WL Gore launches Silicon Valley innovation hub

March 13th, 2018

WL Gore has announced the establishment of an Innovation Centre in California’s Silicon Valley district, an area known for its abundance of high-tech start-ups and venture capital companies. The new 11,000-square-foot facility will offer start-ups the chance to collaborate with Gore scientists on a range of advanced materials science challenges. The purpose is to help start-ups […]

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Textiles in hybrids

March 12th, 2018

Manufacturers are finding new ways to enhance product performance with textiles. As the demands made on textiles have increased, the nature of what is defined as “textile” has greatly expanded, often including non-textiles or treating them in a textile manner. Hybrids that bring together different materials and processes can offer the benefit of conventional textiles […]

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CORT Party Rental acquires Choice Linens of Seattle, Wash.

March 12th, 2018

CORT Party Rental, a division of CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, has acquired Choice Linens LLC of Seattle, Wash. A provider of fine linen rentals for 25 years, Choice Linens is known in the Seattle area for its trendsetting designs and outstanding service. “Choice Linens has been the ‘go to’ for high-quality, unique fabrics in […]

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11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) early registration deadline is March 30

March 9th, 2018

The early registration deadline is March 30, 2018, for the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) at Coex in Seoul, South Korea, from Sept. 16–21, 2018. 11ICG will be hosted by the Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS), the IGS Korea Chapter. The conference is expecting more than 1,000 experts from some 100 countries. Under the theme […]

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TRI Environmental opens registration for geosynthetics short courses in Texas

March 9th, 2018

On March 7, 2018, TRI Environmental opened registration for Training Week, May 7–11, 2018, in Austin, Texas. The company simultaneously announced it had added a new course to the week’s geosynthetics training and certification line-up, “Slope Stability of Containment Systems: Understanding Issues Related to Design and Interface Friction Testing.” The company said the short courses […]

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CEOs demo their companies’ bobsled suits

March 9th, 2018

HeiQ and KJUS sponsored tailor-made bob suits for a special event at the Olympia Bob Run St.Moritz–Celerina in the Engadine Valley, Switzerland. Skintight and aerodynamic suits are essential to reduce drag on the way into the bobsled and down the run. The gear includes a proprietary HeiQ finishing technology intended to minimize air resistance and […]

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U.S. textile, fiber trade associations announce merger

March 8th, 2018

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and the American Fiber Manufacturers (AFMA) have announced a merger of their organizations effective April 1, 2018. NCTO Chairman William V. “Bill” McCrary Jr., Chairman and CEO, William Barnet & Son, Spartanburg, S.C., says, “The NCTO merger with AFMA strengthens the U.S. textile industry’s ability to influence federal policy. […]

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AGRU wins Austria’s economic award

March 8th, 2018

On March 5, 2018, AGRU announced the Foreign Trade Center in Los Angeles of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber has declared the company the winner out of 17 companies from Austria to for top economic performance in the United States in the category of investment. The center honors outstanding achievements of Austrian companies in the […]

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GMA announces Waste Containment System Design technical seminar in Syracuse in April

March 8th, 2018

On March 7, 2018, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) announced the opening of registration for a technical seminar on “Waste Containment System Design” at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, New York, April 17–18, 2018. The technical seminar will identify how vertical expansions of landfills can raise a number of engineering concerns that must be evaluated […]

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Adidas Futurecraft 4D uses 3-D printed midsole

March 8th, 2018

“When a footwear innovator like adidas approaches a company that’s never made shoes, the industry takes notice,” says an article in Sourcing Journal. The footwear brand relied on Carbon Inc., a firm that marries molecular science to 3-D manufacturing, to help develop a new adidas sneaker. Engineers and designers at adidas set out to use liquids for the new […]

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