Geosynthetics 2015 ‘best in 10 years’

February 27th

The Industrial Fabrics Association International hosted the Geosynthetics 2015 conference, which co-located with the International Erosion Control Association’s Environmental Connection Conference, February 15-18, 2015 in Portland, Ore. This biennial event explored advances and innovations shaping civil, geotechnical, and geo-environmental communities. The combined conferences were a huge success totaling more than 2,700 attendees and more than...

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U.S. Army opts for body armor with Dyneema®

February 27th

Generation II Soldier Plate Carrier System armor maximizes mobility. The U.S. Army selected a new body armor system, the Generation II Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS), to provide ballistic protection to soldiers operating in harm’s way. The SPCS, designed by Point Blank Enterprises, incorporates Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology to achieve proven ballistic protection and weight...

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Bartlett joins Mutoh

February 26th

Matt Bartlett hired as regional manager for Canada. Matt Bartlett has joined Mutoh America Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., as regional manager for Canada, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the wide-format industry. His main responsibilities include growing sales and brand awareness throughout the Canadian market, as well as developing and cultivating relationships with the...

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SBA kicks off millennial road show

February 26th

National college tour raises awareness about entrepreneurship possibilities. The Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show, organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), begins today at the Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, Ga. The show is a national tour of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) to engage students and raise awareness about the possibilities of entrepreneurship, expose them...

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Hello world!

February 18th

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Prioritize, ‘de-risk’ investment in wearable technology materials

February 16th

More than $25 billion will be spent on wearable technology in 2025. Where are wearable technologies going? Wherever the smart materials will lead, according to Dr. Peter Harrop, chair of IDTechEx, in an analysis released in December 2014 called “Wearable Technology Materials 2015–2025.” Harrop’s projection is that in 2025 more than $25 billion will be...

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New standards for healthcare laundry facilities

February 13th

Hygienically Clean Advisory Board introduces new testing protocols for Hygienically Clean Certification. New protocols introduced by the Hygienically Clean Advisory Board for its Hygienically Clean Certification have been reviewed by a third party, independent epidemiologist, and are designed to better ensure quantifiable hygienic outcomes for healthcare linens. The independent certification program was developed by the...

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Valley Forge appoints vice president

February 12th

Vanessa Patino is new VP of operations Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Valley Forge Fabrics announced the appointment of Vanesa Patino as vice president of operations. Patino has 20 years of experience in strategic senior management roles and proven leadership in managing operations, process improvement, financial planning, business development and commercial management initiatives. Diana Dobin, president of...

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NA Display purchases Impulsa sewing system

February 12th

Meets increasing demand for SEG fabric graphics To meet the increasing demand for silicone edge graphics (SEG) fabric graphics, North America Display Corp. (NA Display) has purchased an Impulsa sewing system. This will also help the company meet the growing demand for light box graphics, fabric frames and trade show and point-of-purchase displays. A producer...

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Chukoh Chemical Industries receives Good Company Award

February 11th

Recognized for exceptional success in business management and technical capabilities. Chukoh Chemical Industries Ltd. was recently awarded the Grand Prize category of the annual Good Company Award sponsored by the Medium and Small Business Research Institute of Japan. The Good Company award recognizes excellence displayed by medium- and small-sized businesses in Japan, and is presented...

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