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BondCote wins 2015 IFF Innovation Award

October 7th, 2015 / By: / Industry News, News

HEYtrax is a three-dimensionally woven structure with two base fabrics interlinked with spacer threads. The emerging hollow body between the base fabrics can be filled with media such as water or sand. The filling guarantees the obtainment and keeping of the desired shape of the hollow body—a dimensionally stable surface. Image: BondCote Corp.
HEYtrax is a three-dimensionally woven structure with two base fabrics interlinked with spacer threads. The emerging hollow body between the base fabrics can be filled with media such as water or sand. The filling guarantees the obtainment and keeping of the desired shape of the hollow body—a dimensionally stable surface. Image: BondCote Corp.

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) announced BondCote Corp. as the recipient of the 2015 Innovation Award today at IFAI Expo 2015, held in Anaheim, Calif., through Oct. 9.

IFF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and research in specialty fabrics. The goal of the Innovation Award is to inspire companies around the globe to develop innovative products and processes, sharing their stories from concept to completion.

BondCote, a Heytex Group company based in Pulaski, Va., manufactures coated, laminated and composite fabrics for the single-ply roofing, transportation, military, environmental, agricultural, recreational and athletic industries. It was awarded a $5,000 prize for HEYtrax, a three-dimensionally woven structure with two base fabrics that are interlinked with spacer threads. When fully inflated, it has a flat, hard surface and can serve as a replacement for products made of rigid materials, allowing for improved, compact handling and increased portability.

Anchor Industries’ WeatherShield wall attachment technology eliminates the gaps in tents that let in wind and rain without the need for a valance or any other visual disturbance to the characteristic clean, sharp catenary eave line. Photo: Anchor Industries Inc.
Anchor Industries’ WeatherShield wall attachment technology eliminates the gaps in tents that let in wind and rain without the need for a valance or any other visual disturbance to the characteristic clean, sharp catenary eave line. Photo: Anchor Industries Inc.

Anchor Industries Inc. of Evansville, Ind., was awarded honorable mention for its new, patent-pending WeatherShield wall attachment technology. Anchor manufactures fabric structures, pool covers, tents and military products. After hearing complaints from tent rental companies about the inability to seal sheer top tent walls to the tent top, Anchor developed the technology to join a wall to the tent at the eave line, providing a wind- and rain-proof seal while making it easier and faster to hang walls.

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