Person to person

February 1, 2016

Meeting face-to-face with overseas customers brings a wealth of benefits. I’ve been traveling to Asia, including China, since 1981, promoting U.S. products for more than 100 firms. One vitally important lesson I’ve learned is the value of talking with overseas customers in person. Face-to-face conversations with prospects and customers bring tremendous and unexpected orders—and they …

Lightweight armor protection

Dyneema® Anti Stab Technology is an anti-stab material for soft armor applications. Vests manufactured with the technology combine protection against knives, broken glass and other sharp weapons. Compared to traditional materials, the new Dyneema technology platform enables designers to create protective vests that are up to 25 percent lighter and thinner, offering greater flexibility and …

What T-shirts may come …

Reality Dreams Hydrophobic T-shirts are not only designed and manufactured for finish, fit and style—they now offer a new REP-L hydrophobic treatment to protect against dirt, fluids and UV radiation. The cutting-edge nanotechnology can be applied on a made-to-order basis on any Reality Dreams garment, adding value and functionality that can keep you partying right …

Extending urban space

The Metzgergasse is a popular gathering place in the Buchs Town Center area of St. Gallen, Switzerland. With shops and restaurants, it’s a place for people to meet, take a stroll and relax. To enhance the area and make it an outdoor destination no matter the weather, Kugel Architekten, a Stuttgart, Germany-based architectural firm, was …

Reflectology, on the roads

Runners, cyclists and any pedestrians out on the roads at night need to take extra caution in traffic. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, the likelihood of being struck and killed as a pedestrian increases more than 1,000 percent after dark. Reflective clothing can make all the difference. That’s why Safe Reflections, a …

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Nouveau cargo

Carving out new niches in a stable industry What could possibly be new in the cargo control and packaging industry? Aren’t containers, pallets and trucks the same as they’ve always been? Isn’t the goal always to secure items to transport them from point A to point B? The basics may be the same, but the …