SBA resources: dealing with laws and regulations

July 19, 2012

Whether you are hiring your first employee, formalizing your business structure, or applying for a license, you’ll encounter a hairball of ever-changing federal, state and local rules and regulations. To help business owners unravel the hairball and get answers, SBA.gov offers a variety of helpful tools and resources. 1. Comply With Universal Business Laws SBA.gov’s …

Clariant launches breakthrough sustainable water-repellent technology to outdoor market

July 18, 2012

Clariant opens up a new level of performance to the outdoor gear and equipment markets with the launch of fluorine-free water repellent Arkophob® FFR. The new agent is an exclusive proposition for retailers and brands, bringing together fluorine-free chemistry and long-lasting, high water-repellence performance. Developed through intensive R&D efforts by the global textiles solutions provider, …

Camira upholstery fabrics achieve European Union Ecolabel certification

July 17, 2012

U.K.-based textile innovator Camira Fabrics has achieved an important environmental certification mark for its premium upholstery fabrics Blazer and Blazer Check: the European Union Ecolabel. The EU Ecolabel helps to identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the sourcing of raw material (pure new wool in this …

CORDURA brand sponsors Arctic Row’s world-record attempt

July 16, 2012

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand is sponsoring team Arctic Row on their world-record attempt to row 1,300 miles in 30 days across the Arctic Ocean in July. The nonstop, unsupported row is the first of its kind, launching from Inuvik, Canada, and landing in Providenya, Russia. The four-man adventure crew will be outfitted in gear made with …

Phifer screening products meet elite GREENGUARD Select Certification

July 13, 2012

A host of popular Phifer Inc. screening products—BetterVue®, UltraVue®, PetScreen® and TuffScreen®—have attained the new, elite GREENGUARD Select Certification from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), ensuring healthier air quality. Phifer’s insect screening collection is also certified as meeting the stringent GREENGUARD Children and Schools standards for commercial use. The new GREENGUARD Select Certification ProgramSM is …

Dunmore Corp. expands manufacturing production for thin film products

July 12, 2012

Dunmore Corp. has expanded its U.S. and European manufacturing capacity for high-performance thin film products with major investments in new production lines at its Brewster, N.Y., and Freiburg, Germany, facilities. The two production lines are the centerpiece of Dunmore’s Gemini Series coating and laminating process, designed to make production of the most technically challenging thin …

Repreve featured in swimwear from Eco Swim by Aqua Green

July 11, 2012

Eco Swim™ by Aqua Green™ introduces eco-friendly swimwear made with REPREVE® recycled fibers. REPREVE, made by Unifi Inc., is made from 100 percent recycled materials. “At Eco Swim, our passion is swimwear, but as a family company we also have a longtime passion for reducing our carbon footprint so future generations can enjoy the beauty …

JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences to co-locate with IFAI Expo 2012

July 10, 2012

JEC Composites will further expand its offerings in the Americas this fall with the opening of its inaugural JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Nov. 7–9, 2012. The event will provide a premiere venue for composites designers, manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their technologies, expand their expertise, network …

AATCC Seventh Annual Materials Research Poster Competition winners

July 9, 2012

The winners of the 2012 AATCC Materials Research Poster Competition have been selected. The competition aims to promote innovative product development from a material structures design perspective. Submissions were invited from both graduate and undergraduate students. The three themes/categories of this year’s competition were: Industrial/Technical/Sports Materials, Medical/Biomedical/Protective Materials and Devices, and Functional/Smart/Nano Materials. This year’s …

New “Eco” Tesco store features sculptural Skylar Canopies from Fabric Architecture Ltd.

July 6, 2012

As part of a regeneration of the South Bank area, a new Tesco Extra store has just opened. Designed and built using sustainable methods and materials, and utilizing a range of techniques that reduce the supermarket’s carbon footprint by up to 50 percent (compared to a store built three years ago), the new store is …