Eventstar delivers sophisticated structure for celebrity event

May 1st, 2013

[Eventstar Structures Corp] Miami, Fla., U.S.A Eventstar Structures was commissioned by a world-renowned event firm to design a modern temporary structure for a celebrity dinner with 400 VIP guests. This 68-by-138 square-foot structure made with Ferrari S.A. vinyl featured a multilevel glass façade and wrap-around parapet beneath a thermo-pressurized roof system. A 16-by-150-foot grand entrance […]

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Ron Houle builds a bridge to the Capitol

May 1st, 2013

Ron Houle works for defense procurement funding at the highest levels of U.S. government. By Sigrid Tornquist “To be successful in defense procurement it’s important to understand what the Department of Defense (DoD) needs, how to design to that need, how projects get funded and how they are justified in Congress,” says Ron Houle, vice […]

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Recycled fiber for shade products

May 1st, 2013

Sunbrella® Renaissance Unity fabrics from Glen Raven contain 50 percent post-industrial recycled Sunbrella fiber, resulting in a vintage canvas look that is subtly textural with a “substantial feel,” that retains Sunbrella’s fade-resistance and sun-protection qualities. The initial launch includes five solid colors designed to coordinate with a variety of exterior building trim and fascia materials. […]

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Crypton 2.0 fabrics are GREENGUARD SelectSM certified

May 1st, 2013

Soft, luxurious and beautiful, Crypton 2.0 contract upholstery fabrics offer pliability, loft recovery and repel-and-release cleanability to protect against ground-in stains. The fabric also includes bio-based materials and is GREENGUARD SelectSM certified. Crypton 2.0 also requires less energy and results in lower greenhouse gas emissions. SOURCE Crypton Inc.

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FR performance in a thinner profile

May 1st, 2013

Sentry FR elastic collection comes in blends of Kevlar®, Nomex®, PBI and other fibers and offers heat degradation resistance more than 20 times better than current elastic. Its no melt/no drip performance and greater design flexibility for assembling thinner and flatter profiles makes it especially well suited for firefighter and military apparel. SOURCE Offray Specialty […]

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Low static with TENCEL

May 1st, 2013

For the first time, TENCEL® fibers are being used in upholstery fabric for a distinctive sheen and intense colors. But it’s not just the beautiful appearance of TENCEL Botanic Lounge that is important. A moisture level of 13 percent, compared to polyester that may have just 1 percent, prevents static electricity and, with good dimensional […]

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Lark International vinyl fabrics

May 1st, 2013

Vinyl fabrics with more plasticizers from Lark International offer flexibility and less permanent creasing at a competitive price. Well suited for tents, sidewalls, inflatables and banners. SOURCE Lark International Inc.

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Odyssey Collection offers vibrant colors

May 1st, 2013

The Odyssey Collection of upholstery fabrics from Johnston Textiles offers 12 vibrant colors for each pattern: Apollo in bright, lively colors for high-fashion hospitality; Kratos in earth tones for commercial seating; Zeus in a bright mix for an upscale look; and Athena in modern earth tones for office seating. Developed for commercial customers needing dependable […]

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Enduratex fabrics have look of tweed

May 1st, 2013

Berwick Tweed replicates the look of real tweed fabric and, because of the brushed loop backing, the hand is soft and supple like fabric. It’s the newest line in the British Ale Collection, launching with 20 new SKUs. Enduratex provides vinyl-coated fabrics to the automotive, hospitality, marine, health care and spa industries. FORBID, the recently […]

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