Geodesic projection dome showcased

February 1st, 2010

Visitors to Paris’s Grand Palais for the October 2009 premier of “From Byzantine to Istanbul” stepped inside famous Ottoman Empire mosques and churches to view the art within the domes. This feat was made possible by Zendome GmbH, Berlin, Germany, and its new geodesic projection cupola, a dome with an immersive media screen that provides […]

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World’s biggest boat wrap debuted

February 1st, 2010

Clay Gaillard, public relations manager for Cummins MerCruiser Diesel, wondered how to attract attention at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to the QuadZeus, a 60-foot convertible power sportfishing boat. He approached marine artist Steve Goione and, later, Image Monster, a Wilmington, Del., large format printer, who came together to install the world’s biggest boat […]

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A global look at nanomaterials

February 1st, 2010

Research and regulations on the environmental and safety issues of nanomaterials: a global approach. By Janice Kleinschmidt Nanotechnology data is growing exponentially as universities and industries around the world research and develop products with specific performance attributes (liquid, dirt and odor repellence, antimicrobial properties and insulating capabilities) by manipulating substances at the one-billionth-of-a-meter scale. But […]

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2010 State of the industry

February 1st, 2010

A reset economy changes the business of specialty fabrics in the U.S. Like the U.S. automobile market, the depressed economy has reset the size, shape and growth of the specialty fabrics industry from top to bottom, throughout all market segments. As a result, there are fewer significant suppliers and end product manufacturers, and the ones […]

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Trends in technical textiles

February 1st, 2010

Global technical textile leaders converge to discuss the industry’s future and some recent innovations. By Adrian Wilson How to Enter Technical Textiles Markets,” a conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in October 2009, was the fifth in a series arranged by International Newsletters Ltd., publisher of Technical Textiles International and technical-textiles.net. Presenters from around the globe […]

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