Awning roll-out keeps Airstream rolling

September 1st, 2008

The Airstream recreational vehicle is a heavyweight icon of road travel, with emphasis on the “heavy.” In designing its new 17- and 22-foot Safari Sport RVs, Airstream aimed for a design lightweight enough to be pulled by a standard SUV or V6 minivan. The company looked at everything, including the awnings, and fabricator Zip Dee, […]

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Trade shows benefit businesses in numerous ways

September 1st, 2008

Make your next trade show the business opportunity it truly is. By Richard G. Ensman Jr. It’s that time of year: Your mailbox is filling up with those colorful mailings about your upcoming trade show, and you’re not sure whether to go or not. After all, it is expensive. First, there’s the cost of travel, […]

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French Army soldiers wear protective fabric

September 1st, 2008

Rugged meta-aramid fibers, all-temperature protection and fire resistance sold the French Army on protective clothing from the Kermel® Co., Comar Cedex, France. The first battalions will be equipped with Kermel’s V50 summer and VMC40 winter camouflage battledress in late 2008 following successful field testing. The decision was made in context of France’s FELIN® Project, development […]

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Cellophane House celebrates SmartWrap building skin

September 1st, 2008

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) brings prefabricated houses into focus in its new exhibition, “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.” Among five houses built in the MoMA’s outdoor space is the five-story Cellophane House made of transparent, recyclable materials designed by KieranTimberlake Associates LLP, Philadelphia, Pa. The outer walls are NextGen SmartWrap™, […]

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‘Squid booth’ showcases Eventscape fabrication and design

September 1st, 2008

[ Eventscape Inc. ] Toronto, Ont., Canada This fabric structure, nicknamed the “squid booth,” was designed to reach out to architects, designers and other potential clients, drawing them in with its tentacles so that they could see and experience Eventscape’s capabilities in fabrication and design. The connections and intricacies of the joints of the tentacles […]

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Spherical structure with fabric wings promotes Verizon exhibit

September 1st, 2008

[ Transformit ] Gorham, Maine, U.S.A.. The objective of this display was to visually demonstrate that Verizon as a company was about to “take off” (the telecommunications giant had recently acquired MCI). In keeping with this theme, the spherical structure featured fabric “wings,” and the floor of the booth was curved in two directions like […]

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Fabric Images helps create successful Ferrari exhibit

September 1st, 2008

[ Fabric Images Inc. ] Elgin, Ill., U.S.A. The particular autoshow for which this Ferrari exhibit was constructed is unique in that each exhibitor creates its own pavilion in an outdoor setting. The high-end automaker chose a dome structure and created both inside and outside display elements. The graphics on the elements were produced from […]

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Skoldeberg values people-driven business

September 1st, 2008

Ben Skoldeberg employs people skills and skilled people to bring solar protection to central Texas. By Sigrid Tornquist “This business is really about people. The rest is just aluminum and fabric,” says Ben Skoldeberg, co-founder and co-owner of Texas Sun & Shade. Well … high-quality, high-performance aluminum and fabric, one might add. Ben, his wife […]

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CoverTrax system hides screws and tracks on structures

September 1st, 2008

Problem: Unsightly awning screws and tracks mar the aesthetics of an otherwise attractive structure. Solution: The CoverTrax system features white PVC track, unique small-size keder tape and four PVC lower panels that slide into place over screws and provide a fresh and pleasing appearance. SOURCE Bainbridge International

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UV-optimized fabric coatings show image detail

September 1st, 2008

Problem: Customers with wide-format inkjet printers with UV-curable inks want fabrics that capture the image’s detail and vibrant color. Solution: UV-optimized fabric coatings give customers professional results with synthetic or natural fibers. After-treatment or lamination isn’t necessary, and the printed product is durable and resists environmental impacts. All UV-optimized products are recyclable, and UV-optimized Cotton […]

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