3M to acquire Capital Safety

June 25th, 2015

Maplewood, Minn.-based 3M has agreed to acquire Capital Safety from investment firm KKR for a total value of $2.5 billion. Capital Safety of Bloomington, Minn., provides fall-protection equipment. Personal protective equipment is a strategic priority for 3M, with demand for such equipment growing worldwide, driven by increasing regulatory focus on worker safety. Capital Safety's products […]

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Safety shoe manufacturer launches new line

June 10th, 2015

Canadian company Mellow Walk's latest innovation is out to change the perception that safety shoes can’t be good looking, too. The company has taken a new step in safety shoe design. "We've always taken great pride in manufacturing high quality products that combine the best possible safety and durability with the high degree of comfort […]

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Skier and snowboarder safety

June 3rd, 2015

Skiers and snowboarders gear up for winter sports with the best looking, high-performing and protective products they can afford—and if products are eco-friendly, so much the better. Picture Organic Clothing, Gerzat, France, designs its sportswear with two goals in mind: the product must contain a minimum of 50 percent recycled or organic materials and it […]

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Ironclad and Performance On Hand enter distribution agreement

February 4th, 2015

Work gloves maker Ironclad Performance Wear Corp. of Farmers Branch, Texas, has entered into a long-term distribution agreement with its Australian partner, Performance On Hand for Australia, New Zealand and surrounding regions. Ironclad makes technical, task-specific, performance work gloves, and continues to leverage its position in the safety, construction and industrial markets through the design, […]

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Vinyl matters

January 9th, 2014

What fabric manufacturers know about PVC fabrics that you should know, too. Many businesses in the industrial fabrics industry (Seaman Corp. among them) have shown consistent growth over decades by developing cost-effective, high-performance products that utilize vinyl—a polymer used safely and successfully in a range of applications. Today, the vinyl industry represents $54 billion of […]

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