Sewing expertise centers from Groz-Beckert

January 18th, 2012

When large-scale sewing operations struggle with sophisticated equipment or nagging quality problems, Groz-Beckert® is ready with technical solutions. The sewing equipment company, headquartered in Albstadt, Germany, launched Sewing Expertise Centres in India, Singapore and Sri Lanka to provide consultation on correct needle selection, process optimization, quality assurance, fault analysis and alternative joining processes, among other […]

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Polyfab USA appoints Tri Vantage exclusive distributor for Triax system

January 16th, 2012

Polyfab USA LLC has appointed Tri Vantage LLC as the exclusive United States distributor for the Triax™ system. The Triax system is a method of building a canopy frame able to support shadecloth or waterproof covers for a variety of residential and commercial applications. The heart of the system is the Triax fitting, developed in […]

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SheerWeave fabrics receive lead-free stamp

January 13th, 2012

Phifer Incorporated’s entire line of SheerWeave fabrics is lead free, meeting and exceeding several window covering industry testing standards for hazardous materials. SheerWeave interior sun control products comply with RoHS/Directive 2002/95/EC, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission Section 101 and ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2007 for lead content. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, certain levels of exposure […]

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Polyfab USA appoints Keyston Bros. new stocking distributor

January 12th, 2012

Polyfab USA LLC announces that they have appointed Keyston Bros. as their newest stocking distributor of the POLYTEX® and COMTEX® lines of extra heavy duty fire-rated knitted HDPE shadecloth. Keyston Bros. Phoenix, Arizona branch will be the initial stocking location for cuts and rolls, with an additional distribution branch on the East Coast to be […]

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Export Control Seminar

January 11th, 2012

The U.S. Export Assistance Center in Orlando, Fla. is organizing Export Control Seminar in conjunction with the National Entrepreneur Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security. If your company complies with U.S. export controls (or you are aren't sure if it should) this is the seminar for you. The seminar […]

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Lawmakers approve legislation to protect troops

January 10th, 2012

Congress included language in the fiscal year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to eliminate future restrictions on the use of flame-resistant (FR) rayon fiber by the US military. The FR rayon fiber is a critical component in the flame-resistant uniforms worn by American troops in combat. These specialized uniforms provide substantially improved protection from […]

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New width, color for Phifer SheerWeave fabrics

January 9th, 2012

A new Oyster/Pearl Gray color, featuring a soft, airy gray on the face and a crisp white backing, has been added to SheerWeave styles 2701, 2703 and 2705. A convenient new 126-inch width has also been added to these styles, expanding the versatility of the series for fabrication into larger roller shade applications. SheerWeave 2700 […]

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TenCate markets IED, roadside bomb protection

January 6th, 2012

TenCate has announced its cooperation with the Danish company ABDS ApS for the development and market preparation of the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system for the protection of army vehicles against improvised explosive devices and roadside bombs. The company will acquire all the shares of ABDS ApS, which will be integrated into the TenCate […]

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NASA selects firms for inflatable technology development

January 5th, 2012

NASA has selected Airborne Systems North America of Santa Anna, Calif., ILC Dover LP of Frederica, Del., and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Littleton, Colo., to support agency inflatable aerodynamic decelerator research and development, including work on the Space Technology Program’s Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) project. Inflatable aerodynamic decelerators are lightweight outer shells […]

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Council for Textile Recycling launches education initiative for clothing recycling

January 4th, 2012

For the first time, clothing brands, retailers, consumers, municipalities, charitable organizations, academics and recyclers are joining forces to promote the recycling of clothing and textiles. The Council for Textile Recycling (CTR) recently released its new website aimed at educating the public on the importance of recycling all clothing and textiles, not just those that are […]

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