Bleeder fabric

July 1, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case We’ve received a couple of requests for “bleeder” fabric, but that’s a material we’re not familiar with. Any ideas? A bleeder fabric is typically part of a composite material and is used in applications such as vacuum bagging. A “breather” will evacuate air, while the “bleeders” absorb excess resins so that …

Matching fabric colors

Compiled by Juli Case One of the fabrics we use has a PMS number of 1788C 2X. I know the 1788C refers to a specific color number, but what does the 2X stand for? How do fabric suppliers and their clients talk about color and remain confident that they are referring to shades and hues? …

Blades produce clean cuts

For cutting anything from fine fibers to futuristic manmade materials, Wilson™ blades combine performance and long-lasting durability. In ISO #8442-5-2004 standardized testing, the blades were shown to be 20 percent sharper than competitive blades, resulting in cleaner cuts and longer blade life. Engineered for use on manual cutting equipment and fully automated CNC controlled production …

Xennia to use Trident inkjet print heads

Industrial textile decoration, coating and finishing requires inkjet technology enabling application of large drops that form uniform layers on textiles, glass, floor and wall covers, furniture laminates and wallpaper. Trident Industrial Inkjet, Brookfield, Conn., makes piezoelectric impulse inkjet print heads that work well with high-speed, rugged printing equipment. Xennia Technology Ltd., Letchworth, U.K., a manufacturer …

The economics of fabric structures

Understanding the variables is the key to determining the cost of building a fabric structure. By Samuel J. Armijos, AIA The hardest part of designing and building a fabric structure is determining its cost. There are three major components to a fabric structure—steel, fabric and cables. Other factors, which we may or may not see—such …

Umbrellas create a fresh look

A new collection of Solair umbrellas designed by Tuuci is now available from Tri Vantage®, to create a fresh new look in shade for any outdoor dining or lounging area, complementing fixed or retractable awnings. Offered in several different umbrella sizes and a number of fabric color options, each Solair umbrella comes complete with frame …

Hot glue gun assures quick, safe application

Problem: A more responsive hot glue gun would offer higher efficiency. Solution: Designed for polyamides, polyesters and other high temperature adhesives, the updated HB 710 HT hot melt applicator has a short response time between the trigger release and hot melt discharge, assuring quick and safe application. Useable in dot or bead applications, high temperature …

Stoett to market Libart enclosures

Libart Enclosure Systems, Delta, B.C., Canada, designs and manufactures swimming pool and patio enclosures with retractable roofs for hotels, restaurants and other commercial and residential buildings. In March, it signed an exclusive licensing and manufacturing agreement with Stoett Industries Inc., Defiance, Ohio, for marketing the retractable enclosures in the U.S. and Canada. Stoett plans to …

Automatic cutting machine saves time

Problem: Drawing and cutting can involve multiple processes that are time-consuming. Solution: Once all the information has been supplied, the LCT-F210-M automatic cutting machine from Sankei Corp. draws the lines and cuts fabric, working both vertically and horizontally. Designed for all media. SOURCE Sankei Corp.

AATCC honors Myers for outstanding service

At the annual conference of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the organization honored Luther M. Myers with its Technical Committee on Research (TCR) Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service in test method development for the association. Myers, a member of AATCC since 1950, has served on and chaired numerous …