Technology gives fabrics the power to act and react

July 1st, 2008

Adapting shoes to weather conditions Special superabsorbing fleece from BASF inside the new innovative ventilation element Vayu Verde makes it possible to adapt shoes to different weather conditions. Photo: IQTEX. Wet feet? Never again. German companies IQTEX and BASF have jointly developed a unique, intelligent system that adapts shoes to suit weather conditions. To make...

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Marine shops sail with CAD systems

May 1st, 2008

Speed. Accuracy. Replication. This is what you hear when you talk to marine fabricators about CAD (Computer-Aided Design) systems. The time from concept to finished product is faster than ever before. Modification is minimal, if not completely eliminated. Fit is perfect the first time, repeating a product requires little or no preparation, and there is...

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Flame-resistant fabrics: Examine your options

January 1st, 1970

Offer better customer service with information on the latest in FR qualities and regulations. By Holly O’Dell In many environments today, fire retardancy and flame resistance (FR) qualities are required for fabrics; in other cases, it is a desirable quality, at the least. For commercial and hospitality applications—for example, an awning used on an office...

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