Ultra-high-tenacity nylon

December 30, 2009

United Yarn Products Co. Inc. will now manufacture and distribute an ultra-high-tenacity Type 6 nylon from a specialty producer in Europe, recommended for applications such as rope, cordage, industrial strapping and marine moorings. New Super 6 Nylon™ is available in 840, 1260, 1680 and 1890 deniers in natural, black, and ten solution-dyed colors. It’s compacted …

Web-based quotation software

December 29, 2009

The iQuote Xpress Quotation System helps businesses increase revenue and profits through improved sales force documentation and productivity. Web-based application allows salespeople to quickly generate detailed, accurate sales proposals that include complete marketing information, images and “intelligent relationship” product-tree management. Managers are provided immediate, online access to securely stored client contact and proposal information, sales …

Zagis USA commissions new textile mill

December 28, 2009

Zagis USA officials were joined by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and others to commission the company’s 128,000-square-foot cotton spinning mill in Lacassine, La. The ceremony marked the end of a construction project that began with a groundbreaking in July 2008. The new mill in Lacassine is the first of two mills that Zagis USA committed …

Strength tests confirm durability of fabric-covered buildings

Research showing widespread skepticism among customers about the durability of fabric-covered buildings motivated Cover-All Building Systems Inc., Saskatoon, Canada, to perform a strength test. Cover-All worked with Intertape Polymer Group, Montreal, Canada, to develop the DuraWeave line of heavyweight polyolefin fabrics for its steel-framed, covered buildings. The company lifted a 6,200-pound truck on a 12-by-24-foot …

Integrated solar modules add power for tensile structures

December 21, 2009

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invested $250,000 in product development for flexible tensile structures with integrated solar modules for a wide range of applications. FTL Solar, Austin, Texas, mass-produces pre-fabricated photovoltaic (PV) tensile structures that turn sunlight into electricity. NYSERDA president Francis J. Murray says the investment will “attract clean …

PGI appoints Dennis Norman as CFO

December 17, 2009

Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) has appointed Dennis Norman as chief financial officer. Norman previously served as vice president of strategy and corporate development. “I am pleased that Dennis has accepted the CFO position and look forward to his continued contributions to the success of the company,” said Veronica Hagen, chief executive officer of PGI. “In …

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Metallic film

December 16, 2009

Oracal USA has added 29 new eye-catching metallic colors to its 2-mil premium cast Series 951 metallic film family. The films feature a permanent, solvent-based adhesive, recommended for vehicle graphics and other applications requiring visual impact, durability and conformability. Series 951 metallic films are available in both 10-yard and 50-yard rolls, with widths ranging from …

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Herculite and 3P Inkjet Textiles form distribution partnership

December 15, 2009

In a continuing commitment to provide the digital marketplace with innovative, relevant and timely alternatives for a broad range of media applications, 3P Inkjet Textiles is partnering with Herculite Inc. The 3P products are highly complementary to Herculite’s Bantex Digital brands, and will be available to authorized distributors through Herculite. “The addition of the 3P …

Schoeller wins design award

Schoeller Technologies AG has been awarded the Textile Design Award 2009 by the Swiss Textiles & Zumsteg Foundation for the textile finishing technology coldblack®. Coldblack, the result of a close cooperation between Schoeller and Clariant Intl., significantly reduces the absorption of solar rays, keeping dark-colored textiles cooler in sunlight; it also provides reliable protection from …

Layered Polartec® system

December 14, 2009

Polartec has introduced a total layering system that provides certified flame-resistant protection combined with the proven comfort and functionality of the company’s performance fabrics. The FR system includes next-to-skin base layer fabrics that wick and dry quickly, mid layers with stretch, lightweight thermal insulation layers and weather protection outdoor layers, all optimized to work together …