Teijin to launch new meta-aramid fiber

January 19, 2015

Teijinconex® neo will meet comfort and maneuverability demands for protective apparel. Teijin Limited, Tokyo, Japan, has announced the upcoming launch of Teijinconex neo, its newest type of meta-aramid fiber. Production is scheduled to start in mid-2015, nearly doubling the annual capacity of Teijin’s global meta-aramid fiber production. A unique production process will allow Teijinconex neo …

IAC offers free webinar

January 16, 2015

Antimicrobial policy recommendations The International Antimicrobial Council (IAC) will offer a free, 20-minute webinar about antimicrobial policies on Jan. 28 at 12 noon EST. Jaime Rutledge, IAC technology director, will offer tips on what regulatory, technical, testing, logistical and quality assurance issues need to be considered when adopting or revising an antimicrobial policy. Attendees will …

LifeThreads introduces antimicrobial medical apparel

January 15, 2015

Garments for patients and professionals reduce harmful bacteria concentrations by 99 percent. Life sciences company LifeThreads LLC, New York, N.Y., has introduced a medical apparel product line treated with an EPA-registered antimicrobial active ingredient that protects the fabric from harmful pathogens found within institutional medical environments. Designed for both patients and healthcare professionals, the garments …

U.S. Commercial Service offering webinar

January 14, 2015

How the Export Control Reform Initiative affects U.S. exporters. The U.S. Commercial Service will offer a webinar focusing on how the Export Control Reform Initiative is changing the way U.S. exporters approach export controls. It will be held Jan. 29 at 2:00 p.m., EST, and there is a $35.00 registration fee. Advisors from Goulston & …

Mutoh expands corporate learning facility

January 12, 2015

Grand opening event to be held Jan. 23. Mutoh America Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., has remodeled and expanded its corporate learning facility to support its growing product line, including its new line of ValueJet UV-LED wide-format printers and ink. The new facility includes a showroom, an expanded warehouse and a classroom-style education suite for training sessions. …

SANITIZED AG offers online house sanitizing tool

January 9, 2015

Consumers virtually discover uses for household hygiene and material protection. Swiss company SANITIZED AG, producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics, has launched an interactive online tool to help consumers discover uses for hygiene and material protection in the household environment. In addition to the company’s function as a supplier …

Sunbrella® partners with U.S. sailing team

January 8, 2015

Olympic hopefuls’ hulls and sails will feature Sunbrella fabric. Sunbrella has partnered with U.S. sailing team Sperry Top-Sider as a Gold-level sponsor of the country’s Olympic and Paralympic sailing team. It will also be named as a presenting sponsor of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Sunbrella has offered marine products since the 1970s, producing …

Custom railing completes couple’s dream home

January 7, 2015

Unique staircase features Banker Wire mesh. Looking to achieve their custom home’s rustic-modern design, a couple in St. Charles, Mo., Greg Buchheit, a principal with St. Charles-based Architectural Remodel & Contracting, and his wife, Amanda Buchheit, turned to Banker Wire, Mukwonago, Wis., to provide the mesh for a staircase railing. Banker Wire representatives guided the …

WeatherMAX welding guide now available

January 5, 2015

Fabric can be welded using hot air, heat, glue or ultrasonic equipment. Safety Components Fabric Technologies of Greenville, S.C., has produced guidelines for use with different methods and manufacturers’ equipment when bonding its durable, breathable and color-fast WeatherMAX fabric. It can be welded using a wide variety of hot air, heat, glue or ultrasonic equipment. …

IDG Europe and DSM Dyneema collaborate on solar panels

January 2, 2015

PowerArmor™ unit first to provide ballistic protection. A new solar panel system for Defense Forces-the PowerArmor unit from IDG Europe, Lidingo, Sweden-is lighter and more portable than systems currently available, also offering ballistic protection. The unit is based on Dyneema®, the ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber (UHMWPE) produced by Netherlands-based DSM Dyneema, and branded as …