Mirafi RS580i proves performance

September 30, 2014

Roadway reinforcement product tested in trafficking study. The Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) recently completed phase one of a full-scale trafficking study that included TenCate Geosynthetics’ Mirafi RS580i. The phase one research results were recently presented at an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) conference in a paper titled “Use of Geosynthetics for Reinforcing/Stabilizing Unpaved …

Agenda set for JEC Americas I.C.S. Boston

September 29, 2014

Conference will be held Oct. 28–29. JEC Group has set the agenda for the JEC Americas Boston I.C.S. (Innovative Composites Summit) Conference, which will be held Oct. 28-29 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The conference offers a complete approach to technical information about new advances in composite materials, to anticipate the future and …

BASF products evaluated for sustainability

September 26, 2014

New method used to analyze 50,000 product applications. Chemical company BASF has developed a new process to review and evaluate the sustainability aspects of the approximately 50,000 relevant product applications in the company’s portfolio. The Sustainable Solution Steering method is an externally-validated process that measures the products’ contribution to sustainability within their various markets and …

Downs Designs raises $10,000 in 24 hours

September 25, 2014

Funds will help expand clothing line for children with Down syndrome. Downs Designs recently raised $10,000 in a span of 24 hours through a Kickstarter campaign, giving the small business a much-needed boost. Founded by Karen Bowersox, who was inspired by her granddaughter born with Down syndrome, the company is dedicated to providing clothes that …

Stahl completes EVO PU coating range

September 24, 2014

Sustainable options for fashion, upholstery and automotive industries. Stahl now offers a complete EVO range of polyurethane coatings for shoes, bags, upholstery and automotive interiors, allowing manufacturers to produce coated fabrics in a more sustainable way and in line with the latest fashion trends. The two newest additions include the 100 percent water-based EVO topcoat …

A call for papers

September 23, 2014

Submit NHPA 2015 presentations by Sept. 30. The second Nonwovens for High-performance Applications Conference will be held in Cannes, France, March 4-5. Four sessions will cover opportunities for nonwovens in high performance applications, markets and game-changing technologies. The core of the conference will be presentations by invited experts, but a call for papers is being …

SBA offers free retirement webinar

September 22, 2014

Register now to attend on Sept. 26. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a free webinar focused on myRA (My Retirement Account), a new retirement savings account intended for employees who don’t have access to an employer-sponsored plan but are looking for a way to start saving. It will be held Sept. 26 …

WeatherMAX™ marks a decade of performance

September 19, 2014

Safety Components to celebrate achievement at IFAI Expo. When Safety Components Fabric Technologies of Greenville, S.C., launched WeatherMAX 10 years ago, it introduced a new category of outdoor fabrics designed to be highly water resistant yet breathable and mildew resistant. Today the fabric is distributed in more than 18 countries and has been used in …

SBA to cohost event series on raising capital

September 18, 2014

First event will be held Sept. 25. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will join the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in cohosting a series of events around the country to help small business owners learn about new opportunities to raise capital under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The first event will be hosted …

Phifer offers multi-tasking performance fabrics

Designed Fabrics collection creates soothing atmosphere. Phifer’s Designed Fabrics create a warm, soothing atmosphere in hospital settings and high traffic areas, offering comfort, style and a burst of color. The collection is comprised of Phifertex® sling and GeoBella® cushion fabrics, manufactured to withstand high traffic areas. Phifertex fabrics are infused with Microban® antimicrobial product protection …