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July/August 2006

The Controlling Electrostatic Hazards DVD/DVD-ROM training package from Newson Gale Inc. , Lakewood, N.J., trains staff on managing electrostatic discharge when handling flammable materials. The package also includes additional training and informational resources.

New York City-based Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has added two wallcoverings from New York City-based KnollTextiles — Pause, designed by 2x4; and Merge, designed by Abbott Miller of Pentagram — to its permanent collection.

England-based International Newsletters Ltd. has published the second edition of “Medical and Hygiene Textiles: Initiatives for Growth,” by Geoff Fisher. The report profiles 50 major companies in the medical and disposable hygiene industries.

Jakob Müller AG, Frick, Switzerland, is publishing a textbook series for the narrow fabrics industry. The first two volumes, “Preparation – Finishing – Make-up” and “Needle Weaving Technology in Narrow Fabrics,”a re now available in German and English. Also, the company’s website, www.mueller-frick.com, soon will feature an input mask where customers may report defects and request technical assistance.

The 4th Annual Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) Silent Auction, benefitting Roseville, Minn.-based IFF, will begin Sept. 18, 2006, on-line at iffauction.cmarket.com.

The Edward Lowe Foundation and nonprofit organizations, has named Midland, Mich.-based Aegis Environments one of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.”

Through its new Seal of Approval for Deep Cleaning Systems program, the Dalton, Ga-based Carpet and Rug Institute examines the solutions, equipment and overall effectiveness of carpet-cleaning processes. The first gold seal winners are systems from Mohawk FloorCare Essentials; Sears Carpet & Upholstery Care; Steamin Demon; ZeroRez; and Harris Research Inc., which also won silver ratings for two of its systems.

West Conshohocken, Pa.-based ASTM International offers an Online Directory of Testing Laboratories that is searchable by keyword, testing type and products tested at www.astm.org/LABS. Users also may search the directory from the ASTM Standards Database.

GorillaCareers.com , Aiken, S.C., a website for employers and job seekers, has added the textile industry to the list of sectors it serves.

Sauquoit Industries LLC , Scranton, Pa., has released its Advanced Textile Materials/Unique Processing Capabilities brochure presenting the company’s full line of electrically conductive fabrics and yarns.

Ithaca, New York-based Emerson Power Transmission ’s revised Belt Drives and Bearings Reference Guide offers product design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting details for its belt, sheave and bearing products.

Fredericksburg, Va.-based Kaeser Compressors Inc. has expanded its Sigma Frequency Control compressor line to range from 15 to 335 horsepower and provide flows from 17 to 1,568 cubic feet per minute in pressures from 80 to 217 pounds per square inch gauge. The company’s new Cost Savings with Compressed Air System Maintenance guide details maintenance activites for each system component.

Full color, 24-bit designs for digital textile printing are available for purchase for between $100 and $1,500 at www.fabric24.com , Italy. More than 90 percent of the designs are available in PostScript format, and users may search for designs by keywords or by categories.

Yaskawa Electric America Inc. , New Berlin, Wis., has launched its DriveWizard™ 6.1 software, which features file conversion tools and enhanced Ethernet support.

The new Sheerweave® 4550 and 4650 styles for interior shading from Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Phifer Inc. offer two faces because of their broken twill weave. The fabrics, which feature a white, outward facing side that reduces solar heat and an inward-facing color side, may be used for small diameter shades.

Banner Engineering Corp. , Minneapolis, has updated its 2006 Sensor Products catalog for sensing applications.

July/August 2006