Your taxes at work

March 1, 2015  |  Business, Management

The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. The passage of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 late last year retroactively extended 54 tax breaks—but only for the 2014 tax year. The so-called “tax extenders” law opens the door for specialty fabric professionals to claim many of these popula…
Expansion in layers

March 1, 2015  |  Advanced Textiles, Markets

Flexible composites are finding practical application in a growing number of industries. The world of composites covers a range of materials and applications. Flexible composites have long been manufactured to perform specific functions in generally demanding environments. Their tremendous strength-…
Energy for the future

March 1, 2015  |  Advanced Textiles, Features, Markets

Flexible and durable power-generating textiles are poised to make a difference in meeting tomorrow’s energy requirements. Looking forward, before imagination meets prototype, the next generation of energy-producing products seems unattainable. Looking backward, after such innovations are readily a…
The value of collaboration

March 1, 2015  |  Awnings & Canopies, Management

Turning today’s students into tomorrow’s engaged and educated industry professionals. While textile students are the future designers and manufacturers for the textile industry, students in areas such as architecture and product and graphic design are our future textile specifiers. Multi-discipl…
Flexible flooring

March 1, 2015  |  Products

Launched in conjunction with Congoleum, Mercerville, N.J., ZON flexible flooring provides a durable surface and dimensional stability and is designed specifically for use in high traffic residential and commercial applications...
Fast, accurate printing

March 1, 2015  |  Products

The JV150 Series printer is available in two sizes: 54-inch JV150-130 and the 64-inch JV150-160. It features advanced piezo technology print heads capable of print speeds up to 605 square feet per hour and...
Outdoor embroidery thread

March 1, 2015  |  Products

Designed for outdoor applications, Sunbrella® Embroidery Thread features UV color fastness, fade resistance and weather durability. Recommended for applications including patio furniture, pool-side and water-front products, awnings, tents, boat tops and covers, bimini tops, flags, specialty appa…
Color reflective

March 1, 2015  |  Products

Brilliant® Color Reflective is a highly reflective, wash-durable color reflective that uses 3M™ Scotchlite™ technology to provide design flexibility by incorporating visibility and style in the same offering. It produces colored rolls with more than 300RA brightness from any glass-be…
On pointe

March 1, 2015  |  Projects

Practice sessions among professional dancers often take place in rooms with floor-to-ceiling mirrors that allow performers to observe choreography, assess synergy among the corps and monitor their own technique. Graphic and product designer Lesia Trubat, Barcelona, Spain, brings science to self-eval…
3-D enhancement

March 1, 2015  |  Products

Available this spring, AccuMark® 10 will feature a fully integrated 3-D solution for garment development and pattern making as an optional module. The new version will allow designers to share 3-D images and motion files, furthering collaboration and centralization of data while reducing the tim…