Butyl acquires Landline

December 12th, 2014

Geomembrane fabrication, installation featured. Butyl Products Ltd. Group, Billericay, Essex, England, has acquired Landline Ltd, Halstead, Essex, England. Under the new trading name Butek Landline, the company has a diverse portfolio that includes liners and geomembranes for ponds, lakes, lagoons, reservoirs and reed beds, as well as gas membranes and venting systems. It specializes in […]

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Gore announces softer, more durable outdoor fabric

December 11th, 2014

New Gore-Tex® products feature C-KNIT™ Backer Technology. W.L. Gore & Associates has developed new Gore-Tex products with Gore C-KNIT Backer Technology specifically engineered for hikers, trekkers and free riders, offering the ruggedness of a three-layer laminate with the look and feel of a soft fabric-waterproof, windproof and breathable garments for all outdoor enthusiasts. Jackets made […]

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New hygiene protection for wool

December 10th, 2014

Scientists develop wash-resistant antimicrobial treatment for protein fibers. Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Bonnigheim, Germany, and the Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI) in Aachen, Germany, have developed an antimicrobial treatment for wool and textiles containing wool, as part of an IGF research project. Many available antimicrobial treatment substances are effective on textiles such […]

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Drytac rebrands backlit film

December 9th, 2014

New Reveal™ title directly relates to product’s key features. Drytac® 7-mil, printable, matte PET backlit film has been rebranded as Reveal for its overall look and feel, which is comparable to a true, durable transparency. With Reveal backlit film, light is dispersed evenly across graphic images for a vibrant display, as its white point yields […]

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DSM Dyneema technology to protect FBI personnel

December 8th, 2014

Protective vests designed by Point Blank Enterprises and TSSi use Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology. Lightweight armor featuring Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology has been selected for an exclusive United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) contract for protecting FBI personnel. The contract was awarded to a partnership of Point Blank Enterprises and Tactical & Survival Specialties […]

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Robert Allen reveals Interior Designer Color of the Year

December 5th, 2014

Calypso Blue selected in new crowdsourced program. Calypso Blue was selected as the 2015 Interiors Color of the Year as part of the inaugural Interior Designer Color of the Year program launched by The Robert Allen Group. The company’s color experts predicted five hues that could become the “it” color of the year, studying colors […]

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Improving productivity

December 4th, 2014

Isilsan Plastik uses PolyOne technology to increase manufacturing efficiency. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Isilsan Plastik is a global supplier of high-tech bobbins for ring spinning and yarn and thread processing and dyeing. After identifying a need to improve its products’ performance and lifetime, the company turned to Avon Lake, Ohio-based PolyOne, choosing the LubriOne™ wear-resistant […]

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SBA and Agility to host free webinar Dec. 9

December 3rd, 2014

Top 10 mistakes businesses should avoid during a crisis. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Agility Recovery will host a free webinar to offer ways to avoid the top 10 most common mistakes businesses make during a crisis. It will be held on Dec. 9 from 2-3 p.m. EST. True stories about business owners’ […]

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IDTechEx hosting free webinar Dec. 9

December 2nd, 2014

Commercial and technical progress of barrier films for flexible OLEDs and photovoltaics. IDTechEx will offer a free webinar on Dec. 9 titled “Flexible Encapsulation for Electronics: Overcoming Technological Barriers to Commercialization,” hosted by Dr. Harry Zervos, principal analyst at IDTechEx. Dr. Zervos will cover a capability comparison from leading suppliers; thin film encapsulation versus barrier […]

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Textiles alliance formed in Germany

December 1st, 2014

The German Development Ministry has launched the Textiles Alliance, a coalition of companies and organizations dedicated to improving social and environmental standards in the textiles and garment industry. Spearheaded by Gerd Müller, German development minister, in concert with a working group of 70 representatives, the “Fairness Alliance” will work to bring about concrete improvements in […]

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