Applied DNA Sciences teams up with Pillar Technologies

August 18th, 2014

Partnership for DNA marking of packaging and original products. Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (APDN), a biotechnology firm that provides DNA-based authentication and security solutions and services, has signed an agreement with Pillar Technologies for a new business partnership for marking and authenticating original products and packaging with SigNature® DNA. Pillar Technologies is a business unit […]

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Herculite products earn HP Latex certification

August 15th, 2014

Bantex® digital media fabrics profiled and listed on the HP Media Selector. Herculite Products Inc. has announced HP Latex certification for the following Bantex high-performance banner substrates: 13 oz. 2S, a two-sided, 100 percent blockout banner media with an identical face/reverse for high-end printing applications. 10 oz. and 13 oz. Curl Free 2S, two-sided, 100 […]

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SBA joins Millennial Trains Project

August 14th, 2014

Promoting entrepreneurship from coast to coast. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has teamed up with The Millennial Trains Project (MTP), traveling from Portland, Ore., to New York City, Aug. 7-17 to take part in a coast-to-coast mobile business incubator to help inform, educate and explore opportunities in entrepreneurship. MTP promotes diverse groups of entrepreneurial, […]

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SMART promoting the adoption of new EPA rule

August 14th, 2014

Officials of nearly 40 states say they plan to adopt industrial wiping cloth rule. The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) is working with environmental officials in every state, promoting the adoption of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on industrial wiping cloths that was nearly 30 years in the making. The EPA rule […]

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Chella design is a celebration of new technology

August 13th, 2014

New fabric woven on a loom that pleats as it weaves. Included in Chella Textiles’ 2014 designs is Dashing, a new fabric that features a pleat woven directly into the fabric, creating a permanent texture that will never wash or wear out, for home and hospitality applications. Chella performance textiles are engineered for carefree living […]

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Divisions offer student design challenges

August 12th, 2014

Three divisions will offer student design challenges for the upcoming academic year: The Advanced Textile Products (ATP) division, the Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) and the Fabric Structures Association (FSA). Each challenge exposes students to the industrial fabrics industry and encourages them to explore how fabric can be used in their area of study. It also […]

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Nonwoven cotton could become the new oil spill absorbent

August 12th, 2014

Texas Tech researchers discover it picks up 50 times its weight in oil. Researchers at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, recently discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil. During the four-year project, scientists studied the effect of fiber structure and basic […]

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Army announces new camouflage pattern

August 11th, 2014

Scorpion W2 to replace Universal Camouflage Pattern. The Army has selected a new Operational Camouflage Pattern to begin fielding next year. Named Scorpion W2, it will replace the Universal Camouflage Pattern, a pixelated combination of green, gray and tan, offering better concealment to enhance force protection and survivability for soldiers. The pattern will be used […]

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Miller Weldmaster acquires Sinclair welding line

August 8th, 2014

Acquisition includes hot air, Triad and Spec products. Miller Weldmaster, a leading manufacturer of heat seaming solutions, has announced the acquisition of the Triad Wedge Welder, Spec Wedge Welder and Roof Welding Tool product line from Sinclair Equipment Co. The expansion allows Miller Weldmaster to service a greater range of equipment for fabricators within the […]

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Amplitude G2 Fabric named top high-tech product

August 7th, 2014

Flame-resistant apparel honored in 2014 R&D 100 Awards. The iQ Series Comfort Knit Amplitude G2 Flame Resistant Fabric from Bulwark® FR was recently named one of the top 100 high-technology products introduced this year as part of R&D Magazine’s 2014 R&D 100 Awards. The fabric was developed in partnership with Milliken & Co and debuted […]

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