Arlon expands partnership with EM Plastics

May 29th

Arlon Graphics LLC, a Placentia, Calif., manufacturer of automotive-grade films designed specifically for use in vehicle restyling, is expanding its distribution partnership with EM Plastics. A Canadian material solutions provider to sign, graphics, screen printing, display and industrial markets, EM Plastics currently distributes Arlon’s traditional automotive films. In the future, EM Plastics will offer a...

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Eco-friendly yarn technology

May 29th

The inventor behind the technique, Juha Salmela, is Spinnova’s CTO. The innovation originates from VTT’s pulp and paper sector research. Photo: VTT Spinnova Ltd. is developing fiber to yarn (F2Y) technology that uses a wet spinning process instead of dissolution chemicals to produce novel, low-cost and environmentally friendly textile yarns for filaments made directly from...

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Mimaki names new distributor

May 28th

The Mimaki TS500-1800 transfer sublimation high-speed inkjet printer features six printheads that achieve a print speed of 150 square meters per hour. Photo: Mimaki Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Ga., manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced that Next Wave Media Solutions, Buford, Ga., has signed an agreement to distribute Mimaki JV Series, TS Series and...

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Huntsman supports sustainability practices

May 28th

Under a memorandum of understanding, Huntsman Textile Effects is assisting Korean textile exporter Daechun Co. Ltd. to deepen its commitment to sustainability. The Singapore-based provider of dyes and chemicals will help Daechun streamline operations and train technical staff at its textile mill in Gyunggi Province. Huntsman will perform an operational audit called PIP at the...

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In memoriam: Jean Lineberger

May 27th

Jean Lineberger, general manager of Cramerton, N.C.-based Brawer Technical Yarns, a division of Brawer Bros. Inc., passed away on May 27 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Lineberger was a dedicated member of the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and an incredible contributor to advocacy work on behalf of the U.S. industrial fabrics...

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In memoriam: Jean Lineberger

May 27th

Jean Lineberger, general manager of Cramerton, N.C.-based Brawer Technical Yarns, a division of Brawer Bros. Inc., passed away on May 27 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Lineberger was a dedicated member of the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and an incredible contributor to advocacy work on behalf of the U.S. industrial fabrics...

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Gueldenzopf joins Wagner Companies

May 27th

The Wagner Companies, manufacturer and supplier of metal products for architectural and industrial applications, has appointed Bob Gueldenzopf sales manager for architectural systems. Gueldnzopf will manage independent lighting representatives as well as work with independent electrical representatives for Wagner’s Lumenrail and Klik product lines. Gueldnzopf comes to the Milwaukee, Wis., company with 20 years of...

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GMA hosts successful Lobby Day event

May 27th

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) hosted the first of its two 2015 Lobby Days, April 20–21, in Washington, D.C., to educate U.S. Congress members on the role geosynthetics can play in strengthening the country’s infrastructure. Attendees celebrated the language “geosynthetic materials” being used for the first time in federal legislation—the U.S. Water Resources Reform and...

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Hoffman Awning booth wins Best of Show

May 26th

A. Hoffman Awning Co. won Best of Show at the 2015 Maryland Home & Garden Show for its creative use of digitally-printed vinyl depicting a house complete with awnings. Photo: Hoffman Awning A. Hoffman Awning Co., Baltimore, Md., won first place and Best of Show at the 2015 Maryland Home & Garden Show held in...

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Boots to Business trains 25,000 transitioning service members

May 25th

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Boots to Business program has now trained 25,000 transitioning service members. Initiated as a pilot in 2012 and expanded nationally in 2013, Boots to Business is the entrepreneurship track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The program provides military service members and their spouses the opportunity...

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