Decorative shade patterns

December 1, 2014  |  Products

The Sunbrella® Decorative Shade Collection consists of three distinct lines. “Fundamental” is a jacquard shade fabric recommended for upscale, highly decorative applications including fixed frame or retractable structures as well as umbrellas. The first fabric of its kind in the U.S.…
Fisher now distributor for HEYTex

December 1, 2014  |  Industry News

Fisher Textiles, Indian Trail, N.C., is now an authorized distributor for the brand HEYTex in North America. Fisher, a leading supplier of fabrics for digital printing, fully stocks and distributes all digitex® sign materials. Environmentally friendly and recyclable, digitex is one of the most c…
Everything’s connected

December 1, 2014  |  Features, Management, Perspective

Mr. Sadao Izumi moves the tent industry forward—by keeping the big picture in mind. “There are two Japanese characters that make up the word ‘manage’—and these characters represent how interdependent the process of running a business is,” says Mr. Sadao Izumi, owner and president of …
NILIT acquires INVISTA manufacturing site

December 1, 2014  |  Industry News

NILIT, an Israeli manufacturer of nylon 6.6 for thermoplastics and apparel applications, has signed an agreement to acquire INVISTA’s Americana, Brazil, manufacturing site. NILIT plans to continue nylon 6.6 operations there, increasing DTY capacity and reinforcing its local presence. The acqui…
Real solutions

December 1, 2014  |  Business

Medical and biomedical textile breakthroughs were presented at IFAI Advanced Textiles Expo. It might be a process that starts at the fiber level or one that uses a material in a new way, but there is no question that textiles are playing an important role in the treatment of many types of medical co…
A landmark in record time

December 1, 2014  |  Projects

Seele Covertex Membranes (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China, won the Award of Excellence in the frame-supported structures category of IFAI’s 2014 International Achievement Awards for its work on the membrane construction of Baku Crystal Hall in Baku, Azerbaijan. Designed by GMP Architekten,…
Outdoor Venture purchases Sotera Engineered Solutions

December 1, 2014  |  Industry News

Outdoor Venture Corp., Stearns, Ky., a supplier and contractor of military tent systems, components and accessories to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has acquired Sotera Defense Solutions’ Engineered Solutions division. The division delivers services and components for expeditionary sys…
Create a self-sustaining business

December 1, 2014  |  Management

Stay on track with the Entrepreneurial Operating System®. Are you currently experiencing one or more of these common frustrations of owning a business? You feel your business is controlling you. If you didn’t need people (employees, vendors, partners…)— your business would run beautifully…
The Palace of Versailles … ?

December 1, 2014  |  Projects

The Palace of Versailles is undergoing a major interior and external renovation that won’t be complete until spring 2015. But you might not know it to look at it. French artist Pierre Delavie and the fashion house Dior have teamed up to create an enormous trompe l’oeil canvas that stretc…
Victor Group achieves sustainability certification

December 1, 2014  |  Industry News

Victor Group, Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada, has attained Facts sustainability certification for its Crypton® performance fabrics. To qualify, products must meet the rigorous requirements of the NSF/ANSI 336 standard. Facts certification, owned by the Association for Contract Textiles, applies t…