New repair line from ECHOtape

September 17, 2014

Three products provide an alternative to duct tape. ECHOtape recently launched a new line of repair tapes, offering an alternative to duct tape. The three new products-all-purpose repair tape, all-weather repair tape and heavy duty all-leak repair tape-are each designed to provide solutions for repairs, sealing and waterproofing needs. Strong and flexible, the all-purpose tape …

Leister Technologies acquires Seamtek Inc.

September 16, 2014

Leister SEAMTEK 36 will debut at IFAI Expo. Swiss-based Leister Technologies, a worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment, has acquired Seamtek Inc. of Sandpoint, Idaho. Seamtek has been manufacturing hot-air welding and seaming equipment for the technical textile industry since 1996. The strategic move will enable Leister to provide best-in-class manufacturing facilities, a …

The future of flexible electronics

September 12, 2014

Free webinar will be held Sept. 25. A free webinar on flexible displays and sensors will be hosted by IDTechEx on Sept. 25. IDTechEx has been tracking progress in printed, organic and flexible electronics for more than 12 years, providing market research and consulting to leading technology companies. The webinar will cover some of the …

SBA hosting free webinar Sept. 16.

September 11, 2014

Social media tips for small businesses The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is teaming up with Hootsuite to offer a free webinar about how social media can help small businesses succeed. It will be held Sept. 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Don Baron, director of SMB business development at Hootsuite, will help participants learn: Why …

AATCC co-hosting moisture management symposium

September 10, 2014

Conference will be held Oct. 8-9 in Raleigh, N.C. The Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) is conducting a symposium entitled “Moisture Management: Enhancing Product Performance from Absorbency to Repellency” in conjunction with North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) College of Textiles and Textile Protection and Comfort Center. It will be held Oct. 8–9 …

Mass. Sign Association to meet Sept. 16

September 9, 2014

Open meeting to include dinner and speaker. The Mass. Sign Association will hold an open meeting at 6:00 p.m. Sept. 16 at Wholesale Awnings Inc. in Woburn, Mass. The meeting will include dinner, networking and special guest speaker Mike Cornell, who will present “Fabric choices for use in awnings and canopies.” Cornell is the northeast …

Leeds City Region targets Chicago, participates in IMTS

U.K. manufacturers look to Midwest to fuel growth. Leeds and Partners, Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K., is participating in the ongoing International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014, held in Chicago, Ill. through Sept. 13, targeting the midwestern U.S. as it seeks to fuel growth and further develop its existing associations in the area. President Obama recently …

Progress with printed electronics

September 8, 2014

New research will be presented at Printed Electronics USA. IDTechEx conducted research on the status of the main printed electronics technologies for components in consumer goods and healthcare applications, providing for each one market drivers, case studies and key suppliers, cost structures and challenges. The results will be showcased at the upcoming IDTechEx event, Printed …

Mimaki USA announces MJF500-1800

September 5, 2014

Industrial media handling system for TS500-1800 textile printer. Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced the MJF500-1800 industrial media handling system as an option for new and installed Mimaki TS500-1800 high-speed transfer sublimation printers. The handling unit accommodates rolls up to 600 pounds and supports transfer rolls with an external …

FY 2014 STEP Awards announced

September 4, 2014

SBA to award $8 million to promote small business exporting. The Small Business Administration announced that 24 awards will be made to states to support activities to increase exporting by small businesses. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program was appropriated $8 million to award by Sept. 30. The STEP program has two objectives: …