Eat street easy

March 1st, 2016

Uni-Systems LLC used TENARA® 4T40HF Architectural Fabric by SEFAR® AG for the retractable canopy that covers the outdoor patio at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Photos: Susan (Suki) L. Finnerty, YachtingToday.TV. When it comes to fun and relaxation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., East Las Olas Blvd. is the place to be. It’s packed...

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Envision, build, repeat

March 1st, 2016

Photos by Christopher Beauchamp Michael Catalano treats his clients as strategic partners—and that keeps them coming back. “We have a saying here: It’s not about the first job. It’s about the next job,” says Michael Catalano, CEO of Capitol Awning Co., Jamaica, N.Y. “And probably 90 percent or more of our work ends up being...

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Body climate control

March 1st, 2016

Moisture-tech® Apparel offers an optimal body climate for changes between high-demand activities and resting phases. Due to a vertical suction effect, moisture is transported from the skin to the inner functional layer where it is stored temporarily and spread over a large surface. The hydrophilic membrane is activated by the high moisture concentration and allows...

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Safety first

March 1st, 2016

Schoeller ecorepel® technology is a PFC-free textile finish that is water repellent, ecological and wash resistant. Photo: Schoeller Technologies AG. A closer look at environmentally preferred DWR finishes. With the growing emphasis on multiple functionality and comfort in safety apparel, breathable and durable water repellency (DWR) has become an important attribute of most safety clothing...

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Connecting with students

March 1st, 2016

Opportunities for the next generation. As businesses and industries transition and evolve, more professionals recognize the importance of continually connecting with the college and university students who may be interested in learning more about the specialty fabrics industry. Just ask Stephanie Cizinsky, marketing manager at Glen Raven Inc., Glen Raven, N.C. She explains that a wealth...

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