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High-tech conversions debuts Cobalt Blue Wipes
Nonwovens Industry
High-Tech Conversions, a manufacturer of cleaning products for controlled environments and industrial settings, introduced Cobalt Blue, a new line of validated sterile cleanroom wipes. Available in dry form or in a variety of saturation options and sizes, Cobalt Blue Sterile Wipes are designed for wide range of applications where sterile wipes are required. Cobalt Blue Wipes are Gamma Irradiated with Cobalt 60 and validated to SAL (Sterility Assurance Level) of 10-6 in accordance with the standards and recommended practices of the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137:2006 guidelines.
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US gas prices end 2014 at lowest levels since 2009
Manufacturing.net
Across the country, retail prices for regular grade gasoline reached the lowest levels in four years primarily as a result of falling crude prices in the second half of 2014. As of Dec. 12, the weekly retail price for regular gasoline in each city for which EIA collects data was below $3.00 per gallon for the first time since February 2010. Each city recorded its lowest 2014 gasoline price on the last Monday of the year.
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Get your web machine operators up-to-speed with minimal setup and training time with the streamlined, intuitive graphic user interface on the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. Setup is a breeze with the 4.3-inch screen and color graphics and prompts. Soft keys and a large front dial simplify scrolling through menus and settings. MORE
 


Nanowire clothing could keep people warm — without heating everything else
Phys.org
To stay warm when temperatures drop outside, we heat our indoor spaces — even when no one is in them. But scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate heat and trap the heat from our bodies better than regular clothes. They report on their technology, which could help us reduce our reliance on conventional energy sources, in the ACS journal Nano Letters.
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Crypton protects products one molecule at a time with SigNatureT DNA
Innovation in Textiles
The Crypton Companies, the developer of environmentally responsible textile performance solutions, has initiated a SigNature T DNA textile marking and authentication program. SigNature T DNA is a supply chain traceability solution, developed by Applied DNA Sciences, the leading provider of DNA based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions. It offers a closed-loop secure approach that can accommodate a wide range of standard textile treatment processes, and provide forensic based DNA authentication at any point within the supply chain.
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New Euratex president develops program to realize growth
Innovation in Textiles
Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation representing interests of the European textile and clothing industry, welcomes Serge Piolat as its president taking the office in January 2015 for a two year term. "Alberto Paccanelli achieved impressive results in consolidating the voice of the European textile and apparel companies," Piolat commented, succeeding Alberto Paccanelli, who headed Euratex during the last four years.
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The secret to a sideline in cleaning and repair is convincing customers to do it regularly
Specialty Fabrics Review
Today’s high-performance fabrics are an investment. They have a longer warranty and a longer useful life than their predecessors, and they’re too costly to regard as disposable. They also boast an ever-evolving array of treatments and coatings that are meant to protect them and improve their performance. That means these fabrics are simultaneously more in need of cleaning during their lifespan, and potentially more challenging to clean properly when the time comes.
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Bolger and O'Hearn develops new C6 water repellent
Textile World
Bolger and O'Hearn Inc. is launching a breakthrough textile repellent technology. The new product has been designated SHELLTECH 6 ELITE and provides brands and mills an exciting new level of performance using environmentally compliant C6 fluoropolymer chemistry. SHELLTECH 6 ELITE provides unprecedented long-term protection against water, oils and stains.
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Teijin to present sustainable solutions at Heimtextil 2015
Innovation in Textiles
The Teijin Group will show its latest sustainable textiles solutions at Heimtextil 2015. The Teijin booth, designed as a living space to showcase materials in real-life settings, will present a variety of products and solutions focused on comfort and ecology, including mattresses, comforters, pillows and other bedding items. Teijin's elk is a lightweight, durable, cushiony and breathable material that serves as an excellent substitute for polyurethane in a range of cushioning applications, such as mattresses, according to the manufacturer.
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Screens and shades that protect from wind, sun and insects bring indoor comforts to outdoor living
Specialty Fabrics Review
Outdoor living is a growing trend for homeowners seeking to relax and entertain outside with all the comforts of indoor living. Restaurants and hotels are also extending guest areas to outdoor patios, sidewalks, rooftops and beachfronts. All of this is feeding the market for screen and shade products that keep out the heat, UV rays, rain, wind and bugs, and offer comfortable conditions day or night.
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