May 2011 Issue

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  • The BMW “i” series uses Haartz Sonnenland® A5B DS-HT (Acoustic) for its luxury convertible top, which meets the strictest OEM specifications with lower engineering and manufacturing costs than retractable hard tops. Photo: Haartz Corporation/BMW.

    Staying on top in the convertible market

    The owner of a 2012 BMW 650i convertible will enjoy silence, conversation or music when the top is up, thanks to acoustically enhanced convertible top material from the Haartz Corp.

  • The EZ Engage wall, at 3’6” wide and 7’ 1” tall, packs technology into a lightweight, flexible space, while giving browsing customers a reason to stop more than once. Photo: Moss Inc.

    Fabric display system provides interactive experience

    Moss Inc., Chicago, Ill., keeps the show going with EZ Engage, an interactive fabric display system that contains a monitor, electronics, computer and eight sensors in a wall three inches thick.

  • Polyester mesh is printable on two sides

    UltraMesh Paramount, a U.S.-made, bright white, PVC-coated polyester mesh from Ultraflex systems Inc. is printable on two sides with UV and solvent inks and offers excellent FR qualities.

  • PTFE thread for everywhere outdoors

    SolarFix® PTFE thread, distributed by Quality Thread & Notions, has proven itself in an array of outdoor applications.

  • Plastic adhesive snap components offer alternative to metal

    SNAD plastic adhesive snap components offer the marine industry an alternative to existing metal screw studs.

  • All-in-one welding

    JTE offers a fast, efficient way to weld PVC-coated material and newer polyesters.

  • Woven narrow fabrics

    Avila Textiles’ woven narrow fabrics, including webbings, tapes and elastics, are Berry amendment compliant.

  • Reusable barrier fabric

    Boca Textiles’ Flo-Shield™ is a reusable, fluid-resistant barrier fabric used in medical and clean room applications.

  • Vinyl-coated mesh available in new colors

    Bruin Plastics is offering five new colors of 75-inch VCM™(Vinyl-Coated Mesh) including red, royal blue, navy, burgundy and purple.

  • Carbon cloth for variety of uses

    Zorflex® 100 percent activated carbon cloth has a variety of uses.

  • Spunbonded nonwovens

    PP spunbonded nonwovens are used in all facets of manufacturing from medical curtains to disposable bags, aprons, backing, liners and other applications.

  • 100 percent polyester for numerous applications

    S/4192/2 greige, 100 percent polyester is well suited for drapes, roller shades, pleated shades.

  • Outdoor furniture fabrics

    Twitchell Corp.’s outdoor furniture fabrics from Custom Cut Fabrics, including Textilene Sunsure and the Leisuretex line, withstand the wear and tear of everyday use and prolonged exposure to the elements.

  • Fabrics for designing creative environments

    Developed for maximum visual impact in retail, theatrical, event and architectural applications, Global Voyages consists of four FR fabrics for designing creative environments.

  • Deodorizing, antimicrobial fabric

    With its additional deodorizing and antimicrobial properties and simple elegance, the new drapilux 102 combines design and functionality with a colour palette extended to include soft, natural tones and current on-trend colours.

  • Denim fabric

    DRIFIRE® FR Denim fabric brings new innovation to the flame-resistant electrical apparel market.

  • Eco-friendly seating fabric

    SuperFabric® materials continue to advance in commercial seating applications.

  • Technology harnesses body's natural energy

    Celliant is a new technology that harnesses the body’s natural energy through the use of minerals and fibers.

  • Solution-dyed, flame-resistant polyester

    New in 2011, Broadway is a solution-dyed, flame-resistant polyester that won’t stretch or sag.

  • Mesh for safety shirts and vests

    Style 1907 Hi Vis mesh for safety shirts and vests is made from textured polyester to give it a softer, more comfortable feel, and it has antimicrobial and moisture management qualities.

  • Hydroentangled nonwoven made of flax

    A new hydroentangled nonwoven made of flax can be used as a component in composites for a nonwovens texture and properties such as a smooth surface and wood-like appearance.

  • Architectural fabrics made to last

    Plastatech® HIGH-POINT® architectural fabrics are made to last.

  • Fabric features permanent flame resistance

    Polartec® Power Dry® FR with permanent flame resistance has “touch points“ on the inner surface to wick sweat off the skin to the outside of the fabric where it spreads rapidly for evaporation.

  • Fire-rated knitted HDPE shade fabric

    White Polytex® will now be available in the U.S. Polytex is a superior fire-rated knitted HDPE shade fabric designed for use in modular shade structures and shade sails.

  • Energy recovery system for textiles

    energear™reflects a body’s Far Infrared Rays (FIRs) back to the wearer, which promotes blood circulation and increases oxygen levels in the blood.

  • Functional textile with ultra-thin metal layer

    Masa is functional textile with a metal coating just a nanometer thick.

  • Laminate woven in ultra-tight weave

    V Nylon, a laminate of 500-denier Cordura® nylon fabric and 200-denier Kevlar®, is woven in an ultra-tight weave to maximize wear and tear resistance.

  • Moisture control textile for apparel

    H2O® moisture control textile for apparel features vertical capillary technology that pairs a soft hand and natural appearance with permanent moisture control and durable antibacterial and deodorizing properties.

  • Flexible vinyl for multiple uses

    Well suited for automotive, marine, aircraft and residential interiors, UniSuede is fire and abrasion resistant, and has high tensile and tear strength.

  • Fabrics ideal for varied environments

    Bella-Dura fabrics are suitable for use in residential, contract and outdoor environments.

  • Antimicrobial sun control

    Protect patients and staff environments with Phifer SheerWeave®.

  • Marker-making software

    iamino® V5R4 introduces new enhancements for manufacturers seeking simplicity, speed and efficiency in marker-making and material consumption optimization.

  • Second Nature™ sustainability

    New fabric collection from Camira covers the spectrum of environmental issues.

  • Hose and tube blades

    Hose Hog™ hose and tube cut-off blades and hand knives, used in production lines or wherever needed, move through the toughest materials and deliver smooth cuts long-term.

  • Eco-friendly performance

    Without sacrificing high performance, water resistance or high levels of breathability, Safety Components’ signature outdoor fabric WeatherMax now offers an improved and more eco-friendly HydroMax finish.

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