CORDURA® NYCO fabrics for workwear market debut

October 21, 2011

In line with the CORDURA® brand team’s commitment to developing innovative and protective fabrics for the workwear industry, a new range of CORDURA® NYCO fabrics from Malaysian based Penfabric, part of the Japanese Toray Group of companies, will be introduced to the European workwear market at the A+A show in Dusseldorf, Germany. The innovative range …

Teijin’s CFRP technologies win top ICIS Innovation Award

October 20, 2011

Teijin Ltd. has announced that its mass production technologies for carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) have been selected by this year’s ICIS Innovation Awards as the overall winner, as well as the recipient of the Best Product Innovation award. The ICIS Innovation Awards, now in their eighth year, are organized by ICIS, the chemical publishing …

ARA’s Professional Driver Education Program celebrates first anniversary

October 19, 2011

The American Rental Association (ARA) Professional Driver Education Program recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Developed in cooperation with ARA Insurance and a number of rental operators, representing small- to large-size construction and general tool member companies, the ARA Professional Driver Education Program has issued certificates of completion to nearly 400 rental professionals in its first …

Textile window strip prevents mold on wet/steamed up windows

October 18, 2011

It will soon be that time of year again: winter is coming and the windows start to steam up. Just one hot shower or a soup bubbling on the stove can make enough condensation for it to run down the cold window panes and gather where they meet the window frame, where mold and fungus …

Tri Vantage® to unveil new booth at IFAI Expo Americas 2011

October 17, 2011

Tri Vantage LLC will debut a new booth during IFAI Expo Americas in Baltimore, Oct. 25–27. The new booth (No. 523) has four sections focused on sun control, industrial, furniture, marine and Awning Composer. “When Expo attendees visit each of these areas, they will have an opportunity to experience product and service offerings with excellent …

Cooling down, warming up with functional fibers

October 14, 2011

A Japanese government-sponsored initiative known as Cool Biz has encouraged companies to allow employees to dress more casually, including shedding the traditional suit coat and tie, in an effort to save energy for the past several summers. This year, however, in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster and resulting decline in electrical power production, …

AC Canvas Glossy expands Aurora’s Northern Lights™ collection

October 13, 2011

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has added AC Canvas Glossy to its Northern Lights line: a traditional acrylic “gesso”-coated canvas built upon a 65 percent polyester, 35 percent cotton base fabric, with a high-gloss shine. Fabric is compatible with latex, solvent or UV-cure print technologies, and is available in widths up to 76 inches. It …

Presco rebrands Engineered Film division

October 12, 2011

Presco, a U.S. manufacturer of PVC film and extrusion coated films, has announced the launch of Pres-Flex Engineered Film, a rebranding of its Engineered Film division. The rebranding allows Presco to further distinguish from its Outdoor Marking Products division. Pres-Flex Engineered Film is supported by a new website, www.pres-flex.com, which details manufacturing capabilities, recycling programs, …

Interface Inc. working to fulfill Global Transparency Pledge for products

October 11, 2011

Interface Inc. announced at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that the company is on track to complete environmental product declarations (EPDs) for 90 percent of its total products, measured by production volume, by the end of 2011. The update comes as part of Interface’s pioneering pledge to obtain EPDs on all products globally in …

Huntsman Textile Effects opens 12th Formulation and Distribution Center in Brazil

October 10, 2011

Huntsman Textile Effects has officially opened its 12th Formulation and Distribution Center (FDC) in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to further enhance the company’s ability to shorten the supply chain in the Americas. The FDC will focus on the production of dyeing auxiliaries, pre-treatment and finishing products for local customers. The Brazil market represents one of the …