SHIMA SEIKI launches yarnbank web service

December 4th, 2020

Flat knitting solutions provider SHIMA SEIKI Mfg. Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan, has announced the launch of its “yarnbank” digitized yarn database and sourcing web service. Yarnbank is an online web service for searching and viewing the latest yarns, developed with cooperation from yarn companies around the world. Registered users have free access to the yarnbank […]

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Gleistein switches to bio-based Dyneema® fibers

December 3rd, 2020

Gleistein, a manufacturer of ropes, is switching its entire portfolio of products made with Dyneema® to be manufactured exclusively from bio-based Dyneema fibers. The fibers offer the same strength and reliability of their conventionally sourced counterparts, but contribute y to climate protection due to their renewable, bio-based raw material which results in a significant reduction […]

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Mahaffey recognizes Pretsch and DeVore

December 2nd, 2020

In a nod to Mahaffey Event & Tent Rentals’ positive impact in support of a wide-ranging customer base, Mahaffey chairman William (Bill) Pretsch has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Vistage Worldwide, a global CEO group. “The Vistage Lifetime Achievement Award signifies Bill’s inspiring leadership, business wisdom and track record of making bold yet sound […]

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DuPont Biomaterials sponsors fashion program

December 1st, 2020

DuPont Biomaterials has announced its sponsorship of the fashion undergraduate BA Fashion Design program at Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. Renowned for its fashion curriculum, Central Saint Martins is among the best fashion schools worldwide and considered one of the most prestigious, spawning some of the greatest fashion designers in the past few decades. […]

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Inside-out tent hosts summer cinema

December 1st, 2020

The winning structure in a competition for the Garage Screen pop-up summer cinema pavilion was designed to resemble an inside-out Bedouin tent. Photos: Garage Screen 2020. During the self-isolation period of the 2020 pandemic, “it became clear that some films can only exist and be perceived in theaters,” according to Evgeny Gusyatinskiy, film program curator […]

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Mesh structure evokes Atlanta’s tree canopy

December 1st, 2020

A mesh canopy installation at the High Museum of Art was inspired by bird murmuration, a phenomenon of a flock of birds seemingly suspended in midair. Photos: Fredrik Bauer. Atlanta, Ga., is known as the “city in the forest” because of its abundance of trees. A mesh sculpture installed at the High Museum of Art […]

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Reebok offers plant-based performance shoe

December 1st, 2020

About 59 percent of Reebok’s new Forever Floatride GROW performance shoe comes from plants—castor beans, eucalyptus tree, BLOOM™ algae foam and rubber trees. Photo: Reebok. Shoe and athletic clothing brand Reebok has launched Forever Floatride GROW, one of the first plant-based performance shoes. The shoe features a highly cushioned, responsive midsole made of sustainably grown […]

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Partnership creates touch surfaces for car interiors

December 1st, 2020

Coating manufacturer Kurz Group, Fürth, Germany, has developed a human-machine interface (HMI) concept car panel with several partnering companies and its own subsidiaries. Concept vehicles of auto manufacturers increasingly feature car cockpits with no mechanical switches or buttons. The solid, seamless and curved surfaces are instead equipped with functions activated by touch. Control elements, concealed […]

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German advancements in textiles

December 1st, 2020

Multiaxial fabric composite with fibers are positioned to optimize strength in this rear floor vehicle shell. This approach provides strength and rigidity only where needed, reducing overall material use and weight. The technology is an initiative of the Active Research Environment for the Next Generation of Automobiles (ARENA2036). Photo: Marie O’Mahony. Developments in technical textiles […]

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Phthalate-free faux leather

December 1st, 2020

Camira Fabrics’ new vinyl Port has a leather-like grain in 22 subtle neutrals and muted tones that provide maximum durability for heavy-use upholstery applications. It is a phthalate-free vinyl that contains no fire retardants or biocides, making it an environmentally sensitive choice for high-traffic interior spaces. Prop 65 and AB-2998 compliant, the textile incorporates visual […]

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