The technology incubator

December 9th, 2016

IFAI Expo showcases the best of advanced textiles developments. Walking the Advanced Textiles section of IFAI Expo in Charlotte this fall was a bit like touring a food market where an array of ingredients is on display, waiting for a chef to choose, combine them and create a dish whose value is above and beyond that […]

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Alexium to provide flame-retardant chemistry to tent supplier

July 28th, 2016

Australian specialty chemicals and solutions developer Alexium International has agreed to supply its proprietary, environmentally friendly, flame-retardant chemistry to a major supplier of tents. Purchase orders have already been received, the company reports, and production will commence with the unnamed client. Once the full transition to Alexium chemistry is complete, the expected life cycle for […]

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Finishing finesse

February 19th, 2016

Coating and laminating treatments enhance fabric performance in important – and multiple – ways. Although researchers are making progress in fiber technology that imparts performance capabilities into the fabric, inherent qualities in fibers are not necessarily a replacement for coating treatments—or competition for coaters. Alexium International is actively in the coating products business in about […]

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Coatings and finishes enhance fabric performance

February 5th, 2016

In today’s demanding technical fabrics markets, the fabric itself is just the beginning. For the end product manufacturer to get the performance qualities necessary to meet today’s stringent regulations and to satisfy the end customer’s high expectations, it is likely that the fabric will be coated and/or laminated with other materials. In some cases, it […]

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