Cargill, Minneapolis, Minn., has bolstered its biobased polyol product offerings by purchasing Rogers, Ark.-based BioBased Technologies’ vegetable-based polyol product line, Agrol® and other assets. Cargill’s Industrial Specialties business and BioBased Technologies are leaders in the development of soybean-based polyols that replace petroleum-based polyols enabling manufacturers to create more sustainable products. Cargill’s BiOH® product line produces …

Losberger Holding GmbH, Bad Rappenau, Germany, has acquired De Boer Structures Holding BV, Alkmaar, the Netherlands, to create a leading global provider of temporary space solutions. The company will be called Losberger De Boer Group to fully capitalize on the strengths of both brands. The relationship will position Losberger as a leading company in the …

NAUE Asia testing laboratory, founded by the international geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, has achieved SAMM testing accreditation for geosynthetics. The accreditation means the Malaysia-based facility fulfills its duties competently and in accordance with strict quality standards. It also means the laboratory can serve external clients. NAUE’s primary manufacturing focus in this plant …

Branch Technology won top marks during NASA’s 3-D Habitat Centennial Challenge for a project submission that uses technology that could be used to develop future habitats from materials on other worlds. Working with Foster+Partners, a global architectural and design firm, Brand Technology used materials developed by Techmer PM to fulfill the required task: creating a …

The Technical Committee on Hydraulics of the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS–NA) will host two interrelated events in New Orleans, La., Nov. 7–9, 2017, that IGS–NA says are certain to deliver compelling technical progress and serve as an educational service to the engineering and construction communities at large.    Event 1: …

USTR Representatives will be in Los Angeles June 20th for several roundtable discussions regarding NAFTA.  If your company manufactures apparel/textiles products and sells to Canada or Mexico your impute is requested.  Tentatively we plan on holding the discussions at the New Mart in Downtown Los Angeles.  Details to follow;  If your organizations would be interested …

The American Road & Transportation Association (ARTBA) hosts the workshop “State Transportation Funding Trends Explored at the 4th annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates,” on July 12, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C. According to ARTBA editorial director Mark Holan, last year, American voters passed three quarters of more than 360 …

The 8th Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference will be held on June 20, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL in conjunction with Techtextil North America. ​The one-day conference will focus on “Understanding the Technology of Things” in the manufacturing of apparel and non-apparel sewn products, flexible materials, and technical textiles. ​Understanding ToT will help transform the …

In a press release issued June 14, Atlanta-based Watershed Geo announced that Dr. Ming Zhu has joined its engineering staff. Zhu will assume the role of director of engineering services, overseeing the company’s technical operations for existing products and the development of new product offerings. The press release noted that Zhu brings more than 11 …

The Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN), a trade organization whose mission is to guide the future growth of Rhode Island’s textile industry, announced that it has secured funding to launch the following initiatives in the fall of 2017: Conduct an industry survey to better understand Rhode Island’s supply chain and identify job skills needs. …