Nonwoven Agent-Q traps hydrocarbons without water pressure

December 17th, 2012

C.I.Agent Solutions of Louisville, Ky., has developed patent-pending Agent-Q, a nonwoven composite fabric structure embedded with C.I.Agent solidifier, specially developed for its high hydrocarbon binding and filtration capability. Agent-Q creates no water flow restriction and is not dependent on water pressure. Initial uses include drip pans, scuppers and spill remediation products, as well as filtration...

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Heated clothing, insect repellent apparel identified as new growth markets

December 14th, 2012

The markets for heated garments and clothing that offers protection against insects are set to grow, according to Issue No 42 of Performance Apparel Markets from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. Heated garments are increasingly in demand for winter sports activities. In response, several new developments have been launched recently by producers of garment...

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First-ever ShowStoppers awards presented at IFAI Expo 2012

December 13th, 2012

Eight exhibitors chosen by attendees as the best new products at the show. By Galynn Nordstrom On Thursday morning, Nov. 8th, the first-ever ShowStoppers awards were distributed on the show floor to this year’s eight winners: Applied DNA Sciences, Cabrio™ Structures, Carlson Design, Consew®, King Tech Industry Corp., Sommers Plastic Products, Thomson Research Associates and...

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Panther Graphics offers free vehicle wraps in holiday Facebook promotion

December 12th, 2012

Panther Graphics, an Indianapolis-based vehicle wrap, graphic design, sign and promotional branding company, is looking to spice up the holiday season by giving away six free vinyl vehicle wraps through a promotion on the company’s Facebook page. Panther Graphics partner Oracal USA, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive graphic, printing, reflective films and industrial tapes, will...

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Panther Graphics gives free vehicle wraps in Facebook promotion

December 11th, 2012

Panther Graphics, an Indianapolis-based vehicle wrap, graphic design, sign and promotional branding company, is looking to spice up the holiday season by giving away six free vinyl vehicle wraps through a promotion on the company’s Facebook page. Panther Graphics partner Oracal USA will be donating all the vinyl used on the six vehicles that are...

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Screen-Pro roll-up line meets year-round environmental control challenges

December 11th, 2012

TMI LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced the expansion of its successful Screen-Pro roll-up screen product line, offering additional versatility for currently installed doors and year-round environmental control solutions. TMI’s current Screen-Pro product line will expand into three distinct end-use applications: Screen-Pro bug screens, Bird-Pro heavy mesh screens and Vinyl-Pro supported PVC doors. Each product line...

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Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year

December 10th, 2012

Will color schemes in 2013 take a cue from the Emerald City? Yes—according to Pantone LLC color experts, who have named Pantone® 17-5641 Emerald as the 2013 Color of the Year. “Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice...

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From building to body: Current research into interactive and technical textiles

December 7th, 2012

Highlights from the educational sessions at IFAI Expo 2012 in Boston. By Galynn Nordstrom “Health and well-being in the personal and built environments” was presented by session moderator Marie O’Mahony, professor of advance fashion and textiles, OCAD University, Toronto, Ont., Canada. New fibers such as “memory metal” (plugged into a car battery), technomaterials made of...

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Understanding and working with the Berry Amendment

December 6th, 2012

Highlights from the educational sessions at IFAI Expo 2012 in Boston. By Galynn Nordstrom Defense procurement for the U.S. military is budgeted at $17.2 billion per year, 10 percent of which is allotted to clothing, textiles and subsistence. Navigating the organization of the system can be extremely complicated, said IFAI Expo speaker Jeffrey Grover, senior...

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Roland Academy’s December webinar series focuses on Pantone color management

December 6th, 2012

Roland Academy, the training and education division of Roland DGA Corp., has announced a new two-part Tips & Tricks webinar series to be held Dec. 11 and 18, discussing valuable new features in the company’s VersaWorks RIP software. The webinar series will take an in-depth look at brand new VersaWorks features, starting with an overview...

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