FSW Blog: The Lab Journal

When It’s Finished, It’s Finished

January 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The terms coating, finish, paint, and stain cover a wide spectrum of conversations, applic [...]

Evolution of the T-Cat Tannery Automation System

December 20th, 2018|Tags: , , |

In 1984, Tanmach (part of the First Source Worldwide family) began the project of developi [...]

The Quality Control Apprentice

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I have begun my 12th year here working at First Source Worldwide and it has been an incred [...]

A Brief History of Synthetic Dyes

July 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

In 1856, teenager William Perkin accidentally discovered a dye he called mauve while tryin [...]

Flooring Evolution Continues with Improved Flooring Products

January 2nd, 2018|Tags: , |

Soft Surface Today, carpet occupies less square footage in new and refurbished houses. But [...]

A Brief History of Natural Dyes

November 14th, 2017|Tags: , |

There are two types of dyes. Natural, those that come from animal or plant sources and syn [...]