Shears feature ergonomic design

March 1, 2009

Smooth-Cut shears from Consew feature an ergonomic design with stainless steel blades and a solid core thumb handle and flexible bottom handle that works well for both left and right hands. Available in a variety of styles and sizes. Forged stainless steel clippers are available with straight and curved blade. SOURCE Consew, +1 212 741 …

Authentication backing on Enduratex products

Vinyl-coated fabrics manufacturer Enduratex is printing an identifying backing on its products to combat imitations and knock-offs. Enduratex fabrics, starting with the Endurasoft line, will now bear a backing stamped with “Authentic Enduratex.” The parent company of Enduratex is China General Plastics Corporation of America.

Winter boat show sales better than expected

Exhibitors at the first five National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) boat shows of the season—New York, Kansas City, Nashville, San Diego and New Orleans—reported better-than-expected sales and healthy buying crowds. Reports indicate dealers are writing contracts, selling boats and walking away with solid leads. Attendance was down at all five shows compared to the previous …

Michael Blunt leads YKK fastening business

Former senior vice president of sales, Michael Blunt, has been appointed Fastening Business Leader for YKK’s North and Central America region, as well as president of the company’s subsidiaries, YKK USA and Tape Craft Corporation. Blunt first joined YKK in 1978.

Researchers study new carbon nanofiber foam technology

Carbon nanofibers have been found to reduce flammability of upholstered furniture when added in small amounts to polyurethane foams. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that flammability was reduced 35 percent compared to foams treated with conventional fire retardants. When a piece of furniture is on fire, foam tends to …

Seaman adds state-of-the-art coating line

Richard N. Seaman, president and CEO of Seaman Corp., recently announced that the company has completed the first phase of its capital investment program with the installation of a $5.5 million state-of-the-art liquid coating line at the Bristol, Tenn., manufacturing facility. The new equipment is intended to improve productivity and coating capabilities, and supports the …

Taylor Made chooses Brunger as export representative

Taylor Made Products has selected Brunger Export Inc. as factory-direct export representative in order to better serve its international customers. Brunger, located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has sales offices in California, Belgium, Hong Kong, Netherlands and Switzerland. Inventory depots in Miami, Amsterdam and Dubai provide customer support. Special sales and marketing services will also be …

Sales changes at Miller Weldmaster

Miller Weldmaster in Navarre, Ohio, has promoted field service engineer Eric Helmick to manager of the Miller Weldmaster Roadshow. Helmick will be responsible for all aspects of the Roadshow, bringing the company’s line of Extreme Seam Machines to customers around the country. Nate Blackwood, former manager of the Roadshow, will now be using his experience …

Spiky nanofilaments revolutionize waterproofing

Swiss researchers coated polyester fabric with tiny silicone nanofilaments and the result is a whole new level of waterproofing. “The water comes to rest on the top of the nanofilaments like a fakir sitting on a bed of nails,” says Professor Stefan Seeger at the University of Zurich, who is leading the effort to create …

Rowley acquires Resin Solutions

Rowley Co. has acquired custom decorative drapery hardware manufacturer Resin Solutions Inc. Together, Rowley and Resin Solutions will be launching Finestra Decorative Hardware. The line includes over 100 designs, a complete offering of poles and accessories and 36 finish options.