Digital printer prints photo-realistic outputs

July 1, 2008  |  Graphics, Products

The NanoJet UV True Flatbed digital printer uses the latest digital print technology to print outstanding photo-realistic outputs on both rigid and flexible materials. Using 24 Spectra high-performance print heads, the NanoJet prints at speeds of 220 sq. ft./hr. in photo-realistic mode, with a print…
Acrylic transfer adhesive used for tension membranes

July 1, 2008  |  Fabric Structures, Products

For structural and decorative use, Unifilm® U802 from Scapa North America is an acrylic transfer adhesive used to attach architectural tension membranes to a wide variety of metal frames. It laminates well well to a variety of substrates, including low surface energy plastics and untreated polyolef…
Design software allows remote, real-time communication

July 1, 2008  |  Products, Upholstery

3D Runway Designer 10 design software from OptiTex now incorporates remote collaboration tools, including an open chat room that allows production and image files in 2D and 3D to be sent between partners participating in the design process. The images can be modified using the new chalk tool, allowi…
Retractable cover for unusual patio configurations

July 1, 2008  |  Awnings & Canopies, Products

Problem: Large, irregularly shaped patio spaces are tough to cover with a system that is both rain-proof and retractable. Solution: The SHIELD retractable cover system from Arquati SolarPro becomes taut when fully extended, providing sun, wind and rain protection over unusual patio configurations. T…
TEXbase Online optimizes textile industry

July 1, 2008  |  Products

TEXbase Online combines decades of textile research, development and marketing into an easy-to-use, industry-specific tool to create a series of comprehensive materials and operational solutions. “Sourcing Manager,” “Lab Data Manager” and “Marketing Manager” can increase productivity, re…
Weather-resistant Inkjet fabric

July 1, 2008  |  Graphics, Products

Problem: Consumers expect a fabric suitable for digital printing that shows off vibrant color and is appropriate both for outdoor pole banners exposed to high winds and flame-resistant, indoor point-of-purchase displays. Solution: The new inkjet fabric, Vivitex™ FR Banner, does it all. The durable…
Hydrostatic resistance provides breathability

July 1, 2008  |  Marine, Products

Problem: Marine covers develop mildew because urethane-coated, solution-dyed polyester lacks breathability. Solution: WeatherMax 80 has a hydrostatic resistance twice that of acrylics and remains naturally breathable. It provides a balance of water resistance, breathability and color retention equal…
Coil zipper resists moisture and rust

July 1, 2008  |  Marine, Products

Problem: In products exposed to rain or salt, zippers rust and stick. Solution: The RainDefyer™ #10 coil zipper features a three-mil-thick polyurethane coating that provides a moisture-resistant barrier. The slider and pin/box of marine-grade 316 polished stainless steel are corrosion-free in the …
Affordable vinyl seats resist UV and mildew

July 1, 2008  |  Marine, Products

Problem: Customers want high-quality marine seating vinyls at competitive prices. Solution: The new Midship Marine Vinyl, Midship Neutrals, combines 1500 hours UV resistance, mildew resistance and very competitive pricing in the most popular marine colors. SOURCE J. Ennis Fabrics
Lifesaving combat wear stops bleeding

July 1, 2008  |  Advanced Textiles, Products

Sixty percent of preventable deaths in military actions involve blood loss from arm and leg wounds, and Blackhawk! Products Group, Norfolk, Va., a manufacturer of tactical, military and law enforcement equipment, wants to change those statistics. Blackhawk, working with Dr. Keith Rose, a tactical me…