J. Ennis Fabrics introduces new fabrics

June 1st, 2008

Novelties Exotic Woods from J. Ennis Fabrics have an authentic woodgrain look and feel, without harming any trees. Contract upholstery fabrics are inherently stain-, fire- and abrasion-resistant, for use in hospitality settings, offices, automotive and home décor markets. Offered in four woodgrain colors: mahogany, oak, birch and walnut. Midship Neutrals feature the top neutral colors […]

Read More Edit

Composites allow creation of custom materials for unusual applications

June 1st, 2008

It sounds like science fiction: portable airport hangars supported by columns of air, paper that conducts electricity and synthetic mother-of-pearl that can be bent without breaking. We have now entered The Matrix, but don’t expect to see Keanu Reeves in a black coat defying gravity and leading a cyberpunk revolution. The revolutionaries developing composite materials […]

Read More Edit

Victor Group announces exclusive distribution of GreenShieldâ„¢ finishing

June 1st, 2008

Victor Group Inc. has announced that it will be the exclusive mill distributor of GreenShield™ finishing from G3 Technology Innovations LLC (G3i), an ecological nanotechnology-based stain and water repellent. Eco Intelligent® Polyester fabrics finished with GreenShield are certified Cradle to Cradle™ Silver by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), a combination that can also help contribute […]

Read More Edit

DuPontâ„¢ Capstoneâ„¢ products give textiles stain and soil resistance

June 1st, 2008

DuPont™ Capstone™ products are performance-driven and fluorine-efficient, designed to give textiles superior resistance to soil and stains, with improved cleanability, but without changing the look, quality, hand or color of the fabrics. The fluorotelomer products have a minimal environmental footprint, and are commercially available for home furnishings, fire-fighting foam, fluorosurfactants, and leather end-uses. SOURCE DuPont™ […]

Read More Edit

Manufacturing and management solution increases productivity

June 1st, 2008

Eton Systems has introduced the new Eton 5000 manufacturing and management solution, featuring the fully integrated syncro™ material handling system, select™ shop floor and management software, and extended training and support services tailored specifically to meet the needs of apparel and sewn-products companies. Delivering shorter production series and greater flexibility, the Eton 5000 System allows […]

Read More Edit

Treated fabric provides sun protection

June 1st, 2008

Problem: Children exposed to too much solar UV radiation are at increased risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Solution: Fabric treated with High IQ® Sun Protection for Kids provides the highest level of protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays. High IQ (for innovation and quality) has other textile color and finishing options […]

Read More Edit

Double seal keeps wet suits watertight and wearable

June 1st, 2008

Problem: New maritime regulations require all vessels to have survival suits for workers, and the suits must be watertight but also easy to put on and take off. Solution: The unique double seal on the YKK Airtight/Watertight Zipper keeps air and water from penetrating the suit or its bag from the inside or the outside […]

Read More Edit

Polyurethane skin keeps furniture germ-free

June 1st, 2008

Problem: Seating fabric used in public areas can allow indirect transmission of bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew among users. Solution: Millions of naturally antimicrobial silver ions released gradually from the surface of AgUARDIAN™ polyurethane skin eliminate the majority of bacteria and other microbes on contact. The patent-pending process is safe, effective and guaranteed for the […]

Read More Edit

Fabric provides lightweight, decorative storm protection

June 1st, 2008

Problem: Customers want lightweight yet attractive hurricane protection systems at a reasonable price. Solution: Storm-A-Rest™ hurricane protection systems are made of Supreme Protector®, one of the world’s strongest commercially woven fabrics, to be lightweight (2.5 ounces/square foot) and 15 times stronger than steel on a per-weight basis. The product received Florida Building Code certification for […]

Read More Edit

Solution-dyed nylon fabrics meet military specifications

June 1st, 2008

Problem: Soldiers deployed in hostile territory want to maintain concealment, and fabrics that don’t hold camouflage color or reflect a visible near-infrared (NIR) signature put them at greater risk. Solution: To enhance concealment, the exact color and NIR signature are permanently built into solution-dyed nylon CORDURA® fabrics using nano- and micro-sized particles. CORDURA fabrics provide […]

Read More Edit