The Working Group forms to engage lightweight technologies

January 29, 2016

A German Engineering Federation, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA), formed a working group on hybrid lightweight technologies. The Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies will be application-oriented and consider a wide range of materials and industries. Multi-material design sees materials increasingly being combined in lightweight applications. The Composite Technology Forum will be replaced with the …

New smart cotton debuts in February 2016

January 28, 2016

Piedmont, Italy-based Marchi & Fildi has introduced Ecotec, the first smart cotton to the market as a new generation of cotton yarns. The product will officially debut during the February 2016 edition of Première Vision Yarns in Paris. Ecotec is made in Italy through a process that transforms 100 percent cotton pre-dyed textile clippings into …

Wehrman to retire from ARA

January 27, 2016

Christine Wehrman, executive vice president and CEO of the Moline, Ill.-based American Rental Association (ARA), has announced her retirement to the ARA Board of Directors after 15 years of service to the organization. Wehrman will continue in the position until her successor is named later this year. Terry Turner, CERP, the owner of All Occasions …

Global Imaging adds technical support

January 26, 2016

Louisville, Colo.-based Global Imaging Inc. has hired Louie Egloso to cover technical service in the company’s southwest region and to meet the needs of a growing customer base with installed printers. Egloso has more than 10 years of technical expertise, with his most recent experience at DigiTech Solutions Group. He has experience on inkjet product …

Mimaki USA rolls out two-year warranty for select eco-solvent, dye-sublimation and UV-LED models

January 25, 2016

Mimaki USA, manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced it has implemented a two-year warranty for the JV300, CJV300, JV150 and CJV150 Series models; and TS300P and UJV500 printers. The warranty includes print head replacement (subject to warranty terms) for all included printers after January 1, 2016 in the United States and Canada. The …

“Future of Shade” Design competition call for entries

January 22, 2016

Sunbrella and Architizer announce the fourth annual “Future of Shade” design competition call for entries. The “Future of Shade” design competition invites designers and architects from around the world to envision elegant and pioneering shade designs. Artisans, architects, designers and students are encouraged to push the innovation envelope in their entries. Categories create three distinct …

Briefing to give businesses the necessary tools to succeed in the global marketplace

January 21, 2016

The World Trade Center Delaware is hosting a briefing on Jan. 26 at the University & Whilst Club/Ball Room in Wilmington, Del., to give businesses the tools and confidence necessary to succeed in the global marketplace. The briefing is designed to provide the skills, strategies, insights and network of contacts necessary to expand sales globally. …

Mutoh to host Flexi workshop series

January 20, 2016

Mutoh, wide-format printer and cutter maker, is offering a series of workshops to help clients learn about Flexi RIP Software. The classes will be divided into two sections: design techniques and in-depth focus on advanced topics such as matching monitor to output, enhancing low resolution artwork and printing/cutting options. The workshop is $179 per person. …

Specialty Fabrics Showcase 2016: Call for submissions

January 19, 2016

The April and May 2016 issues of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine will include our special annual showcase of our contributors’ latest high-performance fabrics, for end products ranging from awnings, canopies and tents to medical, military and aerospace products. If you’re an end-product manufacturer, watch for this special feature in our spring 2016 issues! If you’re …

Fisher Textiles stocks GF 8864 at 125 inches

Fisher Textiles’ GF 8864 fabric is now available at 125 inches wide. The new width allows for finished 10-foot graphics with ample room for sewing. GF 8864 wht/wht/wht is Fisher’s three-layered woven fabric for dye sublimation and UV printing that works well for double sided banners and silicone edge graphics. The tight weave minimizes space …