Graphispag 2011, Mar. 22-26: applying innovation in the graphics industry

February 1st, 2011

From Mar. 22-26, Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition center will host the twelfth edition of the leading show for the graphic arts industry in Spain and Portugal. This is a key event for finding technological solutions and products to respond to the new needs of graphic communication users. Given the range of exhibits and […]

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Climate-regulating polyester fibre

February 1st, 2011

Outlast Technologies Inc., Boulder, Colo., has developed a climate-regulating polyester fibre, an innovation that comes just four years after the introduction of the first Outlast® viscose fiber and eleven years after the introduction of Outlast acrylic fiber with PCM. The newest member of the Outlast fiber family offers the added value of balancing temperature coupled […]

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Retractable canopy system is made for shade

February 1st, 2011

Irregular shapes and sizes in outdoor shading can now be covered with a retractable canopy system. The patent-pending monorail drive that characterizes the unique system from ShadeFX offers design freedom and flexibility with new or exisisting pergolas. The system can extend into narrowing or out-of-square ends on any overhead frame and fit the canopy into […]

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Sheltering supplies

February 1st, 2011

[Rubb AS] Krøderen, Norway Rubb emergency relief shelters and buildings provide easily transported and erected rapid-response structures for emergency situations. These shelters can be set up in a few hours by local labor with simple tools and lifting gear, then re-deployed to meet later emergencies elsewhere. This Rubb Hall was one of five delivered to […]

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Clothes with a cause

February 1st, 2011

[Insect Shield LLC] Greensboro, N.C., U.S.A. Insect Shield® repellent apparel and gear are an effective new tool to help battle insects and insect-carried diseases such as West Nile virus, malaria and Lyme disease. The combination of the patent-pending Insect Shield process with a proprietary formulation of the insect repellent permethrin results in an effective, odorless […]

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Coat empowers the homeless

February 1st, 2011

[The Empowerment Plan] Detroit, Mich., U.S.A. Veronika Scott, a student in product design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., has designed the Elements S[survival] Coat for homeless people. Made from Tyvek®, wool or a synthetic, PVC tubing and plastic tubing, and Velcro®, the coat is self heated and waterproof, and transforms into […]

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Alexium protective apparel for race car drivers

February 1st, 2011

The racing suits, refueller overalls and gloves used by NASCAR auto racing must meet demanding standards for fire-resistance and water-proofing, and Alexium International Group, an Australia-based company with a Greenville, S.C., plant, wants to meet that demand. Alexium’s reactive surface treatment (RST) employs patented nanotechnology to give textiles multi-functional benefits, such as resistance to fire, […]

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Green flag for Roland DGA and NASCAR legends

February 1st, 2011

Richard Childress Racing (RCR), a top performer on the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) circuit, recently established a partnership with Roland DGA Corp., Irvine, Calif., to provide all of the wide-format inkjet printers and cutters used to create RCR’s colorful vehicle graphics. At RCR’s campus in Welcome, N.C., the in-house graphics department […]

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