PolyOne declares quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share

2014/10 15 16:10

The Board of Directors of PolyOne Corporation has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share on the common stock outstanding, representing a 25 percent increase to the quarterly cash dividend and the fourth consecutive year of annual dividend growth. The dividend will be paid on the 7th of January, 2015, to stockholders of record […]

Gurit hails maiden flight of composites-made helicopter

2014/10 15 16:10

Gurit hailed the successful maiden flight of SKYe SH09 – an entirely new, multi-purpose, versatile, largely composite-built helicopter from Marenco Swisshelicopter AG. “This new class of helicopters is designed and built in Switzerland and features Gurit composite materials,” Gurit said. The SKYe SH09 was officially rolled out last November and presented to the public and […]

Adhesives producer Bostik opens new French R&D Centre

2014/10 15 16:10

Adhesives producer – Bostik said it has inaugurated its new R&D Centre – the Bostik Smart Technology Centre near Paris. The R&D Centre will undertake various activities which include upstream R&D to deepen knowledge of materials and develop new polymers for smart adhesives, especially in polyurethanes, polyesters and silyl-modified polymers. Downstream R&D to develop innovative […]

Hexagon Composites acquires assets of MasterWorks

2014/10 15 16:10

Hexagon Lincoln, a subsidiary of Hexagon Composites has acquired assets of US based, MasterWorks which in turn, has three divisions; MasterWorks Machining, MasterWorks Composite Solutions and Helman Tensioners. MasterWorks and Helman Tensioners specialize in providing innovative design and manufacturing solutions for the composites industry. Norway headquartered – Hexagon said this acquisition enhances its leadership and […]

TenCate Advanced Armor acquires sensor technology

2014/10 15 16:10

TenCate Advanced Armor USA said it has acquired a groundbreaking sensor technology that provides body armor users the ability to inspect, in real-time, the ballistic integrity of hard body armor inserts from Newport Sensors, Inc. The TenCate Smart Body Armor technology, a network of sensors integrated onto the surface of the hard body armor insert […]

Quickstep closes US office following deal with Victor

2014/10 11 15:10

  Australia based producer of high grade carbon fibre composite components – Quickstep Holdings Limited said it has entered into an agreement with its US licensee – Vector Composites Inc, under which Quickstep will integrate its US business with that of Vector Composites. The agreement follows the successful completion of a Small Business Innovation Research […]

Incontinence products using TENCEL deliver better: Lenzing

2014/10 11 15:10

Lenzing recently shared results of consumer tests it conducted using TENCEL BIOSOFT, an ultra-soft hydrophobic Lyocell fiber type, in the top-sheet of incontinence products at the ‘Outlook in Barcelona’ conference. In cooperation with Hygiene Technologie GmbH, Lenzing conducted a wear test which was analyzed by the Austrian Research Institute, Joanneum Research ForschungsGmbH. Fifty-three people tested […]

Performance Sports extends partnership for 37.5 technology

2014/10 09 16:10

Developer and manufacturer of high performance sports equipment and apparel and NYSE-listed Performance Sports Group Ltd said it has extended its exclusive partnership with Cocona Natural Technologies, maker of patented 37.5 technology. Through this partnership, Performance Sports Group will exclusively use the advanced fast-drying moisture management technology in hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball and non-exclusively […]

‘Technical textiles lag in using PFC-free products’

2014/10 09 16:10

Mr. Robin Grankvist “The global technical textile industry is lagging a bit in using PFC-free water repellents, probably since most of their products are not directly used by consumers,” a top official at a company producing environment friendly fiber based products tells technicaltextiles.net. Robin Grankvist is the Business Area Manager of the Performance Textiles & […]

Hohenstein initiates Mars Mission space suit competition

2014/10 09 16:10

  courtesy: ESA, Germany The Hohenstein Institute in partnership with three other organisations has initiated a design competition ‘Spacetex 2030’, which challenges students to design functional clothing for astronauts on a mission to Mars. The competition which is based on the ongoing ‘Spacetex’ research project, involves three other organisations namely; Schoeller Textil AG, the Charité […]

NPL bags award for research in smart textiles

2014/10 09 16:10

UK-based National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has won a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award to work in the area of smart textiles from Innovate UK and will be partnering with Coventry University for the same. Teams from both NFL and Coventry will explore additive techniques for applying conductive tracks to a range of textiles, which finds […]