IFAI Expo: 1960-1969

May 1st, 2020

The present and future of synthetic fabrics By Sy Hyman, President, Herculite Protective Fabrics Corp., Newark, New Jersey From his presentation at the 1964 CPAI Annual Convention, Kansas City During those early years around 1955, not all synthetic fabrics failed. Many installations did work well. Almost the entire protective covering industry reacted to the sounds […]

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DuPont launches new program

April 20th, 2020

DuPont has launched a new program, #TyvekTogether, to increase the overall availability of Tyvek® personal protective garments in the company’s continued efforts to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect health care workers. The #TyvekTogether Program will introduce a new specialized Tyvek fabric to enable an increase in the amount of garment production for […]

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DuPont wins Green Chemistry Award

August 19th, 2019

DuPont received Taiwan’s inaugural National Green Chemistry Award at a ceremony in Taipei on April 16. The award honors companies in the region that are making strides in sustainable chemistry initiatives. It recognizes DuPont’s outstanding product life cycle management and efforts on promoting green chemistry, while highlighting DuPont™ Sorona®, a versatile polymer comprised of 37 […]

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Dupont expands Kinston facility

October 24th, 2018

To meet the growing global demand for Sorona® polymer, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has expanded its Kinston, N.C., manufacturing facility. The expansion increases the facility’s capacity to produce Sorona polymer by 25 percent. The investment reflects the growing demand for Sorona polymer throughout the carpet and apparel markets and an emerging global focus on building the […]

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DuPont partners with bluesign ®

August 29th, 2018

DuPont Industrial Biosciences will work with bluesign® for the bio-based, high-performance polymer DuPont™ Sorona®. The bluesign system unites the textile supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment, ensure responsible use of resources and guarantee the highest level of consumer safety. Sorona is a versatile polymer comprised of 37 percent renewable […]

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DuPont receives sustainability award

March 26th, 2018

DuPont Industrial Biosciences received the Henkel Laundry & Home Care Sustainability Award for its enzyme technology. The award was presented to DuPont’s Home & Personal Care business. DuPont provided Henkel with a high-performance enzyme for best-in-class wash results in a broad range of detergents. DuPont’s enzyme technology outperformed other products, allowing Henkel to reduce the […]

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Globe Manufacturing Company helps volunteer fire departments stay safe

March 1st, 2018

Many fire departments across the U.S. are under-funded and volunteer-based. This lack of funding often means many firefighters lack the needed on-scene safety equipment. In response, the world’s leading manufacturer of protective clothing for firefighters is putting its expertise and resources to good use. Globe Manufacturing Company LLC, Pittsfield, N.H., recently awarded 13 volunteer-run fire […]

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Layers of safety: textile innovations offer protection when disaster strikes

June 29th, 2017

A suit of plate armor weighing up to 100 pounds. A 10-foot-thick stone fortress wall. A thin piece of highly engineered fabric. Whether the danger is a force of nature or a manufactured threat, all three provide protection. But much has changed since medieval days of storming the castle and the logic that “the heavier […]

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Textile manufacturers respond to the need for flexible medical and biomedical products

September 1st, 2016

In the world of bad news/good news scenarios, one can hardly find a more salient example than that presented in the medical arena. Technological advances are gaining traction amid the growing threats of superbugs, global spread of disease and demand for regenerative treatments to address the needs of aging populations. A Grand View Research Inc. […]

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