Trelleborg installs rapid prototype center

May 24th, 2017

Trelleborg has installed a state-of-the-art Rapid Prototype Center (RPC) at its engineered coated fabrics operation in Rutherfordton, N.C. The miniature prototype equipment offers the latest technology in the rapid prototyping field, providing a valuable service to current and potential customers. The RPC reduces the time and cost of creating functional coated fabric samples that are […]

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PET bottle recycling project

May 23rd, 2017

The Assumption College Primary Section (ACP), campus of Assumption College in Bangkok, Thailand, and Teijin Polyester (Thailand) Limited (TPL), a Teijin Group subsidiary in Bangkok that manufactures and sells polyester fiber, are collaborating on a PET bottle recycling project. It involves using two reverse vending machines that accept used PET bottles and pay the user […]

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HUESKER opens production facility in Russia

May 23rd, 2017

HUESKER Russia inaugurated its first production site in Russia on March 29, 2017, in the town of Klin, 80 km northwest of Moscow. "We believe there is even greater potential for our products and system solutions in the Russian market," HUESKER Group managing director Dr. F.- Hans Grandin said. "Particularly in the roads and pavements segment, but also […]

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2017 IBEX Innovation Awards Program open for entry

May 22nd, 2017

The 2017 Innovation Awards program is open for entry. The Innovation Awards program recognizes top visionaries and new products in the marine industry. Winners will be announced during the industry breakfast on the opening morning of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) on Sept. 19 in Tampa, Fla. Products can be submitted for the […]

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GSI offers webinar on uses for abandoned/closed landfills

May 22nd, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Beneficial Uses of Abandoned and/or Closed Landfills,” on May 24, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. There are currently about 7,000 closed and/or abandoned landfills in America and countless others around the world. They invariably stand as fenced-off monuments to our waste-disposal practice and […]

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Americhem renovates plant

May 22nd, 2017

Americhem Europe Ltd., Manchester, U.K., a global provider of color and additive solutions for synthetic fibers, is completing a plant-wide renovation and redesign. The renovations are designed to give the plant a lean, first-class workflow that increases productivity and product quality. The refurbishment will benefit the company’s nonwovens customers but also customers from the automotive, […]

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GMA releases video of Koerner lecture

May 19th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) released a video of Dr. George Koerner delivering the first lecture in the Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in Orlando, Fla., in March. The lecture, entitled “Geosynthetic Successes Hidden in the Details,” can be viewed online at http://ow.ly/XFPK30bSdVy. Established by GMA in 2016, the […]

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Dow introduces softer nonwovens

May 19th, 2017

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has introduced ASPUN™ MB Meltblown Fiber Resins and POUCHUG™ sensory packaging technology to provide converters and brand owners new options for improved comfort and softness in nonwoven applications. The fiber resins address the challenges of increasing softness and comfort while maintaining strength, durability and processing efficiency in fabrics such as […]

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Hyosung launches MIPAN Robic fine

May 19th, 2017

Hyosung has announced a new yarn that it says has 15 to 20 percent higher tenacity than regular nylon in the same deniers. The MIPAN Robic Fine yarn family ranges from 7–15 denier. Hyusong envisions the new yarns will be used for higher tensile strength and abrasion resistance in workwear, military uniforms and bags, backpacks, […]

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Federal grant supports new Great Lakes research center

May 18th, 2017

The University of Michigan is establishing a research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is funding the new Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research with a five year, $20 million grant. Scientists with the institute will work with NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann […]

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