December 2011 Issue

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  • An AmSafe Industries product designed to chill pharmaceuticals shipped via air freight found a new application in truck transport of temperature-sensitive fresh foods in Southeast Asia. Photo: AmSafe Industries Inc.

    Thermal blanket keeps chilled food cold

    AmSafe developed a thermal blanket that protects sensitive cargo by shielding it from extreme weather and temperature fluctuations.

  • Atomic Design calls itself “the backstage of the world,” crafting custom designs and renting out unique scenic elements for the budget conscious; the Buule costs $350 per five-foot panel per week. Photo: Atomic Design.

    Modular drapery panel sets the scene

    Elegant Buule panels can be seamlessly attached to one another in five-foot increments, allowing the client to use one to create a column effect or a wall-to-wall curtain of draping cloth.

  • Blastech Ltd. offers ballistic and impact testing services, and is now applying the company’s expertise with shear thickening fluids to a bag strong enough to contain a bomb blast. Photo: Blastech Ltd.

    Bag strong enough to contain bomb blast

    Fly-Bag is second line of defense for terrorist bomb plots or accidental explosions on aircraft.

  • High frequency welding method

    High frequency (HF) welding of PVC and PU fabrics with metal is now easily done with the ForFlexx method.

  • Coated vinyl meets CPSIA standards

    Value Vinyls introduces new line of 18-ounce PVC-coated vinyl to meet CPSIA standards.

  • Improved FR elastic

    Offray Specialty Narrow Fabrics introduces FR elastics featuring FR-Flex by Fulflex™ with improved FR capabilities.

  • Military tent fabric

    Graniteville Specialty Fabrics has developed Force FR, a lighter weight, fire-resistant military tent fabric.

  • Chemical barrier solution

    Coretech™ enables high performance and less expensive chemical barrier solutions.

  • Printer for productivity

    Mimaki USA Inc. presents a new generation of large-format textile inkjet printers for improved productivity.

  • Weld-free framing

    The Triax system, flexible and easy to use, is a method of building a frame to support waterproof covers, allowing installers to create individual and customized designs for tensioned covers.

  • Seams that perform

    From Quality Thread & Notions, two new styles give fabricators needed versatility and performance.

  • Ultrasonic cutting pen

    Fabrication equipment

    Asco BV offers a complete range of equipment for cutting and assembling various materials.

  • Fabric erosion control

    EarthKnit wattle tube fabric from Supertex Inc. offer a simple, lightweight and flexible means of erosion control.

  • Premium banner fabric

    Top Value Fabrics offers new direct-for-print banner fabrics.

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