Fisher Textiles adds GF 3155 Diamond Mesh (FR) to grand format fabrics

August 17th, 2011

Fisher Textiles, a leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing, has added GF 3155 Diamond Mesh (FR) to its line of grand format fabrics for dye sublimation printing. The 3155 Diamond Mesh is a 3-bar lightweight warp knit fabric, 100 percent polyester, with a slight sheen. FR fabric passes the NFPA 701 small scale 1996...

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New AATCC test methods available for download

August 17th, 2011

AATCC test method committees have developed and approved four brand new test methods, plus a newly revised method. Some of these test methods are of interest to companies dealing with performance fabrics with wicking or moisture management properties, and others to companies in the carpet and flooring industries. AATCC Committees RA57, Floor Covering Test Methods...

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USITC releases Shifts in U.S. Merchandise 2010

August 16th, 2011

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2010, an annual compendium of data and analysis examining changes in trade with key U.S. partners and in important U.S. industries, was released today by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). The independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency releases the information in a web-based format that provides details and reasons for...

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Seminars for small businesses entering international markets

August 15th, 2011

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is organizing two seminars this autumn—Sept. 29 in Orange, Calif., and Oct. 26 in Miami, Fla.—for U.S. small businesses looking to expand into emerging markets. These ‘Expanding Horizons’ seminars will provide companies with information about the various finance and political risk insurance products offered by OPIC, the U.S. government...

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Spradling Softside marine vinyl offered in three new patterns

August 12th, 2011

The Miami Corp., a distributor to the automotive, contract and marine interior and exterior trim products for both manufacturing and aftermarket companies, now offers Spradling Softside® marine vinyl in three new patterns. The new Zander, Marlin and Beluga patterns all have the Permaguard® barrier coating, a stain resistant top coat. Samples of the new patterns...

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Fisher Textiles adds GF 3155 Diamond Mesh (FR) to grand format fabrics

August 11th, 2011

Fisher Textiles, a leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing, has added GF 3155 Diamond Mesh (FR) to its line of grand format fabrics for dye sublimation printing. The 3155 Diamond Mesh is a 3-bar lightweight warp knit fabric, 100 percent polyester, with a slight sheen. FR fabric passes the NFPA 701 small scale 1996...

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Anchor Industries reorganizes to drive clearspan markets

August 10th, 2011

Anchor Industries has announced a strategic reorganization of its special events tenting operations to capitalize on its clearspan success and position it for accelerated growth in the structure marketplace. “The new products and sharpened focus we’ve put into our clearspan business have really helped us and our customers overcome the tough economy we’ve all been...

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Awning fabrication software

August 10th, 2011

Tri Vantage’s latest version of its Awning Composer software offers greater clarity, expanded interactivity and improved ease of use. New features include 3-D rendering, a shadow simulator that allows users to determine the awning’s shade footprint, increased detail in fabric selections and the ability to show exact repeats on striped patterns. Fabricators using version 4...

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New VARIANT T1 hot-air fabrics welding machine

August 9th, 2011

The sturdy VARIANT T1, from Stanmech Technologies Inc. and Leister Process Technologies, is distinguished by its outstanding top speed of up to 18m/min. Combined with a slim, compact design, the unit offers numerous advancements to the prior generation of fabric welding tools, including the ability to use pre-set welding parameters or the option to set...

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Sales of natural fibers for composites to double by 2015

August 8th, 2011

Sales of natural fibers for use as reinforcement materials in composites in Europe could increase to 40,000 50,000 tons by 2015 compared with 20,000 tons in 2010, according to a report in the latest issue of Technical Textile Markets—a quarterly publication from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The global market for natural fiber...

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