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2010-11-11 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its high-strength, lightweight and low-stretch Spectra® fiber is reinforcing an innovative new yachting rope used by some of the world's most accomplished racers. Spectra fiber enables Yale Cordage's new Ph.D.(TM) rope, used by Olympians and America's Cup racers, to handle loads weighing several thousand pounds. Spectra fiber is an ideal fit for marine applications, as it...

2010-09-25 01:41:29

EUREKA project E! 4104 ECOPROMAT has developed a novel and environmentally-friendly type of matting for use in protection against the spread of contagious animal diseases such as avian influenza, and for routine hygiene in animal and food production. Soaked with disinfectant solution, the matting can be used for disinfecting vehicle tyres, and the shoes and boots of personnel. As it is made of 100% natural fibres, it is highly absorbent to disinfectant solution; it is also fully biodegradable...

2010-07-26 11:50:00

FRANKLIN, Mass., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Berry Plastics is pleased to announce the distribution of its new "Pom-Pom Ropes" and "Sorbent Booms," manufactured under the brand name of X-Sorbs. The Pom-Pom Ropes and Sorbent Booms were developed in response to the urgent need and high demand for an effective means of achieving oil remediation in the Gulf region. Berry Plastics, a leading manufacturer of polypropylene products, also provides a full range of flexible intermediate bulk containers...

2010-04-19 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTC Bulletin Board: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) conducted full scale commercial processing trials in Germany, that were then replicated at the G.J. Littlewood & Son processing facility in Pennsylvania. Final verification of the effectiveness of the processing protocols established during the past two months was evident during spinning trials that were successfully concluded last week at Patrick Yarns in...

2010-03-31 08:00:00

VASTERAS, Sweden/>, March 31, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- - Press Invitation to a New Guinness World Record Attempt in the Category of "Fastest 100 Metre Rap Jumping" 2010, Vasteras, Sweden/> Swedish adventurer Tony Berglund/> will run down the wall of a skyscraper on May 8/> 2010 in central Vasteras 100 km west of Stockholm, Sweden/>. He will not only attempt to crush the current record of 36.25 seconds, but he will try to do it faster than Usain Bolt's 100 m world record of...

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2009-11-17 09:36:51

Researchers from Arizona State University have discovered that several species of microbes (cyanobacteria), at least one found prominently in the deserts of the Southwest, have evolved the trait of rope-building to lasso shifting soil substrates. These tiny filamentous cyanobacteria are typically found in the environment as multicellular single strands or threads. Though known as pioneers in the biostabilization of soils, scientists have long puzzled over the factors that control and promote...

2009-10-14 01:00:00

HESHAN, China, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- HESHAN YIN YU LIGHT-DECORATION LTD is notifying consumers that the flexible light product identified below may have improper internal connections. The interconnecting LED wiring connections and connections near the power cord connector can cause electric arcing and overheating which may cause the flexible tubing to become discolored. The overheating may lead to a potential fire hazard. The product bears the UL Listing Mark. (Photo:...

2009-09-24 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that rope using its super-strength, lightweight Spectra(R) fiber is being used by the U.S. military in fast rope insertion operations. Spectra fiber is a key component of Novabraid(TM) Fast Rope, a high-performance rope made by Canada-based Novatec Braids Ltd. and currently being used on the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Military personnel use the rope to safely and quickly descend from the...

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2009-09-11 07:05:00

Archeological excavations in an ancient cave in the Caucasus Mountains of the modern day Republic of Georgia have unearthed flax fibers thought to be more than 34,000 years old.  Scientists say the discovery represents the oldest samples of cloth and thread known to have been used by humans. The dig"”which was collectively led by Ofer Bar Yosef, George Grant MacCurdy and Janet G. B. MacCurdy Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard...

2009-08-24 16:30:52

A seventh-generation high rope walker crossed the U.S. state line between the Carolinas twice while 125 feet above the ground, observers say. Nik Wallenda, 30, did it without a safety net or harness. Wallenda, the seventh generation of the venerated Flying Wallendas crossed from one state to the other in about 10 minutes on a rope fixed to attractions at the border-straddling Carowinds theme park Sunday afternoon, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Monday. Wallenda, who holds world...