Kevlar® scissors grip and cut slippery fibers

May 28, 2015

An ergonomic scissors specially designed for precisely cutting aramid woven fabric has been introduced by Xuron Corp. of Saco, Maine. Xuron® Model 9180 Kevlar® Shears are designed with tapered cutting blades that have one serrated edge for gripping the slippery aramid woven cloth fabric fibers and a sharp edge for cutting them. Capable of producing …

Oerlikon Barmag presents innovative solutions for HMLS polyester yarn

May 27, 2015

Swiss technical-textile maker Oerlikon Barmag introduced its high-modulus low-shrinkage (HMLS) yarn at Techtextil 2015 offering a polyester to be used in tire cord. One of two companies worldwide that produces machine solutions for the production of HMLS yarn—the material is tear resistant, but elastic and temperature stable—used predominantly in high-speed tires. Oerlikon Barmag’s polyester tire …

China project targets green manufacturing

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Changzhou (China) National Hi-Tech District’s Textile and Dyeing Industrial Park will implement a series of innovative approaches to water management to boost social and economic sustainable development and gradually turn the Taihu basin into a model of proper ecological management and governance. The project is expected …

Mission Ready will launch Next Generation body armor

Mission Ready Services Inc. (MRS) is currently in the final stages of prototyping and user evaluations for its Next Generation Body Armor System. The company has partnered with the U.S. Army in the development of a new upper extremity system and both have been involved in the concept and design of the item. MRS built …

DSM Dyneema acquires Cubic Tech

Dutch synthetic-fiber maker DSM Dyneema has acquired Mesa, Ariz.-based high-performance fabric maker Cubic Tech Corp. The privately owned Cubic Tech designs, develops and produces high-performance, ultra-lightweight, flexible laminates and fabrics—most of them based on DSM’s Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE) Dyneema® fabric—and focuses on high-end solutions in applications as diverse as racing-yacht sails, equipment …

Fabricoil™ provides dramatic façade for L.A. apartment building

The Vermont high-rise luxury apartments in Los Angeles are now home to a dramatic new work of art that incorporates a dual-purpose Cascade Architectural Fabricoil™ coiled wire fabric system. The system is made of interlocked strands of coiled wire formed into flexible fabric and engineered for interior and exterior customizable architectural building systems. For this …

Stretchable energy harvesting breakthrough

May 21, 2015

A research team led by Prof. Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a nanogenerator. Printed Electronics World reports that, working in collaboration with Seoul National University (SNU), researchers have demonstrated a …

SINCE/ANEX expo set for Shanghai

May 20, 2015

More than 400 companies are expected to exhibit at the 16th Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition (SINCE), combined with Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference (ANEX), running at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center this month. It is Asia’s largest exhibition of nonwoven materials, technology and equipment. For 30 years, the conference has …

Herculite acquires Strataglass

May 19, 2015

Emigsville, Pa.-based Herculite Products Inc. has acquired Strataglass LLC, based in Fort Lauderdale. The agreement was announced May 8. The acquisition continues Herculite’s efforts to be a total solution provider in each of the markets it serves. “We are excited about the addition of the iconic Strataglass family of custom-engineered solutions to Herculite’s wide range …