Fujifilm introduces Forge Guard® security label

May 14th, 2014

Full-color hidden image is designed to combat counterfeiting in the garment industry. Breaking new ground in the war against the expansion of counterfeit products, Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S.A. Inc. has introduced Forge Guard® for the first time in the U.S. The unique security label offers garment manufacturers the highest level of brand and anti-counterfeiting protection […]

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Funding for job-driven training program

May 13th, 2014

$150 million available to states for implementing or expanding programs for laid-off workers. The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of up to $150 million in funding through a new Job-Driven National Emergency Grant program to train workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own for jobs in high-demand […]

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U.S. Commercial Service offers webinar series

May 12th, 2014

Learn about defense opportunities in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In these webinars, supported by Avascent and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), learn where the new defense opportunities will be across the region’s top markets. Each webinar will address a separate area: Asia, the Middle East or Europe. These webinars support […]

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Uniroyal Engineered Products introduces BeautyGard® Supreme stain-resistant topcoat

May 9th, 2014

Uniroyal Engineered Products LLC, manufacturer of Naugahyde® performance coated fabrics, has introduced BeautyGard® Supreme, a stain-resistant protective topcoat that preserves fabric beauty, extends product life and reduces maintenance and replacement costs. BeautyGard Supreme passes blue-jean staining method ISO 26082, creating a robust barrier between the vinyl and most other harsh staining agents such as blood, […]

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How’s your hardware?

May 8th, 2014

Get your name into print in the July Specialty Fabrics Review. In our July 2014 issue of Specialty Fabrics Review, we’ll be focusing on hardware and accessories. We’d like to gather opinions from both suppliers and users of hardware and accessories in our editorial coverage. If you manufacture or distribute hardware and accessories, will you […]

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Light-filled balloons: replacing the moon?

May 7th, 2014

Pierre Chabert, French inventor and co-founder of Airstar, Le Champ-Pres-Froges, France, had a break-out year in 1996, when his spherically shaped lighting balloons floated 150 feet in high winds over the nighttime shots of James Cameron’s mammoth hit film, “Titanic.” The rest is history: Airstar now is represented by more than 120 distributors and 13 […]

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Composites Germany joins the European Composites Industry Association

May 6th, 2014

Composites Germany, a trade association founded in 2013, has replaced the AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) as a member of the EuCIA (European Composites Industry Association). Through its membership in the EuCIA, Composites Germany will be able to represent the interests of the German composites industry even more broadly at […]

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SHOP Tax Credit Estimator to benefit small businesses

May 5th, 2014

When you buy health coverage for your employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace, you may qualify for a tax credit worth up to 50 percent of your premium contributions. The new SHOP Tax Credit Estimator can tell you what that credit might be worth to your business. Here are some key […]

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Eliminate glare on laptop screens and monitor

May 2nd, 2014

Today we’re seeing laptop and monitor screen technology incorporating higher screen resolutions and rapidly moving toward touchscreens. While these advancements increase the usefulness of these devices, they also have a downside of causing increased screen glare issues due to the glass surfaces needed for these new displays. From under the harsh fluorescent lights found in […]

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IFAI Canada Expo held in Toronto

May 1st, 2014

More than 240 industry professionals braved challenging winter weather to attend the 2014 IFAI Canada Expo at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel March 13–14. Educational sessions received high remarks and included Tent Installation, Anchoring Clinic, Sewing Workshop and a business track. Thirty companies exhibited on the show floor. During the Annual Meeting the Honours Awards […]

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