Backlit fabric

January 1st, 2016

Fisher Textiles’ DD 6788 MoJo® is a wrinkle-resistant backlit fabric for dye sublimation, UV and latex printing. Engineered for light dispersion, the fabric has a slight stretch for a tight fit in SEG systems and presents vivid print that is amplified when backlit. DD 6788 MoJo was awarded Product of the Year for Media-Textiles-Framing Systems […]

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Showing off the showroom

January 1st, 2016

The best place for a manufacturer of outdoor canvas products to show off is its showroom; shade sails positioned over the main entrance should be—entrancing! Transport and Marine (TM) Covers Ltd., Nelson, New Zealand, houses its factory and showroom in an edgy, modern building featuring two shade sails in bright green and blue, one emerging […]

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Changing office landscapes

January 1st, 2016

Inspired by high-fashioned plaids, the Landscape Collection launched by Camira reflects the changing office landscape and the new era of collaborative working where modular furniture systems are used to define open-workspace environments. Its three refined worsted wool patterns—Balance, Contact and Synergy—include two oversized plaids with highlight color accents and a plain mélange coordinate. Created under […]

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Streamlining with software

January 1st, 2016

Today's software and apps help fabricators keep pace and stay competitive, efficient and productive. Few words captivate the software and app sector more than the word change. Software and applications are drastically changing the way we do business, and many specialty fabric end product manufacturers (EPMs) and suppliers have integrated software and apps into their […]

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It ain’t heavy … it’s composite

January 1st, 2016

The world’s largest solar car race was held in Australia this year from Oct. 18–25. Forty-three teams from 20 countries competed in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on a 3,000 km (1,864 mile) course. The race is not just about speed: Energy management is key. Based on the concept that a 1000W car would […]

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Robust coated fabrics

January 1st, 2016

The Check-Up Collection of coated fabrics delivers robust performance for demanding health care environments. Collection offers a range of high performance polyurethane, nylon microfiber and vinyl seating fabrics, all of which achieve 100,000 Wyzenbeek double rubs in abrasion testing. Bleach-cleanable with stain resistance and durability, most allow the use of germicides typically used in health […]

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Pneumatic conveying systems

January 1st, 2016

AirTrim pneumatic conveying systems collect labeling, matrix and packaging waste components and also trim waste and dust removal systems for various printing, converting and packaging line applications. Detailed in a new four-page, color brochure, options include continuous stream or chopped systems, which can be developed to suit any application, as well as complete systems that […]

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Reading the client right

January 1st, 2016

Buckeye, Ariz., is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, and the city wanted its new Coyote Branch Library to excite and attract growing families and stay true to its western culture. Moss Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Ill., read the city’s intentions perfectly, designing a 40-by-30-foot canopy for the central children’s reading area that resembles […]

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Payroll perils

January 1st, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service may be relentless about collecting income taxes, but mistakes in withholding and paying payroll taxes to the IRS can mean real trouble for a business. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be tough on collecting income taxes, but mistakes in withholding and paying over-withheld payroll taxes can be even more painful, […]

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Consistent cutting

January 1st, 2016

The I-Table optimizes fabric spreading and cutting through simplified operation and consistency across multiple configurations, ensuring ease of material movement and long-term durability in a variety of environments. Precision-molded strips connect table units and allow fabric to move smoothly across multiple sections. Laminate top and chipboard substructure prevent chipping and table wear; construction grade steel […]

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