Enduratex announces new vinyl collection: Eel

December 30, 2015

Enduratex, a California-based manufacturer of vinyl-coated fabrics, has announced its latest collection, Eel. Eel is Enduratex’s newest offering to its exotic texture product lines. Subtle colorings are from the marine world with whimsical names such as scampering sandpiper, salty air, fire coral and other sea inspired colors. Eel is fortified with Enduratex’s ForbidSrt (stain-resistant topcoat), …

DAF Products awarded product of the year at SGIA Expo

December 29, 2015

DAF Products was awarded the 2015 Product of the Year Award in the Media–Vinyl (Pressure Sensitive) category for its DAF Gecko Grip. The award was presented at the 2015 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo, held in Atlanta Nov. 4–6. The DAF Gecko Grip allows users to print directly on a micro-suction adhesive. A total …

SheerWeave fabrics keep hospital environments clean and cool

December 28, 2015

Phifer’s SheerWeave shades with Microban antimicrobial protection helps to keep hospital environments clean and cool. The Microban protection helps prevent the growth of stain- (SPACE) and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew that can damage the fabric. Microban won’t wash off or wear away for the lifetime of the fabric. SheerWeave’s light-filtering qualities diffuse light, reduce …

AATCC announces changes to proficiency testing programs

December 23, 2015

The AATCC will be implementing enhancements and changes to the AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs in 2016. The programs offer labs the opportunity to anonymously gauge their performance against that of hundreds of others around the globe. Current program participants were asked what could be improved and some of those suggestions will be implemented immediately. The …

SBA appoints Mark Walsh as head of office of investment & innovation

December 22, 2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration appointed Mark Walsh as its associate administrator for the Office of Investment & Innovation, the office that administers the agency’s Small Business Investment Companies and Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. In his new role, Walsh will oversee the SBIR/STTR program which helps entrepreneurs commercialize their …

In memoriam: Leon Lenney

December 21, 2015

Leon Lenney, Redwood Empire Awning The longtime owner of Redwood Empire Awning, Leon Lenney, passed away on Dec. 14, 2015, at the age of 72, after spending his entire working career with the company that was founded by his father in 1951.The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company makes quality custom awnings, industrial canvas products and specialized …

Camira launches The Mill Collection

Camira, designer and manufacturer of wool and wool/bast fiber blend fabrics for commercial interiors, launched The Mill Collection, a new value proposition symbolic of sustainable textile design and manufacture. The Mill Collection has a mosaic of 72 color shades created from five patterns—Chicago, Gravity, Haven, L2 and Manhattan. It was designed for a lighter environmental …

Arkema expands Kynar® foam extrusion technology to new markets

December 18, 2015

Arkema is expanding the use of its Kynar® foam extrusion technology into new markets where a chemically resistant, fire resistant and high temperature polymer foam is required. These markets include oil and gas, where chemical and high temperature resistance are key, as well as the transportation market, which requires high temperature/low flame and smoke, and …

Richard Seaman retires, company promotes Crum to CEO

December 17, 2015

Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp. announced in a Dec. 10 press release the promotion of John Crum from president and chief operating officer to president and CEO effective Dec. 9, 2015. After 35 years as president and CEO, the last five as CEO and chairman of the company’s board of directors, Richard Seaman is retiring as …

Disaster loan filing period reopens for Superstorm Sandy survivors

December 16, 2015

On Dec. 2, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it reopened the filing period for survivors in all states affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans. The filing deadline for physical damage and economic injury losses is Dec. 1, 2016. The Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act of …