SBA seeking nominations for its annual Tibbetts and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards

April 16th, 2014

Online nominations must be received by May 2, 2014. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for its annual Tibbetts and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Hall of Fame Awards. Nominations can be submitted online. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT, May 2, 2014. The Tibbetts Awards are presented to small businesses and […]

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NSRDEC’s Textile Industry Day, June 24-25, 2014

April 15th, 2014

Exchange information and ideas to improve understanding of S&T programs. Textile Industry Day describes the textile technology programs and focus areas and specific/unique expertise, facilities, and capabilities of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC). The intent is to provide a forum to exchange information and ideas on how academia and […]

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U.S. Departments of Labor and Education launch the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium

April 14th, 2014

Program graduates can turn classroom and on-the-job training into college credits. The U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, have launched the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium, a new effort that will allow graduates of Registered Apprenticeship programs to turn their years of rigorous on-the-job and classroom training into college credits toward […]

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Serge Ferrari in China: an 18-year success story

April 11th, 2014

After an 18-year presence in the People’s Republic of China, Serge Ferrari executives had the honor of being introduced to President Xi Jinping at Lyon City Hall on March 26, 2014, during the President’s official visit to France. The meeting was reported as an outstanding sign of recognition and a source of immense pride for […]

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Skin cancer recognized as occupational illness in Germany

April 10th, 2014

Special textiles offer reliable protection from harmful UV radiation. About two and a half million people in Germany regularly work for eight hours or more in the sun. Their risk of developing skin cancer is twice as high as that of employees who do not work outdoors. Only a very few of them wear special […]

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GMA’s Geosynthetics Market Report now available

April 9th, 2014

Covering U.S. and Canada geosynthetics materials and manufacturing. A comprehensive review of all U.S. and Canada geosynthetics markets has been compiled by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). The Geosynthetics Market Report 2011–2012 is described in an April 4 IFAI press release as “the most comprehensive and […]

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D-air® design for safer skiing

April 8th, 2014

Just in time for the Sochi Winter Olympics, Dainese S.p.A., Vincenza, Italy, and the International Ski Federation (FIS) realized a dream—a wearable airbag to protect competitive skiers from a devastating injury on the slopes. D-air® Ski from Dainese S.p.A., a protective system worn on the torso like a vest, has been race tested by Werner […]

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Korean-based Daejin receives sustainability accreditation

April 7th, 2014

Concept III textiles partner Daejin passes bluesign screening. Continuing a push for eco compatibility by all of its performance textile partners, Concept III textiles, Red Bank, N.J., U.S.A., has announced that Korean-based Daejin has now received bluesign® accreditation. Concept III has been working with the ultra-soft high pile maker since 2009. Switzerland-based bluesign Technologies AG […]

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Tencate high-tech fabric to protect firefighters

April 4th, 2014

Dutch Zaanstreek-Waterland fire brigade chooses TenCate Millenia™ fabrics for fire-fighting suits. The Dutch Zaanstreek-Waterland fire brigade has opted for TenCate high-tech fabrics in their turnout gear: The protective materials from TenCate will be used in 800 new fire-fighting suits for their brigades. The suits will be supplied in partnership with the LHD Group in Germany. […]

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Weatherproof awning systems increase popularity

April 2nd, 2014

The trend for outdoor living noted at R+T Stuttgart. New sector solutions for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems are presented every three years at R+T in Stuttgart, Germany. The trade fair organizer has already listened to the industry and given a preview of what trends for awnings the visitors can expect next year […]

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