3M introduces new banner materials

April 1, 2009

New banner materials include 3M™ Single-Sided Banner Material IJ51, a 12-ounce scrim-reinforced durable banner at an attractive price; 3M™ Double-Sided Banner Material IJ52, in a durable 15-ounce banner with a block-out layer; 3M™ Mesh Banner Material IJ53, a vinyl-coated flexible mesh for fencing and event applications; and 3M™ Mesh Banner Material with Liner IJ54, a …

Nonwovens markets expand to meet consumers’ demands

Consumers are requesting long-lasting products that are high-performance, cost-conscious and environmentally sound. By Holly O’Dell Although the concept of a durable nonwoven is not new to the industry, many of the products’ traditional applications have focused on disposable items, such as diapers, hygiene wipes, feminine care products and medical drapes and gowns. But as consumers …

New geogrid increases life of pavement

Tech Glass Geogrid is used as an interlayer over distressed pavement, or within the overlay for reinforcement, increasing the overall life of the pavement. It retards the development of reflective cracks by absorbing stresses that arise from damaged pavement. A series of glass fiber strands are knitted into a grid and coated with modified polymer …

Marine fabric offers full waterproof protection

Two new textiles from Recasens are recommended for the marine fabricator and boat manufacturer looking to offer customers a fully waterproof fabric that is durable and has excellent tear and tensile strength. Nauti Plus is coated with PVC on two sides; Nautimar is coated on one side. Both are produced in 86-inch width, which minimizes …

Awning-weight performance fabric exceeds recommendations

Shuford Mills is now offering Outdura in an extended line of awning-weight performance fabric. Outdura provides tested resistance to abrasion, and with an ultraviolet protection factor of 50+, it far exceeds minimum recommendations for these applications. The new weight fabric is also appropriate for casual furniture and marine applications, offering a six-year warranty. SOURCE Shuford …

Vinyl-coated polyester withstands tough weather

Aquatop is a vinyl-coated polyester used for marine applications of all kinds, including boat covers, bimini tops, dodgers and other enclosures. Water-repellent and mildew-resistant, it remains flexible in all climates. It is also resistant to stretch, sag and shrinking even in the toughest weather conditions. The underside is coated with a durable, water-resistant finish that …

Fabrics meet home fashion trends

Phifertex fabrics for casual furniture, cushions, umbrellas and other interior and exterior applications are designed each year to reflect the latest home fashion trends. Phifertex comes in an array of intricate woven designs in dobbies, wicker weaves, stripes, jacquards and blends, woven to endure extreme weather conditions. Durable fabrics are resistant to fading and mildew, …

3D spunlace material works for various applications

3D Performance is an innovative spunlace material designed for performance apparel, medical use and hygiene applications. The three-dimensional, hydro-embossed web offers improved insulation properties and comfort. The material’s texture creates a better absorption of dust and liquids for improved cleaning properties. SOURCE Norafin

New fabric combines strength and colorfast properties

TopNotch combines the colorfast properties of solution-dyed acrylics with the strength of polyester. Strong and both abrasion- and UV-resistant, it is also dimensionally stable and will keep its appearance for years. Versatile fabric is equally suitable for awnings and canopies, casual furniture, tents and tensile structures, and marine applications. SOURCE MarChem CFI