The Fabric Structures Association (FSA) and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), both divisions of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), are hosting an introductory two-day Educate the Professor seminar on the fundamentals of using fabric and films as building materials. Professors who attend these courses can bring their knowledge to students at their respective institutions. …

Ask a technical expert                                                          Got a question about our research model? Want to give us feedback? Contact a technical expert about the HELP Model. The HELP model estimates water balances for landfills and other land disposal systems. The program models rainfall, runoff, infiltration, and other water pathways to estimate how much water builds up above …

ELASTEX® TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) products are designed to provide maximum elongation and maximum elastic recovery. ELASTEX TPU is highly elastic for use where stretching capability is needed. Material has high air permeability and is resilient to abrasion, puncture, aging and UV; available in various colors. Leading applications include medical, hygiene, sportswear, wraps, filters and films. …

Aztec Tents, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is looking for iconic tent images for the 2016 Aztec Photo and Video Contest. To win, share your best picture-perfect event imagery that includes any tent manufactured by Aztec Tents. Four winners will be chosen and featured in shared, full-page ads in upcoming issues of Rental Management and InTents Magazines. …

Huntsman Corp., The Woodlands, Texas, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, has promoted Rohit Aggarwal to president of the Textile Effects Division. Aggarwal succeeds Paul Hulme, who is retiring after 17 years with the company. Aggarwal was formerly vice president and managing director of the Indian subcontinent, and has more than 20 years …

After receiving preferential access to European Union markets, Pakistan was the fastest growing textile supplier among the EU’s leading 20 textile supplying countries in 2014, according to the latest issue of Textile Outlook International from global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Preferential access has been provided to Pakistan in the form of the EU’s GSP+ …

By Sigrid Tornquist When a medical equipment manufacturer needed an intricate case to hold a device to be worn by patients, the company turned to Brown Sales Corp. to help design and manufacture the item. The device was to be worn for extended periods of time, so the case was designed for comfort in addition …

By Sigrid Tornquist Q: In addition to manufacturing medical items, Brown Sales Corp. makes products for a broad range of industries, for clients that range from entrepreneurial individuals to publicly traded companies. Where do you draw the line as far as the types of products you will consider manufacturing? A: We get a lot of …

By Sigrid Tornquist Q: You’ve taken your company from one location with 14 employees to four locations with more than 200 employees. How have you changed your management style to accommodate that kind of growth? A: I’ve found that as your company grows, sometimes you have to replace staff—which is difficult to do, but if …

By Sigrid Tornquist When a customer tells one of Charles Webster’s sales people that he doesn’t like snaps on his boat covers because they break and are difficult to manage, and he’s sick of needing support poles—that’s the beginning of product development for DOWCO® Inc. “Sometimes things can be defined by what they are not,” …