GMA launches new website

September 20th, 2011

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has launched a new website to better serve its members and the geosynthetics industry as a whole. The new site features: news feeds from GMA’s official publication—Geosynthetics magazine. downloadable education and engineering resources. an industry events calendar. a revamped bookstore link. links to geosynthetics interest groups and service providers. Non-members […]

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OptiTex software: an education in virtual clothing

September 19th, 2011

Known for its prominence in the 2D/3D CAD/CAM textile industry, OptiTex, Petach-Tikva, Israel, now holds the title as the most authentic software in the virtual fashion industry. Current research conducted at North Carolina State University indicates that OptiTex is ‘as close as virtual gets’ to real garments. Research conducted to aid in the development of […]

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ORAFOL Group and Reflexite Corp. merge

September 16th, 2011

ORAFOL Europe GmbH has announced that the Reflexite Corp., Avon, Conn., is now part of the ORAFOL Group. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of reflective materials, graphic products and industrial tapes, the ORAFOL Group has a global presence, a strong brand built through customer engagement and a focus on being “Engineered to Perform […]

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Water-resistant, adhesive-backed PhotoFAB Ultra for graphics and decals

September 15th, 2011

DaVinci Technologies now offers PhotoFAB Ultra, an 8-mil matte white 100 percent polyester fabric with an ultra-removable adhesive. Compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curable, and latex printing platforms, PhotoFAB Ultra is intended to be used as a decal or graphic on most interior flat, smooth, clean surfaces. Because of the water-resistant coating, it can also be […]

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Xennia partners with Esmaltes S.A.

September 15th, 2011

Xennia Technology, a provider of industrial inkjet solutions, reached a strategic partnership agreement with Esmaltes S.A. in Castellón, Spain, market leader in ceramic frits and glazes, to supply Xennia’s high performance inkjet inks to the ceramic industry. Xennia and Esmaltes now offer a complete digital ceramic printing serviced solution, available to ceramic tile producers worldwide. […]

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Royal TenCate and Chinamex to develop Chinese protective fabrics market

September 14th, 2011

Royal TenCate (TenCate) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Beijing Chinamex International Investment Co. Ltd. (Chinamex) in Beijing, China, to develop the Chinese market for protective fabrics. The objective: to market flame-retardant (FR) fabrics for defense applications, police and emergency response. As in many other emerging markets for high performance materials, the demand for […]

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Made for the shade: Tsuga canopies with WeatherMax fabric

September 13th, 2011

Portable shade canopies are great for the beach, tailgating and other outdoor gatherings, but many canopies are heavy and awkward to store, fade and fall apart. High-end canopies from Tsuga, Boone, N.C., fabricated of lightweight WeatherMax LT from Safety Components, combine extreme durability with a stylish appearance to make time spent outdoors even more enjoyable […]

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Explore the role of color: AATCC’s Color Management Workshop, Nov. 2-3

September 12th, 2011

Color plays an important role in consumers’ purchasing decisions. Communicating color throughout the textile supply chain is imperative to get the color envisioned by the designer and demanded by the consumer. AATCC’s Color Management Workshop will bring together well-known color experts to discuss color principles and the effects of lighting; factors to consider when developing […]

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Horse blankets: barriers to biting insects

September 9th, 2011

To keep mosquitoes and horseflies from swarming horses in the summer season, owners spray animals daily with repellent—a process both expensive and, over the long term, potentially harmful to a horse’s health. The Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany, had a better idea. Working with HKM Sports Equipment GmbH, Neuenhaus, Germany, Hohenstein researchers developed a horse blanket […]

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Geosynthetics 2013 conference dates announced

September 8th, 2011

Geosynthetics 2013—the next biennial geosynthetics conference organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)—is set for April 1-4, 2013, in Long Beach, Calif. IFAI’s record of geosynthetics conferences dates to the 1990s, with the most-recent event the record-setting Geo-Frontiers in Dallas last March. Geosynthetics 2013 conference sessions and trade show will be focused in the […]

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