Portable theater honored

December 27, 2013

“Striking the stage” usually means to clear the set and props. Now it can mean taking down and moving the entire assembly. At the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales, the Willow Theater—winner of the 2013 World Stage Design award design competition to house the People, Profit, Planet program that ran …

Military garment manufacturer receives $129 million contract

December 26, 2013

Tullahoma, Tenn.-based Tennessee Apparel Corp., manufacturer of military garments, has been named the only qualified source for chemical and biological protective garments under the Uniform Integrated Protection Ensemble Increment 1 (UIPE I1) effort. TAC has received the production option on a $129 million contract that had been issued in February 2012. The chemical and biological …

PPG’s Eng honored for leadership

December 23, 2013

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries recently awarded Douglas Eng, business development manager of PPG Industries’ fiberglass business, its Committee Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) International Conference and Exhibition (SMTA International) in Fort Worth, Texas. Both Eng and Mike Bryant of BGF Industries were recognized for their leadership of …

London’s giant snow globe

December 20, 2013

Nothing quite captures the Dickensian nature of a London Christmas like a newly shaken snow globe. And now the city’s Piccadilly Circus has been turned into the real thing. On Nov. 18, the switch was thrown on “the world’s largest snow globe” built around the iconic Shaftesbury Memorial, popularly known as “Eros.” The structure will …

PPG’s Innofiber XM honored

December 19, 2013

PPG Industries’ Innofiber® XM fiberglass was honored in the Materials category of the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards 2013. The awards were presented by Ringier Trade Media, a Swiss-based publisher in the composites industry. The product was cited for its innovation and potential to contribute to the development of the Chinese composites market. “Innofiber specialty glass …

December 2013

December 16, 2013

Wearable Computing: Adaptive Tech to Blink and Bling Wearable computing, creative use of e-textiles—developed by someone amazingly young! Chinese giant takes control of Pakistan’s Masood Textile Chinese textiles conglomerate Shandong Ruyi Technology Group has acquired a 52 percent share of Masood Textile Mills (MTM) based in Pakistan.

Hot and cold

December 10, 2013

For most of us it’s simple enough to dress properly for the weather and our working conditions, but for workers in extreme conditions—both hot and cold—it gets more complex. In a cold environment, layers of sometimes bulky clothing will keep the worker warm, but if he or she is active and sweating, being bundled up can be burdensome and uncomfortable. In an environment with exposure to extreme heat, protective clothing is a requirement, but extra clothing and gear can cause overheating.

Archroma’s sustainability service honored

Archroma, a producer of color and specialty chemicals, today announced that its ONE WAY sustainability service has been honored with the ICIS Innovation Award for Best Business Innovation. The service is being recognized for its approach to textile manufacturing based on the conviction that both ecological and economic benefits are reachable. ONE WAY was launched …

Philips and Desso to develop light-transmissive carpets

.alignnone.size-thumbnail{margin:9px;} Dutch companies Philips Lighting and carpet manufacturer Desso have announced a partnership agreement to develop solutions that combine LED lighting with light-transmissive carpet. This innovation enhances the potential of LED integration into surfaces and adds a new dimension to interior design and space planning, possibly transforming the way people interact with information and their …

Trelleborg fabric effective in air bearings

Trelleborg Engineered Fabrics has been awarded a contract to supply an engineered fabric for use in Solving’s air bearings, which will improve air bearing performance. A manufacturer of heavy load-handling systems based in Pietarsaari, Finland, Solving has turned to Trelleborg’s engineered fabric for use within the air bearings that are under the transporter, Solving Mover. …