Arlon expands partnership with EM Plastics

May 29, 2015

Arlon Graphics LLC, a Placentia, Calif., manufacturer of automotive-grade films designed specifically for use in vehicle restyling, is expanding its distribution partnership with EM Plastics. A Canadian material solutions provider to sign, graphics, screen printing, display and industrial markets, EM Plastics currently distributes Arlon’s traditional automotive films. In the future, EM Plastics will offer a …

Eco-friendly yarn technology

Spinnova Ltd. is developing fiber to yarn (F2Y) technology that uses a wet spinning process instead of dissolution chemicals to produce novel, low-cost and environmentally friendly textile yarns for filaments made directly from wood fibers spinning process. The technique is ideal for refining Finnish long fiber-length woods including pine and spruce. Spinnova Ltd. is a …

Mimaki names new distributor

May 28, 2015

Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Ga., manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced that Next Wave Media Solutions, Buford, Ga., has signed an agreement to distribute Mimaki JV Series, TS Series and TX Series printers with Mimaki Sb Series inks exclusively, as a premier solution for dye-sublimation printing. Mimaki dye-sublimation inks are optimized for use in …

Huntsman supports sustainability practices

Under a memorandum of understanding, Huntsman Textile Effects is assisting Korean textile exporter Daechun Co. Ltd. to deepen its commitment to sustainability. The Singapore-based provider of dyes and chemicals will help Daechun streamline operations and train technical staff at its textile mill in Gyunggi Province. Huntsman will perform an operational audit called PIP at the …

In memoriam: Jean Lineberger

May 27, 2015

Jean Lineberger, general manager of Cramerton, N.C.-based Brawer Technical Yarns, a division of Brawer Bros. Inc., passed away on May 27 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Lineberger was a dedicated member of the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and an incredible contributor to advocacy work on behalf of the U.S. industrial fabrics …

Gueldenzopf joins Wagner Companies

The Wagner Companies, manufacturer and supplier of metal products for architectural and industrial applications, has appointed Bob Gueldenzopf sales manager for architectural systems. Gueldnzopf will manage independent lighting representatives as well as work with independent electrical representatives for Wagner’s Lumenrail and Klik product lines. Gueldnzopf comes to the Milwaukee, Wis., company with 20 years of …

GMA hosts successful Lobby Day event

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) hosted the first of its two 2015 Lobby Days, April 20–21, in Washington, D.C., to educate U.S. Congress members on the role geosynthetics can play in strengthening the country’s infrastructure. Attendees celebrated the language “geosynthetic materials” being used for the first time in federal legislation—the U.S. Water Resources Reform and …

Hoffman Awning booth wins Best of Show

May 26, 2015

A. Hoffman Awning Co., Baltimore, Md., won first place and Best of Show at the 2015 Maryland Home & Garden Show held in March in Timonium. Highlighting the company’s booth, designed by Joe Grimm and Ben Youngs, was a facade of applied vinyl depicting a house complete with awnings. The backdrop dimensions were 20 feet …

Boots to Business trains 25,000 transitioning service members

May 25, 2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Boots to Business program has now trained 25,000 transitioning service members. Initiated as a pilot in 2012 and expanded nationally in 2013, Boots to Business is the entrepreneurship track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The program provides military service members and their spouses the opportunity …

Teijin provides recyclable kimonos at Expo Milano

May 22, 2015

Teijin Ltd. is supporting the exhibition of its home country, Japan, at Expo Milano 2015 by providing full sets of Japanese kimonos and accessories made with the Teijin Group’s polyester fabric. The kimonos will be worn by waitresses at Minokichi, a Japanese restaurant within the Japan Pavilion, during the half-year expo. The expo theme is …