2014 Exhibitor Product Preview
Products that are also ShowStoppers entries are designated by **, and they will be featured in the September issue. The third annual ShowStoppers awards competition will feature innovative products and services in a special voting display where they are judged by industry peers in attendance.
Fabrics, fibers and films
ABC INDUSTRIES INC.
WHAT: Packa-Tex™ BT-1 & BT-2 packaging fabrics **
WHY: BT-1 single-sided and BT-2 double-sided, brushed polyester fabrics engineered for transporting
Class A automotive finished goods. Lighter but stronger, BT-1 and BT-2 are constructed of three-ply and four-ply, respectively, laminated components, conform to virtually any product shape and are more cost effective than disposable packaging.
+1 574 267 5166
WHAT 3-D space mesh**
WHY Two 100 percent polyester mesh layers sandwich thousands of monofilaments. Meets CAL 117 and European flame-retardant treatment standards.
WHAT Spacer mesh**
WHY Designed for wheelchairs, spacer mesh with TPU and PU laminate does not compress under pressure, keeping the skin dry and cool by allowing air to move between the user and cushion.
+1 209 834 0287
WHAT: UV-stabilized yarn**
WHY: Eco-friendly, UV-stabilized polyester yarn can be dyed in specific colors for outdoor shade fabrics. Residual resistance, after exposure, is comparable to traditional acrylic products.
+86 137 01501676
WHY: Heat-activated reinforcement netting with co-extrusion technology provides improved dimensional stability for better product processing and handling. Low activation temperature reduces energy costs and increases line speeds.
800 426 0149
COVIN SALES & CONVERTING CORP.
WHAT: Sundown® and Agora collections
WHY: 2015 collection of Sundown awning and marine fabrics and the Agora outdoor casual furniture line. Acrylic fabrics are produced with high-quality fiber finishers, resulting in durable outdoor fabrics.
+1 323 584 5067
WHAT: PE netting
WHY: Polyethylene-treated fabrics for industrial applications, including mono and film shade nets for agriculture and horticulture, and debris nets for building. Made in ISO 9001-certified facilities to handle harsh environments.
+82 2 854 5500
WHY: Cost-effective, 600D solution-dyed polyester for the outdoor cover and body armor industry.
+1 256 235 2220
ENGINEERED POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES
WHAT: EPT Xtrm Ply® expanded TPU**
WHY: Provides physical benefits and performance of a traditional TPU membrane, except specific gravity is reduced by 50 percent and thickness is tripled while maintaining the standard membrane weight. Offers temperature, abrasion and puncture resistance.
+1 401 822 7762
ENVIRATEX, A ROSE BRAND CO.
WHAT: 37 Plus marine fabric**
WHY: Technically-advanced marine fabric for fabricating dodgers, enclosures, biminis and covers. Proprietary conditioning of polyester yarn improves color fastness, water column and weatherability.
WHAT: Seasilk +**
WHY: Technically-advanced marine fabric. Underside is coated with white antifungal and antimicrobial treatment to enhance UV and radiation protection while maintaining a bright interior.
WHAT: Seasilk light**
WHY: Technically-advanced marine fabric for fabricating dodgers, enclosures, biminis and covers. Lightweight and durable with recovery memory.
WHY: Modern, weatherproof sun shade made from high-tech polyester weave. Offered in vibrant colors and up to 126-inch width.
+1 201 403 3098
IMEX KL&C CA USA INC.
WHAT: Landscape fabric
WHY: Woven polypropylene landscape fabric is permeable, UV-stabilized and resistant to tearing, puncturing and weed penetration. Can also be used as a frost blanket alternative, holding heat in during the day and blocking wind at night.
+1 213 453 2686
J. ENNIS FABRICS
WHAT: Ennis 1974
WHY: PVC-coated polyester treated with a thin acrylic/fluorinated PVDF blend on one side and an acrylic lacquer coating on the other. Provides thermal insulation, sound proofing, chemical aging and fire resistance, UV and gamma radiation stability and exceptional properties in tension and deflection.
+1 877 953 6647
WHAT: Style 270 polyester knitted mesh
WHY: Fabric for home, office and automotive industry is dyed black, medium firm finish, 60 inches wide. Meets Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 302 and can be produced to meet the Berry Amendment and NAFTA compliant rules.
WHAT: Style 1925 polyester knitted mesh**
WHY: Fabric for wheelchair seating covers is dyed black, medium soft finish, 60 inches wide. Meets European fire retardant standards.
WHAT: Fabric for patient slings**
WHY: Polyester knitted mesh styles 1910 and 280 meet strict standards of tear resistance, tensile strength, elongation and burst requirements. Abrasion-resistant, fire-retardant, 60 inches wide, dyed to match any color. Style 409 fire retardant, 70-inch-wide polyester spacer fabric is load bearing up to 1,000 pounds and washable with low shrinkage.
WHAT: Style 501**
WHY: Fabric used as a simulator screen with seamless 120-inch width meets NFPA 701 large-scale test. High resolution, high impact, long lasting, low noise and doesn’t dimple.
+1 732 651 7200
WHAT: Zytron® chemical fabrics
WHY: Lightweight to heavy-duty chemical-resistant fabrics. Fabrics and products can also be custom built.
800 600 4019
WHAT: PVC knife-coated tarpaulin fabric**
WHY: Versatile and durable material can be used for inflatables, tents, awnings, manufacturing and truck covers as well as for digital and screen printing applications such as blockout, frontlit and backlit. Can be made in any color.
+90 212 735 3940
KEYSTON BROS. INC.
WHY: Super translucent polyester backlit. Smooth surface and hard acrylic topcoat allow for an easy-to-clean surface, and antiwicking scrim prevents moisture from penetrating the fabric. Flame retardant and weldable.
WHAT: STAM 6002 black awning vinyl**
WHY: Premium textured vinyl surface with a width of 102 inches, offering versatility for large awning installations, is now available in black.
WHAT: Tribal and Harbor Town outdoor furniture fabrics**
WHY: Two new sample cards to the Watercolor Outdoor Seating Collection. Tribal adds a sophisticated southwestern, earthy flare. Harbor Town brings a soft, beach cottage feel.
WHAT: Weathermax® FR linen**
WHY: The performance of WeatherMax 80 fabric is combined with flame-resistance properties that meet or exceed most fire code requirements. Suited for outdoor applications requiring resistance to heat and flames, long-term color retention and protection from the elements.
+1 954 594 2756
KING TECH INDUSTRY
WHAT: Lumitech reflective fabric
WHY: Increase visibility and safety with fabric that can be detected by drivers at a minimum critical distance of 140 meters. Reflective system is applicable to various base materials including polyester, nylon and cotton.
+1 858 646 0700
MADE IN AMERICA
WHAT: PVC-coated vinyl
WHY: White, blockout vinyl with premium coating offers UV, lacquer, anti-mildew and flame-retardant treatment.
+1 414 744 6000
WHAT: Top Gun FR®
WHY: Acrylic-coated, 100 percent woven polyester flame-retardant fabric for outdoor applications. Completely reversible and resistant to tear and abrasion, mildew, UV light and temperature.
WHAT: Top Notch 9™
WHY: Breathable, 100 percent
solution-dyed fabric with a fluorocarbon finish offers color fastness and durability for outdoor applications. Reversible, water-repellent, UV-resistant and dimensionally stable.
+1 314 445 7145
WHAT: Iron Horse
WHY: Breathable polyester blend with silicone-treated yarns. It has a dry finish so it will not stain or have a strong chemical odor. Available in six colors.
+1 773 235 6000
WHAT: MedTextra fabric system**
WHY: Creates a balance between moisture, airflow and virus-scale filtration, while maintaining water-soluble actives on the surface of its fibers for extended periods. Recommended for consumer health, medical and industrial applications.
+1 612 701 8153
WHAT: Reflective materials and metallic yarns
WHY: Rolls of reflection materials for application to uniforms, vests, garments and accessories. Products include flame-resistant and industrial-wash products, heat-applied products and narrow fabrics, ribbons and webbing with reflective material applied to the surface. In addition, retro-reflective yarn can be woven directly into fabrics.
+1 401 467 3435
MID SOUTH EXTRUSION
WHAT: Polyethylene films
WHY: Blown film manufacturer offers creative and innovative options for custom films and bags, including ExtrudTuff™. The company recently installed a new Reifenhauser three-layer blown film line, expanding total film capacity to 70+ MM lb/yr.
800 256 7239
WHAT: Knitted textiles
WHY: Products include hook-compatible fabrics, linings, mesh, netting, spandex, brush/suede, PFP, high visibility, satin, raschel and tricot.
+1 570 416 1100
MMI TEXTILES INC.
WHAT: Digitally printed fabric**
WHY: Digitally printed fabric on substrates including NYCO and nylons. Custom designs, fast lead times and minimums as low as 10–20 yards, with the capability to meet IR specifications and be printed back-to-back.
+1 440 899 8050
NATIONAL WEBBING PRODUCTS CO.
WHAT: Reflective narrow fabrics**
WHY: Environmentally friendly options. Bamboo and organic cotton use sustainable fibers with earth-friendly dyes; the recycled polyester is made with yarn extruded from plastic containers. Material can be woven into polypro, nylon and polyester constructions or sonically welded to nylon or polyester webbing.
+1 516 346 4636
WHAT: Non-woven TPU fabric**
WHY: Durable fabric for applications that demand high-performance properties is stretchable, breathable and water resistant. Can be fabricated by sewing or thermal or RF welding, with custom surface patterns imparted during processing.
+1 636 939 1378
OLBO & MEHLER TEX
WHAT: Basalt fabric**
WHY: Basalt fabric with continuous filament in warp and weft for applications such as heat insulation, fire resistance, mats and curtains for fire protection, geogrids for road and land reinforcements, windmill blade production and boat building. Heat resistance up to 1300Â°F.
+49 661 103-350
WHAT: SheerWeave® Performance+
WHY: Sun control fabrics feature the highly reflective properties of a metallized coating, block the sun’s rays and reflect solar heat away from the building. Available in 5, 3 and 1 percent open basketweave fabrics.
WHAT: Phifertex® Contract Line**
WHY: High-performance PVC fabrics designed for sling applications in the commercial and hospitality segments of the outdoor furniture industry. Weather-resistant, infused with Microban® antimicrobial product protection, and GREENGUARD Gold-certified.
WHAT: SheerWeave® Infinity 2™ 1 percent**
WHY: One percent open, full basketweave fabric joins the Infinity 2 line of 100 percent recyclable PVC- and lead-free window shade fabrics woven only from the core yarn, synthetic or natural, born out of post-industrial waste by-products. Thin and lightweight with heat and glare control properties.
WHAT: SheerWeave® with Dow Ecolibrium™**
WHY: Sun control fabrics made with Dow Ecolibrium bio-based plasticizers offer a phthalate-free alternative to shades made with traditional plasticizers. Fabrics manage the sun’s heat and glare, improve air conditioning efficiency and protect interior furnishings from fading.
+1 205 345 2120
WHAT: RecScreen 5000P**
WHY: Vinyl-coated high tenacity polyester mesh fabric with a 5 percent openness factor and dimensional stability in a wide range of temperatures. Recommended for demanding exterior applications such as zipper screens.
+1 336 269 9807
WHAT: Aqualast solution-dyed polyester**
WHY: A 600D, 100 percent solution-dyed polyester marine fabric with a urethane coating for applications that require UV protection. Features a five-year warranty.
WHAT: Aquatime acrylic-coated polyester**
WHY: Water-repellent and UV-resistant marine fabric features a unique color coating enhanced with a proprietary clear coating on both sides, eliminating color transfer or rub-off. Five-year warranty.
WHAT: Boltaflex® contract vinyl**
WHY: A PreFixx® coating offers abrasion resistance and can be cleaned easily while still looking fresh. Ideal for contract seating applications such as hotels, restaurants, casinos, hospital lobbies and nursing homes
WHY: A 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic line for marine and other outdoor applications, including awnings and umbrellas.
+1 763 447 6600
WHAT: Masacril and agora**
WHY: 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic fabric for applications including awnings, marine and outdoor furniture.
+34 933 39 71 50
WHAT: Shelter-Rite® Tite**
WHY: Lightweight, pretension-coated fabric designed for permanent tension structures. Features PVDF top finish and resistance to UV light, tearing, dirt, stains, wind and snow.
+1 330 202 4434
SEATTLE TEXTILE CO.
WHAT: Big Tex Plus**
WHY: An 18-ounce vinyl-coated polyester with an additional matte acrylic surface treatment. Products are printable, longlasting, UV-resistant and easy to clean and include customized outfield wall pads for ball fields, individualized pool covers and printed truck side curtains.
+1 206 233 0595
SHANGHAI DER NEW MATERIAL CO. LTD.
WHAT: PVC-coated fabric
WHY: PVC-coated fabrics. Applications include banners, mesh, one way vision vinyl, self-adhesive vinyl, tarpaulins, flags, cotton canvas, PP and PET film.
+86 21 54361792
SHANGHAI YONGLI BELTING CO. LTD.
WHAT: TPU-coated fabric**
WHY: Green-colored, gasoline-resistant TPU-coated fabric for flexible fuel containments.
+86 21 5988 2086
Sommers Plastics Products Co. Inc.
WHY: Genuine Italian stone shaved thin and ply laminated with fabric and resin backing, allowing for flexibility, cutting and sewing. Easily handled, highly malleable when warmed and recommended for applications from fashion accessories to interior design, particularly where weight load is an issue.
800 225 7677
SOYON INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
WHAT: PE net
WHY: UV-stabilized mesh with HDPE monofilament yarn or HDPE monofilament yarn plus LDPE film.
STRAUS KNITTING MILLS INC.
WHAT: 804IL Nomex® knit fabric**
WHY: Soft-hand, flame-resistant fabric in custom colors is self-extinguishing and resistant to high temperatures and flames. Available with a water-repellent finish and recommended for seat covers, racewear, turnout gear, liners, hoods and balaclavas.
WHAT: 2-2300AA PP fabric**
WHY: Comfortable, lightweight tubular-knit PP fabric with wicking characteristics. Resistant to stains, chemicals, mildew, stretching and shrinking. Recommended for base layer, activewear, beanies and hoods.
WHAT: 119AA heavyweight fabric**
WHY: Textured, dual-toned fabric is abrasion-resistant and recommended for upholstery. Available in custom colors and with a durable water-repellent treatment that enhances soil release.
800 327 7695
WHAT: PTFE-coated fiberglass
WHY: High-performing PTFE-coated fiberglass fabrics for applications that include the architectural fabrics market. Solus™ architectural membranes offer 25+-year lifespans, dramatic aesthetics, reduced operating costs and low maintenance.
+1 518 281 0759
WHAT: Tecasafe® Plus knits**
WHY: Easy-to-wear, lightweight fabric offers HRC1 and HRC2 protection levels against arc flash and flash fire hazards. Coolderm™ Technology provides active moisture wicking to keep the wearer cool and dry.
800 241 8630
WHAT: Durafil® 100 and 200 fabrics**
WHY: Durafil fabrics feature enhanced tear and abrasion resistance and are coated on the backside with polyurethane and infused with fluorocarbon. They comply with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 and provide durable performance for applications including packs, luggage, footwear and performance apparel. Uncoated versions are available.
+90 212 7710338
WHAT: PVC strip, sheet and panel
WHY: Opaque, tinted, and clear, flexible PVC strip, sheet, and panel is available from .030 to .500 inches thick and 4- to 60-inch widths. Contains no harmful DOP plasticizer, heavy metal or odorous tin additives.
WHAT: PVC film
WHY: General purpose, marine grade, curtain grade and weld screen grade flexible PVC films in thicknesses from .004 to .040 inches.
WHAT: Supported vinyls
WHY: Supported vinyl fabrics made from PVC-coated or PVC-laminated polyester are available in 61-inch- wide rolls in several colors and weights. Also available are fire-retardant grades and lead- and phthalate-free fabrics.
+1 412 787 9750
TOP VALUE FABRICS
WHAT: Canvas prime
WHY: A 100 percent polyester woven fabric that yields color consistency and image sharpness when printed. Heavyweight and versatile with a bright, white point, FR- and REACH-compliant and compatible with UV, latex, dye-sub transfer and dye-sub direct printing.
WHAT: 3.2-oz. flag polyester
WHY: Constructed specifically for flag manufacturers, fabric provides an advanced platform for superior printing. Applications include flags, banners and interior dÃ©cor. Flame resistant and lightweight.
WHAT: Polyester spandex semi-matte tricot with wicking finish
WHY: The tight fit and great stretch of this blended fabric allows for a comfortable wear and good lateral movement. Recommended for active uniform shirts, athletic apparel and undergarments.
WHAT: Impact Prime
WHY: High-performance backlit media for excellence in illuminated graphics and image sharpness is heavyweight, flame-resistant and 100 percent polyester.
WHY: Medium-weight, knitted stretch polyester fabric constructed with a superior print receptive treatment for direct printing and after imaging, displaying vibrant prints.
WHAT: Spun polyester
WHY: For manufacturing T-shirts and other related applications where comfort and performance in a lightweight jersey fabric are needed. Spun fabric with moisture-wicking finish is 100 percent polyester but feels like cotton.
855 618 4500
WHAT: Sunbrella® Graphics System thermal lettering film**
WHY: Adhesive layer is on the top side of the film, requiring it to be reverse-plotted, weeded and applied to the fabric without the need of transfer tape. Intended only for lettering, not printable and can be used on all Glen Raven/Dickson® acrylic fabrics.
+1 336 586 1641
VALMIERA GLASS UK LTD.
WHY: Strong, glass-fiber fabric filled and coated with specially formulated translucent silicones for internal and external textile membranes, curtains, canopies and awnings. Weatherproof, hydrophobic, dimensionally stable, odor-free, UV-resistant and easy to clean.
+49 2115 029 383
WHAT: Advantage MVP Ripstop 18**
WHY: Coated 18-ounce vinyl equipped to handle adverse weather conditions and withstand great physical stress is suited for durable industrial applications. Constructed with a double reinforced “Ripstop” thread to increase tear strength.
WHAT: Suplex 24**
WHY: Certified CPSIA 24-ounce PVC vinyl (6P) for athletic roll-up gym mats is designed with a non-woven backing, making it easy for bonding to foam. Flame-retardant, antimicrobial-treated, and will accept a range of graphic applications.
877 716 6651
VERSEIDAG SEEMEE US
WHAT Duraskin® biogas**
WHY Resilient, innovative membranes specifically developed for the technical requirements of modern industrial plant construction. Material coating and topcoat formulated to retard methane gas penetration.
+1 973 252 1189
WHAT Sunlux® collection
WHY Selection of plain, classic and striped fabrics are made with high-quality acrylic fibers and feature a dirt-repellent primer coat for exterior applications such as awnings. Resistant to weather, micro-organisms, UV radiation and wear and tear.
800 356 8837