Students train for color management

June 1st, 2022

Students of the Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) of the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) with the Color Atlas by Archroma®. Photo: UNCG Archroma, a maker of specialty chemicals for sustainable solutions, has begun a collaboration with the Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro aiming […]

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The changing automotive market

September 1st, 2019

Although the automotive industry is subject to ups and downs, one fact remains steady: It's an attractive market for specialty fabrics by Pamela Mills-Senn In an ever-changing world, there are few constants. But one constant is this—people love their cars. They may grumble about traffic. They may rend their garments over breakdowns and costly repairs. […]

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Nonwovens in the automotive industry

September 1st, 2018

"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics.”  When Dustin Hoffman’s character Benjamin Braddock heard those words in the iconic movie The Graduate in 1967, the use of plastics—or polymer-based materials—was on the rise. (This, although plastics had been around for almost 100 years; the first synthetic polymer was invented […]

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PGI introduces green acoustic materials

June 1st, 2008

In 2007, Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, N.C., introduced new Silonyx™ substrates as acoustic barriers in automotive trunks and wheel-well liners. This year, Silonyx will be integrated into package trays, hush panels, dash insulators and HVAC ducts, illustrating how a product that is economical and green can make a lot of noise in the market. The […]

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