“Global Beat” fabrics

August 1, 2014  |  Products

Silver State Fabrics has introduced Global Beat, adding a “bump” of color, a “twist” in pattern and a “shout” of style to the new collection. Using durable Sunbrella®, the vibrant collection offers 67 SKUs: stunning stripes, coordinated solids, twills and text…
High Roller, within the rails

August 1, 2014  |  Projects

In brassy, sassy Las Vegas, bigger is always better, so the LINQ hotel, entertainment and shopping district created a landmark that has visitors standing in line. The 500-foot High Roller takes customers on a 30-minute ride above a panoramic view of the Las Vegas strip. Each of 28 spherical cabins o…
Chemicals, coatings and compounds

August 1, 2014  |  News

2014 Exhibitor Product Preview Products that are also ShowStoppers entries are designated by **, and they will be featured in the September issue. The third annual ShowStoppers awards competition will feature innovative products and services in a special voting display where they are judged by indus…
Laser Templator

August 1, 2014  |  Products

The next evolution for templating in specialty fabrics: the LT-2D3D Laser Templator handles complex jobs such as dodgers, trailer covers, awnings, enclosures and other end products. On most jobs, just point and click; the onboard CAD software can be edited in the field or exported as a 3-D wireframe…
Flexible antimicrobial technology

August 1, 2014  |  Industry News

Ag Flex Technologies, Cranbury, N.J., has commercially launched Flexsil, a silver-based antimicrobial that can be woven, knit, carded or spun into any construction—and retain its effectiveness well beyond that of surface treatments. Ag Flex metalizes the base substrate (nylon 66), which then i…
End Products

August 1, 2014  |  News

2014 Exhibitor Product Preview Products that are also ShowStoppers entries are designated by **, and they will be featured in the September issue. The third annual ShowStoppers awards competition will feature innovative products and services in a special voting display where they are judged by indus…
TenCate geosynthetic tests best

August 1, 2014  |  Industry News

Mirafi® geosynthetic outperforms others in Montana State University study. TenCate Mirafi RS580i performed the best out of all geosynthetics tested by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. The independent, full-scale unpaved roadway performance study,…
Fabric touch tester

August 1, 2014  |  Products

The new Fabric Touch Tester (FTT) from SDL Atlas is the first device to objectively and quantitatively measure fabric hand and skin-touch comfort. Innovative equipment permits quality control and research/development labs to measure and predict the comfort perception of fabrics, from product designs…
SBA adjusts small business size standards

August 1, 2014  |  Industry News

An additional 8,400 businesses will become eligible for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) financial and federal government procurement assistance programs, following the issuance of an interim final rule by the SBA. Small business size standards (based on receipts, assets, net …
Equipment and tools

August 1, 2014  |  News

2014 Exhibitor Product Preview Products that are also ShowStoppers entries are designated by **, and they will be featured in the September issue. The third annual ShowStoppers awards competition will feature innovative products and services in a special voting display where they are judged by indus…