February 2015

  • Published On: February 27, 2015

    The Industrial Fabrics Association International hosted the Geosynthetics 2015 conference, which co-located with the International Erosion Control Association’s Environmental Connection Conference, February 15-18, 2015 in Portland, Ore.

  • Published On: February 27, 2015

    Generation II Soldier Plate Carrier System armor maximizes mobility. The U.S. Army selected a new body armor system, the Generation II Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS), to provide ballistic protection to soldiers operating in harm’s way. The SPCS, designed by Point Blank Enterprises, incorporates Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology to achieve proven ballistic protection and weight [...]

  • Published On: February 26, 2015

    Matt Bartlett hired as regional manager for Canada. Matt Bartlett has joined Mutoh America Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., as regional manager for Canada, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the wide-format industry. His main responsibilities include growing sales and brand awareness throughout the Canadian market, as well as developing and cultivating relationships with the [...]

  • Published On: February 26, 2015

    National college tour raises awareness about entrepreneurship possibilities. The Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show, organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), begins today at the Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, Ga. The show is a national tour of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) to engage students and raise awareness about the possibilities of entrepreneurship, expose them [...]

  • Published On: February 16, 2015

    More than $25 billion will be spent on wearable technology in 2025. Where are wearable technologies going? Wherever the smart materials will lead, according to Dr. Peter Harrop, chair of IDTechEx, in an analysis released in December 2014 called “Wearable Technology Materials 2015–2025.” Harrop’s projection is that in 2025 more than $25 billion will be [...]

  • Published On: February 13, 2015

    Hygienically Clean Advisory Board introduces new testing protocols for Hygienically Clean Certification. New protocols introduced by the Hygienically Clean Advisory Board for its Hygienically Clean Certification have been reviewed by a third party, independent epidemiologist, and are designed to better ensure quantifiable hygienic outcomes for healthcare linens. The independent certification program was developed by the [...]

  • Published On: February 12, 2015

    Vanessa Patino is new VP of operations Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Valley Forge Fabrics announced the appointment of Vanesa Patino as vice president of operations. Patino has 20 years of experience in strategic senior management roles and proven leadership in managing operations, process improvement, financial planning, business development and commercial management initiatives. Diana Dobin, president of [...]

  • Published On: February 12, 2015

    Meets increasing demand for SEG fabric graphics To meet the increasing demand for silicone edge graphics (SEG) fabric graphics, North America Display Corp. (NA Display) has purchased an Impulsa sewing system. This will also help the company meet the growing demand for light box graphics, fabric frames and trade show and point-of-purchase displays. A producer [...]

  • Published On: February 11, 2015

    Recognized for exceptional success in business management and technical capabilities. Chukoh Chemical Industries Ltd. was recently awarded the Grand Prize category of the annual Good Company Award sponsored by the Medium and Small Business Research Institute of Japan. The Good Company award recognizes excellence displayed by medium- and small-sized businesses in Japan, and is presented [...]

  • Published On: February 10, 2015

    New institute to strengthen U.S. leadership in advanced composite materials. When U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced the creation of a $250 million manufacturing innovation hub in Tennessee, the backdrop could not have been more appropriate to the message. In January the president visited Techmer PM LLC, a Clinton, Tenn., family-owned [...]