Innovative anchoring products for various applications

December 1st, 2010

American Earth Anchors has a range of innovative anchoring products and accessories with applications in the military, commercial, residential and commercial markets. The PE18 and PE26 penetrator re-useable screw anchors are made of lightweight, heat-treated aluminum and are easy to install with an impact wrench or ratcheting t-handle. Can be used for securing shelters, portable...

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New line of heat-resistant products

December 1st, 2010

American Cord & Webbing Co. Inc. (ACW) has introduced Fireloc, a line of heat-resistant plastic buckles, slides and hooks. For gear in fire fighting, technical rescue and industrial settings where heat and flame resistance is required, this product has passed an independent product safety certification standard by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) on firefighters’ protective clothing for...

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Grommet machine uses less energy

December 1st, 2010

The new Model 4KGW pneumatic grommet machine from Edward Segal Inc. has an innovative toggle linkage to generate more force with less energy—plenty of power to cut through multiple layers of the toughest fabrics. With fewer moving parts, the 4KGW simplifies maintenance, and to offer maximum flexibility, it comes standard on a machine stand but...

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Open-weave fabric provides heat barrier

December 1st, 2010

The latest addition to the Sunworker line, Dickson Sunworker Cristal is an open-weave fabric that provides a barrier against heat and UV radiation while letting the light pass through. Its heat-bonded, PVC second-skin doubles the micro-perforated structure, guarantees that the fabric remains fully waterproof, and the high-strength, polyester core provides excellent resistance to extreme weather...

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Report: IFAI Expo Americas 2010

December 1st, 2010

High points and highlights of our Orlando show. Despite our slow economy, the industry is getting back to business. Compiled by Galynn Nordstrom, Janet Preus, Chris Tschida and Susan Niemi More than 5,100 registered participants and 354 exhibitors, with 54 countries represented, joined us in Orlando in October at the largest specialty fabrics trade event...

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Inside the healthcare market

December 1st, 2010

The key to selling to the healthcare industry is patience—and lots of it. By Barb Ernster Companies that have successfully penetrated the medical market have done so either by having a highly focused, slow-growth strategy or by falling into it with the right product. In either case, companies must meet the demands for quality, service...

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Providing disaster response products

December 1st, 2010

Planning and preparation are required to provide products and services in response to a disaster. By Janice Kleinschmidt When Hurricane Katrina flooded streets and houses in 2005, telephone calls flooded suppliers of products that could be used to provide shelter and other disaster relief. “I sold everything I had in warehouses—nine tractor-trailers [of tents] in...

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Marco Sánchez is on a roll

December 1st, 2010

Marco Sánchez turns a thesis project into a thriving business. By Sigrid Tornquist “Of course starting the business was a risk,” says Marco Sánchez, general manager of ML Ingeniería and Azoteas Verdes in Mexico City. “It was very complicated at first and we were very close to broke, but by the end of the first...

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