An alternative to brick and mortar

April 1st, 2022

Fabric structures can offer an affordable, practical grain-storage solution. This fabric structure at the Rake, Iowa, location of Landus, a farmer-owned cooperative, measures 685 feet long and 180 feet wide. It was built in 2021 and holds up to 4 million bushels of corn or soybeans. Photo: Landus Successful businesses know that eco-friendly practices are […]

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Covering climate change

July 1st, 2021

The MakMax TensoSport Sports Canopy is designed to provide protection to large-court sporting facilities, such as tennis or basketball (shown here). The canopies are fabricated with high-translucency architectural-grade PVC fabric with PVDF coating, or with high-translucency, long-life PTFE woven fiberglass with fluropolymer coating. Photo: MakMax Australia Pty. Ltd; photographer: Grant Kennedy, We Shoot Buildings. Broiling […]

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Cargo control: move it. Ship it. Store it. Contain it.

June 1st, 2019

The global economy is in constant motion. For cargo from consumer goods to dangerous chemicals, a new generation of textile products is helping to get things where they need to go, safely and economically.  by Amy Goetzman Everything’s on the move. As economies expand around the world and gross domestic product rises, more commodities—food and […]

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