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Coming from Russia: Modilen is a new material for medical and sanitary products

April 1, 2019

Russia continues to be active in R&D investments in the field of innovative specialty fabrics and materials. Progress in this area is reflected by some recent industry developments, according to statements by representatives of leading Russian producers of technical textiles, and senior officials of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (a state agency that controls …

Making it easy: the benefits of keder

March 1, 2019

Hidden within aluminum extrusions, shaping both simple tents and extravagant clearspans, lies the years-old invention that continues to help advance the success and technology of the tent industry today: keder, a bead or core that attaches to a fabric panel and then slides into a corresponding track in a frame. “Keder makes a joint, essentially, …

Ascend expands operations

February 25, 2019

Ascend Performance Materials is again expanding its Greenwood County operations to accommodate the company’s growth. The $35.2 million expansion will create 30 new jobs. A global leader in the production of nylon 6/6 fibers, resins and compounds, Ascend has six manufacturing plants in the southeastern United States and Europe and more than 3,200 employees and …

Phifer’s SheerWeave fabrics win awards

January 24, 2019

Phifer Incorporated’s SheerWeave Style 4400/4000/4100 Series made with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers was among the list of winners for Architectural Products Magazine’s annual Product Innovation Awards (daylighting category) and featured in the November 2018 issue. The Style 4000 Series combines the durability of vinyl-coated polyester with the latest in green vinyl technology for a next-generation …

New products: Savvy textile solutions

December 1, 2018

Breathable textiles Teijin Frontier has developed a polyester high-gauge knitting material laminated with a breathable film to produce thin, lightweight and breathable textiles. Textiles laminated with breathable film are widely used for high-functional sportswear due to their waterproofness and stretchability. The new material is compact as well as stretchable, form-stable and moisture-permeable. It has a …

Stimpson launches rebrand as part of 165th anniversary

May 25, 2018

Stimpson, formerly known as Edwin B. Stimpson Company, manufacturer of grommets and washers, eyelets and more, has launched a new brand identity and revamped its digital assets to celebrate 165 years in business. The company manufactures products for the commercial tent industry and countless other applications out of its 278,000-square-foot facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. …

Marine Fabricators Regional Workshops

October 13, 2017

Join IFAI at the 2017 Marine Fabricators Regional Workshops. The workshops are designed to help you improve your efficiency and generate revenue, as well as provide a forum for networking and picking up valuable insight from your peers. Discover different patterning and upholstery techniques, share tools, tips and tricks, meet with local suppliers and gather …

Eco-friendly antimicrobials and sustainable solutions

October 1, 2017

Antimicrobial properties are fast becoming a required treatment in textiles for applications that range from hospital drapes and linen to contract and domestic textiles as well as clothing. While offering protection from germs is a positive factor, there has been some disquiet concerning the environmental impact of antimicrobial treatments. In response, fiber and fabric manufacturers …