Wider IFR canvas

June 1, 2018

Gerriets IFR Super Canvas CS is a 40-foot-wide inherently flame-retardant (IFR) canvas woven from high-quality Trevira CS polyester. This means 40-foot-high seamless cycloramas, drops and projection surfaces are now available in a heavy-duty IFR material. The canvas allows even the largest theaters and opera houses to have seamless IFR soft goods with a long working life …

Leaner welder

Amada Miyachi America’s updated LMWS Pulsed Fiber Laser Welding System is a highly configurable, compact unit designed for lean manufacturing. The system features a versatile high-power, high-speed laser available in 20-70 Watt (W) powers for welding metals and plastics. The LMWS is ideal for welding dissimilar metals, including copper to aluminum, aluminum to stainless and …

Friendlier faux

Mitchell’s high-performance faux leather, Sta-Kleen Silicone, is designed especially for health care applications. The fabric is engineered to be environmentally friendly using a solvent-free manufacturing process and very little water. It is resistant to stains, chemical disinfectants, mildew, hydrolysis, UV and denim dye, and delivers superior cold crack performance. The fabric is VOC free and …

Lifelike labels

Franz Barta’s Digital Fusion heat transfer labels allow for full photographic quality, randomized QR codes for variable information that open a world of design possibilities. The labels are applied directly to almost any substrate in a matter of a few seconds, making them a cost-effective and efficient solution for permanent branding and safety instructions. Once …

Tougher hardware

Loxx® Fasteners are durable, self-locking quick-release fasteners that are precision-engineered from brass and stainless steel. Versatile and reliable in the harshest environments, the fasteners are appropriate for marine, architectural, cover and tarp, and industrial fastening applications. They are easy to install by simply punching a hole and screwing on the mating washer. There is no …

Efficient cutting

With a number of options and configurations available, the CTL Series of automatic cut-to-length machines available from Sewn Products Equipment can fully automate the panel cutting process. The machines transform a typically slow and inefficient manual process, and make the material preparation easy and accurate without the need for operators to walk continuously up and …

Sheer quiet

March 1, 2018

Designtex Acoustic Sheers drapery collections include three patterns (Baleen, Glace and Lumin) in a variety of colors designed for translucency and engineered for sound dampening. Pairing light transmission and acoustic absorption creates opportunities for window treatments and enclave walls that can help contain noise without blocking light. Installed folded, Baleen has a Noise Reduction Coefficient …

Magical eco-thread

American & Efird (A&E) has introduced Magic® using REPREVE®, a recycled, air-entangled, polyester sewing thread that provides a premium, high-performance eco-alternative to other threads. Incorporating Unifi’s REPREVE® fiber made from recycled plastic bottles, the thread is flat and ribbon-like, which creates a lower profile seam that reduces the potential for surface abrasion. The thread is …

Lighter laser cutter

Laser Photonics has introduced a new large-format fiber laser cutting system, the Titan Express, which gives small to mid-size manufacturers a system that fits a smaller facility and a smaller budget. Equipped with a high-power, energy-efficient fiber laser and an advanced direct drive motion control platform, the lightweight cutting system is suited for industries cutting …

Rugged faux leather

The Mitchell Group’s new high-performance faux leather upholstery collection, Sta-Kleen® Polycarbonate (PC), is designed for health care, hospitality, contract and other commercial markets that require a fabric able to withstand demanding applications yet with a luxurious texture and feel. Engineered with high-quality polycarbonate resins, the fabric has outstanding strength, is abrasion, stain and hydrolysis resistant, …