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Miller Weldmaster achieves major milestone: services 100 nations worldwide

May 31, 2012

Miller Weldmaster, a global provider of heat-sealing technology services and machinery for the industrial welding fabric and thermoplastic market, announced today it has reached a major milestone in history of the company. Miller Weldmaster machines now operate in over 100 nations worldwide. “Reaching this major milestone reflects our global commitment to delivering reliable, quality, on-time …

Noise-reducing textiles lead to more comfort

The extent to which a textile material has a sound-absorbing effect, and which are the noises that cause wind flow, can now be investigated using acoustic test apparatus at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, Germany. Hohenstein scientists in the team working with Dr. Jan Beringer, in conjunction with Hochschule Reutlingen and Rökona Textilwerk GmbH in …

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Cooley furthers commitment to sustainability, corporate social responsibility

May 30, 2012

Cooley strives to lead industry sustainability efforts, better local communities and protect the environment Cooley Group is a designer, developer and manufacturer of high-performance, sustainable, engineered membranes for advertising, chemical containment, military, environmental protection and roofing initiatives. Recently the company announced additional developments that underscore its commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The developments …

Benefits of bio-based textile enzymes

According to an article in just-style.com by Leonie Barrie, the use of bio-based enzymes as an alternative to traditional chemicals in the production of cotton knits can eliminate the need for caustic chemicals, as well as cut water and energy use and overall processing time. Experiments carried out by Cotton Incorporated and DuPont Industrial Biosciences …

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EFI demonstrates Cretaprint at Ceramics China

May 29, 2012

Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI), a world leader in digital printing, will be showcasing EFI Cretaprint at Asia’s leading trade show for the ceramics industry, Ceramics China Guangzhou 2012, May 28–31. The event is expected to attract more than 60,000 visitors and exhibitors from more than 20 countries. Industry analysts project rapid growth in ceramic …

Free SBA/Agility Webinar on NOAA’s hurricane forecast

Presentation and Q & A session: “Protect Your Business this Hurricane Season” A global climate expert from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will share the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinar on May 29 hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery. After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented by …

Lake Cycling CX331 road shoe features Outlast materials for increased comfort

May 28, 2012

Outlast Technologies, a leader in heat and moisture management technology, and long-time partner Lake® Cycling have introduced the LAKE CX331 road shoe featuring Outlast® materials in the tongue and heel. The Outlast technology in the shoe will proactively respond to changes in foot temperature to help mitigate moisture—before it begins—for increased breathability and sweat reduction. …

BGF announces development partnership with Innegra Technologies

May 25, 2012

BGF Industries, manufacturer of technical fiber materials for global markets has formed a strategic partnership with Innegra Technologies to develop woven products utilizing Innegra S™ fiber. Innegra S is a structural fiber available that provides toughness in a composite structure while also reducing weight. Innegra S is used in both glass and carbon composites. “We …

BC Place roof replacement features TENARA architectural fabric

May 24, 2012

Case study: retractable roof keep BC Place Stadium patrons protected BC Place in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has been transformed into a year-round, open-air facility with an innovative retractable roof featuring SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® architectural fabric. The renovated facility is once again an iconic architectural landmark for the province. Elements of design The most prominent element …

REPREVE program helps Ford customers recycle millions of plastic bottles

May 23, 2012

Ford Fusion hybrid customers can donate to the charity of their choice through the REPREVE® Gives Back program—and help recycle 2 million plastic bottles into the innovative seat fabric of the car in the first model year alone. Unifi’s REPREVE brand of recycled fibers are used in the all-new 2013 Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in …