New retractable Solair® window awning

May 27th, 2010

Tri Vantage® has introduced the new retractable Solair Window Awning, designed for both residential and commercial applications. The drop-arm retractable awning offers either manual or state-of-the-art motorized operation; users can adjust the awning all the way down for privacy, all the way up for full sun, or anywhere in between. Customizable unit is available with […]

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Flip-flop sandals design contest

May 27th, 2010

Condé Systems has announced a SubliSandals™ Design Contest, a result of the SubliSandals’ success as a new product in the dye-sublimation transfer industry. The sandals have become very popular with digital decorators wanting to create fun, unique and stylish photo-quality flip-flops for bridal showers, outdoor weddings, beach parties, proms and other occasions. Design entries will […]

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Free samples program for 303 Products

May 26th, 2010

Free consumer samples at the point of sale are excellent sales drivers, according to Fred Scuncio, vice president of sales for 303 Products Inc. The company has announced their FREE SAMPLES program for retail locations in the U.S. and Canada selling 303 Patio Furniture Protectant™, with the first displays scheduled to reach existing retail locations […]

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Learn how to make shade sails

May 25th, 2010

The Shade Sail Workshop Series, sponsored by Polyfab USA LLC, will assist attendees to learn the techniques of design, fabrication and installation of shade sails, with U.S. industry experts and guests from Australia. The workshops will be held at fabricator shops, to allow participants to experience how to make a shade sail, from start to […]

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“Improv” collection from Aláxi Sunbrella

May 24th, 2010

Silver State Inc. introduces the Aláxi fabrics collection “Improv,” offering an elegant, modern look and the superior performance of 100 percent Sunbrella acrylic. The geometric patterns are fluid, bright and whimsical, inspired by jazz improvisation, using bright, bold color combinations, sophisticated stripes and patterns. There are 60 sku’s and ten new patterns, all of which […]

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PEEK Drawn Fiber for extreme environments

May 21st, 2010

Zeus PEEK Drawn Fiber has excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance, tenacity, and tensile strength. Able to withstand challenging environments, it performs well in extreme temperatures up to 500°F/260°C, produces low smoke and gas emissions, and has high elongation properties. Lightweight material also has superior friction and wear properties when used in abrasive environments. Suitable for […]

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American Textile History Museum celebrates 50th anniversary

May 20th, 2010

On Sunday, May 23, 2010, the American Textile History Museum (ATHM), Lowell, Mass., will have a free open house to celebrate its 50th anniversary: from spinning wheels to space gloves, from hand looms to nanotechnology. The museum’s mission: to tell America’s story through the art, history and science of textiles. In addition to a 2 […]

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Cleaning up Gulf oil with cotton?

May 19th, 2010

The same Texas-Tech-created nonwoven cotton technology that keeps soldiers safe from chemical and biological warfare agents may also serve as an effective sponge for sopping up oil that has polluted the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, supervisor of the Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech’s Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), […]

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Secant Medical expands manufacturing capacity

May 18th, 2010

Secant Medical™, an industry leader in design, development, and custom manufacturing services for biomedical textiles, has announced that it has expanded its manufacturing capacity by adding a 40,000–square–foot facility in Quakertown, Pa., to support current and future business growth as a result of market development trends in tissue engineering and transcather technologies. In addition, the […]

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Printing frescos instead of painting them

May 17th, 2010

With Roland wall print transfer material, users can create beautiful murals quickly and easily. Instead of paint, use prints, made on special transfer material, to decorate a wall. When you press the material against a wall that has been covered with primer, the image transfers onto that wall, resulting in a print that has the […]

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