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Hilord and 3P to partner on textiles and ink

June 17, 2011

Hilord Chemical Corp. and 3P InkJet Textiles AG have announced a partnership in which 3P will have distribution rights to Hilord’s textile inks for numerous selected printers. The inks include disperse dye and sublimation for direct and transfer printing in many different mediums, water based, solvent based and oil based, as well as Hilord’s new …

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Hudson Awning celebrates 130th anniversary

After 130 years of service, New Jersey’s oldest awning company has reason to celebrate. “We realize what an accomplishment it is to be celebrating our 130th year,” says Ed Burak, president of Hudson Awning & Sign Co., Bayonne, N.J. “We know our loyal customers are to thank for taking us here.” Founded in 1881 in …

AATCC announces student winners for innovative product development

June 16, 2011

AATCC has announced the winners of its sixth annual Materials Research Poster Competition for students. The competition (developed by AATCC’s Materials Interest Group) aims to promote innovative product development from a material structures design perspective. Submissions were invited from both graduate and undergraduate students. All entries were evaluated on concept originality, research quality, clarity, and …

Developing textile electrodes for flexible solar cells

June 15, 2011

Transparent electrodes for mobile phone touch screens, liquid-crystal displays, LEDs and thin-film solar cells use rare metal alloys (most commonly indium tin oxide) that ratchet up the price of end products and make larger applications cost-prohibitive. Now Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) in Dübendorf, Switzerland, has developed a flexible and transparent …

Textile-reinforced composites 1-001

June 14, 2011

Aachen University Institut für Textiltechnik and KU Leuven of Composite Materials Group announced the return of a certificate course on the use of textile-reinforced composites (TRC), tailored for engineers eager to learn the potential for TRC in new products. The course will include information on material characteristics, textile production technologies, composite processing, design and testing …

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Hilord and 3P to partner on textiles and ink

June 13, 2011

Hilord Chemical Corp. and 3P InkJet Textiles AG have announced a partnership in which 3P will have distribution rights to Hilord’s textile inks for numerous selected printers. The inks include disperse dye and sublimation for direct and transfer printing in many different mediums, water based, solvent based and oil based, as well as Hilord’s new …

Kentucky candidates support industrial hemp waiver

During World War II, Kentucky grew industrial hemp for fabrics, ropes and military materials. Two Republican candidates for agriculture commissioner in Kentucky, James Comer and Rob Rothenburger, support re-establishing a hemp industry, despite widespread public concern that legally grown hemp will boost the cultivation and use of its close cousin, marijuana. Hemp contains trace amounts …

Advanced scanning system for technical textiles from Gerber Technology

June 10, 2011

Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific Inc., has introduced YuniquePLM™, a product lifecycle management tool designed specifically for the business of fashion, and the ContourVision™, advanced scanning system for technical textiles. With YuniquePLM™, FS (fast start) edition, companies of any size can quickly reap the benefits of a product lifecycle management tool that …

Mark Hollingsworth Global Technology Center opens in Suzhou, China

June 9, 2011

Hollingsworth & Vose Co. (H&V) has announced the opening of the Mark Hollingsworth Global Technology Center at the company’s facility in Suzhou, China, on June 8th, 2011. Named for Mark Hollingsworth, who was CEO of H&V from 1960 to 1983 and led the company’s development in the areas of filtration media and battery separators, the …

Teknor and Genesis create new alternative for fabricating medical fluid bags

June 8, 2011

An innovation in radio frequency (RF) plastics welding now enables manufacturers of medical bags and pouches to obtain the clarity, elasticity, and performance advantages of Medalist® medical elastomers while providing a safe and fully compliant alternative to PVC, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), or natural rubber latex. Teknor Apex Co. and Genesis Plastics Welding have jointly announced …