Komar Alliance provides sewing thread for outdoor use

July 1, 2009

Helios P is a sewing thread for outdoor applications made from 100 percent PTFE for use where high seam integrity is required for prolonged periods. Offered in three sizes: helios P 1250d for normal seams, helios P 2000d for medium-heavy or multi-layer materials, and helios P 2400d for heavy and severe materials. A new Coats …

Kuraray America Inc. supplies fabrics and yarns

Vectran™ knitted fabrics offer cut, puncture, abrasion and heat resistance. Available in multifilament, spun and hybrid varieties, these fabrics offer excellent drapability to molded composites and are suited for a range of end-use applications, from cut-resistant gloves to puncture-resistant garments, as a high-performance alternative to aramids. Other uses include high-performance pull-cord applications where the fiber …

Li Peng Enterprise Co. Ltd. provides fibers and yarns

LIBOLON® is the core brand of Lealea Enterprise and Li Peng Enterprise that offers global services covering both nylon and polyester fields, servicing vertically integrated manufacturing from polymerization to dyeing. LIBOLON has developed RePET® polyester fibers manufactured from used PET bottles, and Ecoya® solution-dyed yarn that is colorfast to light, water, washing, and color reproducibility. …

Recasens USA provides wide variety of products

Recasens manufactures and distributes high performance textiles, including Recacril® 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic marine and awning canvas, and a full line of technical textiles and PVC-coated products. Weather and fade resistant, Recacril canvas has zero shrink and stretch. Updated for 2009, it’s available in 59 solid colors in 47-inch, 60-inch and 98-inch, and 78 stripes …

Fabric collection made from organic and sustainable fibers

Simply Natural is an environmentally friendly collection of Greenweave™ fabrics made from the best organic and sustainable fibers, including organic cotton and bamboo. The fabrics are 100 percent biodegradable, produced from 100 percent wind power energy, and all dyes are free of heavy metals. Earthy colors in six patterns bring soft hues to indoor upholstery …

Sun control fabrics infused with antimicrobial additives

SheerWeave® Style 2000 Series of interior sun control fabrics is now infused with Microban® antimicrobial additives, helping to provide an additional level of cleanliness. Added during the manufacturing process, Microban product protection works continuously for the life of the shade to inhibit the growth of stain-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. SheerWeave Style 2000 Series fabrics …

Consew introduces new machines

Consew presents the MSTR-1000B by Meisterstitch®. This heavy-duty, extended use commercial machine features a large horizontal axis, rotary hook and all gear-driven hook mechanism. The MSTR-1000B can sew up to 3,300 stitches per minute, and the bobbin can be changed without removing the article being sewn. The PRO1500 single-head embroidery and monogramming machine by Meistergram® …

W.L. Gore & Associates supplies strong thread

Gore™ Tenara® sewing thread will not weaken or degrade with exposure to UV radiation, extreme temperatures, salt, rain or chemicals, offering no-fail seams over the long term to keep customers satisfied with their fabric products. It comes in a variety of fade-resistant colors and is guaranteed for the life of the fabric. SOURCE W.L. Gore …

Upholstery fabrics go green

June 22, 2009

Upholstery fabric manufacturers are implementing earth-friendly production processes and developing high-quality fabrics with eco-sensitive features. By Holly O’Dell From magazine articles to seminars to trade show floors, the topic of sustainability has worked its way into the American business consciousness. As a result, companies are pioneering solutions that address the safety of the planet and …

Foundation reinterprets use of textiles in historic interiors

May 1, 2009

For more than 25 years, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has taken the lead in reinterpreting the use of textiles in historic interiors from the 18th century. The symposium, “‘A Very Large Curious & Compleat Assortment’: Textiles for Interiors, 1730–1830,” gathers leading American and English scholars in the field to review the design and composition of …