EasyTurf unveils eco-friendly artificial grass fiber

January 31st, 2014

EasyTurf, Vista, Calif., will soon unveil its artificial grass fiber innovation, Marquee Fiber. The new product is a result of FieldTurf’s innovative Precision Polymer Geometry (PPG) technology, their latest line of environmentally-friendly, soft, resilient artificial grass fibers along with EasyTurf’s MaxxFlow backing, a rinse-clean, 100 percent permeability artificial grass system. For new home landscaping, the […]

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EasyTurf unveils eco-friendly artificial grass fiber

January 31st, 2014

EasyTurf, Vista, Calif., will soon unveil its artificial grass fiber innovation, Marquee Fiber. The new product is a result of FieldTurf’s innovative Precision Polymer Geometry (PPG) technology, their latest line of environmentally-friendly, soft, resilient artificial grass fibers along with EasyTurf’s MaxxFlow backing, a rinse-clean, 100 percent permeability artificial grass system. For new home landscaping, the […]

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Wearable, flexible battery developments

January 30th, 2014

Smart textiles containing electronic materials have been talked about for more than a decade. The lack of textile characteristics, such as drapability and wash durability, has deterred the greater market penetration of electronic textiles. New research endeavors to overcome these practical difficulties are underway. A team of scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science […]

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The joy of chocolate

January 29th, 2014

As if chocolate isn’t enough of a pleasure, now there’s a jacket that lights up when the wearer eats chocolate. In fact, it can sense a Cadbury chocolate bar in its pocket. London design firm Hirsch & Mann designed the jacket on behalf of Cadbury's public relations company GolinHarris, as part of its “Joyville” campaign. […]

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New Ricobond® products introduced

January 28th, 2014

Cray Valley, EXTON, Pa., has launched Ricobond® 7002 and 7004, two aqueous dispersions of functionalized low molecular weight polymers. The polymers are dispersed in water to produce low viscosity, stable dispersions with small particle size. They can be formulated with other emulsions for improved adhesion to different polar and nonpolar substrates. Ricobond® 7002 and 7004 […]

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Bio-based faux leather in development

January 27th, 2014

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products announces that Susterra® 1,3-propanediol (PDO) has been selected by Poliser, a division of the Flokser Group, as the biobased building block material for its new artificial leather fabric containing about 70 percent biocontent.  The new eco-friendly artificial leather was developed using a polyester polyol based on PDO succinate with […]

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Fresh and clean

January 23rd, 2014

Fabric diffusers give commercial kitchens an air makeover. Restaurants and other commercial food service operations face a common challenge: adequately ventilating cooking areas that can create a lot of grease, heat and smoke. Four-way metal diffusers typically used in commercial kitchens produce high air velocities that flow across the cooking exhaust hood, reducing its ability […]

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New heat-resistant fiber from Teijin

January 22nd, 2014

A new meta-aramid fiber offering a high level of heat resistance combined with excellent dyeability will be manufactured by Teijin Limited, Tokyo, Japan, at a new facility to be built in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. The fiber will strengthen the company’s profile in the protective apparel market, where demand for high-performance materials is increasing. Teijin will invest […]

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GreenSource: Sustainable water quality

January 21st, 2014

Local officials and the South African Water Research Commission worry about water quality and quantity in the northwest province of South Africa. Severe drought and groundwater pollution from mining, industrial activity and agricultural irrigation raise serious concerns about drinking water supplies. A group of companies plans to install 20 sustainable drinking water systems, called GreenSource, […]

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Protective coating tested with live chemical agents

January 20th, 2014

Alexium International Group, Cottesloe, Western Australia, developed its Cleanshell CB repellency treatment to apply to fabric used for chemical and biological protective wear. Working with the U.S. Air Force, Alexium has been testing the fabric treatment with simulated chemical warfare agents (CWAs). The results show dramatically increased repellency of treated fabrics to simulants such as […]

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