UL-STR to present textile seminars

July 31, 2012

UL-STR, an independent provider of quality assurance (QA) testing, audit, inspection and responsible sourcing services for the consumer products industry, will present two textile seminars—“An Introduction to Colour Management, Colour Appearance and Assessment” on Aug. 15, 2012, and “An Introduction to Fabric and Garment Testing” on Aug. 22, 2012—at its U.K. laboratory in Nottingham. The …

Geosynthetics industry poised to grow as Gulf Coast restoration ramps up

July 30, 2012

Restore Act will increase environmental remediation, spur economic growth, according to a Duke University report What are geosynthetics and why are they central to the creation of jobs and expansion of coastal restoration projects? A July 26 press release from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) describes a new Duke University study, “Geosynthetics: Coastal Management Applications …

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New matte and gloss colors for ORACAL® wrapping film

July 27, 2012

Oracal USA is pleased to announce 57 new eye-catching matte and gloss colors to its top-performing ORACAL® Series 970RA Wrapping Cast Film with RapidAir® technology. Series 970RA is a 4 mil, cast, solid colored wrapping film that is well-suited for applications over uneven or curved surfaces, rivets or corrugations, and requires no additional lamination. This …

New matte and gloss colors for ORACAL® wrapping film

Oracal USA is pleased to announce 57 new eye-catching matte and gloss colors to its top-performing ORACAL® Series 970RA Wrapping Cast Film with RapidAir® technology. Series 970RA is a 4 mil, cast, solid colored wrapping film that is well-suited for applications over uneven or curved surfaces, rivets or corrugations, and requires no additional lamination. This …

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Uncertainty in EU and U.S. textile and clothing markets

July 26, 2012

Textile and clothing markets are likely to remain subdued in 2012, given the considerable uncertainty in the global economy and the fact that the debt crisis in the Eurozone continues to hit business and consumer confidence, according to Textile Outlook International from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. In the EU economy, the recovery …

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Roland DGA introduces Summer Rebate program

July 25, 2012

Roland DGA Corp. has introduced a Summer Rebate program, offering manufacturer rebates on selected wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters. Now through the end of August, you can take advantage of a $1,000 factory rebate on the purchase of a Roland VersaCAMM VS-540 or VS-640 Printer/Cutter. Even larger rebates of $2,000 and $4,000 are available on …

Q-Lab named a top workplace for 2012

Q-Lab Corp., a worldwide leader in accelerated lightfastness and weathering test equipment, is pleased to announce that The Cleveland Plain Dealer recently named them one of the top 40 best small businesses to work for in northeast Ohio. Employees and community members nominated more than 1000 companies, nonprofits and government agencies to participate in an …

OMNOVA Solutions facilities recognized for safety excellence by the ACC

July 24, 2012

OMNOVA Solutions’ Global Technology Center in Akron, Ohio, and specialty chemicals facilities in Green Bay, Wisc., Fitchburg, Mass., and Calhoun, Ga., were recognized with Certificates of Excellence by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for their safety achievements in 2011. These awards were presented in recognition of each location’s outstanding safety results as part of their …

Run health monitoring devices with knee power

July 23, 2012

A pizzicato sounds like it might be a type of tiny flute or mini pizza; in reality it is a ring the size of a roll of masking tape that may eliminate the need for batteries to run heart-rate monitors, pedometers and accelerometers. The pizzicato knee-joint energy harvester, developed by a U.K. research team from …

Rental Hall of Fame nominations now being accepted

July 20, 2012

The American Rental Association (ARA) is now seeking nominations for the 2013 Hall of Fame induction. The induction will be during the keynote session at The Rental Show in Las Vegas. Nominations are due Aug. 1. To qualify for induction into the Rental Hall of Fame, an individual must be a leader within the rental …