Fabric structures aid earthquake recovery

November 1st, 2012

Fabric structures give the people of East Japan places to work and gather as they rebuild. By Kikuko Tagawa A magnitude 9.0 (Mw) earthquake, now known as the Great East Japan Earthquake, struck at 2:46 p.m. Japan Standard Time, on Friday, March 11, 2011. After the earthquake, about 343,000 people were forced to take refuge; […]

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Creative tents get big results

November 1st, 2012

Tent projects show off their creativity, reach for new heights and get big results. By Janice Kleinschmidt According to the Wikipedia entry for the word “tent” (as accessed in June 2012), “there are only so many ways to drape a simple piece of cloth over a framework.” Tents changed so little that George Washington’s soldiers […]

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Strengthen your business’ message

November 1st, 2012

Matching what you want to say with what they want to hear. By Sam Richter If your company is like most businesses, over the past few years you’ve probably spent thousands of dollars perfecting your messaging. You’ve hired marketing people to craft your website and brochures. You’ve hired trainers to critique your phone scripts. You’ve […]

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Wrapping up the Olympics

November 1st, 2012

Strict sustainability guidelines encouraged intense collaboration in the research and manufacture of the fabric panels that wrapped London’s Olympic Stadium. By Amy Orchard It was estimated that at one time or another during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, a total of nearly four billion people tuned in to watch the Olympic triumphs and […]

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The growing nonwovens market

November 1st, 2012

The increasing versatility and functionality of nonwoven fabrics is expanding their market reach with new technologies and new applications. By Barb Ernster The constant drive to bring costs down and performance up has made nonwovens a key player in the textile industry, penetrating markets traditionally dominated by woven fabrics. Sustainability, durability, versatile functionality and cost-efficient […]

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Fabric graphics dress up interior settings

November 1st, 2012

Fabric graphics in interior settings can take an office, hospitality or retail space from average to amazing. By Holly O’Dell Printing on fabrics affords a new approach to traditional commercial interior design. White walls can become murals, run-of-the-mill artwork can become custom pieces, and permanent messaging can rotate out with soft-sided alternatives. Whether you’re an […]

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