Wasatch SoftRIP TX wins SGIA’s Product of the Year Award

November 30th

Wasatch Computer Technology, a RIP and print management software company, took home SGIA’s 2015 Product of the Year Award in the category “Roll- to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile for RIP Software” for its SoftRIP TX. Wasatch’s SoftRIP TX has all the functionality of the SoftRIP and is specifically designed for digital textile printing. The 16-bit...

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AFHA petitions CPSC to adopt California upholstered furniture standard

November 25th

American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) petitioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Oct. 30 to adopt the upholstered furniture performance standards and flammability test methods prescribed by California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013. The petition, filed on behalf of a Joint Industry Coalition, proposes that the standards and test methods in TB 117-2013 be adopted...

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Seaman introduces pretension fabric for permanent structures

November 24th

Seaman Corporation introduced a new lightweight pretension fabric designed to retain its original physical integrity when used for permanent tension structures. Shelter-Rite® Tite™ fabric is designed to withstand a wide range of environmental and design challenges and it represents three proven technologies: time-tested performance, low stretch and superior tear resistance. Shelter-Rite Tite is pre-stretched both...

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IFAI, Dept. of Commerce to host smart fabrics summit

November 23rd

UPDATE: Date has been changed. The Smart Fabrics Summit will be on April 11, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it will partner with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) to host the first-ever Smart Fabrics Summit on April 11, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will provide a forum for public and private...

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Mutoh wins Product of the Year Awards at SGIA Expo

November 23rd

Mutoh America, Inc., producer of wide-format printers, won the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year award for its ValueJet 2638 – 104 inch gran-format printer in the Test Print Shoot Out Poster Size, Solvent or Latex Ink over 96 inches category, and for its ValueJet 1617H – 64 inch hybrid printer in...

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Fisher Textiles’ feather flag fabric stocked at 125 inches wide

November 20th

Fisher Textiles, a supplier of fabrics for digital printing, now offers DD 7375 Feather Flag at 125 inches wide. DD7375 Feather Flag has a treatment for direct dye sublimation printing and is 3.4 oz/yd. It has bleed through to the backside, is flame retardant, passes NFPA-701 and is ideal for feather flag and outdoor street...

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Arlon debuts Chrome and Chrome Effects

November 19th

Arlon introduced Chrome and Chrome Effects to its Ultimate PremiumPlus™ color change line. The premium quality specialty automotive films enhance the look of vehicles with easy installation and wider width rolls. Arlon’s Silver Chrome product maintains color and finish consistency during and after the application. It makes its official launch at 2015 SEMA in Las...

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Avery Dennison introduces wrap care product line

November 18th

Avery Dennison Solutions introduced the Supreme Wrap Care product line and Sparkle DOL 6040. The care products can be used to help matte, satin and gloss car wraps look fresh for the entire life of the wrap. The cleaner keeps the wraps looking fresh by removing dust and light dirt, while the power cleaner eliminates...

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Durst team strengthens with new addition, role expansion

November 17th

Durst U.S. has added textile/soft-signage printing expert Bob Rychel and expanded the role for large-format digital sales manager Tom Green, who will serve the Southeast region in addition to his general responsibilities. Rychel has more than 25 years of experience in the large-format digital graphics marketplace – including the last eight focused on the textile/soft-signage...

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Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement made available

November 16th

The United States recently concluded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement with 11 other Pacific rim nations including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Industrial Fabrics Association International’s United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI) advocated for a yarn-forward rule of origin and...

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