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2011-02-28 08:00:00

MIDLAND, Mich., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Corning today announced that DEFLEXION(TM) material, a patent-pending protective textile, is featured by Scott Sports in its new line of winter sports gear. DEFLEXION(TM) technology, a silicone-based material that shields the body from the force of external impact, was showcased in new Scott Flex back protectors that were featured this month in Munich at the International Trade Fair for Sporting Goods and Sport Fashion (ISPO). The new...

2010-11-17 09:50:00

MIDLAND, Mich., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Corning today announced that DEFLEXION(TM) material, a patent-pending protective textile, is being used by market leading marine apparel brand Henri Lloyd in their new range for 2011. DEFLEXION(TM) technology, a silicone-based material that shields the body from the force of external impacts, will be showcased in the new DECKARMOUR products for SHOCKWAVE sailing gear that were unveiled to the public yesterday in Amsterdam at a Henri Lloyd...

2010-07-07 07:00:00

MIDLAND, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dow Corning Corporation, a leading innovator in silicone solutions for the textile industry, has introduced its patent pending DEFLEXION(TM) impact-protection technology based on silicones. The DEFLEXION(TM) technology platforms are engineered for protective equipment and apparel in a flexible, breathable form. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081030/CLTH022LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081030/CLTH022LOGO...

2008-09-28 00:00:17

By Richard Waters This country is enjoying a surge in eco-tourism. Richard Waters reveals why There's a lot to like about this country of faded Indochinese villas and temples; it repeatedly sucks me back into its forest- clad petals like a benign Venus flytrap. My excuse for returning to Laos this time is to take a trek in one of the country's many national protected areas (NPAs), home to some of the most pristine forests in South-east Asia, and its exotica of tigers, leopards and...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'