Phifer offers multi-tasking performance fabrics

September 18th, 2014

Designed Fabrics collection creates soothing atmosphere. Phifer’s Designed Fabrics create a warm, soothing atmosphere in hospital settings and high traffic areas, offering comfort, style and a burst of color. The collection is comprised of Phifertex® sling and GeoBella® cushion fabrics, manufactured to withstand high traffic areas. Phifertex fabrics are infused with Microban® antimicrobial product protection […]

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New repair line from ECHOtape

September 17th, 2014

Three products provide an alternative to duct tape. ECHOtape recently launched a new line of repair tapes, offering an alternative to duct tape. The three new products-all-purpose repair tape, all-weather repair tape and heavy duty all-leak repair tape-are each designed to provide solutions for repairs, sealing and waterproofing needs. Strong and flexible, the all-purpose tape […]

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Leister Technologies acquires Seamtek Inc.

September 16th, 2014

Leister SEAMTEK 36 will debut at IFAI Expo. Swiss-based Leister Technologies, a worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment, has acquired Seamtek Inc. of Sandpoint, Idaho. Seamtek has been manufacturing hot-air welding and seaming equipment for the technical textile industry since 1996. The strategic move will enable Leister to provide best-in-class manufacturing facilities, a […]

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The future of flexible electronics

September 12th, 2014

Free webinar will be held Sept. 25. A free webinar on flexible displays and sensors will be hosted by IDTechEx on Sept. 25. IDTechEx has been tracking progress in printed, organic and flexible electronics for more than 12 years, providing market research and consulting to leading technology companies. The webinar will cover some of the […]

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SBA hosting free webinar Sept. 16.

September 11th, 2014

Social media tips for small businesses The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is teaming up with Hootsuite to offer a free webinar about how social media can help small businesses succeed. It will be held Sept. 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Don Baron, director of SMB business development at Hootsuite, will help participants learn: Why […]

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AATCC co-hosting moisture management symposium

September 10th, 2014

Conference will be held Oct. 8-9 in Raleigh, N.C. The Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) is conducting a symposium entitled “Moisture Management: Enhancing Product Performance from Absorbency to Repellency” in conjunction with North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) College of Textiles and Textile Protection and Comfort Center. It will be held Oct. 8–9 […]

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Leeds City Region targets Chicago, participates in IMTS

September 9th, 2014

U.K. manufacturers look to Midwest to fuel growth. Leeds and Partners, Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K., is participating in the ongoing International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014, held in Chicago, Ill. through Sept. 13, targeting the midwestern U.S. as it seeks to fuel growth and further develop its existing associations in the area. President Obama recently […]

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Mass. Sign Association to meet Sept. 16

September 9th, 2014

Open meeting to include dinner and speaker. The Mass. Sign Association will hold an open meeting at 6:00 p.m. Sept. 16 at Wholesale Awnings Inc. in Woburn, Mass. The meeting will include dinner, networking and special guest speaker Mike Cornell, who will present “Fabric choices for use in awnings and canopies.” Cornell is the northeast […]

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Progress with printed electronics

September 8th, 2014

New research will be presented at Printed Electronics USA. IDTechEx conducted research on the status of the main printed electronics technologies for components in consumer goods and healthcare applications, providing for each one market drivers, case studies and key suppliers, cost structures and challenges. The results will be showcased at the upcoming IDTechEx event, Printed […]

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Mimaki USA announces MJF500-1800

September 5th, 2014

Industrial media handling system for TS500-1800 textile printer. Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced the MJF500-1800 industrial media handling system as an option for new and installed Mimaki TS500-1800 high-speed transfer sublimation printers. The handling unit accommodates rolls up to 600 pounds and supports transfer rolls with an external […]

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