Eastman Machine appoints new sales representative in Germany

November 10th, 2010

Eastman Machine Co., a U.S.-based manufacturing company specializing in cutting equipment, has appointed RH Schneidtechnik (Solingen), Germany, to represent its line of automated cutting systems, material handling equipment and design software. RH Schneidtechnik specializes in cutting technologies, applications and engineering consultation for the composites, technical textile and apparel industries. Its central European location will enhance...

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Aurora expands green choices with expanding Weaves of Green™

November 9th, 2010

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has announced the addition of Encore FR™ to its Weaves of Green™ line of 100 percent recycled polyester fabrics. Made from post-consumer plastic drink bottles, Encore FR is the most substantive fabric in the Weaves Of Green collection, constructed of spun yarns which give it the drape and hand of...

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IFAI announces 2010 International Achievement Award winners

November 8th, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2010 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. The award ceremony took place at IFAI Expo Americas 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., where the annual trade event ran from Oct. 27-29. For more than six...

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Super Sign Mart wins T-300 Extremeâ„¢ welder at IFAI Expo Americas

November 8th, 2010

Todd Davis of Super Sign Mart, Ruston, La., placed the winning bid on Miller Weldmaster’s unique pink T-300 Extreme™ welding machine at IFAI Expo Americas 2010 in Orlando, Fla. All of the proceeds from the bid will benefit breast cancer research. “We’re super excited with our winning bid,” Davis says. “The pink color is cool...

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Xennia launches metallic decorative ink for packaging and graphics

November 5th, 2010

Xennia has announced the launch of its XenInx Onyx metallic ink for use in a wide range of digital decoration applications. Just-in-time customized digital graphics and package production allows reduced inventories and fast response to market demands; now these benefits are available to users requiring metallic printing. XenInx Onyx metallic silver ink is designed for...

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Smith & Wesson Guardian GTX footwear to feature Gore-Tex® fabric

November 4th, 2010

Wellco Enterprises has specified GORE-TEX® footwear fabric to provide waterproof, breathable protection in its new Smith & Wesson Guardian GTX series of footwear for law enforcement professionals. The fabric keeps feet drier and more comfortable by preventing exposure to rain and inclement weather, while allowing moisture vapor (perspiration) to escape. The Wellco footwear is among...

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Texas Tech’s Fibertect® selected as top innovation by Cotton Incorporated

November 3rd, 2010

Fibertect®, a decontamination technology developed by researchers at Texas Tech University, was one of seven new innovations selected by Cotton Incorporated to show the versatility of the fiber. To view Fibertect and the other innovations highlighted by Cotton Incorporated, click here. In 2005, Seshadri Ramkumar and his team at the Institute of Environmental and Human...

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INDA’s “flushability” guidelines

November 1st, 2010

Truth in advertising doesn’t always apply to products advertised as “flushable.” Some allegedly flushable items are clogging California’s wastewater treatment plants, so Assemblyman Jared Huffman introduced a bill to ban the flushable label on such items as baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, diapers, condoms, wash cloths and other items. The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics...

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MIT studies spacewalker glove design

November 1st, 2010

Hand injuries make up 47 percent of injuries incurred during space walks, and current glove design may be responsible for astronauts losing fingernails (delamination) and developing infections in exposed nail beds. Gloves are pressurized, creating blisters and friction. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study of hand injuries, published in the journal Aviation, Space, and...

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Body armor based on cornstarch

November 1st, 2010

A composite polymer material that is fluid at rest but hardens on impact, like a cornstarch solution, is being explored by scientists at the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) for use in body armor and sports padding. The material dissipates the impact of falls, injuries...

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