Substances found in outdoor clothing pose no direct health hazard

November 16th, 2012

OEKO-TEX® certified products are harmless in terms of human ecology. With regard to the study “Toxics for any weather” published by the environmental organization Greenpeace at the end of October about the discovery of perfluorocarbons (PFC) in outdoor clothing from well-known manufacturers, the International OEKO-TEX® Association has expressly stated that outdoor textiles certified according to...

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TMI releases industrial and commercial door product catalog

November 15th, 2012

TMI LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa., has released its new door catalog featuring its comprehensive line of industrial and commercial doors. The 24-page collection of product information presents a broad array of doors from strip doors to roll-up doors, air curtains to insect screens and a range of doors for a variety of markets. TMI has been...

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Graniteville Specialty Fabrics announces technical coatings line

November 14th, 2012

Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, Greenville, S.C., a recognized leader in the production of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, announced that it has purchased a state-of-the-art technical coating line. Graniteville’s new high-speed equipment further expands its capabilities by fully encompassing a broad range of width options in woven, knit, and nonwoven textiles as well as films. Acquired...

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SBA helps veterans start and expand small businesses

November 13th, 2012

As the nation marks Veterans Day 2012, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to build on its successful programs for America’s military veterans, helping tens of thousands of veterans each year with small business financing, comprehensive business training and counseling and access to federal contracts. “Around Veterans Day, our thoughts turn to the men...

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TRIVANTAGE refocuses on service for customers

November 12th, 2012

TRIVANTAGE has rolled out a new customer service vision that emphasizes a commitment to quality products and fair pricing backed expert service. To communicate this vision to the industry, TRIVANTAGE announced a new tagline—Order. Done. Good Call.—and identity at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012 in Boston, Mass. Improvements include the development of redesigned catalogs that...

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Cintas launches flame-resistant clothing web page

November 12th, 2012

Every year, thousands of workers are involved in electrical arc accidents, molten metal splashes, flash fires and combustible dust explosions on the job. To educate companies about these risks, as well as what they can do to comply with new industry standards, Cintas has launched a new website dedicated to its flame-resistant clothing line. Cintas...

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IFAI announces 2012 ShowStoppers award winners

November 9th, 2012

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the 2012 ShowStoppers awards for the best of the best new products at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. IFAI received a total of 84 entries from 4 countries that were submitted by 56 companies in this year’s competition. Winners...

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IFAI announces 2012 International Achievement Award winners

November 8th, 2012

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2012 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications ceremony took place Nov. 7 at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. This year’s competition included 30 categories. IFAI received a total of 335 entries from companies in...

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SEFAR® Architecture LightFrame illuminates Switzerland art museum

November 7th, 2012

Modular fabric ceiling system provides diffused light source for Art House Uri. Visitors to the Art House Uri in Altdorf, Switzerland, now have the opportunity to experience the latest in lighting and textile design as they view the works of local artist Heinrich Danioth displayed under a SEFAR® Architecture LightFrame modular illuminated fabric ceiling system....

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Cooley Group earns ISO certification

November 7th, 2012

Cooley Group, a global developer and manufacturer of high-performance, sustainable-engineered membranes, completed certification as an ISO 9001:2008-compliant organization. The certification is an International Quality Standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a worldwide federation of national standards bodies representing over 120 countries. “Our company has an 85-year history of proven performance, and we...

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