Phifer expands color selection for SunTex® 95

April 3rd, 2017

Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Phifer Inc. added a new color to its exterior sun control fabric line SunTex® 95. The new hue, Carbon, joins the current range of eight neutral color options. Made from vinyl-coated polyester, SunTex 95 is thinner and lighter weight than traditional SunTex fabrics and is a full basketweave. SunTex 95 fabrics are infused...

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TVA invites public comments on dry ash storage

April 3rd, 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on a draft Environmental Assessment to convert from wet to dry storage of coal ash and other coal combustion residuals at its Paradise Fossil Plant near Drakesboro, Ky. A public open house will be held April 10, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT at...

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IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference: Testing Program 2017

April 3rd, 2017

At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference (ATC), four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. The Advanced Textiles Conference, part of IFAI Expo 2017, will be held in New Orleans Sept. 26-29. This year’s ATC...

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TeXtreme spread tow fabrics for airlines

April 3rd, 2017

HAECO reports that calculation, simulation and manufacturing support reveal the use of TeXtreme may reduce the weight of the company’s airplane seats by 20 percent while maintaining mechanical properties. Reducing weight within planes promises to create savings in fuel costs for airlines. TeXtreme describes the spread tow fabric as an “ultra-lightweight, carbon fiber product.” The...

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