Snapshot: Client support, on time

January 1st, 1970

By Sigrid Tornquist Among the benefits of creating a process-driven workplace is the ability to turn out high-quality products in a short time frame. And, as a wholesale manufacturer, Pinz Co. Ltd. also values its ability to support its customers as they, in turn, fulfill their clients’ needs. When South East Blinds and Awnings in […]

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Q&A with David Snoad

January 1st, 1970

By Sigrid Tornquist Q: How have you helped your staff prepare for their new management responsibilities? A: About a year and a half ago we accessed some government money to put a number of our people through management training. The training was optional but for those who chose to participate, they graduated with Certificate IV […]

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Product Test

January 1st, 1970

When the lighting designer for James Taylor’s 2014 tour came to Peter Finder and described his vision for a stage backdrop that used both back and front lighting, Finder suggested something new. He’d recently heard of a process from one of the company’s fabric suppliers, called custom woven jacquard, that allows an image to be […]

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Snapshot: Awning Paradise

January 1st, 1970

By Sigrid Tornquist Most everyone who has spent a lifetime manufacturing custom products can point to one stand-out project that was the highlight of their career. For Vern Schaefer, that project was manufacturing and installing awnings for the Virgin Grand Resort in the Virgin Islands. The project began as part of a remodeling project for […]

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Personal power source

January 1st, 1970

Technology currently under research pursues low-power energy harvesting from the human body—and textiles will have an important role to play. Digital/electronic advancement has changed our culture into one that requires more information with less hassle and more privacy. Wearable electronics are playing a key role in the Internet of Things (IoT) as a platform for […]

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For the birds

January 1st, 1970

Designers and architects with fresh sustainability challenges: how to prevent collisions with birds attracted by light and reflections from glass surfaces. In Minneapolis, Minn., deep in construction of a futuristic-looking new Vikings football stadium downtown, the public is now voicing fears that birds will suffer fatal collisions with completion of the massive glass structure in […]

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Museum and fine art customers seek sustainable fabrics

January 1st, 1970

By Holly O’Dell As with any textile application these days, end users in the museum and fine art markets continue to have an insatiable appetite for sustainable fabrics. Andrew Oransky, director of product management for Roland DGA says, “fabric printing in general has been driven by users’ desire for greener products than PVC. Over time, […]

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DuPont invites entries for 2008 Plunkett Awards

December 31st, 1969

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Teflon®, the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) polymer that became a household name and component of products ranging from cookware to protective clothing to aerospace. To commemorate the anniversary, DuPont™ Fluoropolymer Solutions, Wilmington, Del., called for entries to the 2008 Plunkett Awards for Innovation and Sustainability in the Americas, Europe, the […]

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Graphics One LLC introduces new direct-to-fabric printer

December 31st, 1969

Graphics One introduces the GO RIO TX direct-to-fabric printer for the flag and banner market. The RIO TX has been modified to image on multiple types of fabric with integrated high-performance ink delivery, fabric drying and fabric media handling systems. It can also image on paper offering the ability to do both direct-to-fabric and paper […]

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