Virginia lands expansion of PGI facility

June 14th, 2010

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership, working with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, put together a package of incentives to convince Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) to expand its manufacturing facility in Waynesboro, Va. The strategy succeeded, and PGI will expand nonwoven fabric production with a new manufacturing line, high-tech equipment, increased production targets and facility improvements. The […]

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Neschen Americas opens training & education center

June 14th, 2010

Neschen Americas announced the opening of the Neschen Americas Training & Education Center, which provides value–added services in a hands–on learning environment. The training center houses state–of–the–art presentation equipment and comes equipped with laminators, laminates, media products and large format printers. The facility also includes a workroom, conference room and expandable classroom area to accommodate […]

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Shimmer & Shine: Slingable Fabrics

June 11th, 2010

Engineered, metallic tones like brass and pewter and soft, romantic shades combine to create a sleek, urban vibe in the Phifertex® Leisure Fabrics Shimmer & Shine Collection for cutting-edge furniture décor. Bold stripes, varied geometric shapes and patterns and lots of texture in heavy alloy colors combine with delicate plum and lavender or opalescent hues […]

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Online suggestion platform: how to stop the oil spill

June 10th, 2010

An Oregon technology company has launched a website to capture suggestions from the world’s best and brightest on innovative solutions for stopping BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP has reportedly received 10,000 phone calls and 60,000 e-mails offering solutions; the website is intended as a vehicle to organize these ideas, through the […]

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Fibertect® CS approved by EPA

June 9th, 2010

Fibertect Cotton-Soaking (CS), a three-layer, flexible, inert, nonwoven, non-particulate system, proven useful in absorbing and adsorbing chemical warfare agents, may now prove useful in oil-spill cleanups. As of May 29, the product is officially approved by the U.S. EPA, and was recently featured on CNBC’s Power Lunch as one plausible solution to the BP oil […]

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Lenzing FR® BLACK for protective clothing

June 4th, 2010

The Lenzing FR fiber, with an incorporated black dyestuff, is the first and only black, flame-resistant textile cellulose fiber, according to the manufacturer. Lenzing FR BLACK yarn is processed to retain tenacity, creating a longer useful textile life. For the wearer of protective clothing made from these fibers, its high light fastness and resistance to […]

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TIE Technologies submits proposed team response to Gulf oil spill

June 3rd, 2010

TIE Technologies Inc., an information technology, security and telecommunications company, has announced its submission of the OilDam® Emergency Containment Proposal to the EPA’s Homeland Security Research Center and the U.S. Coast Guard for immediate consideration. TIE is leading a team of industry experts in providing a viable solution to keep the BP Gulf oil spill […]

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Warp knit polyester fabrics for digital fabric printers

June 3rd, 2010

Jacquard Ink Jet Fabric Systems has added ten new warp-knitted polyester fabrics to its existing product lines of cotton, silk and polyester fabrics for transfer or direct printing with disperse dyes. These exciting new fabrics exhibit unique characteristics not found in traditionally woven materials. Warp knit fabrics do not unravel when cut, eliminating the need […]

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Fabric heaters on track in Japan

June 2nd, 2010

The only way to keep water from freezing in tanks servicing the Ryuhyo-Norokko train running through Japan’s cold north islands has been potbellied stoves—until now. The J.R. Hokkaido Railway Company is testing a woven fabric heater that does the job, thanks to applied coatings of carbon nanotube technology that increase electrical and thermal conductivity in […]

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Redesigned Dickson awning fabric collection

June 2nd, 2010

The expanded Dickson Orchestra North American collection features a wide range of attractive solids and stripes with contemporary styling to add new levels of sophistication to any residential or commercial setting. The collection consists of 91 patterns, 25 of which are entirely new to the North American market, including unique solid colors like gold and […]

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