Innovating products for a COVID-19 marketplace

August 1st, 2020

The ELY side blind from BAT Group is designed to help restaurants and other hospitality venues optimize indoor and outdoor spaces safely. Photo: BAT Group. The word pivot will go down as an industry buzzword for 2020, but in sailing, the equivalent term is tack or jibe. Dimension-Polyant (DP), a leader in the production of […]

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Barry Adams on the science and art of the awning business

August 1st, 2020

by Jill C. Lafferty "You have to be an exceptional artist. You’ve got to be able to create a vision for your customer,” says Barry Adams, owner of Peachtree Awnings in Norcross, Ga., and Tennessee Awnings in La Vergne, Tenn. “Where the customer lacks vision, we have to give them a vision about what we […]

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New fabric materials support innovations

August 1st, 2020

by Marie O’Mahony A new ski helmet design uses a shaped and foam-filled woven spacer fabric to distribute the force of impact quickly and in a more uniform manner. It was developed by the German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF). Photo: Marie O’Mahony. Health and safety are proving to be key drivers […]

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Expo 2020 Exhibitor Product Preview

August 1st, 2020

IFAI EXPO 2020 is going virtual! Here’s your first look at the products and value-added services that await you on the virtual show floor in early November 2020. During the virtual Expo, exhibitors will highlight the latest products and information from the entire textile supply chain, from fibers and fabrics to shade systems and state-of-the-art […]

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