Fire-retardant stretch fabric

March 1st, 2010

Darlington Fabrics has introduced warp knit stretch fabrics with fire retardancy; the fabrics are made of polyester and spandex and are available in a range of weights and widths. Manufacturers no longer need to send fabric out for post-treating and testing. Flame-retardant applications include dramatic arts, display materials, military, flags, industrial protection and safety uses. […]

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Professional fabric welding

March 1st, 2010

The TRIAC BT hot air indoor welding tool is an economical alternative for indoor fabric welding, designed specifically for indoor tarpaulin and billboard welding. Lightweight, comfortable, ergonomic handle and intuitive controls meet the highest standards for functionality, design and convenience. Unit is packaged in a kit featuring a carrying case, manual pressure roller and a […]

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Pearson Textiles offers 54 new fabrics, available online

March 1st, 2010

A comprehensive line of cut yardage fabrics available for use on Pearson upholstered pieces or in other applications is now available: 54 new fabrics, half of which are exclusive Pearson designs, and half of which are made of natural fibers. The newest fabrics are characterized by sumptuous damasks, chenilles, velvets, finely detailed embroidered designs and […]

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Digital printing opportunities for interior fabrics

March 1st, 2010

Digitally printed fabrics provide a world of opportunities for home interior applications. By Holly O’Dell Mass production may have been the hallmark of American retail and design, but consumers are ditching what they see as ‘cookie-cutter’ products and using interior designers to help them create one-of-a-kind furnishings and accessories for their homes. In turn, these […]

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Sample books for automotive interiors

March 1st, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case Where can I get Detroit car books? I’m looking to buy a collection. Companies that do automotive upholstery are familiar with Detroit Car Books; they’re sample books that show the fabrics used in OEM automotive interiors for a particular year. You can purchase them through suppliers that specialize in automotive fabrics. […]

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Where to get flexible solar panels

March 1st, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case Where can I get flexible solar panels? Photovoltaic technology has been around for years, but offered in rigid solar panels that were rather bulky and not very compatible with fabric products. New innovations have made flexible photovoltaics possible, allowing them to be incorporated into products such as fabric sunshades or umbrellas. […]

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