U.S. House of Representatives passes geosynthetic amendment

November 4th, 2015

More than 270 amendments to a $325 highway bill titled the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 are being voted on this week by the U.S. House of Representatives. The amendment to Sec. 1431, “Use of Durable, Resilient, and Sustainable Materials and Practices,” offered by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), includes the addition of...

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The top 10 shade sail mistakes to avoid

October 9th, 2015

The top 10 mistakes to avoid when installing shade sails were presented today at the shade sail demonstration at IFAI Expo 2015. Design 10. Don’t use long, skinny shapes. Shorter sides should be at least one-half the length of the longest side 9. Don’t use two triangles to fit a square or rectangular space. Triangles...

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Customized testing of advanced textiles products

October 9th, 2015

Advanced textiles are available to consumers with an impressive and ever-increasing array of performance attributes. Examples include wicking, compression, heat-reflecting and energy-harvesting properties. While standard tests exist to confirm and demonstrate the nature and magnitude of some properties, they may not capture the performance features that distinguish a product from its competition. Additionally, the standard...

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No barriers

October 8th, 2015

Erik Weihenmayer is a co-founder of No Barriers USA, an organization dedicated to helping people overcome life barriers to contribute their best to the world through transformative experiences, tools and inspiration. Keynote speaker Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind climber ever to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, inspired a full house of attendees Thursday morning...

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IFF announces student scholarship winners

October 6th, 2015

The 2015 Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) student scholarship award winners were announced today at IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. The scholarships provide tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics or advanced textiles industries. The recipients: Don Williams IFF Student Scholarship recipient Sarah...

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Jason Mills adds to mesh line

September 1st, 2015

Designed for outdoor screening and tent applications, Jason Mills’ newest mesh prevents even tick nymphs from getting through while still allowing for air flow. Photo: Jason Mills LLC Jason Mills LLC, a Milltown, N.J.-based convertor/manufacturer of knit textiles, has expanded its line of products sold into the outdoor retailing industry with the addition of Style...

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Moss acquires Marx+Moschner

September 1st, 2015

Tension fabric manufacturer Moss Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired Marx+Moschner, a European environmental branding supplier headquartered in Lennestadt, Germany. Marx+Moschner provides standard and custom branding solutions for interior and exterior use, including a line of silicone edge graphic (SEG) frames, custom printed large-format fabric panels and custom trade show exhibit components for European...

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Supply55 introduces new transfer paper

August 31st, 2015

Supply55 Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has released Prime Sublimation Transfer Paper, a high-quality, uniformly-coated product engineered to improve overall image quality. Featuring Full Release Technology™, the paper provides fast dry times and is available in both tacky and non-tacky versions. It is compatible with wide-format printers, most brands of digital dye sublimation ink and polyester...

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Rose Brand acquires Swag Décor, expands sales team

August 31st, 2015

Rose Brand Inc., a Secaucus, N.J., provider of theatrical fabrics, production supplies and custom stage drapery and sewn creations, has acquired Swag Décor of Orlando, Fla., to establish a local market presence for event and venue décor services. Swag Décor specializes in providing uniquely designed event décor to the Florida market. The company will maintain...

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Dickies, Milliken collaborate on new work shirt

August 28th, 2015

The “next generation” work shirt provides comfort and mobility while maintaining the durability of a classic Dickies work shirt. Photo: Dickies Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C., teamed up with Dickies, the flagship brand of performance workwear manufacturer Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., Fort Worth, Texas, to produce an improved performance work shirt for today’s modern worker. The...

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