Riding out the crisis

November 1, 2021  |  Feature

Tent and event rental companies have weathered tough times before. Most recently in 2008 when the economy tanked, the industry dug deep to keep afloat as clients cut back expenditures and events were canceled. And now, in the midst of an ever-evolving pandemic, resourceful leaders are finding ways t…
Decoding standards, regulation and certification

November 1, 2021  |  Feature

With sustainability increasingly on consumers’ minds, textile end product manufacturers (EPMs) are tasked with ensuring that the eco-friendly claims they make about their products and production processes are valid. This can prove challenging, as can staying on top of industry-changing regulations…
Pleased to meet you

November 1, 2021  |  Editorial

First things first. As Mick Jagger once famously sang, “Please allow me to introduce myself.” If I just planted an earworm in your head, I apologize. My name is Tim Goral and I’m the new senior editor at Specialty Fabrics Review. I come to Industrial Fabrics Association International from a lo…
Textiles that support energy conservation fill a growing need.

November 1, 2021  |  Advanced Textiles, Markets

Although many people are not aware of it, textile materials are important components of the energy and sustainability equation. Not long ago, the public, generally, knew little about the textile materials in products such as layered fabric face masks. That all changed as the entire world turned to w…
Spinnova and The North Face to develop high-performance, sustainable textiles

November 1, 2021  |  Swatches

Finland-based sustainable fiber developer Spinnova® and global outdoor apparel brand The North Face® are partnering to commercialize and scale Spinnova’s technology for the high-performance outdoor apparel market. 
No one way to break into the military market

November 1, 2021  |  Markets

There is a lot of competition out there—and if your products aren’t solving problems or saving the customer money, it can be very difficult, says Nate Smith, founder of Stratus Support Industries LLC.
Gore invests in LifeBooster for smarter work gear

November 1, 2021  |  Swatches

Workwear will get smarter—and potentially save more lives—through a partnership between W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. and wearable technology company LifeBooster.
Updated FEA design software

November 1, 2021  |  Products

MPanel Software Solutions has updated its MPanel FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to meet the changing needs of fabricators and ensure the program works with the latest design software. The updated software is an additional module that allows a user to analyze MPanel 3D models for reactions due to envi…
Paris debuts a ‘grand’ temporary venue

November 1, 2021  |  Swatches

While the Grand Palais, Paris’ historic exhibition hall and museum complex, is closed for a multi-year restoration project, a membrane-wrapped temporary venue installed on the Champ de Mars in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower is taking its place.
Compact digital scanning printer

November 1, 2021  |  Products

The entry-level EFI™ Reggiani Blaze digital textile scanning printer is an easy-to-use, compact solution for efficient, sustainable industrial inkjet printing. The 1.8-meter-wide printer offers a continuous recirculation ink system equipped with a level sensor and degassing as well as a printhead …