Optitex releases Version 12.3 software

July 31, 2014

New PDS features include a design tool and inventory module. Version 12.3 of Optitex Pattern Design Software (PDS) includes new tools to improve the design and development workflow, as well as inventory utilization. The new Printed Fabric Tool simplifies the accurate positioning of style pieces on printed fabric. Designers are able to see how the …

Impulsa Sewing Machines names North American distributor

July 30, 2014

Global Imaging will distribute two machines and multiple work stations. Global Imaging, the leading integrator of wide and grand format printing, has been named the North American distributor of Germany-based Impulsa Sewing Machines. Global CEO Greg Lamb says the addition of Impulsa machines and accessories allows the company to provide a finishing product to its …

Tough but stylish

July 29, 2014

An almost-bulletproof shoe from O.A.M.C. Over All Mastercloth (O.A.M.C.) is a high-end clothing maker redefining men’s workwear. A project initiated by Carhartt Work in Progress, the European licensee of Carhartt Manufacturing, Irvine, Ky., strives to deliver upscale modern workwear that is fashionable and durable. One of O.A.M.C’s newest products is a shoe made by French …

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A new generation of PU-coated fabrics

July 28, 2014

Waterborne PU technology from Bayer MaterialScience replaces solvent-based processes. Bayer MaterialScience announced the launch of INSQIN™, a waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology that allows PU-coated fabrics to be manufactured without solvent while reducing water consumption by up to 95 percent and energy consumption by up to 50 percent in the coating process. Available for a wide …

Sefar Vision wins 2014 Glass Magazine award

July 25, 2014

Glass interlayer named “Most Innovative Decorative Glass Product.” Vision, a metal-coated fabric interlayer for glass from Sefar Architecture, won the 2014 Glass Magazine award for “Most Innovative Decorative Glass Product.” Nominations were submitted by Glass Magazine to a panel of judges representing all segments of the glass and glazing industry. Vision designs can be created …

IntelloCut wins Venture Engine 2014

July 24, 2014

Intelligent material management system for sewn products industry. IntelloCut, the flagship product developed by Threadsol Software Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, won the 2014 start-up funding competition Venture Engine, held July 3 at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. An enterprise material management system, IntelloCut saves up to 10 percent on material costs for the …

SBA awards $2 million in FAST grants

July 23, 2014

Program support for 22 universities and organizations. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded grants totaling $2 million to 22 state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities. These grants will support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program. The FAST program …

TenCate expands MiraSpec software

July 22, 2014

Added support for flexible pavement and road design. TenCate Geosynthetics has made improvements and expansions to its MiraSpec Design Solutions Software, a tool for engineers to design cost-effective paved and unpaved roadways by incorporating geosynthetics. New features will allow a designer to perform roadway designs with and without geosynthetics, and to calculate the cost and …

Acacia’s device profiling patent ruled invalid

July 21, 2014

Patent asserted against 32 companies. The U.S. Court of Appeals has confirmed that a device profile patent asserted by a subsidiary of the non-practicing entity Acacia Research Corporation against Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI) and 31 other companies is invalid. Digitech Image Technologies LLC filed a patent infringement suit in a California federal court in …

BondCote Corp. launches new website

July 18, 2014

More news updates, product information BondCote Corp., Pulaski, Va., has launched a new website designed to keep customers and potential customers better informed on company products and news. The new site will feature more news updates, product information and access to a company newsletter, with articles from the president and chief executive officer. A newsletter …