Rose Brand installs free stage curtain for video contest winner

November 13, 2015

Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School students and staff are the winners of Rose Brand Inc.’s “Rags to Riches” contest, receiving a new, custom main stage curtain valued at up to $10,000. The Secaucus, N.J., provider of theatrical fabrics, production supplies and custom stage drapery launched the contest as a fun way to give back to students in the theatre community.

Konecranes expands Smart Features offering

November 12, 2015

Konecranes Inc., Hyvinkaa, Finland, has advanced its Smart Features capabilities for SMARTON® cranes. The extensive suite of Smart Features has been expanded with three new elements—Hook Centering, Snag Prevention and Active Sway Control—designed to help operators achieve even faster load handling with less risk of damage to the load, crane and surrounding area.

APDN tags 100 Million pounds of cotton during FY 2015

Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (APDN), a Stony Brook, N.Y. provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, has shipped SigNature® T DNA to tag 100 million pounds of cotton during Fiscal Year 2015 (ending Sept. 30, 2015). Cotton gins are expected to run in the U.S. through approximately …

OS2O brings eVent fabrics’ technology to Spanish market

November 11, 2015

eVent fabrics®, Kansas City, Mo., has added OS2O of Aragon, Spain, to the group of brands that use its patented air permeable and waterproof membrane technology and fabrics. OS2O reaches outdoor enthusiasts and mountaineers in Spain through five retail stores and its online shop, specializing in apparel for mountaineers, trail runners and trekkers. OS2O’s new …

Birdair to top $19 million Florida parking garage

Birdair Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., has been chosen to both clad and top a new $19-million parking garage providing 609 parking spaces near the Pompano Fishing Pier in Pompano Beach, Fla. The structure will feature 16 sail-shaped façade canopies and 15 identical rooftop PTFE membrane units. The total surface area of membrane will be more than 27,000 square feet.

Renson announces Eide Industries as new special projects partner

November 10, 2015

Renson Inc., European developer and manufacturer of sun shading and ventilation system solutions, announced its collaboration and growing project capacity in the North American market with Eide Industries Inc., a Cerritos, Calif.-based manufacturer of fabric and metal structures for commercial installations, at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and Expo, held Nov. 6–9 in Chicago, Ill.

Sensient introduces new sublimation ink

Designed for high performance decoration of polyester fabrics, ElvaJet® Punch™ is a new line of digital sublimation printing inks from Sensient Imaging Technologies S.A., a Swiss supplier of inkjet inks for digital textile, industrial digital and sublimation printing.

U.S. Commercial Service offering seminar on export controls

November 9, 2015

The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a one-day program Dec. 10 in Sandy, Utah, covering the most up-to-date information on U.S. export controls, including export control reform issues as well as obligations under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Office of Foreign …

Bamatex, Safe Reflections partner

Safe Reflections Inc., St. Paul, Minn., has announced a distribution agreement with Swedish trim supplier Bamatex AB. Safe Reflections provides reflective solutions to the occupational safety, military training and consumer activewear apparel markets.

Coolcore receives U.S. patent for cooling towel activation

November 5, 2015

Material innovation company Coolcore, Portsmouth, N.H., has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,121,642 for “Method of Cooling an Object with a Fabric.” The patent covers activation that includes wetting the item, wringing out excess liquid and snapping or waving the fabric to activate the moisture control through the fabric. Specifically, the present invention is for …