Durable PTFE thread

September 1st, 2020

Austrian-made Profilen® PTFE sewing thread is now being distributed by Polyfab USA. The thread is recommended for long-lasting outdoor items such as awnings, shade sails and marine covers. It is flame retardant, resistant to highly corrosive environments, competitively priced and is covered under a factory warranty for the lifespan of the fabric it is sewn […]

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Big Span Structures completes covered walkway for Jacksonville transit users

September 1st, 2020

The pedestrian walkway bridge at the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center is covered with a 2,725-square-foot tensile canopy system by Big Span Structures. Photos: Big Span Structures LLC. An eye-catching pedestrian bridge with a tensile membrane roof is keeping Jacksonville, Fla., transit users protected from the elements. Jacksonville Transit Authority’s vision of a regional multimodal hub […]

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Rumpl celebrates Apollo 13 with NASA collection

September 1st, 2020

Rumpl’s NASA collection celebrates the 50th anniversary of the safe landing of the Apollo 13 lunar module on April 17, 1970. Photo: Rumpl. Rumpl, a maker of technical blankets, has launched an exclusive capsule collection of NASA products. The limited-edition line of insulated blankets and ponchos celebrates the 50th anniversary of the safe landing of […]

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New specifications and standards needed for PPE

September 1st, 2020

by Seshadri Ramkumar Drexel University’s Center for Functional Fabrics is among the textile research centers helping to develop and produce new face masks in the fight against the coronavirus. Photo: Drexel University. On June 18, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California issued a statewide order that mandates face coverings in public places and areas where social […]

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