3D device for nanofiber production developed at MIT

November 17th

Nanofiber production may become cheaper due to a new development. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have effectively utilized a less expensive commercially available 3D printer to develop a microfluidic nozzle to produce nanofibers. The 3-D printed device enables the production of uniform nanofibers that can be configured into a variety of meshes....

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Apparel Impact Institute launched

November 17th

In an effort to urge collective action in the apparel and footwear industry, industry leaders have launched the Apparel Impact Institute (AII). Designed to work with brands and manufacturers to select, fund and scale projects that improve the sustainability impact of the apparel and footwear industry, the AII will identify promising projects and help bring...

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IGS-NA hosts free electrical leak location webinar  

November 17th

IGS North America (IGS-NA) presents the free webinar “Overview of Electrical Leak Location (ELL) Methods and Their Application” on Nov. 21, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST. All geomembrane-lined containment facilities should be tested for leaks before going into service. Early detection of leaks allows for swift and effective repair pre-service, protecting the engineer, contractor, owner...

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Solmax offering asperity height vs. asperity concentration webinar

November 16th

Solmax presents a free webinar on asperity height vs. asperity concentration with textured geomembranes on Nov. 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST. The objective of texturing is to prevent a geomembrane surface from being a critical slip plane that may induce, contribute to or make worse potential sliding of materials. As a slope angle increases,...

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NSF expands sustainable certifications

November 16th

NSF International, a global, independent organization that works to protect the environment and human health, is now an approved certification body for three additional Textile Exchange standards. NSF International’s portfolio of responsible textile certifications helps organizations demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, transparency and traceability. NSF International’s full responsible textile certification portfolio now includes recycled content,...

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EPA awards $12.3 million to Iowa for water projects 

November 15th

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announced Nov. 14, 2017, that it has awarded $12,326,000 to Iowa’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. “Clean drinking water and proper wastewater treatment are fundamental to protecting...

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All Occasions Event Rental acquires Four Seasons Tent Rental

November 15th

All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio, has acquired Four Seasons Tent Rental of Crescent Springs, Ky. Founded in 2003, Four Seasons Tent Rental has been owned and operated by Simon Heidrich for the past eight years. “We are excited to be joining forces with the great team at All Occasions Event Rental and to be...

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INDA launches new Directory of Pilot Lines

November 15th

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has launched print and web versions of a new Directory of Pilot Lines for Nonwoven/Engineered Materials Product Development. It is the first and only compendium of pilot facilities that offer commercially available machine time for the necessary trial activity associated with the development of new nonwoven fabrics...

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NEWS ALERT: GMA and SAME seminar in Maryland postponed

November 14th

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) have postponed the planned Technical Seminar on Understanding the Critical Role of Geosynthetics Materials and Fabric Structures in Linthicum Heights, Md., near BWI Airport, on Nov. 16, 2017. When the Technical Seminar is rescheduled, an announcement will be made. GMA and SAME apologize...

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Zansors and Blauer develop defense wearables

November 14th

Technical Textiles reports that Zansors, a health care innovation company, and Blauer Manufacturing Inc., a maker of uniforms, outerwear, protective apparel and accessories for first responders and military users, will introduce wearable technology in defense textiles. Zansors’ sensor technology will join Blauer’s apparel to create smart gear with mission-specific applications. The gear is expected to...

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