Meeting Proposition 65

September 1st, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case We’re located in Wisconsin and we’re making a fabric product for a customer in California. They’re asking that we provide certification that the product meets Proposition 65. How do we do that? Proposition 65 refers to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, and requires the state of...

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The language of color

September 1st, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case I want to bid on a cover project, but the fabric has to be the color RAL 5003. What is that? Color has a language of its own. One person’s simple green might be ‘hunter green’ to one person and ‘forest green’ to another—and neither of them match. To cut down...

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Industrial Fabrics Foundation advances interests of specialty fabrics industry

September 1st, 2010

By Roy Chism The mission of the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is to engage in research; educate the public and provide information regarding specialty fabrics; and to engage in other charitable educational activities as approved by the board of directors. Most recently, the IFF board launched the Innovation Award to inspire specialty fabrics companies from...

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London hospital features ETFE skylight

September 1st, 2010

A redevelopment of a city hospital complex called for reusing existing buildings while adding functionality. By Bruce Wright St. Bartholomew’s Hospital is the oldest established hospital in the United Kingdom, located on a tight city center site within 500 meters of St Paul’s Cathedral. The redevelopment of St. Bartholomew’s (Barts) and The Royal London Hospital...

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Fabrics offer standout options in promotions and advertising

September 1st, 2010

By Gail Nickel-Kailing Although 2008–2009 was one of the most challenging periods that many print service providers have ever faced, wide-format digital and screen printers remained positive about how 2010 would play out. A report on digital printing of textiles from IT Strategies, Hanover, Mass., which advises companies in the digital print industry, forecasts an...

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