Eastern Metal Supply expands aluminum fabrication capability in Houston facility

June 30th

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS) has recently completed a 10,000 sq. ft. addition to its facility in Houston, Texas. The space will be used solely for providing new aluminum fabrication and manufacturing capabilities, including sawing, shearing, punching, drilling, welding and machining, offering parts manufacturing services to a greater number of potential customers. EMS offers standard industrial...

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Teijin launches “Earth Symphony” mark for eco-friendly products

June 29th

Teijin Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, has announced the launch of its Earth Symphony mark to show users that Teijin Group products meet company-established Design for Environment (DfE) guidelines for environmental friendliness throughout their lifecycles. The mark will be displayed, with related information, with products, in catalogs, brochures, labels, tags and webpages, and provided upon request when...

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New SafeLeigh® recycled fibers

June 28th

With the introduction of two additions to its SafeLeigh® line of fire-retardant, recycled fibers, Leigh Fibers has extended those benefits to many more spinning and nonwoven applications. SafeLeigh Natural and SafeLeigh Premium are predominantly meta-aramid and made with 100 percent recycled post-industrial materials, recommended for flame-retardant fabrics and other heat-shielding applications. They’re suitable for coarse...

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Biomedical Structures LLC funds ongoing expansion in medical textiles

June 25th

Biomedical Structures LLC (BMS), a leading supplier of custom-designed biomaterials and textiles used in advanced clinical applications, has announced a private equity financing agreement with Ampersand Ventures. The funding will enable BMS to meet the increasingly complex demands of the medical device industry with expanded capabilities in service, technology platforms and breakthrough biomaterials. BMS specializes...

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Oilguard: a new nonwoven technology helping to protect beaches from oil spills

June 24th

A new nonwoven fabric for beach protection against oil spills has been developed by European high-tech companies; it can be deployed short-term in large quantities. The current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is causing major damage to open waters and coastal regions, an acute problem that will persist for months, if not years....

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German agency advises against using nanoscale silver ions in consumer products

June 23rd

Silver and silver compounds release silver ions that can inhibit the growth of germs. They’re used, for instance, in cosmetics, textiles and household appliances, as well a dye for food. Recently, manufacturers of consumer products have been increasingly using silver in the form of nanoparticles (particles with a diameter of less than 100 nanometres). The...

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New BASF Product Finder now online

June 22nd

BASF’s new Product Finder contains more than 800 product lines and an overview of 25 industries and 19 applications, listing all the main BASF products along with matching market criteria. In addition to searching for select products by name, users can also look up products by client industry, basic chemical substance and availability in different...

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MarChem CFI website helps to educate fabric users

June 21st

MarChem CFI’s cutting-edge website details specifics about the company’s product offerings, including custom capabilities, and also helps educate fabric users. According to Alan Prelutsky, vice president of sales and marketing for parent company DASH Multi-Corp.: “Through our Textile University section of the website, we have created a way for visitors to learn about industry standards...

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Syfilco Ltd. reports booming business following BP oil spill

June 17th

Canadian warp and circular knitter Syfilco Ltd. has reported that its business is booming after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The business manufactures knitted polyester sleeves and polyethylene netting sleeves that are filled with absorbent materials to create booms used to contain the spill. Company vice president Andy de Boer told reporters...

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GreenShield® stain-resistant fabric finish

June 15th

GreenShield, produced by BigSky Technologies LLC, uses advanced nanotechnology to protect fabrics for interiors and outdoor high-performance apparel, while reducing impacts on the environment and human health. Multifunctional formulations provide water and oil repellency and stain resistance, with opportunities for antimicrobial and antibacterial resistance, and flame retardancy in the future. Updated website discusses the science...

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