PBDEs found in ecosystem

July 1st, 2009

The commonly used flame retardant chemicals polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) used in building materials and textiles are finding their way into coastal ecosystems in South Florida, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study released in April. Most U.S. manufacturers have discontinued use of PBDEs voluntarily, and production of the chemicals is banned...

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Schoeller’s “textile DNA” offers piracy protection

July 1st, 2009

Counterfeits of fabric products steal an estimated 200-300 billion Euro ($280-420 billion in U.S. dollars) from companies that invest in development, manufacture and promotion of branded products. Schoeller Textil AG, Sevelin, Switzerland, unveiled a new way to stem the tide of fakes at the June 16-18 Techtextil conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The company has developed...

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OMNOVA wins excellence award

July 1st, 2009

For the fourth consecutive year, OMNOVA Solutions Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio, has won the Award for Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council. In 2008, OMNOVA’s Mogadore, Ohio, chemicals facility integrated two new environmental improvements to its latex polymer manufacturing process. The facility installed a French auger press that...

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Hall Dielectric Machinery manufactures equipment for numerous applications

July 1st, 2009

Hall Dielectric Machinery offers almost 40 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, servicing, sales and RF applications engineering for the heat-sealing industry with equipment in a variety of sizes from 1kW to 75kW. The company also builds feeders, indexers, turntables and automation systems to work with different sealers, and offers custom-built tools and sealing dies...

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TMI Vinyl Solutions line of nonphthalate PVC products

July 1st, 2009

TMI Vinyl Solutions offers a full line of nonphthalate PVC products. Because of recent bans on phthalates in children’s toys in the European Union countries and in California, there has been more demand for nonphthalate products, including PVC and fabrics. To help manufacturers meet stringent production requirements, TMI has a nonphthalate, clear, flexible PVC film,...

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