North American rental revenue to reach $38 billion in 2013

December 20th, 2013

Total equipment rental revenue in North America for 2013 is expected to reach $38 billion, according to the latest figures released by the American Rental Association (ARA) from its ARA Rental Market Monitor™ service updated in late October. This figure represents a 6.2 percent increase over 2012 with fourth quarter revenue growth projected to be […]

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Free webinar, Jan. 15: NanoTechnology, human health and the environment

December 19th, 2013

Answers to the questions surrounding nanosilver. Join Dr. Jan Beringer and Dr. Timo Hammer as they share the results from two extensive, publicly funded studies regarding the human- and eco-toxicity of nanosilver. Hohenstein delivers answers to questions regarding the possibility of environmental leeching after home laundering as well as how the emission of airborne nano […]

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New warranty for marine and awning acrylic fabric

December 18th, 2013

Recasens USA, a subsidiary of Recasens SA, has announced a new 10-year limited warranty for Recacril® marine and awning acrylic fabric. Recacril fabrics have been sold and used throughout the U.S. for more than 10 years and have exhibited outstanding durability and fade resistance in all regions of the county. In addition, Recasens only sources […]

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AATCC Foundation announces Endowed Scholarship Program

December 17th, 2013

The AATCC Foundation Inc. has launched a new endowed scholarship program that allows a sponsoring person, family, or company to donate funds that will form the basis for an ongoing, annual scholarship. Donations to the AATCC Foundation Endowed Scholarship Program, as it is called, are generally tax deductible. Individuals or organizations considering participating in this […]

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Trelleborg airbed: still airtight

December 16th, 2013

An airbed manufactured by Trelleborg more than 50 years ago was recently found in a basement in Sweden, still in its original packaging. Trelleborg’s company historian, Carl Aspegren, picked it up, pumped it up and it was as airtight as when it was first made. Airbeds were one of Trelleborg’s post-war signature products, with production […]

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Bonar purchases geosynthetic firm

December 13th, 2013

Bonar, a Dutch producer and supplier of synthetic nonwovens, wovens, three-dimensional polymeric mats and composites for a variety of industrial applications, has acquired Texiplast a.s., a Slovakian manufacturer of woven and knitted geosynthetic fabrics for retaining walls, roads, landfills and other infrastructure. Texiplast (formerly known as the Kordarna Geosynthetics Division) was purchased in September for […]

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Techmer PM acquires engineered plastics company

December 12th, 2013

TP Composites (TPC), based in Aston, Pa., a custom formulator and engineered plastics manufacturer, will become part of the Techmer PM family, according to John Manuck, chairman and CEO of Techmer PM. The TPC facility in Aston will operate under the Techmer Engineered Solutions (TES) business unit, and will be added to existing facilities in […]

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Toray acquires large-tow carbon fiber company

December 11th, 2013

The demand for large-tow carbon fiber, used for applications such as wind turbine blades and reinforced plastic compounds, is growing, and Toray Industries, Tokyo, Japan, wanted a presence in the market. Toray, with strengths in organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry and biotechnology in textiles and plastics, will acquire Zoltek, a St. Louis, Mo., company that […]

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Martex Fiber acquires Waste Services Division of Bollag Intl.

December 10th, 2013

Martex Fiber Southern Corp. has acquired the Charlotte–based Waste Services Division of Bollag International. Bollag collects and markets textile wastes including natural and synthetic waste, cuttings, rags and fabric remnants. The acquisition of Bollag is part of a larger global expansion strategy Martex Fiber is pursuing, which includes the June 2013 acquisition of JBM Fibers […]

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ECO CIRCLEâ„¢ fibers to be used in CBA basketball uniforms

December 9th, 2013

The Teijin Group has announced that it is providing its chemically recycled polyester fiber, ECO CIRCLE™ fiber, for the production of uniforms worn by players in the China Basketball Association (CBA). The uniforms, made by Li Ning Co. Ltd., a major Chinese manufacturer of sports apparel, have been worn by CBA teams since the season […]

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