Blackstone completes acquisition of Polymer Group Inc.

February 14th, 2011

Scorpio Acquisition Corp., an affiliate of Blackstone Capital Partners, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Polymer Group Inc. (PGI). The transaction helps continue to position PGI as a leader in the nonwovens industry. PGI’s chief executive officer, Veronica (Ronee) M. Hagen, stated, “Blackstone is committed to supporting our strategy of continued growth and investment...

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Transfer paper videos released

February 14th, 2011

AW Specialty Papers released three digital desktop heat transfer paper application how-to videos. The videos demonstrate the application of printing onto light-colored substrates using a commercial heat press. The IMAGECLIP for Inkjet video demonstrates how the cold-peel application transfers images to light-colored substrates. The Jet-Pro for Active Wear video focuses on transferring photos and images...

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AATCC to hold 2011 International Conference in Charleston, S.C.

February 11th, 2011

AATCC’s 2011 International Conference will return to the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., U.S.A., March 22-24. The conference will feature three educational tracks which mirror the association’s interest groups: Chemical Applications, Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C), and Materials. Also featured will be the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition, poster session covering all areas...

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FLEXcon signs agreement to purchase graphics division of Arlon Inc.

February 10th, 2011

FLEXcon, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, has announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire the business assets of the graphics division of Arlon Inc. of Santa Ana, Calif, to form a company to be named Arlon Graphics LLC, a new wholly owned subsidiary of FLEXcon. The move will strengthen FLEXcon’s...

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It’s time for the Specialty Fabrics Review 2011 New Fabric Showcase

February 9th, 2011

To all fabric suppliers: Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011 The editors of Specialty Fabrics Review are requesting that suppliers of fabric to the technical fabrics industry send information and images about their latest fabric innovations, to be published in the April and May 2011 issues of the magazine. All fabric manufacturers supplying material to the industry...

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At the Miami Boat Show: “The Secrets Behind What YouTubeâ„¢ Can Do For You,” Feb. 17

February 9th, 2011

With Americans spending more time viewing video online than checking e-mail, YouTube™, with its 455 million users, has great potential as a marketing tool for recreational boating. A leading YouTube and video marketing expert will demonstrate what this rapidly growing social network can do to positively impact business during a keynote presentation for Marine Marketers...

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Weathered leather from Texstyle/Jamie Stern

February 8th, 2011

Sedona, a new introduction from Texstyle/Jamie Stern Leather, is inspired by the beauty of metal which, over time, and left out in the elements, gains a unique characteristic. During the process of weathering, the metal takes on a completely different range of colors from its original form. Sedona, named for the Arizona town famed for...

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New edge seal technology from Xtreme Seal

February 7th, 2011

Xtreme Seal LLC has introduced Pro Seal, with new “Dual Durometer Edge Seal,” a groundbreaking technology for the marine industry. The soft expanded EPDM material, combined with a flat molded rubber attachment flap, allows the fabricator to tuck the seal under a binding edge easily and more securely. All of Xtreme Seal’s patented edge seals...

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FLEXcon signs agreement to purchase graphics division of Arlon Inc.

February 7th, 2011

FLEXcon, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, has announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire the business assets of the graphics division of Arlon Inc. of Santa Ana, Calif, to form a company to be named Arlon Graphics LLC, a new wholly owned subsidiary of FLEXcon. The move will strengthen FLEXcon’s...

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Progress in U.S.-China trade policy talks

February 4th, 2011

The U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) completed its 21st session in mid-December, announcing significant progress in several areas, including enforcement of intellectual property rights. China has launched a Special Campaign against counterfeiting American products and pirating designs, an issue that has plagued U.S.-China trade relations. Other progress included agreements on technology standards,...

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