Gandinnovations acquires distributor in Iberia

July 1, 2008  |  Industry News

New Solution in Iberia, Spain, was an exclusive distributor and supporter of Jeti grand format printers, made by Gandinnovations, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. When Gandinnovations wanted to establish an Iberian branch, it acquired New Solution’s grand format printer assets. “We have always shar…
Miragrid passes NTPEP evaluation

July 1, 2008  |  Geosynthetics, Industry News

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in conjunction with the National Transportation Product Evaluation Panel (NTPEP), developed a stringent review process to test geosynthetic reinforcement materials. TenCate™ Geosynthetics, Pendergrass, Ga., submitted its Mirag…
Americhem opens research facility

July 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Polymers customized for use in flexible composite technology are big news, and Americhem, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, recently opened a new research and development facility to advance polymer products. Americhem supplies color and additives to manufacturers of polymer products, and the new research facil…
Winston Group acquires Eagle line of hot air welders

July 1, 2008  |  Industry News

The Winston Group Ltd., West Chicago, Ill., has acquired the Eagle line of hot air welders, industrial thermal welding elements and accessories from Clements National Corp., Chicago, Ill. “The brand strongly complements our current product efforts,” says William Croft, president of the Winston G…
Life Stone Materials creates 45 high-tech textile jobs

July 1, 2008  |  Industry News

When Santens of America moved its operations overseas last year, many textile workers lost long-time careers. Now Life Stone Materials LLC will take advantage of their skills by locating a $5.5 million manufacturing facility in Anderson, S.C., employing veteran employees in 45 new high-tech textile …
Eastman showcases virtual city on award-winning Web site

June 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Visit an imaginary city that showcases unique and innovative solutions to building and construction problems at a portal on the Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tenn., award-winning Innovation Lab Web site (www.eastmaninnovationlab.com). The portal features dynamic photos, video clips and intera…
Performance Fibers acquires four INVISTA plants

June 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Since becoming an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. in 2004, Performance Fibers, Richmond, Va., has purchased several North American, Asian and European businesses as part of an ongoing growth strategy. The company recently announced its acquisition of INVISTA’s North American tire cord and p…
3G Mermet expands U.S. operations

June 1, 2008  |  Industry News

Increasing sales of solar protection fabric and operations scattered among temporary buildings were two of the reasons that 3G Mermet tripled its floor space in its expanded Cowpens, South Carolina, facility. The new 130,000-square-foot building gives the company room to grow and consolidate corpora…
OptiTex forms global business linkages

June 1, 2008  |  Industry News

OptiTex, Petach Tikva, Israel, recently announced expansions, partnerships and distribution agreements that put the company all over the map. In addition to opening new offices in Belgium and Bangalore, India, OptiTex has developed a partnership with Luidi Design, Los Angeles, Calif., a manufacturer…
Hill-Rom to offer antimicrobial silver

June 1, 2008  |  Advanced Textiles, Industry News

Hill-Rom, Batesville, Ind., a manufacturer of medical technologies and surface products, will offer customers the option of antimicrobial silver enhancement for all preventive and therapeutic surfaces by 2009. The company has developed an agreement with NanoHorizons Inc., State College, Penn., to us…