Transforming urban areas with fabric

May 18th, 2015

Cities are pouring money into urban revitalization in an attempt to restore downtowns to their former vibrant glory, and many of those renewal designs are featuring shade structures, awnings and exterior shades, fused with the best of historic architecture. And in addition to providing shade and shelter from the elements, they also act as important...

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Measurement Technology NW forms Thermetrics LLC

May 18th, 2015

ADAM (Advanced Automotive Manikin) is operated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and features porous metal sweating skin construction with 120-zone configuration, breathing capability, internal battery power and wireless communication. Photo: Thermetrics Based in Seattle, Wa., Measurement Technology NW’s Thermal Products Group officially became Thermetrics LLC on April 15. Thermetrics designs...

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CORDURA® brand presents durable fabric innovations

May 15th, 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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Clariant, Disease Control Technologies donate mosquito nets

May 15th, 2015

Royal Sentry® mosquito nets equipped with masterbatch from Clariant are effective against insects and harmless to humans. Photo: Clariant Clariant, a Swiss specialty chemicals group, and the U.S.-based Disease Control Technologies (DCT) recently donated 600 Royal Sentry® mosquito nets and curtains to the charity “Asociación Hoy Por Manana” and two hospitals in Managua, Nicaragua. The...

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Rainier awarded Manufacturer of the Year

May 14th, 2015

Seattle Business magazine honored Rainier Industries of Tukwila, Wa., with the silver award for Manufacturer of the Year in the large firms category at the Washington Manufacturing Awards gala on April 29, 2015. The annual event brought together 300 leaders from Washington state. The Manufacturing Company of the Year Award is based on company performance...

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Rainier awarded Manufacturer of the Year

May 14th, 2015

Seattle Business magazine honored Rainier Industries of Tukwila, Wash., with the silver award for Manufacturer of the Year in the large firms category at the Washington Manufacturing Awards gala on April 29, 2015. The annual event brought together 300 leaders from Washington state. The Manufacturing Company of the Year Award is based on company performance...

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Smith joins Miller Weldmaster

May 14th, 2015

Miller Weldmaster, Navarre, Ohio, has hired Ryan Smith as the outside sales representative for its western sales region. He is responsible for spearheading business solution strategies, enhancing customer relations and building new business relationships, as well as innovating product and service solutions. Smith has 11 years of sales experience and was previously responsible for sales...

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Sensient Technologies acquires Xennia Technology

May 14th, 2015

TenCate has agreed to sell Sensient Technologies Corp., Milwaukee, Wis., the assets of Xennia Technology Ltd., Letchworth, U.K., and expects a final closing of the transaction to be reached shortly. Xennia Technology is an ink supplier for industrial digital inkjet processes, mainly for the ceramic and technical textile industries. As an enabling partner, Xennia Technology...

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Drytac releases instructional video series

May 13th, 2015

Adhesive-coated product manufacturer Drytac has released a free instructional video series on how to adhere the printed side of a digital graphic to acrylic— a process known as face mounting, second surface mounting, acrylic mounting, or Plexiglas® mounting. In its newly introduced Facemount® video series, Drytac walks viewers through the process with step-by-step instructions from...

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Sunbrella® Fabrics and Architizer™ announce winners

May 13th, 2015

Winners of global “Future of Shade” competition Winning projects created solutions for Humanitarian, Wellness Garden and Building Shade categories. Sunbrella® Fabrics, in partnership with Architizer™, a platform for architecture and design online hosting projects uploaded by the designers themselves, have announced the winners of the 2015 Future of Shade competition, an exploration of the possibilities...

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