Friendlier faux

June 1, 2018

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, …

Tougher transparency

Robeco’s newest flexible transparent vinyl provides another film option for the marine and industrial fabrics industries. GlassClear® adds a scratch-resistant coating to both sides of its one-ply 030 Clear Extruded Vinyl product. Supplied in roll form, this newest product option allows users to unroll only what they need for a specific job. This reduces waste, …

Precise pre-treatment

Exact and even pre-treatment of fabrics for pigment inks is essential for providing added color gamuts and wash fastness. Impression Technology’s GoTx® pre-treatment module, designed to run with any direct fabric printer, has a rotational dosing liquid drum that lays the correct amount of pre-treatment solution to the top surface of fabric without wetting the …