Glen Raven’s Allen E. Gant Jr. receives the IFAI Chairman’s Award at IFAI Expo 2012

December 5th, 2012

The award capped the festivities and member recognition at IFAI’s annual meeting in Boston, Nov. 8. By Galynn Nordstrom At IFAI’s annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8th, celebrating the association’s 100th anniversary, wine, cheese, dessert and fellowship marked the end of IFAI Expo’s second day. After a short report on the year’s accomplishments, changes and...

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Fisher Textiles revives ET 9499 Firesafe with whiter, brighter version for printing

December 5th, 2012

Fisher Textiles, Indian Trail, N.C., one of the leading suppliers of fabrics for digital printing, has replaced style ET 9499 Firesafe (FR) with a brighter and whiter version in its line of Enviro-Tex fabrics for dye sublimation, UV and latex printing. Enviro-Tex fabrics are eco-friendly and made with recycled REPREVE yarn, which meets FTC guidelines...

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Fisher Textiles revives ET 9499 Firesafe with whiter, brighter version for printing

December 3rd, 2012

Fisher Textiles, Indian Trail, N.C., one of the leading suppliers of fabrics for digital printing, has replaced style ET 9499 Firesafe (FR) with a brighter and whiter version in its line of Enviro-Tex fabrics for dye sublimation, UV and latex printing. Enviro-Tex fabrics are eco-friendly and made with recycled REPREVE yarn, which meets FTC guidelines...

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Miller wins TiE award

December 1st, 2012

The Ohio Chapter of The International Entrepreneur (TiE) has announced that Scott Miller of Miller Weldmaster, Navarre, Ohio, has received the 2012 TiE International Entrepreneur award, which was created to recognize the achievements of entrepreneurs who started businesses in Ohio and built them into global companies. Award criteria considered in selecting the finalists include business...

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Nonwovens industry seeks great IDEAs

December 1st, 2012

Nominations opened in October for the IDEA13 Achievement Awards, organized by INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabric Industry, and Nonwovens Industry magazine. Every three years, INDA presents awards in five categories at the IDEA International Engineering Fabrics Exposition and Conference (this year on April 23-25, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida)....

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Tensile sculpture “flies” over an amphitheater

December 1st, 2012

[G.H. Bruce LLC] Tucson, Ariz., U.S.A. “Where Flying Fishes Play” is a tensile sculpture created to shade a corporate amphitheater in Phoenix, Ariz. The project, managed by G.H. Bruce LLC, features four HDPE canopies of silver Comtex® from Polyfab™ USA. Three layers of 1½-inch Sunbrella® webbing provide the perimeter structure of each canopy. The amphitheater...

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EU issues new rule on biocides

December 1st, 2012

Substances that act to reduce or eliminate bacteria, viruses or mold—and products treated with such biocides—will be subject to a new European Union (EU) regulation (528/2012) that takes effect on Sept. 1, 2013. The new regulation focuses on improving the safety of consumer products by controlling biocide marketing and use. The three main requirements for...

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Headwear comforts women in cancer treatment

December 1st, 2012

Hair loss, a common side effect of cancer chemotherapy and radiation treatment, adds insult to injury, affecting a woman’s privacy, comfort and self-esteem. Researchers at Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design worked with textile company Murray Hogarth Co. Ltd., Selkirk, Scotland, to develop smart textile scarves that assist cancer patients by concealing hair loss...

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Weather or not—fabric measures up

December 1st, 2012

With a great selection of materials available, fabric structures adapt to different climates and project needs. By Barb Ernster Trying to find the right solution for the right application in a particular climate is generally foremost in architectural work. The issues to be addressed in developing building envelopes or employing tension membranes are no different...

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Know your fabrics, fabrication and flammability

December 1st, 2012

No matter where you are in the supply chain, a thorough knowledge of flame retardancy leads to well-informed customers—and safer environments. By Holly O’Dell If a fabric is going into a commercial space—whether used for a trade show banner, theater drapery or restaurant awning—it needs to be flame retardant (FR). Call the material fireproof, flameproof...

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