August 2014 Issue

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  • n 2013, Camira, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, U.K., recovered almost 33,000 kilos of polyester roll ends from the manufacturing process, which went into its closed-loop system.  Photo: Camira Fabrics Ltd.

    First do no harm

    Performance upholstery fabrics need not come with a steep environmental cost. New fabrics, blends and treatments are making sustainability an affordable option.

  • Silicone edge graphics (SEG) applications are fabric graphics that have silicone beading sewn into the edge to help it fit tightly into a frame system. This is an SEG application printed on Fisher Textiles by Dimension Design. Photo: Fisher Textiles Inc.

    Fabric is king in digital printing

    Advancements in printing methods and equipment are giving end users a wider choice of options designed to meet their specific needs and requirements.

  • Photography by John Wagner

    Partners in leadership

    Susan Shields and Mike Miller foster leadership skills and personal accountability to pursue entrepreneurial excellence.

  • 2014 Exhibitor Product Preview

    An advance look at new products and services to be exhibited at the 2014 IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo in Minneapolis, Oct. 14–16.

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  • Digital sign system

    Allowing traditional sign shops to increase profits by adding digital signage to the product mix.

  • "Global Beat" fabrics

    Silver State Fabrics has introduced Global Beat.

  • Laser Templator

    On most jobs, just point and click.

  • Fabric touch tester

    The new Fabric Touch Tester (FTT) from SDL Atlas is the first device to objectively and quantitatively measure fabric hand and skin-touch comfort.

  • The look of leather

    Polyurethane collection, formulated with polycarbonate polymers that contain the strongest resins available for coated fabrics.

  • Vertical lifter

    Offers a lifting capacity of up to 1,600 kg and absorption of torque up to 4,000 Nm.

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