New shears cut through fire-retardant thread

August 1st, 2008

Problem: A mattress manufacturer has difficulty cutting the new fire-retardant thread now required for mattresses. Solution: New Kai® 7000 Series shears with corrugated blades slice through aramid materials, such as Kevlar®, fiberglass and composite/carbon fibers. SOURCE Wolff Industries

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New shears cut through variety of tough fabrics

August 1st, 2008

Problem: Kevlar®, designed to resist penetration, is difficult to cut in individual or multiple layers. Solution: Clauss 8” Bent Kevlar Shears cut Kevlar materials, as well as other tough fabrics such as canvas, plastic and upholstery. SOURCE Clauss Cutlery

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OMNOVA receives winning risk assessment

June 1st, 2008

The Mogadore, Ohio, OMNOVA Solutions Inc. Performance Chemical facility staff knows a lot about risks and rewards. The plant’s innovative tool to assess the risks associated with manufacturing a product or handling a raw material won OMNOVA a 2007 Award of Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, […]

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Communicating color

March 1st, 2008

Colors are difficult to describe because everyone visualizes them differently—but critical to the design and creation of any material. Acrylics USA LLC, a manufacturer of cell cast acrylic sheets, has developed a new, patented tool to make colors easier to create and share: the Peacock Color Creation Tool™. Contained in a small binder, it contains […]

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