SelectUSA announces inaugural investment summit

May 16th, 2013

United States Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank has announced that the inaugural SelectUSA Investment Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2013. The summit will be the first of its kind, connecting businesses and investors from around the world with economic development organizations (EDOs) from across the country in […]

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Small Business Administration announces ChallengeHER campaign

May 15th, 2013

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced its latest initiative to engage women-owned businesses in the federal procurement process. The campaign, ChallengeHER, was introduced at the Women-Owned Small Business Opportunity Forum Luncheon in Washington, D.C., presented by SBA, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express OPEN. The ChallengeHER campaign leverages the resources […]

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Metlon Corp. adds 5535 segmented FR trim from 3M Scotchlite

May 14th, 2013

Rhode Island-based Metlon Corp. has announced that it will add 3M™ Scotchlite™ 5535 segmented FR (flame-resistant) trim to its product offerings. This latest release from Scotchlite expands Metlon’s 5500 Comfort Trim Series. Scotchlite 5535 segmented FR trim was developed for manufacturers to provide added comfort for their uniformed workers while offering flame resistance and enhanced […]

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Teijin Frontier to showcase eco-friendly sports fabrics at Performance Days

May 13th, 2013

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber converting company, announced today that it will showcase a range of sportswear fabrics at Performance Days, a semi-annual trade show for functional sports- and work-wear fabrics, which will take place at the MTC World of Fashion in Munich, Germany, on May 15 and 16. Teijin Frontier will […]

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Sunbrella launches new interior design video series

May 10th, 2013

Sunbrella® has partnered with Lonny Magazine to develop an online video series to showcase the use of Sunbrella fabrics in interior design. Set in Atlanta, the series—“Perspective: Atlanta,”—follows Alex Gaston, design director for Mark Cunningham Inc. in New York, as he reimagines living spaces and seeks to inspire viewers with elegant and practical design solutions […]

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American & Efird to offer CSI color management platform

May 9th, 2013

American & Efird, Mt. Holly, N.C., has joined forces with Color Solutions International (CSI) of Charlotte, N.C., to offer a proprietary technology that recommends thread color matches to customers by using the CSI color management platform. ColorWall™ Seam Link provides development, design, creative and technical teams with accurate thread matches early in the design process, […]

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INVISTA acquires flame-resistant apparel brand

May 8th, 2013

In a move to build its performance materials for work apparel, INVISTA, Wichita, Kan., has acquired Ashburn Hill Corp. and its associated intellectual property, including the TECGEN® brands of flame-resistant apparel. “The TECGEN flame-resistant brands have quickly gained trust in the marketplace, and by coupling that expertise with INVISTA’s existing global work-wear capabilities, we have […]

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Arlon Graphics launches WrapItRight website

May 8th, 2013

Arlon Graphics has launched a new training website, WrapItRight.com. WrapItRight.com is a compilation of expert methods for working with graphic films through “how-to” videos. The videos cover topics in areas where installers regularly struggle and provide tips to viewers on the appropriate way to perform installations. In a press release from Arlon Graphics, president Ron […]

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SheerWeave fabrics recognized in 2013 WCMA awards competition

May 7th, 2013

Phifer Inc. has been recognized by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) for best new technical innovation in the green products—sustainability category for its SheerWeave® Style 4000 series sun control fabrics made with Dow Ecolibrium™ bio-based plasticizers. Sheerweave fabrics incorporate a sustainable, plant-based plasticizer while maintaining the same performance, look and feel of standard SheerWeave […]

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Avery Dennison offers installation classes for its Supreme Wrapping Film

May 6th, 2013

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced it will offer eight installation classes this year for its Supreme Wrapping Film. The classes are open to students with intermediate to advanced skills and will be taught by Justin Pate, an Avery Dennison certified installer. The installation classes are one-day intensive workshops with a limit of 15 students […]

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