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2014-06-24 23:14:30

Die-cut labels designed and distributed by Graphic Products for the DuraLabel Catalyst Color Printer have surpassed compliance requirements for British Standard (BS) 5609: Maritime and Laboratory Performance of Label Base Materials for Drum Labeling. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The DuraLabel Catalyst was designed to create full-color industrial labels including GHS/HazCom 2012, arc flash, NFPA, and standard OSHA-compliant warning and danger signs. Graphic Products received the...

2014-06-23 08:31:27

MONTREAL, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the launch of a new research and development joint venture, Performance BioFilaments Inc. Jointly owned with Mercer International Inc., Performance BioFilaments will work to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of sustainable biomaterial made from wood fiber that can improve the strength and durability of many commercial and consumer products...

2014-06-10 23:02:59

Textile Exchange's newest publication, its inaugural Preferred Fibers Market Report, highlights the top users of recycled polyester. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Textile Exchange (TE) is pleased to announce the inaugural Preferred Fibers Market Report; the newest release in its lineup of respected publications. TE collected data for this report in the same way that it collects data for the ever-popular Organic Cotton Market Report, by surveying the industry on its use of the...

2014-06-10 23:02:26

The adhesives segment dominates the global adhesives and sealants market, with a share of more than 75%. This report estimates the market size of the global adhesives and sealants market in terms of both volume and revenue. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/adhesive-sealants-market-421.html (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The report “Adhesives & Sealants Market by Chemical Types, by Technology, by Applications (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Packaging, Construction, Automotive,...

2014-06-09 12:24:01

LONDON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Adhesives & Sealants Market By Chemical Type, By Technology, By Applications (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Packaging , Construction, Automotive, Woodwork, & Others) & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to...

2014-06-06 08:25:36

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avidity NanoMedicines LLC, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a breakthrough approach to the targeted delivery of nucleic acid-based medicines, announced today that its scientific co-founder, Mark E. Davis, Ph.D., will receive the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Professor Davis is the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech and was recognized, along with Avelino...

2014-06-03 08:36:03

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Latin America Adhesives and Sealants Market for Building and Construction - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019http://www.reportbuyer.com/chemicals/adhesives_sealants/latin_america_adhesives_sealants_market_building_construction_industry_analysis_size_share_growth_trends_forecast_2013_2019.html Growing demand from construction and building industry forwater...

2014-06-03 08:35:52

PORTLAND, OR, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. (TSXV: CL) (OTCQB: CRLRF), which produces and markets CRAiLAR® Flax fiber The Friendliest Fiber On The Planet(TM), today announced that Georgia-Pacific has exercised its option to extend its Material Supply Agreement with CRAiLAR. The extension provides Georgia-Pacific with exclusivity to use CRAiLAR fibers in non-woven products through December 2021. "We are very humbled by this vote of confidence, and we look...

2014-06-03 08:35:10

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: US Countertops Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/construction/construction_materials/us_countertops_market.html US demand to increase 4.5% per year through 2017US demand for countertops is forecast to increase 4.5 percent per year to 725 million square feet in 2017, an improvement from the declines of the 2007-2012 period. The residential market, led by single-family...

Scientists Spin Cellulose Fibers That Are Stronger Than Steel
2014-06-02 12:24:56

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY A Swedish-German research team has successfully tested a new method for the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibers at DESY's research light source PETRA III. The novel procedure spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils by aligning them all in parallel during the production process. The new method is reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications. "Our filaments are stronger than both aluminium and steel per...


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2010-12-03 22:35:03

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2010-11-19 17:31:54

Kevlar, a trademark of para-aramid synthetic fiber, is related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. DuPont developed Kevlar in 1965 and was first commercially used in the 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Its normal form is as a rope or a sheet of fabric that can be used as an ingredient in composite material components. Kevlar is used in bicycle tires, racing sails, and body armor due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio. Twaron, produced in 1978, is a...

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2005-05-25 17:09:09

Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed (foliated) in layers (bedded deposits). Slate can be made into roofing shingles ('roofing slates' in the United Kingdom), because it has two lines of breakability: cleavage and grain. This makes it possible to split slate into thin sheets. Slate is mainly composed of quartz and muscovite (a mica), often along with biotite, chlorite, and hematite, or, less frequently,...

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