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Nick Boone and his ballistic wallpaper
2015-05-23 11:09:21

In the urban warfare of today, even structures with partial walls and ceilings can become a vital shelter to military personnel. While these buildings can provide a hiding place to treat the wounded or set up communications outposts, they are often civilian structures that have not been built to withstand wartime hazards such as explosives or shrapnel.

2015-05-18 20:20:25

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit Aeronautics recently returned a Cessna Citation 650 aircraft back to its owner after a total interior refurbishment utilizing carbon

2015-05-12 08:26:56

GENEVA, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In accordance with Rotterdam Convention procedure, the question of the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos in Annex III has been considered

2015-05-06 16:31:16

LONDON, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Cellulose Acetate in Metric Tons by the following Applications: Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic

2015-04-30 16:33:24

LONDON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As a kind of new hi-tech synthetic fiber, aramid fiber chiefly falls into meta-aramid fiber and para-aramid fiber, in which para-aramid fiber is much higher

2015-04-21 08:30:05

BORAS, Sweden, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prince is a world leading racquet sports company that with the launch of the TeXtreme(R) collection they hold on to their

2015-03-26 23:13:46

Top athletes have met their match in SYNLawn's new SpeedTurf™

2015-03-18 20:22:14

LONDON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global market for glass fiber reinforced plastics will grow from $31.4 billion in 2014 to nearly $44.4 billion

2015-03-11 23:14:20

Asia-Pacific and European regions are the most active markets in terms of strategic initiatives, owing to their emerging and mature market demands, respectively.


Latest Fiber Reference Libraries

Venus’ Flower Basket, Euplectella aspergillum
2014-01-05 00:00:00

Venus’ Flower Basket (Euplectella aspergillum) is a species of hexactinellid sponge found in the deep ocean. It is found with a male and female shrimp living inside it, which spend their lives living in just one sponge basket. Because of this, Asian cultures use the dead, dried sponge as a wedding present to signify the symbiotic relationship of the sponge and shrimp. The shrimp that make their home inside the basket reproduce and their offspring escape and find their own sponge to call...

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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.