July 2004

The Exterior Vertical SunScreener
retractable shade system from

Astrup Co.
, Cleveland, is a self-storing unit that reduces cooling costs by blocking up to 90
percent of the sun’s rays. The shades reduce ultraviolet rays by up to 95 percent, while permitting
clear, filtered light to enter the room. The new shade system is available in two styles and a
variety of widths, heights and fabrics.

As of June 1, Dallas-based

Celanese Chemicals
has increased the price of Celvol® polyvinyl alcohol base grades by 7 cents per dry


Kellett Enterprises Inc.
has launched a new website,

Effective May 29,

Honeywell Nylon Inc.
, Charlotte, has increased the price of its residential and commercial carpet fiber
products by 5 percent.

New, low-profile fluorescent light panels in Salem, N.H.-based

StockerYale Inc.
‘s Large Area ML Series provide uniform, flicker-free illumination for such viewing
applications as machine vision, frame grabbing, process inspection, and film and paper examination,
according to the company.


Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA)
, Cary, N.C., is accepting nominations for the 2005 Visionary Award until Sept. 1, 2004.
For more information, contact Michael Jacobsen (201) 612-6601; mjacobsen@inda.org.

As of June 1, Kansas City, Mo.-based

Cook Composites and Polymers
has increased the price of its gel coat products including marble clear gel coats by 5
cents per pound, unsaturated polyester resins by 4 cents per pound, and all other related items by
5 cents per pound.

Direct Freight Connect
, Safety Harbor, Fla., has launched a new website,
www.directfreightconnect.com, to enable shippers,
truckers and carriers to connect on-line to arrange freight delivery. Shippers may post loads
on-line so that truckers may view the loads and then contact the shippers. Carriers may post their
trucks for shippers to view, as well as bid on future shipments.

July 2004