Expanded window shades

February 1, 2018

Phifer has added 16 new fabrics to its SheerWeave® Style 5000 line, expanding the current line of 36 patterns in its decorative window covering fabric collection. The additional patterns, previously available only through exclusive sourcing, are in stock in a 98-inch width. The fabrics feature Microban® antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of stain- …

Lined SEG fabric

Fisher Textiles has introduced a new fabric for soft signage silicone edge graphics and roll-up banner stand applications. GF 4019 Nirvana B.O.B.® is compatible with transfer dye-sublimation and UV curable printing. The soft knit fabric features a coated printable black back, which provides a built-in liner for finished applications and promotes cost savings in material …

Luxurious boat flooring

January 1, 2018

Infinity Woven Products LLC has introduced new designs to its Pattern Series collections of Luxury Woven Vinyl™ (LWV) flooring to the marine aftermarket. Manufactured and supplied in America, the newest designs are Current, Flax and Abacá, all created on state-of-the-art jacquard looms which manipulate individual yarns to form vibrant woven designs. Infinity’s LWV flooring is …

Protective packaging

Cortec® has introduced EcoWeave®, a highly durable tarp-like film that protects expensive, heavy raw metal materials and finished products against corrosion. Made from the same type of woven polyolefin film used to wrap lumber, EcoWeave is tough yet lightweight and versatile. It offers a combination of tear resistance, durability, and VpCI® chemistry that works together …

Colorfast inks

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced a new range of reactive inks that deliver outstanding light- and weather-fastness for digital printing of polyester fibers. TERATOP® XKS HL inks are designed to help mills produce technical textiles with the highest color-fastness performance for the automotive interiors, outdoor furnishings and home textiles industries. Formulated for Kyocera print head …

Durable cushion fabrics

Phifer’s new 2018 GeoBella® cushion and Phifertex® sling fabrics lines are marked by water-inspired blues and greens and varied textures. The GeoBella line of high-end, performance cushion fabrics mirrors the comfort of indoor furniture yet has the stability, strength and durability needed for high-traffic applications. Phifertex fabrics for outdoor seating combine clean lines and a …

Advanced awning fabric

Cooley Group has launched Weathertyte PLUS, a premier product designed for use in commercial awning applications. The product features the benefits of the original flagship Weathertyte® fabric, with a softer hand, superior strength, improved weldability and bolder image quality. It offers the high performance of vinyl with the look, feel and texture of a woven …

Flame-resistant stretch

Mount Vernon FR’s flame resistant (FR) FlexTex fabrics are engineered with stretch for increased comfort and mobility. The collection now includes six denim and four piece-dyed FR fabrics that include many characteristics of traditional nonstretch denim. FlexTex fabrics are made using an elastomeric fiber that adds mobility to fabric, so workers experience increased range of …

Tough marine zip

December 1, 2017

Sunbrella® Performance Zippers feature tape made using 100 percent Sunbrella fibers, giving them the inherent performance characteristics of all Sunbrella textiles—UV and fade resistance, mold and mildew resistance and bleach cleanability—while the specially-designed WX zipper teeth keep wind and water out. The line also features IDEAL Fastener Corporation’s patented QRX technology for quick release with …

Rugged thread

Trivantage has introduced a new line of filament-bonded polyester sewing thread designed for vinyl, canvas and carpet applications. PremoBond features maximum durability, UV protection and colorfastness. With yarn that’s approximately 30 times stronger than the current industry standard, the thread is long-lasting, even in harsh weather conditions. PremoBond’s proprietary bonding blend and custom-formulated dyes ensure …