Celanese to address economic, social and environmental challenges

September 30, 2013

“Be innovative, committed and collaborative to help make the world a better place.” This is one of the missions of Celanese, a global technology and specialty materials company.This mission is driving the formation of the Celanese International Impact Program, an employee volunteer program of the Celanese Foundation that will help organizations and people around the …

Teijin rolls out eco-friendly Green Carpet for Tokyo International Film Festival

September 27, 2013

Teijin Limited, Tokyo, Japan, has announced that, for the sixth consecutive year, it will provide an eco-friendly Green Carpet made with ECOPET recycled polyester fiber derived from used polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). The event is one of Asia’s most competitive film festivals and will be held at the …

AATCC issues new Stain Release Replica

September 26, 2013

AATCC, based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., has developed a new digitally-printed Stain Release Replica for use with AATCC Test Method (TM) 130, Soil Release: Oily Stain Release Method. The new Stain Release Replica was developed by the association’s RA56 Stain Release Committee Task Force, which conducted testing of the replica across six different labs. …

Gerber Technology unveils breakthrough software solutions

September 25, 2013

The goal: optimizing workflow and maximizing cutting room efficiencies. Gerber Technology, Tolland, Ct., a leading provider of automation technology, has introduced breakthrough software and manufacturing solutions that embody decades of best practices from thousands of users—making them easy to operate, easy to maintain and capable of producing the highest-quality products possible. “We’ve focused on making …

New trade association formed: Composites Germany

September 24, 2013

Umbrella organization is designed to strengthen the German composites industry. The four major organizations within the German fiber-reinforced composites industry have announced the foundation of a joint umbrella organization at the Composites Europe 2013 trade fair: together they will form the trade association Composites Germany. The founding members of Composites Germany, based in Berlin, are …

ShowStoppers 2013 competition at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo

September 23, 2013

Last year, on IFAI’s 100th anniversary, we inaugurated a new tradition at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo: the ShowStoppers competition. At this year’s show in Orlando we’ll feature the second annual competition, as we seek to recognize the best of the best new products from our 2013 exhibitors: the newest, the coolest, the most useful and …

Arlon launches Series 2300X Specialty Textured Wrap Film for automotive industry

September 20, 2013

Arlon Graphics LLC, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced the launch of Series 2300X, a specialty textured automotive restyling wrap film. The ultra-conformable textured film allows users to customize vehicles with special effects while maintaining a professional look and finish. Arlon’s X-Scape Technology allows for a quick and easy installation. Apply with heat, and the film …

Designtex operates carbon neutral for the fourth year in a row

September 19, 2013

Designtex, New York, N.Y., has announced that, for the fourth year in a row, it has operated as a carbon neutral company. The surface materials company assessed its full operational footprint and reduced or offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its business, resulting in a net-zero footprint. Susan Lyons, president of Designtex, says “Designtex …

D3O launches new range of footwear cushioning materials

September 18, 2013

D3O, the British smart materials specialist, has developed a new range of cushioning materials specifically for footwear applications including athletic, industrial and military markets. D3O is a groundbreaking impact protection solutions company that sells and licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. Company team of chemists and material scientists has engineered a range of …

Strong Man launches new vapor retarder/barrier building products

September 17, 2013

New line emerges from strategic alliance with Raven Industries. Strong Man Building Products Corp., Pompton Plains, N.J., a leading manufacturer of weather and debris enclosures, is expanding its product line with the addition of VaporBlock®. The vapor retarder/barrier products are manufactured by Raven Industries and meet or exceed ASTM E-1745 requirements for water vapor retarders …