H&V hosts US Senator Charles Schumer

December 30th

At its Easton, New York mill, Hollingsworth & Vose hosted U.S. Senator Charles Schumer as well as State Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Tony Jordan, and Dr. William Acker and John Cerveny from New York’s Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium. Senator Schumer toured the production lines and highlighted H&V’s commitment to Washington County. During 2011,...

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Valerie Bursten Window Fashions Scholarship

December 29th

The first Valerie Bursten Window Fashions Scholarship will allow winner Cheryl Henricks, owner of Draperies by George in Chilicothe, Ohio, to take design and sales courses and attend the International Window Coverings Expo in Chicago in 2012. The $6,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of Valerie Bursten, a veteran executive in the window...

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L.B. White announces new website

December 28th

L.B. White Company Inc. has an improved website. Technical support is available around the clock with many online tools including product maintenance videos, technical specification sheets, owners’ manuals for new and older heater models and heat calculators to help you decide the number of heaters needed to heat a space. Visitors to the L.B. White...

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NASA selects 85 businesses for award

December 27th

NASA has selected 85 small business proposals to enter into negotiations for Phase II contract awards through the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The selected projects have a total value of approximately $63 million. NASA will award the contracts to 79 small high technology firms in 27 states. These competitive awards-based programs encourage...

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TenCate introduces soil-stabilizing woven geosynthetic

December 26th

TenCate Geosynthetics North America has developed a patented, woven geosynthetic for soil stabilization and base course reinforcement applications when differential settlement occurs due to heaving in the subgrade soils. TenCate Mirafi® H2Ri is a wicking geosynthetic created from high-tenacity polypropylene filaments and wicking filaments woven to provide reinforcement strength and soil interaction integrated with high...

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India to produce spandex domestically

December 23rd

Mr. Shalendra Vasudeva, general manager of marketing for Indorama Industries Ltd., announced that India’s first plant for spandex will begin production in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh state in February or March 2012. The facility is expected to produce 15,000 tons of spandex per year. India’s current market size for spandex is 6,000 tons per year. India...

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Webinar Series: Business Opportunities in Asia for U.S. Companies

December 22nd

In preparation for Trade Winds Asia 2012, May 14–22, 2012 in Singapore, Export.gov has developed webinars to introduce business opportunities available in Asia. Questions about the webinars can be directed to Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov. The webinars are part of Trade Winds Asia 2012, an official U.S. Department of Commerce multisector trade mission to be held in Singapore...

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Aurora Specialty Textiles member HP Latex Program

December 21st

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. has been named a member of the HP Registered Latex Developer Program (RLDP). In this program, HP partners with media vendors to optimize the compatibility and image quality among HP printers, HP Latex Ink and third-party media. Media solutions locator is found on HP’s website. Nine products from Aurora’s Northern...

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Manart-Hirsch announces E-Z Lace Supreme

December 20th

Manart-Hirsch’s E-Z Lace Supreme, a 2-1/8 inches wide, 63 percent solution-dyed polyester/37 perecent solution-dyed acrylic is the perfect substitution for grommets and is up to 25 percent stronger. E-Z Lace features 1-1/4 inch lacing holes woven into the fabric. The 3-inch spacing is durable enough to secure awnings, yet flexible enough to protect bimini tops....

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Aurora Specialty Textiles adds distributor: iMidia Digital

December 19th

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. added iMidia Digital Technologies Inc. to its distribution network. iMidia has been distributing digital print media for display graphics, point of purchase advertising and photo and CAD reproduction since 2002. The company is located in Florida and distributes its products primarily in Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. The company...

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