Antimicrobial textiles are in, certifiably

May 1, 2014  |  Industry News

Between 2013 and 2018 the global market for antimicrobial agents for all end uses, including textiles, is forecast to grow by 12 percent annually, partly in response to demand for antimicrobial fibers, textiles and apparel, according to Issue 47 of Performance Apparel Markets from Textiles Intellige…
Timeless design, modern appeal

May 1, 2014  |  News

The new Sunbrella® Icon Collection of Sunbrella Upholstery Fabrics is based on iconic patterns and colors from Glen Raven’s rich design history of the 1960s and 1970s. From vintage stripes to solid plain weaves, from the muted mid-century tones of the 1960s to the vibrancy and pops of colo…
Industry coalition strengthens Berry Amendment

May 1, 2014  |  Industry News

The Berry Amendment Textile Coalition (BATC), funded by the U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI), worked closely with U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) and Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC) to beef up the Berry Amendment. The Berry Amendment requires the Department o…
Easy to handle

May 1, 2014  |  News

TMI’s Low Cohesion Premium Grade PVC has an exclusive additive that makes the material less clingy and tacky. Easy to slide, roll or fold, the fabric is soft, exceptionally clear and fire retardant. Complies with the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act restricting the use of phthalates an…
First impressions…last chance?

May 1, 2014  |  Management

First (and fast) impressions can have lasting impacts on customers and business relationships. First impressions are often lasting impressions. When you meet a business acquaintance for the first time—a customer, a colleague, a vendor or a manager—you make an impression on that person. W…
Aurora Specialty Textiles consolidates operations

May 1, 2014  |  Industry News

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., manufacturer of fabrics for tape, graphics, apparel, home furnishings, industrial and medical applications, has centralized all textile processing operations in its Aurora, Ill., headquarters and plant. “With minimal disruption to ongoing operations and or…
Marine and more

May 1, 2014  |  News

Aquatime for Rochford Supply is a long-lasting, water repellent and UV-resistant fabric for bimini tops and T-tops, mooring and travel covers, splash curtains, marine, automotive and industrial applications. The acrylic coated 100 percent polyester marine fabric features a unique color coating, enha…
Supporting small business

May 1, 2014  |  Management

SBA awards funding entrepreneurship training for veterans; Surety Bond Guarantee program contracts increase 61 percent in 2013. As part of its “Boots to Business” program, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that it has awarded a $3 million grant to Syracuse Univer…
Vitabri Canopies joins Ins’TenT Industries

May 1, 2014  |  Industry News

Vitabri® Canopies has earned a respectable place in the U.S. market since its move from France in 2010 with popular pop-up event tents that deploy in 30 seconds. The company has joined Ins’TenT Industries, Huntington Beach, Calif., retaining its established brand while Ins’TenT suppo…
Long-lasting color

May 1, 2014  |  News

Lumera Landscape is woven with CBA (Clear Brilliant Acrylic) fiber, a specially developed acrylic multifilament fiber that results in a one-third higher water repellency rating and a denser appearance. Fifty percent less dirt adheres to Lumera in comparison to conventional awnings thanks to Sattler&…