Wireless wall switch controls automated window coverings

September 1, 2008  |  Awnings & Canopies, Products

The DecoFlex™ wireless wall switch, the latest in Somfy’s Radio Technology Somfy® controls, can be personalized for intuitive control of automated window coverings. Each button on the wall switch can be customized with printed text, with approximately 40 options available. Unit provi…
Eco-friendly finishes enhance wovens and nonwovens

August 1, 2008  |  Products

The Balance™ program from TSG Incorporated delivers a suite of finishes that enhance both woven and nonwoven products while leaving a smaller eco-footprint. Broad variety of green finishing options includes water and stain repellents, polyester backings and abrasion enhancements, flame retardants,…
Tester measures fabric resistance to water penetration

August 1, 2008  |  Products

The Hydrostatic Head Tester from SDL Atlas is designed for easy use, providing quick, reliable and repeatable testing of the resistance of a fabric to the penetration of water under hydrostatic pressure. It can be used effectively with all types of fabrics, including those treated with water resista…
Towels extend lives of canvas tops and enclosures

August 1, 2008  |  Marine, Products

With proper care, boat owners can extend the useful lives of their canvas boat tops and enclosures. Shurhold’s microfiber towels come in a variety three-pack: The extra-strong orange towel serves for effective washing and cleaning; the super-soft dark blue towel is recommended for polishing and sh…
Eco-friendly digitally printable materials reduce installation time

August 1, 2008  |  Graphics, Products

EnviroFlex™, a new line of eco-friendly and lightweight digitally printable materials for billboards, banners and other applications, offers a variety of options: Frontlit Lite (7-ounce), Lite High-Res (5-ounce), PolyFlex Lite (5.5-ounce), PolyPoster and PolyPoster HighRes (3.8-ounce). Up to 60 pe…
Komar products allow easy cutting of Kevlar thread

August 1, 2008  |  Products, Upholstery

Problem: Kevlar® thread works well in sewing operations, but it can be tough to cut cleanly. Solution: Komar Alliance has designed a complete line of nippers, scissors and shears to cleanly and efficiently cut Kevlar or other tough threads. The products, made with hardened stainless steel blades, h…
Tonneau fabric creates consistent truck appearance

August 1, 2008  |  Markets, Products

Problem: Truck owners want tonneau covers consistent in appearance with the rest of the vehicle. Solution: DiamondTex, a heavy-duty fabric with textured vinyl coating, simulates the diamond-plate material commonly used for truck beds and tool boxes. The rugged and unusual look of DiamondTex tonneau …
Molded plastic zippers benefit large structures

August 1, 2008  |  Products

Problem: Fabricated structures require a heavy-duty closure with easy access and durability. Solution: Big structures benefit from Big Zip™ #15 Premium Heavy-Duty molded plastic zippers. Big Zip offers 100-percent corrosion resistance to salt water, teeth injection-molded from DuPont Delrin® acet…
WIRAND® fibers eliminate need for steel reinforcement

August 1, 2008  |  Products

Problem: Placing typical steel reinforcement in concrete slab-on-grade industrial, commercial and high-performance floors takes time and is difficult to conform to construction drawings. Solution: WIRAND® fibers are produced with low-carbon steel wire with high-tensile strength. Introducing WIRAND …
Coated polyester fabric protects rafts and inflatable kayaks

August 1, 2008  |  Marine, Products

Problem: Commercial whitewater rafting exposes materials to extreme conditions: rock and sand abrasion, daily use, high UV light, constant high pressures and tensions. Manufacturers of rafts and inflatable kayaks want a premium material that performs better than existing PVC boats. Solution: The new…