Teijin provides recyclable kimonos at Expo Milano

May 22nd, 2015

The kimono fabric will be recycled following the expo, via Teijin’s ECO CIRCLE™ closed-loop recycling system. Photo: Teijin Ltd. Teijin Ltd. is supporting the exhibition of its home country, Japan, at Expo Milano 2015 by providing full sets of Japanese kimonos and accessories made with the Teijin Group’s polyester fabric. The kimonos will be worn...

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Third anniversary of U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement marks increased exports

May 21st, 2015

Nearly 2,000 new companies are exporting to the U.S. for the first time, especially small-to-medium enterprises. Mid-May marks the third anniversary of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Procolombia, a government trade promotion agency, has announced that 1,908 Colombian companies have exported to the United States for the first time, helping to bring 434 new...

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Air support

May 21st, 2015

The Lithuanian Air Force ordered three new EFASS hangar structures with Trident doors at each gable end, and also wanted Rubb to refurbish four existing Rubb hangars that were constructed at the Lithuanian AFAir Base in Siauliai 10 years ago. Work on all seven structures was completed in less than five months. Photos: Rubb Buildings...

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Third anniversary of U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement marks increased exports

May 21st, 2015

Nearly 2,000 new companies are exporting to the U.S. for the first time, especially small-to-medium enterprises. Mid-May marks the third anniversary of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Procolombia, a government trade promotion agency, has announced that 1,908 Colombian companies have exported to the United States for the first time, helping to bring 434 new...

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Shadow Graphix wins 3M Wrap to Win contest

May 20th, 2015

3M Wrap to Win participants were required to use 3M™ Envision™ Print Wrap Films and 3M™ Envision™ Wrap Overlaminates. The non-PVC 3MEnvisionWrap Films suite is now compatible with all printers. Photo: 3M Daren Merkle of Shadow Graphix Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., was selected as the winner of the 3M Wrap to Win contest by a panel...

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Houser receives AATCC’s first Education Award

May 20th, 2015

Nelson E. Houser was recognized as the first recipient of the AATCC Education Award at the AATCC International Conference held March 26 in Savannah, Ga. The award was created to recognize AATCC members who have contributed extensively to the educational activities of the organization. Recipients will have made outstanding contributions to education and training activities,...

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Applied DNA Sciences introduces DNAnet®

May 19th, 2015

Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (APDN), a Stony Brook, N.Y.-based provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology supply chain and product authentication solutions, announced plans to use its DNAnet kits for home asset marking and protection. DNAnet is a tactical forensic system that provides unique DNA codes for covert operations that require proof of authentication. It comes as...

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Shape shifters

May 18th, 2015

A Zendome tent was set up for a Queen’s Day reception in Berlin, Germany, in 2012. More than 1,000 guests celebrated the queen’s birthday inside the tent. Photo: Nina Straßgütl, courtesy of Zenvision GmbH Today’s tent manufacturers and renters are thinking outside the rectangle. The Pythagoreans dissected a sphere as early as 600 B.C. Plato...

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Open ended

May 18th, 2015

A tent from Stretch Marquees & Fabric Structures is configured into a “Y” shape on the Larapinta Trail in Australia. It’s one of three purchased from Stretch Marquees by World Expeditions for its walking tours. Photo: Stretch Marquees & Fabric Structures Stretch-tent companies tout their limitless options “With consumers being bombarded by the latest and...

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CORDURA® brand presents durable fabric innovations

May 18th, 2015

The CORDURA brand recently showcased new fabric innovations at Techtextil, held May 4–7 in Frankfurt, Germany, including a new range of CORDURA qualifying fibers designed for the development of durable hi-vis knitted and woven fabrics. The high tenacity polyester fiber range is air-jet textured for enhanced abrasion resistance and tensile and tear strength. Finished CORDURA...

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