Shrink wrap protects against corrosion

January 1st, 2010

Problem: Corrosion of metal parts and products during transportation and storage causes high-cost rework for the customer. Solution: Transhield is a shrink wrap film laminated to a nonwoven liner. Within the adhesive layer, transhield has a VCI additive, which releases on the inside of the covered part, preventing corrosion. Although VCI is not new to […]

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Licensed sealing technology

January 1st, 2010

Genesis Plastics Welding is now offering its proprietary ecoGenesis™ plastics sealing technology for license. The process allows RF welding of materials without the addition of toxic plasticizers or additives. Use of the technology enables the elimination of PVC and PU in products within industries such as the military, consumer, automotive and medical sectors. Manufacturers with […]

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To lay off or not to lay off?

January 1st, 2010

The Shared Work program can help answer the question of how to keep employees while reducing labor costs. By Sigrid Tornquist Anyone who’s been laid off from a job knows that the experience is usually accompanied by emotional and financial hardships. And anyone who’s had to lay off a valued employee knows that good employees […]

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Upholstery tool makes frame stripping easier

January 1st, 2010

Problem: The most tedious part of an upholstery job is stripping the frame. Solution: The StripBit quickly and efficiently removes fabric, batting, tacks and staples from furniture, leaving a bare frame. The forked attachment can be used on any standard drill or cordless drill. Fabric slips between the StripBit forks and becomes wound around the […]

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Bendable concrete suppresses structural distress

January 1st, 2010

Problem:The cost of concrete repairs will soon exceed that of new construction. Solution: Engineered cementitious composites (ECC), a fiber-reinforced product also known as ‘bendable concrete,’ suppresses cracking and structural distress. Similar in composition to typical fiber-reinforced concrete, ECC is a mixture of cement, sand, water, fiber and a small amount of commercial admixtures, but it […]

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Geotextile boom in China

January 1st, 2010

After the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) approved the Ministry of Railways’ investment plan of 2 trillion Chinese yuan in 2008, the Ministry of Transport is examining a plan to invest 5 trillion yuan over the next 3-5 years. In the ten measures issued by the Council to stimulate domestic demands, […]

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Availability of CASmate program

January 1st, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case Is the CASmate program still available? CASmate was a program produced by a company called Scanvec, which has since merged with a company called Amiable and is known as SAi. CASmate was used by awning and sign companies to cut out vinyl lettering. Unfortunately, CASmate was discontinued some time ago, and […]

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How to find boat registries for a marine business plan

January 1st, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case I’m applying for a loan, and the lender wants me to submit a business plan for my marine shop. How do I find out how many boats there are registered in New Jersey, so I can show them how many potential customers there are? Boat owners are usually required to register […]

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Choosing light bulbs for backlit awnings

January 1st, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case What kind of fluorescent bulbs should I use for an outdoor backlit awning, and where should I get it? We did a quick survey of awning manufacturers and were cautioned that the fluorescent bulbs you need should be able to withstand outdoor conditions—particularly cold weather. Specifically, you need to look for […]

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Retail-size wipes

January 1st, 2010

New 303 Products Aerospace Protectant Wipes™ are available for 2010 in a new retail size containing 40 towlettes. A powerful UV screening surface treatment, the protectant is sold in the automotive, marine, RV, hardware, pool/spa, outdoors and recreation aftermarkets. Regular use provides 100 percent protection against UV-caused fading, according to the manufacturer. SOURCE 303 Products […]

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