Hornshuch Group’s Revl wins best product of the year

January 4th, 2016

An innovative vinyl surface, “Revl,” was named 2015 Product of the Year in the textiles/hospitality category at the Best of the Year Awards presented by Interior Design Today magazine Dec. 4 in New York City. Revl (revolutionary vinyl) was created by O’Sullivan Films Inc., a member of the Hornschuch Group, and Crypton, a US-American specialist […]

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A continuing thread

January 1st, 2016

Fabricators' needs evolve constantly, and so do the sewing threads they use. Thread is becoming more high-tech by the day—but not necessarily in the ways you might expect. Yes, it’s being made with new synthetic fibers (although the vast majority of thread sold in the world is still cotton-poly or some subset thereof). But the […]

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Keep moving

January 1st, 2016

For most businesses, change is an essential part of long-term success. Ongoing innovation, in products, processes, service and value, is the best way to beat the competition. Innovation. It’s the essential ingredient in any company’s ability to thrive and stay viable for the long haul. Innovative companies are restless explorers, constantly searching for and testing […]

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Light, bright and protected

January 1st, 2016

Precision Custom Canvas Inc.’s client wanted to create a fresh, new space to enjoy on the aft deck of a custom cruiser they were rehabbing. A bimini top and full enclosure would provide privacy and protection from the elements, but the client also wanted to keep things bright and airy, and be able to open […]

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Behind the curtain

January 1st, 2016

Geosynthetics make an impact in a large marine construction project near the Golden Gate Bridge. Marine construction projects often come with a unique set of obstacles. In addition to the challenge of building stable structures in and under water, the environmental impact of construction must be limited. Creative and inventive methods for mitigating environmental contamination […]

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Barbeque cover: touchdown!

January 1st, 2016

When a Cleveland Browns fan requested a custom cover for his new Big Green Egg—an outdoor cooker that is a grill, an oven and a smoker rolled into one—Capital City Awning of Columbus, Ohio, took the opportunity to create a fun, unique design. The customer gave Capital City creative control with one request—the cover needed […]

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Backlit fabric

January 1st, 2016

Fisher Textiles’ DD 6788 MoJo® is a wrinkle-resistant backlit fabric for dye sublimation, UV and latex printing. Engineered for light dispersion, the fabric has a slight stretch for a tight fit in SEG systems and presents vivid print that is amplified when backlit. DD 6788 MoJo was awarded Product of the Year for Media-Textiles-Framing Systems […]

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Showing off the showroom

January 1st, 2016

The best place for a manufacturer of outdoor canvas products to show off is its showroom; shade sails positioned over the main entrance should be—entrancing! Transport and Marine (TM) Covers Ltd., Nelson, New Zealand, houses its factory and showroom in an edgy, modern building featuring two shade sails in bright green and blue, one emerging […]

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Changing office landscapes

January 1st, 2016

Inspired by high-fashioned plaids, the Landscape Collection launched by Camira reflects the changing office landscape and the new era of collaborative working where modular furniture systems are used to define open-workspace environments. Its three refined worsted wool patterns—Balance, Contact and Synergy—include two oversized plaids with highlight color accents and a plain mélange coordinate. Created under […]

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Streamlining with software

January 1st, 2016

Today's software and apps help fabricators keep pace and stay competitive, efficient and productive. Few words captivate the software and app sector more than the word change. Software and applications are drastically changing the way we do business, and many specialty fabric end product manufacturers (EPMs) and suppliers have integrated software and apps into their […]

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