MarChem CFI products in space

September 1, 2011

A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison won NASA’S 2011 Space Habitat Competition, the eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge, to design and build a space habitat. Fabric manufacturer MarChem CFI donated its Odyssey IV fabric, a flame-retardant version of its Odyssey III fabric, to the project. According to the judges, the Wisconsin …

Miami Corp. boosts mount track line

Miami Corp. added two new products to its mount track product line. Costa Track is a PVC center-mount track designed to replace flange-style track. It maximizes load capability for large covers, biminis and track-to-track enclosures and can be heat-formed to most radii. It comes predrilled every 4 inches. Flex-A-Rail requires only small amounts of heat …

Outdura earns Oeko-Tex certification

Outdura Corp. earned Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, one of the best-known and most successful labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. The test criteria and the related test methods for certification are standardized on an international level and are widely included as guidance in terms and conditions of purchase and delivery. “The Oeko-Tex label is …

Coast Guard addresses engine cut-off switch regulations

The U.S. Coast Guard sought public input on updating safety regulations on certain recreational vessels. Specifically, the Coast Guard inquired about if it should require engine cut-off switches as a standard safety feature on propulsion machinery and/or starting controls installed on recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length. It also addressed whether it should …