Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to launch commercial production of Monster Silk this summer

July 18, 2013

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc., Lansing, Mich., the leading developer of advanced spider silk based fibers, today announced that it is scheduled to start commercial production of Monster Silk™. The first phase, scheduled to begin in July, will be focused on establishing commercial scale production capacity. “We have been laying the ground work for commercial production …

Portable metal halide light tower: full power, easy to deploy

July 17, 2013

Larson Electronics, Kemp, Texas, has announced the release of a metal halide light tower with three lamp fixtures and a wheeled and adjustable tower assembly, designed to provide full power illumination in an easy-to-deploy portable package. The WAL-C-3XM Quadpod Mini Light Tower utilizes a four-leg tower design for high stability and a triple metal halide …

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Cooley Commercial Graphics announces European expansion

July 16, 2013

Cooley Group has announced the official opening of Cooley’s Commercial Graphics European headquarters, in response to the rising demand for the company’s non-PVC, high-quality, environmentally sustainable print media solutions. Headquartered in the U.S., Cooley’s European headquarters will be located in Siegen, Germany. Cooley Commercial Graphics new Director, EMEA, Volker Mueller, will have leadership responsibility for …

Cooley Group introduces newest sustainable engineered membrane

July 15, 2013

Cooley Group, Pawtucket, R.I., a global designer, developer and manufacturer of sustainable engineered membranes, has announced the launch of Coolguard® PW, a premier product designed for reservoir liner and floating cover applications requiring NSF 61-certification. The membrane was developed by applying the proven chemistry of Cooley’s Coolguard® product line, used for oil boom, pond liner, …

Attract Capital LLC pursuing acquisitions of textile converting companies

July 12, 2013

Attract Capital LLC, a New York-based merger and acquisition advisory firm, is pursuing acquisitions in the textile converting industry. According to David Barnitt, president of Attract Capital, “We believe the textile converting market has realigned and we are enthusiastic about its future growth potential.” The firm has teamed up with a large institutional fund based …

AATCC Foundation promotes $2500 scholarship sponsored by The Nonwovens Institute

July 11, 2013

AATCC Foundation Inc. has announced the establishment of The Nonwovens Institute’s Undergraduate Student Scholarship. Those interested in applying must be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents who are currently juniors and rising seniors majoring in fiber and polymer sciences, textiles, materials science, paper science, chemical engineering or related disciplines. Scholarships will be $2,500. The purpose is …

Performance insulation materials for fashion and outdoor use

July 10, 2013

Thermore, based in Milan, Italy, has introduced its latest innovation, Thermore ARIA, an excellent technical synthetic alternative to real down feathers. The Italian word ARIA, translated to English, simply means “air.” It perfectly describes the new insulation, which is 98 percent air by volume, ultra-light, soft and a super efficient high-loft insulator. Thermore ARIA also perfectly …

Global Garage celebrates success as an online marketplace

July 9, 2013

With the rapid evolution of wide-format print equipment, customers wanted to upgrade their equipment —but before they could do that they had to sell their used equipment. Mike Altreuter was formally employed by Global Imaging, a value added reseller out of Colorado. “As a new equipment reseller we spent a good deal of time finding …

AATCC to host color management workshop

July 8, 2013

Color plays an important role in every consumer purchase. In fact, it’s often the first thing a consumer notices about a product. Yet as important as color is, it can be very difficult to ensure that the color initially selected by a designer or brand is communicated accurately throughout the supply chain. To help bring …

Carnegie releases bio-based interior textile Xorel

July 5, 2013

After seven years of research and development, Carnegie has unveiled the world’s first high-performance interior textile made with a majority of plant-based content. Called Xorel®, this new product boasts 60 to 85 percent bio content, depending on pattern, though the U.S. government standard requires only 25 percent bio content for a product to carry the …