Expanding nonwovens

October 1, 2016

ELASTEX® TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) products are designed to provide maximum elongation and maximum elastic recovery. ELASTEX TPU is highly elastic for use where stretching capability is needed. Material has high air permeability and is resilient to abrasion, puncture, aging and UV; available in various colors. Leading applications include medical, hygiene, sportswear, wraps, filters and films. …

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July 26, 2016

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Pakistani textile exports to Europe increase

August 25, 2015

After receiving preferential access to European Union markets, Pakistan was the fastest growing textile supplier among the EU’s leading 20 textile supplying countries in 2014, according to the latest issue of Textile Outlook International from global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Preferential access has been provided to Pakistan in the form of the EU’s GSP+ …

Snapshot: A case of precision

April 1, 2015

By Sigrid Tornquist When a medical equipment manufacturer needed an intricate case to hold a device to be worn by patients, the company turned to Brown Sales Corp. to help design and manufacture the item. The device was to be worn for extended periods of time, so the case was designed for comfort in addition …

Q&A with Stewart and Ross Brown

By Sigrid Tornquist Q: In addition to manufacturing medical items, Brown Sales Corp. makes products for a broad range of industries, for clients that range from entrepreneurial individuals to publicly traded companies. Where do you draw the line as far as the types of products you will consider manufacturing? A: We get a lot of …

Snapshot: Awning Paradise

March 1, 2015

By Sigrid Tornquist When a customer tells one of Charles Webster’s sales people that he doesn’t like snaps on his boat covers because they break and are difficult to manage, and he’s sick of needing support poles—that’s the beginning of product development for DOWCO® Inc. “Sometimes things can be defined by what they are not,” …

Q&A with Charles Webster

By Sigrid Tornquist Q: You’ve taken your company from one location with 14 employees to four locations with more than 200 employees. How have you changed your management style to accommodate that kind of growth? A: I’ve found that as your company grows, sometimes you have to replace staff—which is difficult to do, but if …

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February 18, 2015

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Q&A with Vernon Schaefer

February 1, 2015

By Sigrid Tornquist Q: You’ve been in the tent and awning industry a long time and have seen it fluctuate. What is your opinion of how the industry is doing now? A: I think as a whole the industry is pretty strong right now as compared to the last couple of years. I think the …

Beyond the boat

Some marine fabricators prefer to stay within their market. Others have branched out, or are exploring doing so. Ameritex Fabric Systems, headquartered in Bradenton, Fla., now provides golf cart enclosures, says Don Zirkelbach, company president. About two years ago, seeing a need for better golf cart enclosures, the company decided to go after this market. …