Demand for reconstruction materials benefits Japanese technical textile producers

July 5th, 2012

Technical textile production in Japan continued to increase in 2011 after growing substantially in the previous year, according to a report in the latest issue of Technical Textile Markets from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Total output was up by 3.1 percent in 2011 following an 18.7 percent jump in 2010, which came […]

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S.C. Congressman Wilson visits Graniteville Specialty Fabrics

July 3rd, 2012

Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a recognized leader in the production of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, has announced that Congressman Joe Wilson, U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s second congressional district, toured their production facility recently and saw firsthand the innovative and historic contributions the company has made that are now used worldwide. “The history of this […]

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Redefining color and vision with thread

July 2nd, 2012

“Andante green,” a room-sized installation in the Nevada Museum of Art, consists of fine Egyptian cotton thread and staples—and suggests that these simple materials can evoke a landscape of shifting color, light and shadow that “spans the outer reaches of our peripheral vision,” according to artist Anne Lindberg. Lindberg, artist and former teacher at the […]

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Cradle-to-Cradle certification for Mermet fabrics

July 1st, 2012

Cortina and Siena, two PVC-free, 100-percent recyclable solar-protection fabrics manufactured by Mermet, Cowpens, S.C., have received Cradle-to-Cradle silver certification. Cradle-to-Cradle CertifiedCM products meet criteria for human safety, environmental health, design for future use and sustainable manufacturing. Certified products are recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building […]

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Duro Textiles to use Alexium FR treatment

July 1st, 2012

Duro Textiles LLC, Fall River, Mass., is working on an exclusive commercial agreement with Alexium International Group to license Alexium’s novel flame retardant (FR) treatment for nylon and other synthetics. Duro’s military products include light to heavyweight fabrics used in ponchos, tents and uniforms, and the Alexium FR treatment can add value to these products. […]

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The advantages of versatile equipment

July 1st, 2012

Manufacturers expand their product offerings using equipment that’s as versatile as they are. By Janice Kleinschmidt It slices … It dices … In the 1950s and ’60s, Ronco® altered the kitchen landscape, offering consumers faster and easier food preparation. But the underlying concept of the Veg-O-Matic and the many “O-Matic” spawn has extended across the […]

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Servo Motor saves energy and provides power

July 1st, 2012

How can I…Save energy and get the power I need in my machine? Here’s how: A CS1000 / CS2000 Con-Serv 3/4 HP brushless Servo Motor offers high-torque, easy-to-adjust speed and motor direction, belt guard, pulley and mounting hardware—and it’s lightweight, quiet and energy efficient. Especially for: Powering heavy-duty machines. Consew

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Sewing machine offers increased thread tension

July 1st, 2012

How can I…Improve the stitching of heavy-weight fabrics with heavy thread tension? Here’s how: The AMS-210EN-HL1306/7300 sewing machine with a unique active tension mechanism and a slide-type takeup system increases the maximum tension by 50 percent, compared to standard models, for improved overall seam quality and sewing performance. Especially for: Sewing seat belts, container belts […]

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Welder uses RF energy to create accurate seals

July 1st, 2012

How can I…Easily create pockets and hems, join panel sections and weld clear vinyl to reinforced fabric? Here’s how: Using RF energy to create a seal, the 10 KW Deep Throat R.F. Bar Welder uses real-time power control for accuracy and repeatability. The programmable logic controller (PLC) notifies the operator if the process didn’t fall […]

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High-frequency welder provides easy-to-use interface

July 1st, 2012

How can I…Boost production speed and maintain top-quality welds? Here’s how: Featuring a SIEMENS TP Comfort Panel, the FIAB 900 high-frequency welder provides an easy-to-use, menu-guided user interface with unlimited storage capacity. Outputting anywhere from 10-26 kW, the full line of FIAB 900 machines can weld surfaces between 400-1040 cm2. Especially for: Tarpaulins, tents, pool […]

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