Senior Representative, Agrana

On 18 February, 2014, a Workshop on ‘High Yielding Cassava Varieties & New Developments in Pest/Disease Management’ will further examine:

    Cassava Plantation, Agricultural Practices and Pest Management – Perspective from Thailand
    Latest Pests affecting Cassava
    Latest on Cassava Diseases and Management
    New High Yielding Varieties in the Market

CMT has also organised a site visit to Cassava Farm and Home Industry – KSU Agrocassava Nusantara in Lido Sukabumi and Starch Home Industry Groups in Sentul City Bogor that will give participants an overview of how cassava is grown and processed in the home-based industries.

The event, sponsored by G. Larsson Starch Technology AB and DuPont Industrial Biosciences and supported by Indonesian Cassava Society (ICS), expects to bring together plantation, agriculture/ agro industrial crops, fermentation, enzymes suppliers; companies that uses starch & starch derivatives – food, textiles, paper, pharmaceutical; starch manufacturers using feedstock including rice, cassava, corn, wheat, tapioca, financial institutions; ethanol producers; fertiliser companies; sugar plantation companies; equipment & technology suppliers and more.

Visit the official website for more details.

For enquiries, contact Ms. Hafizah at +65 6346 9218 for more information.


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Meet the Artists and Shop for Handcrafted Holiday Gifts, Featuring Metalsmith Jenne Rayburn, at The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Holiday Market thru December 24th

Meet the Artists and Shop for Handcrafted Holiday Gifts, Featuring Metalsmith Jenne Rayburn, at The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Holiday Market thru December 24th

Handcrafted Vintage Inspired Jewelry by Jenne Rayburn

Lexington, MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind, artist-made arts and crafts will return this Holiday Season from December 4th through December 24th. Now in its 77th year, LACS has become the ultimate local pop-up shop for contemporary studio and art jewelry, handcrafted ceramics, woven textiles and needle arts, offering the public the rare opportunity to meet innovative local craft artists working in Massachusetts and directly acquire pieces from them. Over 50 craft artists from nine guilds are represented in this year’s exhibition and sale. LACS Holiday Market 2013 will also showcase the work of metalsmith Jenne Rayburn, a member artist of the Metalworkers Guild who will be presenting her handcrafted jewelry collection.

Jenne Rayburn is a member artist of the Metalworkers Guild at The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. Membership in the Guild is by a jury process, and is for the lifetime of the juried member. The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society’s unique community, facility and resources enable local artists to practice their craft, learn new skills and sell their creations at the Society’s art gallery, which offers for sale original art and handmade crafts by local member artisans. “As a local start-up jewelry artist on a very tight budget, I am extremely impressed by the sophisticated, volunteer organized Craft Shows put on by The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society,” said Rayburn. “I love being an artist in the Gallery where I can beautifully showcase my handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry.”

This time of year customers are looking for the perfect holiday gift. At The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Holiday Market, holiday shoppers can find something for everyone. Rayburn is an advocate for handcrafted statement jewelry that can be dressed up or down. “Handmade accessories and jewelry are a great way to update a wardrobe or buy something new that is not expensive, relatively speaking, making them great gifts,” notes Rayburn. “Handcrafted jewelry bought at a local craft show is a true value, and customers always feel good about their purchases because they get high quality with a unique design.”

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is located at 130 Waltham Street in downtown Lexington, Massachusetts. The Holiday Market runs from December 4th through December 24th. Holiday Market hours are Monday through Saturday 10AM – 6PM and Sundays 12PM – 6PM. Proceeds from the show benefit the artists and the support the Society’s building, exhibition and education programs.

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society houses a gallery to showcase the works of the artists of the Society.

For more information, go to:

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

130 Waltham Street Lexington MA 02421

Phone: (781) 862-9696

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About: Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based jewelry/textile artist who also studied interior design and architecture, and her work explores the convergence of architecture, design, technique and identity. Balancing the demands of a career and a growing family, Jenne is a mother, wife and daughter who designs for herself and all the women in her life who want to feel uniquely beautiful and powerful. It is her hope that the wearers of her pieces will find joy in a delightful artistic statement, and also something that enhances their individuality and confidence. Her work is suitable for wedding jewelry and is carried in local galleries and online. Please visit for Jenne Rayburn’s online store. For wholesale information, please visit


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