Coatings for fabrics and leather

April 1st, 2016

A new line of coatings and finishes is now available for specialty fabric and leather hide applications. The VYNGUARD® line includes seven base chemistries custom-formulated for each customer. VYNGUARD Polycarbonate features improved abrasion resistance and improved surface tension for a softer and smoother finish. VYNGUARD chemistries provide a clear protective layer that can mitigate 100...

Read More

Air curtains for comfort

April 1st, 2016

Curtron Products’ 2-Go Pro is a new air curtain designed for drive-through and pick-up windows. The compact unit accommodates openings 24 inches wide by up to 42 inches high. It blocks insects, temperatures and car exhaust from entering a facility with a solid stream of air that keeps a drive-through attendant comfortable even when the...

Read More

Against the elements

April 1st, 2016

To keep ahead of the competition, Shade One Awnings embraces the latest technology in computer aided drafting, iridescent fabrics, solar power and LED lighting. Photos: Shade One Awnings Donald Franks is the owner of Shade One Awnings, a Toms River, N.J.-based awning company that specializes in residential and commercial awning sales, service and installation. Franks...

Read More

How does your garden grow?

April 1st, 2016

The materials for this folded-fabric planter are locally sourced and include scrap boat sails and boat covers from the post-production waste of sailmakers in the Bronx. Photos: The Garden Apt. Swiss-born Miriam Josi and Australian-born Stella Lee Prowse of The Garden Apt. are product designers who met and became friends while studying at Parsons The...

Read More

Tropical canopies

April 1st, 2016

At the dedication of the new U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos, spectators and diplomats were sheltered from the glare and potential rain by an arcade topped by an ETFE-roofed canopy. Transparent ETFE panels inset in a framework of repeating bisected diamond shapes create an architectural “folded plate” configuration, a historical design motif that harkens back...

Read More