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ARA international rental exchange participant works in Texas

September 14, 2009

Michael Hayek, branch manager for Kennards Hire P/L in Sydney, Australia, is working with Eagle Rentals in Seguin, Texas, through Sept. 18 as part of the American Rental Association (ARA) international rental exchange program. After his stay at Eagle, Hayek will work at Taylor’s Rental Equipment Co., Fort Worth Texas, and will later work at …

Online calculator measures carbon footprint

September 11, 2009

The German Convention Bureau and CO2OL have launched an online calculator that measures the CO2 emissions generated by events, meetings and conventions. The companies are offering the calculator service to event and meeting planners in order to encourage more eco-friendly event planning. In addition to the calculator, the CO2OL website offers tips on how to …

Dow Corning to present at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

September 9, 2009

Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., will present “Dow Corning® DS-9000 Eco Repel™ – A New Additive for Flame-Retardant Textiles” at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China. The presentation will discuss Eco Repel, an eco-friendly silicone additive that increases the softness of technical textiles without affecting flame retardancy. Intertextile …

Interactive forum to address use of military textiles

September 8, 2009

An interactive forum will offer apparel and textile manufacturers the opportunity to ask military officials from the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Army about specific military needs and how the textile industry might be able to meet those needs. The meeting, sponsored by the Textile Industry Coalition on Government Procurement, National Council of Textile …

TEXbase launches new software

September 3, 2009

Insight, the new software from TEXbase, acts as a custom system to track textile and apparel company performance. Real-time data is presented in color-coded graphs, charts and RSS feeds to monitor critical material and supply chain information at every stage of production, as well as supplier and staff efficiency.

PGI sells FabPro Oriented Polymers LLC

September 2, 2009

Tricor Pacific Capital Inc., Lake Forest, Ill., has agreed to buy FabPro Oriented Polymers LLC, Kingman, Kan., a subsidiary owned by Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, N.C. FabPro owns manufacturing facilities in Clearfield, Utah and Kingman, as well as a converting facility in Guntown, Miss. The financial details of the sale, expected to close within 30 …

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Fabric Graphics magazine launches new website

Fabric Graphics magazine, the official publication of IFAI’s Fabric Graphics Association, has launched a new website. The site features the current issue of the magazine, up-to-date fabric graphics industry news and two years of previously published content. New issues of the magazine will be uploaded on the first of every other month. Check out the …

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Sawgrass releases bulk ink for direct-to-garment printing

September 1, 2009

Sawgrass Technologies, a developer of on-demand digital imaging technologies, released NaturaLink bulk ink for direct-to-garment printing on Epson-based garment printers to produce images on cotton and cotton-blend garments. NaturaLink features cross-link chemistry to create images that have virtually no hand on light and dark garments. Heat activation bonds the dye and pigment ink with cotton …

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Barak line of printers offers new features

Matan Digital Printers announced new features available for the Barak line of super-wide-format hybrid printers 5 and 3.5 meters wide. Matan developed with Caldera a specific set of transition curves for light and dark inks optimized for the new eight-color-printing Barak. Caldera implemented the curves and settings within the OEM edition of GrandRIP+. SOURCE Caldera

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Sawgrass releases dye-based, waterproof ink

Sawgrass Technologies released M-FP Ink Film Positive, a dye-based, waterproof ink for screen printing. Pigment-based M-FP inks offer more resistance to UV light than dye-based inks currently on the market. With the ability to dry quickly on most standard clear films, M-FP ink allows users to print multiple films at once and burn screens immediately …