December 2015

  • Published On: December 30, 2015

    Enduratex, a California-based manufacturer of vinyl-coated fabrics, has announced its latest collection, Eel. Eel is Enduratex’s newest offering to its exotic texture product lines. Subtle colorings are from the marine world with whimsical names such as scampering sandpiper, salty air, fire coral and other sea inspired colors. Eel is fortified with Enduratex’s ForbidSrt (stain-resistant topcoat), [...]

  • Published On: December 29, 2015

    DAF Products was awarded the 2015 Product of the Year Award in the Media–Vinyl (Pressure Sensitive) category for its DAF Gecko Grip. The award was presented at the 2015 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo, held in Atlanta Nov. 4–6. The DAF Gecko Grip allows users to print directly on a micro-suction adhesive. A total [...]

  • Published On: December 28, 2015

    Phifer’s SheerWeave shades with Microban antimicrobial protection helps to keep hospital environments clean and cool. The Microban protection helps prevent the growth of stain- (SPACE) and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew that can damage the fabric. Microban won’t wash off or wear away for the lifetime of the fabric. SheerWeave’s light-filtering qualities diffuse light, reduce [...]

  • Published On: December 23, 2015

    The AATCC will be implementing enhancements and changes to the AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs in 2016. The programs offer labs the opportunity to anonymously gauge their performance against that of hundreds of others around the globe. Current program participants were asked what could be improved and some of those suggestions will be implemented immediately. The [...]

  • Published On: December 22, 2015

    The U.S. Small Business Administration appointed Mark Walsh as its associate administrator for the Office of Investment & Innovation, the office that administers the agency’s Small Business Investment Companies and Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. In his new role, Walsh will oversee the SBIR/STTR program which helps entrepreneurs commercialize their [...]

  • Published On: December 21, 2015

    Leon Lenney, Redwood Empire Awning The longtime owner of Redwood Empire Awning, Leon Lenney, passed away on Dec. 14, 2015, at the age of 72, after spending his entire working career with the company that was founded by his father in 1951.The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company makes quality custom awnings, industrial canvas products and specialized [...]

  • Published On: December 21, 2015

    Camira, designer and manufacturer of wool and wool/bast fiber blend fabrics for commercial interiors, launched The Mill Collection, a new value proposition symbolic of sustainable textile design and manufacture. The Mill Collection has a mosaic of 72 color shades created from five patterns—Chicago, Gravity, Haven, L2 and Manhattan. It was designed for a lighter environmental [...]

  • Published On: December 18, 2015

    Arkema is expanding the use of its Kynar® foam extrusion technology into new markets where a chemically resistant, fire resistant and high temperature polymer foam is required. These markets include oil and gas, where chemical and high temperature resistance are key, as well as the transportation market, which requires high temperature/low flame and smoke, and [...]

  • Published On: December 17, 2015

    Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp. announced in a Dec. 10 press release the promotion of John Crum from president and chief operating officer to president and CEO effective Dec. 9, 2015. After 35 years as president and CEO, the last five as CEO and chairman of the company’s board of directors, Richard Seaman is retiring as [...]

  • Published On: December 16, 2015

    On Dec. 2, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it reopened the filing period for survivors in all states affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans. The filing deadline for physical damage and economic injury losses is Dec. 1, 2016. The Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act of [...]