Southern California’s Sew What? Inc. helps new entrepreneurs

January 31st

One might not expect the head of two successful soft goods and drapery manufacturing and rental businesses (together grossing nearly $7 million in 2013), responsible for the working lives of 32 employees and supplying stage drapes for music legends like Sting, Elton John and Madonna’s tours, to have time for much else beyond minding the...

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Hohenstein Institute optimizes energy savings

January 30th

Comfortably cool in summer and cozy warm in winter, all with minimum energy use: The Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim/Germany has expanded its current range of tests to allow modern office and living spaces, vehicle interiors, tents and even clothing to meet these requirements. Based on EN 410 “Glass in building,” the experts at the international...

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Auburn introduces new insulation kits

January 29th

Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (AMI), Mechanic Falls, Maine, is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of textile products for extreme temperature industrial applications. The company has introduced a new removable/reusable insulation kit system for components on chilled water or dual-temperature systems where vapor condensation control is a primary consideration. The new Ever Green® Chill-In vapor-sealed insulation...

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Agulla International signs with Chinese firm

January 28th

One of China’s largest manufacturing plants has signed an agreement making Agulla International Corp., a Cerritos, Calif., importer and manufacturer of banner and sign materials, the distributor for all the Chinese company’s PVC laminated, PVC coated and geogrid materials made for the U.S. market. This partnership will expand Agulla’s product line and widen its customer...

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Mimaki expanding in the U.S.

January 27th

Looking for new business partners in the sign, graphics, textiles, apparel and industrial markets, Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Ga., is branching out, expanding from three to six locations across the U.S. to show off the company’s wide-format inkjet printers and cutters. Mimaki will relocate its former California branch in Northridge to Torrance, to a larger facility...

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Knocking some sense into helmet design for safer sports

January 24th

The secret is out: concussions in contact sports (notably football, boxing and hockey) can be career-ending, memory-erasing and even death-dealing. The National Football League’s multimillion dollar settlement with former football players with long-term damage from concussions is one sign of the times. According to Textiles Intelligence (Issue No 46 of Performance Apparel Markets), it is...

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TMI acquires Simplex assets

January 23rd

PVC-based product manufacturer TMI International LLC, Pittsburg, Pa., has acquired the assets of Simplex Isolation Systems, a Fontana, Calif., maker of PVC strip doors, industrial curtains and custom cleanroom environmental management systems and products. “We expect the considerable synergies between our respective product lines and end markets to fuel significant growth for the entire enterprise,”...

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Sawgrass to distribute MS printers

January 22nd

High-speed digital textile printing requires fast printers and reliable, quality inks. Sawgrass Technologies, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., has developed new dye sublimation and pigment inks with patented rheology modified ink (RMI™) technology that provide fine image quality and reliability with super-fast printers. In an agreement with MS Srl., Pertusella, Italy, Sawgrass will distribute the full line...

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Light panels and light boxes for visual communication

January 21st

Cees Smit offers incredibly slim light panels and custom-made light boxes as effective solutions to show visuals or logos on the trading floor or in-store. All illuminated visual communication products are single or double-sided and can be free-standing or wall-mounted. The frame is covered with a full-color visual printed on Light Tex (sublimation) or Pearl...

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Ultraflex appointed master distributor

January 20th

Exclusive master distributor for G-Floor Graphic Products in North America. Ultraflex Systems Inc is a supplier of quality print media from 30 inches up to 198 inches for digital eco-solvent, solvent, UV, latex and screen printing. As of January 2014, Ultraflex is the exclusive master distributor for G-Floor Graphic Products in North America. “As G-Floor...

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