SBA Hurricane Sandy loan approvals surpass $1 billion

February 15, 2013

Less than 90 days after Hurricane Sandy struck, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1.1 billion in disaster loans to 16,800 residents and businesses in the federally declared states affected by the storm. This milestone comes as Congress passed emergency legislation that will add $799 million to SBA’s disaster assistance program budget …

Phifer’s outdoor furniture fabric collection offers versatility, durability

February 14, 2013

Phifer’s Leisurely Living outdoor furniture fabric compilation features a laidback vibe and welcomes bold pattern mixing. Color combinations like dusty terra cotta and nectar paired with olive green, citron and indigo in transitional motifs easily match with stripes, textures and solids. Phifer’s Designed Fabrics GeoBella® Cushion Fabrics and Phifertex® Outdoor Fabrics can be used to …

TENCEL expands to “Botanic Lounge” upholstery fabrics

February 13, 2013

Cellulose fibers are the heart of the Lenzing Group’s TENCEL® fabric, which is sourced from wood and developed through a closed-loop solvent spinning process that uses fewer natural resources (water, land) than cotton. Austria-based Lenzing brings TENCEL to upholstery fabric with its “Botanic Lounge” fabrics that reduce electrostatic charging because of the higher moisture content, …

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Avery Dennison adds carbon fiber films to Supreme Wrapping Flim line

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that it will add two carbon fiber films, black and white, to its Supreme Wrapping Film line. The line includes a full spectrum of 46 opaque cast films in matte, brushed metallic and gloss colors that are primarily used for color change car wraps. “The Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film …

Obama Administration launches round two of Presidential Innovation Fellows program

February 12, 2013

The Obama Administration has launched round two of the MyUSA Presidential Innovation Fellows program. The high-profile White House-sponsored program brings top innovators, entrepreneurs, and change agents into government for 6-12 month “tours of duty” to develop solutions that benefit the American people– saving lives, taxpayer money and helping to fuel job growth. Under the BusinessUSA …

WarkaWater inaugurated at opening of ‘FuturoTextiles’ exhibition

February 11, 2013

WarkaWater has been inaugurated at the opening of the ‘FuturoTextiles’ exhibition at the Cité des Sciences et de l’industries in Parc de la Villette, Paris. Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler presented WarkaWater to minister Fleur Pellerin, former astronaut and minister Claudie Haigneré and Martine Aubry, mayor of Lille. In the northern mountainous regions of Ethiopia …

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories’ Monster Silk pilot production program enters second stage

February 8, 2013

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. announced that it is accelerating its pilot production program, as a result of positive initial data from the first stage of the trial. The acceleration to the second phase of the program is designed to increase production capacity of Monster Silk™, the company’s recombinant spider silk, by more than tenfold over …

Newlife™ forms part of Saluzzo Yarns, returns to Première Vision

February 6, 2013

Newlife™ returns to Première Vision for the PE 2014 with its Eco-Innovation Library. In November 2012 the Newlife™ platform won the prestigious Epro BtoB Award in Warsaw and in December and was awarded the Premio Impresa Ambiente – best product category – in Rome. Newlife™ will take part in the European Business Awards for the …

S.M.A.R.T. calls for clothing collection bin code of conduct to be industry standard

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) not only sets the industry standard with its Code of Conduct for the clothing collection bin industry, but the organization continues to call for all companies in the clothing collection bin industry to be 100% transparent. As the trade association of for-profit companies that process billions of …

Hohenstein Institute offers protective glove testing and certification

February 5, 2013

Protective gloves are important. For work in cold stores, on steel works, a building site or in a laboratory, people depend on perfectly fitting gloves to protect their hands. The Hohenstein Institute can now offer testing and certification of gloves in accordance with seven DIN standards. Some of the standards tested are for protective gloves …