Thermal Control Products Inc. develops flame-retardant pad

May 1, 2008

This project entailed developing a flame-retardant pad for a glass tube extrusion facility in order to eliminate a safety concern in the facility’s environmental, health and safety engineering department. The pad is able to withstand a 60-pound hot molten tube of glass falling from 12 to 18 inches during a complete production run, yet is …

Electric lift makes installation easy

Problem: Installing signs, awnings, fixed canopies, sheetrock, garage doors and other cumbersome items requires multiple workers and heavy lifting. Solution: The multi-use Starlift portable electric lift makes installation easy for items as high as 16 feet. Its four adjustable legs can be used for uneven applications (stairs, pitched sidewalks) and one leg retracts for close …

Geodesic domes provide safe wind resistance

Problem: Event managers want outdoor structures that are mobile, easy to put up, and safe, even in strong winds. Solution: Studies confirm that Zendome’s Advanced Frame System geodesic domes already meet wind requirements for the pending EN 1991-1-4 regulations. Construction and deconstruction are easier and safer through the connection of the structure poles with fixed …

Utility knife features easy-to-change blade cartridge

Problem: Standard utility knives lack blade storage and require blade changes that expose users to cutting accidents. Solution: The Clauss SpeedPak Utility Knife contains a 10-blade disposable cartridge that makes blades easy to change. The titanium-bonded blades stay sharp longer and resist rust, corrosion, glue and adhesive. SOURCE Clauss Cutlery

Durable Kevlar braid offers protection

Problem: Customers want a braid or cord that offers high strength, chemical and flame-resistance, durability and protection for industrial applications. Solution: Tough Kevlar® braid is lightweight; resistant to chemicals, cuts and flame; self-extinguishing; flexible; and five times stronger than steel. SOURCE Mitchellace Inc.

Fire-resistant antimicrobial protection

Problem: The U.S. military requested fire-resistant cotton or cotton/polyester base layer undergarments that wouldn’t melt, wouldn’t drip and offered antimicrobial features. Solution: Never fear, Undershield® is here. Gehring Textiles developed a patent-pending modacrylic/XStatic™ circular knit version of the Gehringuard fabric line. Undershield doesn’t melt or drip, wicks moisture away from the skin and has antimicrobial …

Carbon-core fiber reduces static

Problem: Clothing that produces static electricity is a nuisance and hazard to U.S. military and industrial workers in environments where sparks can start fires or trigger explosions. Solution: A carbon-core fiber developed by Invista integrated into Cordura® Nyco with P-140 Static Dissipative Fiber reduces static charge on fabrics and other materials with which the fabric …