Customers seek Silent Gliss fabric

December 1st, 2008

Compiled by Juli Case A client is requesting a fabric called Silent Gliss Colorama 2. Who supplies it? Silent Gliss is a manufacturer of window and curtain systems; they also hold the trade name on Colorama fabrics. Most likely it is being produced for them on a private label basis, and they may be uninterested […]

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J. Ennis Fabrics introduces new collections

November 1st, 2008

New collections from J.Ennis Fabrics Novelties Exotic Hides are faux hides with an authentic look and feel in four colors: Holstein, Ayrshire, Hereford and Angus. Tough and fire-resistant, they can be used in home and hospitality settings for a unique look in upholstery, especially when paired with complementary Ultraleather™. Both products use environmentally friendly PU […]

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Softside II Collection gives upholsterers vinyl options

November 1st, 2008

Problem: Upholsterers want to diversify their businesses and have multi-tasking vinyl options. Solution: The new Softside II Collection covers the vinyl market, offering patterns with 100,000 plus double-rub abrasion resistance for contract jobs, as well as colors and embossing that mimic vinyl used by automotive original equipment manufacturers. SOURCE J. Ennis Fabrics

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Vinyl compounds used for variety of applications

October 1st, 2008

New formulation technology allows Teknor Apex Co.’s Vinyl Division to manufacture flexible vinyl compounds that reduce emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 80 percent or more compared to conventional formulations, according to the company. These low-VOC versions of the Apex® compounds are intended for use in profiles and molded items, extrusion-coated fabrics and extruded […]

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Impact Technology® protects various fabrics

October 1st, 2008

Impact Technology® is not a coating—the protection is embedded within the fibers of the fabric to provide draperies, privacy curtains, bedspreads and shower curtains that are resistant to staining, splashing, bacteria and flame. The fabrics reduce laundering costs, reduce bacterial buildup in facilities and save money by extending fabric life, while meeting all code regulations. […]

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Nano fabrics protect office chairs

October 1st, 2008

[ Champion Seating Co. Inc. ] Stafford, Texas, U.S.A. Office workers who use the new Legends Ergonomic Chair upholstered with a fabric from Champion’s nano fabric family (shown here in Risk Red Nano) have no worries about spilling their morning coffee. The fabric is water repellent, stain resistant, wrinkle resistant and breathable. Because it has […]

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Tri Vantage introduces 117 new style patterns

September 1st, 2008

Tri Vantage has introduced 117 new style patterns to its popular High Point Collection™ of decorative Sunbrella® fabrics: High Point Collection III. A combination of current styles and classic looks, the new collection includes a large grouping of traditional weaves in basic coordinating colors, new reversible patterns, and new textures such as the new “Plush” […]

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Sunbrella performance yarn for indoor and outdoor applications

September 1st, 2008

Problem: Designers of trend-setting outdoor living spaces require furniture with stylish fabrics suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Solution: The Everyday Color Indoor/Outdoor Collection from J. Ennis Fabrics uses Sunbrella® performance yarn to create the look, color and performance essential to the home decor market. SOURCE J. Ennis Fabrics

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PVC-free upholstery collection balances design and performance

September 1st, 2008

The Patterned PVC-Free Upholstery Collection from C.F. Stinson brings performance, sustainability and design into balance. Similar in performance to conventional vinyl, but with a softer hand, the products contain no polyvinyl chloride (and also no phthalates, plasticizers, halogenated flame retardants or fluorocarbons), and are antimicrobial and bleach-cleanable. The silver-based, broad-spectrum antimicrobial system is built in […]

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Bringing outdoor fabrics indoors for interior design

August 1st, 2008

Gina Wicker scoffs at the notion that her mother called the place in their house with the sofa the “living” room. “We were never allowed to go in there,” she says. “It was off-limits to the kids.” Today’s living rooms justify the name, thanks to the transition of outdoor fabrics to interior aesthetics. “I think […]

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