July/August 2006

The Controlling Electrostatic Hazards
DVD/DVD-ROM training package from

Newson Gale Inc.
, Lakewood, N.J., trains staff on managing electrostatic discharge when handling
flammable materials. The package also includes additional training and informational resources.

New York City-based

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
has added two wallcoverings from New York City-based KnollTextiles — Pause, designed by
2×4; and Merge, designed by Abbott Miller of Pentagram — to its permanent collection.


International Newsletters Ltd.
has published the second edition of “Medical and Hygiene Textiles: Initiatives for
Growth,” by Geoff Fisher. The report profiles 50 major companies in the medical and disposable
hygiene industries.

Jakob Müller AG, Frick,
Switzerland, is publishing a textbook series for the narrow fabrics industry. The first
two volumes, “Preparation – Finishing – Make-up” and “Needle Weaving Technology in Narrow Fabrics,”a
re now available in German and English. Also, the company’s website, www.mueller-frick.com, soon
will feature an input mask where customers may report defects and request technical assistance.

The 4th Annual

Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF)
Silent Auction, benefitting Roseville, Minn.-based IFF, will begin Sept. 18, 2006,
on-line at iffauction.cmarket.com.


Edward Lowe Foundation
and nonprofit organizations, has named Midland, Mich.-based

Aegis Environments
one of the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.”

Through its new Seal of Approval for Deep Cleaning Systems program, the Dalton, Ga-based

Carpet and Rug Institute
examines the solutions, equipment and overall effectiveness of carpet-cleaning processes.
The first gold seal winners are systems from Mohawk FloorCare Essentials; Sears Carpet &
Upholstery Care; Steamin Demon; ZeroRez; and Harris Research Inc., which also won silver ratings
for two of its systems.

West Conshohocken, Pa.-based

ASTM International
offers an Online Directory of Testing Laboratories that is searchable by keyword, testing
type and products tested at www.astm.org/LABS. Users also may search the directory from the ASTM
Standards Database.

, Aiken, S.C., a website for employers and job seekers, has added the textile industry to
the list of sectors it serves.

Sauquoit Industries LLC
, Scranton, Pa., has released its Advanced Textile Materials/Unique Processing
Capabilities brochure presenting the company’s full line of electrically conductive fabrics and

Ithaca, New York-based

Emerson Power Transmission
’s revised Belt Drives and Bearings Reference Guide offers product design, installation,
maintenance and troubleshooting details for its belt, sheave and bearing products.

Fredericksburg, Va.-based

Kaeser Compressors Inc.
has expanded its Sigma Frequency Control compressor line to range from 15 to 335
horsepower and provide flows from 17 to 1,568 cubic feet per minute in pressures from 80 to 217
pounds per square inch gauge. The company’s new Cost Savings with Compressed Air System Maintenance
guide details maintenance activites for each system component.

Full color, 24-bit designs for digital textile printing are available for purchase for
between $100 and $1,500 at

, Italy. More than 90 percent of the designs are available in PostScript format, and
users may search for designs by keywords or by categories.

Yaskawa Electric America Inc.
, New Berlin, Wis., has launched its DriveWizard™ 6.1 software, which features file
conversion tools and enhanced Ethernet support.

The new Sheerweave® 4550 and 4650 styles for interior shading from Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based

Phifer Inc.
offer two faces because of their broken twill weave. The fabrics, which feature a white,
outward facing side that reduces solar heat and an inward-facing color side, may be used for small
diameter shades.

Banner Engineering Corp.
, Minneapolis, has updated its 2006 Sensor Products catalog for sensing

July/August 2006