Fiber

Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Materials & Material Processing

DFNDR Armor Selects Honeywell Spectra® Material for New Military and Law Enforcement Body Armor

August 1, 2016

Honeywell's Spectra® fiber to be used exclusively for RD of next-generation body armor technology DFNDR Armor to use Spectra Shield to manufacture one of today's lightest, most high-protection lines of body armor plates MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., July 27, 2016 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that DFNDR Armor, a leading engineer of U.S.-made advanced body armor systems, is using... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

3D Printed PEEK Carbon Fiber Parts may replace metal.

July 14, 2016

Made using composite-based additive manufacturing process, PEEK Polymer Carbon Fiber Composite Parts offer tensile strength of 29,700 psi and heat resistance of 482°F, making it possible to replace metals in manufacturing. PEEK parts are more than 50% lighter than comparable aluminum parts but demonstrate 2/3 ultimate strength. In addition, PEEK polymers can be recycled with Impossible Objects' 3D printing process, overcoming waste and inefficiency associated with traditional manufacturing. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

Tough Enough to Protect the Power Grid: Southern States LLC Selects GlasArmor(TM) Panels from PolyOne

June 24, 2016

CLEVELAND, June 20, 2016 - Southern States LLC, a Georgia manufacturer of products for the electric utility industry, recently selected PolyOne's industry-leading GlasArmor™ continuous glass-fiber composite panels to create its new custom Ballisti-Wall® and Ballisti-Cover® ballistic-resistant solutions. These innovative products are used in the construction of protective, surrounding... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Uno & Company Ltd. Launches New Bromine-Free Synthetic Hair Fibers Using FRX Polymers® Nofia® Flame Retardant

June 9, 2016

Bromine-Free Unolon-Eco and SF-Remi Fibers are Easy to Curl, Tangle-Free, and Easily Blended with Human Hair CHELMSFORD, Mass. - Uno Company Ltd. (UNO), Wanju-gun, South Korea, has announced the launch of new synthetic hair fibers for wigs and weaves which use bromine-free Nofiaflame retardant (FR) from FRX Polymers Inc. The new synthetic hair fibers, called Unolon-Eco and SF-Remi, offer a... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

SPME Fibers feature high-performance construction.

June 6, 2016

Optimized for PAL system autosamplers and compatible with most GC inlets, PAL solid phase microextraction (SPME) fibers feature aluminum hub for durability and are suitable for diverse analyte chemistries and sample matrices. SPME fibers for polar and nonpolar target analytes across range of molecular weights and volatilities. SPME automated sample preparation, which reduces sample handling and solvent consumption, has applications in environmental, food, clinical, and other industries. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Custom-Fabricated Thermal Management Materials Save Time, Money

May 24, 2016

ROCHESTER, NY – Web Seal fabricates custom thermal management materials manufactured by Bergquist, Chomerics, Kerafol, 3M, MHW, and Chang Sung for a wide variety of industries, including automotive, communication, defense /aerospace, textiles, food processing, chemical industries, and medical instruments.  With advances in electronics, thermal management is especially critical due to growing... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products, Transportation Industry Products

Canvas Experts Wins MFA Award of Excellence

April 25, 2016

Canvas Experts, of Ocean City, Maryland, was honored by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) with an Award of Excellence for Rigid Enclosures. Designer Michael Varga and fabricator Victor Albino used Safety Components' innovative BreakWater X™ in their winning installation. When Varga and Albino came upon Brenda Lou, an Albemarle 330 Express, they found the original enclosure was... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers expand laser design capabilities.

March 15, 2016

TrueLase™ 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers are ytterbium-doped gain and matching passive fibers that enable production of performance-, reliability-, and consistency-optimized lasers and amplifiers utilizing true single-mode fiber designs. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Knit Polyester Backlit Fabric yields vibrant illuminated graphics.

February 25, 2016

Available in widths to 122 in., Supernova is engineered to produce illuminated graphics for display in retail and expo markets. This REACH-compliant, knitted, polyester backlit fabric yields color consistency, image sharpness, and color vibrancy while also meeting NFPA 701 FR specifications. Attributes support various ink compatibility options, including dye sub direct, dye sub transfer, UV, and latex.
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Materials & Material Processing, Non-Industrial Products, Textile Industry Products

Tablecloth Fabric suits retail and expo displays.

January 21, 2016

Part of Direct Print Textile line, Tablecloth Fabric Pro is made of 100% polyester fabric with soft hand and sleek drape. Wrinkle-resistant product makes eye-catching tablecloths and is suitable for printing various retail displays, expo backdrops, banners, and popup displays. Available in widths to 126 in., Tablecloth Fabric Pro meets NFPA 701 FR specifications and provides options in ink compatibility including Dye Sub Direct, Dye Sub Transfer, UV, and Latex. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Brand Color Recognition Takes Golf Sponsorship to the Next Level

December 14, 2015

Brand Color Recognition Takes Golf Sponsorship to the Next Level The prestige and visibility of PGA events have long-attracted prominent sponsors whose branding in turn shapes the face of PGA tournaments. Increasingly, however, corporate stakeholders demand the greatest bang for their buck when considering investment in sponsorship, prompting tournament directors to think outside of the box... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Technical Fabric Weathermax 80 Earns US Patent

November 4, 2015

In acknowledgement of its innovative and one-of-a-kind technical outdoor fabric, Safety Components was awarded US patent 9,121,131 on WeatherMAX 80. The versatile performance material is widely used in a broad range of industries. The company holds a Canadian patent on the same product. WeatherMAX 80 is made using 100% pigment solution-dyed SaturaMAX for maximum color retention. The water... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Materials & Material Processing, Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining, Green & Clean

Honeywell High-Performance Fiber Helping to Secure Offshore Platforms for Brazil's Petrobras

October 8, 2015

Bullet-resistant Spectra® fiber incorporated into Cortland rope for new oil and gas project MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Spectra® fiber will be used in ropes for new offshore oil and gas platforms for Petrobras, the largest oil and gas company in Latin America. The high-performance fiber, also used extensively in body and vehicle armor, is being... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

AGY Completes Capacity Expansions for Specialty Glass Fiber Products

October 7, 2015

AGY Holding Corp., a leading global producer of glass fiber yarns and high-strength glass fiber reinforcement materials, has completed capacity expansions for its S-2 Glass® and L-Glass™ specialty glass fiber product lines. "Earlier this year, AGY announced plans to increase capacity of its specialty glass fiber products," said Patrick Burns, President CEO.  "I am pleased to report we... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Breathable Fabrics protect workers in extreme conditions.

October 7, 2015

Allowing body heat and perspiration to escape while delivering Radiant Protective Performance and Thermal Protective Performance, Z-Flex® Air™ breathable protective fabrics keep firefighters and industrial operators cooler to increase comfort in extreme conditions/workspaces. Micro-perforation process optimizes placement, pattern, and dimensions of micro-perforations, which improve Total Heat Loss by 65%. Material suits industries with heavy loads, insulated garments, and situational stress.
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Display & Presentation Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

Textiles provide optimized image sharpness.

September 25, 2015

Available in widths to 126 in., Samba Fabric Elite Textiles offer advanced platform for printing brilliant banners, flags, exhibit graphics, backdrops, and retail displays. Products meet NFPA 701 FR specifications and provide options in ink compatibility including Dye Sub Direct, Dye Sub Transfer, Latex, UV, Eco-Solvent, and Solvent. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Textile Industry Products

No-See-Um Polyester Fabric targets outdoor applications.

September 10, 2015

Made of 100% polyester yarn, Style number 413 is 60 in. wide and intended for tent and outdoor accessory manufacturers who desire ventilation while ensuring insects as small as tick nymphs cannot penetrate screen. Product meets basic requirements of no-see-um mesh screening and exhibits fire resistance and water repellency characteristics. Also featured, UV resistance ensures exposure to sunlight does not degrade fabric or cause it to fade.

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Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Innovative Hose Handle Can Help Prevent Injuries

July 13, 2015

WINONA, MINNESOTA USA – Dale Gregg’s unique pipe grip became a means to avoid injuries caused in the process of moving large hoses and pipes in industries like oil and frac sand mining. Gregg, owner of Handle-Tech Ltd., used innovative compounds from RTP Company and plastic moldings from Gemma Plastic Products to create an independent, removable handle that could lock onto a hose or pipe,... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment, Textile Industry Products

Pouch Fabrics meet returnable packaging industry needs.

June 16, 2015

Designed to transport Class A automotive finished goods, Packa-Tex™ products include Headliner, Tyvek®, and color pouch fabrics. Headliner Class-A fabric, as 12 oz/yd², 4-ply laminate, features blue brushed tricot material on milky clear reinforced laminated vinyl. Offering minimal abrasion and facilitated cleaning, white Tyvek on milky clear vinyl fabric is 12 oz/yd², 3-ply laminate. Available in 13 and 18 oz/yd² weights, pouch fabric comes in 7 colors as well as auto gray and milky clear. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

TCA Announces Expanded Material Supply to Embraer

June 3, 2015

TACOMA, Wash., – Toray Composites (America), Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "TCA") has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Embraer S.A. to expand its current contract to supply carbon fiber prepreg materials to include the Embraer E175 E2 program. With the addition of the E175 E2 Program, TCA will broaden its supply of advanced primary structure carbon fiber prepreg materials to... Read More