Lenzing Group to expand

March 16, 2010

Facilities in Austria, England and Indonesia will benefit from the Lenzing Group’s expansion plans for its worldwide cellulosic fiber business. Lenzing will add a pulp production plant with eco-friendly ozone bleaching at its home base in Lenzing, Austria; expand Tencel® production from 10,000 to 60,000 tons per year at its Heiligenkreuz, Austria, plant; renovate the …

Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber fabric

March 15, 2010

In March 2010, Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., the core unit of Teijin’s carbon fibers operations, will begin selling a carbon fiber fabric that is less than half the weight of conventional carbon fiber fabrics. Developed with Sakai Ovex Co. Ltd. and used for forming prepregs, the new fabric will help to further reduce the weight …

High-tech fabrics for speed

March 12, 2010

Swiss knitwear specialist Eschler supplied high-tech fabrics to the manufacturers of speed suits of many national teams at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Four different fabrics are used in one single speed-skating suit, giving each body zone a particular construction. Critical zones, specified by the International Skating Union, use extremely durable and cut-resistant fabric; …

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3M to sponsor American Wrap Star contest at ISA Expo

March 11, 2010

Digital Designware and the International Sign Association (ISA) are hosting the American Wrap Star contest for the first time at ISA Expo in Orlando, Fla., April 8-April 10. The contest will award $250,000 worth of prizes. 3M is the platinum sponsor of the event, providing 3M product as prizes, on-site support and demonstration, along with …

Atlas to offer seminars on textile weathering

Atlas Material Testing Technology offers basic and advanced Fundamentals of Weathering seminars to educate its broad client base on the essential elements of weathering testing, designed for professionals involved in coatings, plastics, textiles, cosmetics and other products that can be affected by exposure to light or weather. The courses are held in Atlas’ Center of …

Sunbrella brand goes mobile

March 10, 2010

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC has launched a mobile version of its popular Sunbrella fabrics website, allowing users to search a fabrics library and locate the nearest Sunbrella resource from a handheld device. “Our initial mobile offering includes the five most popular portions of our website, and gives consumers a powerful decorating resource they can …

European conference aims to improve funding of textile research

March 9, 2010

The European Apparel and Textile Organization (EURATEX) will host a conference examining the regional and national dimension of textile research and innovation in Europe on March 24-25, at the Hotel HUSA President Park Hotel, Brussels, Belgium. The conference aims to showcase the strategies and activities of national and regional platforms, clusters and networks from across …

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Estimating for sales and profits

The quality of your estimates has an impact on your bottom line. By Shelby Gonzalez Estimating job costs is one of the cornerstone skills of running a successful marine fabrication business. The more accurately you can estimate the amount of labor and materials a given job will require, the better the job will go, and …

Event to feature expert opinions on workwear trends

March 8, 2010

The International Oeko-Tex® Association and Textile Insight will present “A Focus on Workwear” on March 12 in New York City, at the DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio. The latest installment in the popular “Insight on What’s Next” textile and apparel industry roundtable discussions, the event will feature expert opinions on current trends in workwear and the …

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Banners revitalize convention center

March 1, 2010

By Abbie Yarger The project. Provide printed banners to contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the Enrnest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The 1.1 million-square-foot center, the sixth largest convention facility in the United States, sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina and housed thousands of victims in the aftermath of the storm. The companies. …