IAC hosting free webinar Oct. 22

October 21st, 2014

Odor capture and antimicrobial technologies will be discussed. The International Antimicrobial Council (IAC) will offer a free webinar entitled “Odor Control for Today’s Consumer: Understanding the Technology and the Market” on Oct. 22 at 12:00 noon EST. The IAC is a scientific association that supports manufacturers, brands and retailers committed to the safe and effective...

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New ASTM textiles standard proposed

October 20th, 2014

Test method will be useful in measuring thermal properties of textiles. A proposed new ASTM International standard will test the thermal effusivity of materials. Thermal effusivity is a measure of how a material exchanges heat with another material with which it is in contact. Measuring this will reveal the rate at which a fabric absorbs...

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Top Value Fabrics launches new print media website

October 17th, 2014

Redesign is more engaging, makes searching easier. Top Value Fabrics, Carmel, Ind., has launched a new print media website, with the goal of showcasing its product lines while keeping the customer at the center. The website is designed to be more engaging and easily searchable. Three new search methods are available, allowing printers to search...

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Teijin’s CFRTP technology transforms manufacturing

October 16th, 2014

New, recyclable thermoplastic resin helps speed up production. In 2011 the Japan-based Teijin Group built the body structure of a four-seat concept car using its carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP). The body was formed in one minute and weighs only 47 kilograms, a fifth of a comparable steel structure, achievements that represent a new world...

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U.S. Department of Labor awards 2014 WIF grants

October 15th, 2014

Eleven organizations in nine states awarded $50,744,449. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $50,744,449 in Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grants to improve federal job training programs. The grants will be used to deliver services more efficiently, facilitate cooperation across federal and state workforce programs and funding streams, and expand partnerships with specific employers...

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BeA Fasteners USA debuts new website

October 14th, 2014

Redesign delivers cleaner look, easier navigation. BeA Fasteners USA, Greensboro, N.C., has launched its new website. The redesigned site allows visitors to easily find the appropriate tool for their fastening application. In-depth information about pneumatic tools, including product sheets, high resolution and 360 degree images, videos and spare part schematics, as well as information on...

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LIVE updates from IFAI Expo 2014

October 13th, 2014

This year at Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo, IFAI will have LIVE coverage of the show’s events, programs, exhibitors and more. Attendees and exhibitors can follow along for the latest announcements, event updates and news. Couldn’t make it this year? Don’t worry, follow the LIVE news feed and you will feel like you...

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IDTechEx forecasts energy storage market through 2025

October 13th, 2014

Wearable tech and IoT to drive $300 million market. The energy storage industry is being driven by the emergence of new market categories such as wearable electronic devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), which demand thinness and flexibility. These needs add a new force to current market drivers such as cost reduction and power...

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Apprion partners with BASF Corp.

October 10th, 2014

Real-time information application installed for emergency situations. Apprion, Mountain View, Calif., has partnered with the BASF Corp. site in Freeport, Texas to further enhance safety, security and operational excellence at the BASF manufacturing facility by deploying the Apprion ION Mustering Application. The application provides real-time information and communication about the status of employees and contractors...

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Congressman Keith Ellison to open IFAI Expo

October 9th, 2014

(St. Paul, Minn. – October 9, 2014) On October 14, 2014, Congressman Keith Ellison will join hundreds of companies in the industrial fabrics marketplace converging on Minneapolis to mark the opening of IFAI’s Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Congressman will be present at the show floor ribbon...

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