Bonar building new manufacturing facility in China

May 29th

Low & Bonar’s division Bonar, a multinational group of producers and suppliers of performance technical textiles operating worldwide, has announced that it will be building a new factory at Changzhou, in the Yangtze river delta near Shanghai, China. The new factory will use Bonar’s unique Colback technology to supply the fast growing and important carpet...

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Springs Creative announces new FR border solution for mattresses

May 28th

Springs Creative Product Group, Rock Hill, S.C., has announced the launch of VERGE™, a new FR border solution for the mattress industry. VERGE represents a proprietary new FR technology that delivers the best in border design capabilities with a new level of FR protection. The all-in-one solution avoids quilting or laminating and can be sold...

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Free webinar: “Safe for sensitive skin,” June 23, 2014

May 27th

Attract new customers with skin-friendly and non-allergenic products. Testing for allergenic effect and skin-friendliness guarantees products that are completely safe. That is an important sales argument for allergy sufferers and people with sensitive skin. For manufacturers, allergy sufferers and people with sensitive skin represent an interesting target market that it is worth attracting with the...

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Graphic flexibility: 3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 3658G and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 3660M

May 23rd

Warranty for finished graphics with new overlaminates provides coverage for up to nine years of outdoor use. 3M Commercial Graphics, St. Paul, Minn., has introduced two new overlaminates to give graphics professionals maximum flexibility, and to give their customers peace of mind. With 3M™ Scotchcal™ Gloss Overlaminate 3658G and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 3660M, sign...

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Webinar, June 11: The transition process

May 22nd

Preparing the next generation and passing the torch. The next generation of your family likely has many important roles to play-within their lifetimes they may be an owner, employee, manager, leader or director. And certainly, all along, they’re an important part of your family, as well as your family business. How do you equip them...

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Minnesota company recognized as 2014 Small Business Exporter of the Year

May 21st

Baby Elephant Ears Inc., a Cambridge, Minn.-based small business, was honored May 16 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as Exporter of the Year at the 2014 National Small Business Week (NSBW). The annual event is hosted by the SBA to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions. This...

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Quality of laser-welded seams improved on technical textiles

May 20th

New absorber systems improve the quality of laser-welded seams on technical textiles New absorber systems improve the quality of laser-welded seams on technical textiles As part of the research project “Absorber systems for the laser welding of textiles,” scientists at the Hohenstein Institute (Bönnigheim) and the DWI Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials (Aachen) have developed...

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Grondin receives 2014 TAPPI Innovations in Nonwovens Award

May 19th

Pierre Grondin of Polymer Group Inc. has been presented the 2014 TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division Innovations in Nonwovens Award. The award recognizes an individual who is moving the nonwovens industry forward through innovation. The award, sponsored by Herty, was presented at the opening session of the 2014 NETINC (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) on...

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NWBC welcomes new executive director Amanda Brown

May 16th

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) has announced its new executive director: Amanda Brown. Brown was most recently the national political director for Rock the Vote. She is a Forbes 2014 30-under-30 recipient and has previously served as an Advisor for Strategic Planning to the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “I believe that...

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$53M in grants available to expand and test workforce development strategies

May 15th

Applications due by June 18, 2014. The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of up to $53 million in grants through the Workforce Innovation Fund, an initiative designed to strengthen public job training programs by: delivering employment and training services more efficiently and effectively, facilitating greater cooperation across workforce programs and funding streams,...

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