Industrial Fabrics Foundation announces student scholarship winners

November 17th, 2014

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) student scholarship award winners for 2014 were recently announced at Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo in Minneapolis, Minn. The scholarship awards provide tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics or advanced textiles industries. The scholarship...

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The state of U.S. small business

November 14th, 2014

SCORE releases new statistics in an infographic. Small business mentoring organization SCORE has released statistics regarding the state of small business in the U.S., including changes in owner sentiment, growth in women-owned businesses, loan approval rates and SCORE’s impact. According to data presented in an infographic, small business optimism has increased substantially since Q2 2013....

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Industrial Fabrics Foundation announces Innovation Award Recipient

November 13th, 2014

(St. Paul, Minn. – Nov. 13, 2014) – The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) recently announced the recipient of the 2014 IFF Innovation Award. Foundation representatives announced the innovation award during Specialty Fabrics Expo 2014 and Advanced Textiles Expo, October 7 – 9, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. Norafin (Americas) Inc. of Asheville, N.C. is the recipient...

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NYSAR3 encourages New York residents to recycle

November 13th, 2014

“Clothes the Loop NY” campaign is in conjunction with “America Recycles Day,” Nov. 15. Communities across the state of New York are teaming up to encourage residents to donate and recycle their unwanted clothing and other household textiles. In conjunction with “America Recycles Day” on Nov. 15, the “Clothes the Loop NY” campaign is led...

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In Review: IFAI 2014 Specialty Fabrics Expo & Advanced Textiles Expo

November 12th, 2014

Exhibitors, new products, awards, new divisions, and market-specific programming presented by industry experts. The annual Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo was held in IFAI’s home state of Minnesota, Oct. 13-16, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Advanced Textiles programming took place Oct. 13 and 14, followed the next...

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HP announces large-format printing mobile app

November 11th, 2014

HP Latex 300 Printer series customers can remotely monitor their printers, track job status and receive printer alerts. Hewlett-Packard (HP), Palo Alto, Calif., has announced its new HP Latex Mobile application, which will be free to download for smartphones in January 2015, and for tablets in mid-2015 from Google Play and the Apple App store....

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DSM Dyneema introduces concept vest for women

November 10th, 2014

Body armor with Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology can serve as an equalizer for female soldiers. DSM Dyneema, the Dutch manufacturer of the ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fiber Dyneema, displayed a concept vest envisioned for women at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 13-15, in Washington D.C. Application...

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TenCate executes growth strategy

November 7th, 2014

U.K. plant expansion scheduled for completion in 2015. TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading global composite materials company based in Nijverdal, the Netherlands, announced its plan for the growth and expansion of equipment and facilities at its manufacturing facility in Langley Mill, England. The U.K. plant will be a center of excellence for thermoset chemistry systems...

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Mutoh products receive IDEAlliance certification

November 6th, 2014

First digital printer manufacturer to receive Wide/Grand Format Inkjet Certification. Mutoh America Inc., a leading manufacturer of large format inkjet printers and accessories, has received IDEAlliance G7 Certification for its G7 Calibrator software, and Wide/Grand Format Inkjet System Certification for its ValueJet 1638X and 1624 printers. Part of Mutoh’s ColorVerify Pro/G7 process control solution, the...

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Introducing “Made in Green by OEKO-TEX”

November 5th, 2014

New product label for safe and sustainably produced textiles. The Switzerland-based OEKO-TEX® Association has replaced the OEKO-TEX Standard 100plus and the Spanish mark “Made in Green by Aitex” with a new certification named “Made in Green by OEKO-TEX.” Textiles with this label have proven to be safe in terms of human ecology and are produced...

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