This year’s Show Stopper winners

September 28th, 2017

All the best from New Orleans: Thursday morning at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The sixth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services and […]

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Lights, camera, fabric

December 1st, 2016

Fabrics set the stage for manufacturers who want a market share of the entertainment industry. Fabrics don’t get enough credit. Quietly, and usually without fanfare, they provide welcome and shelter as tents and awnings; they enhance decor and create distinct spaces as backdrops and banners; they manage movement of light and sound; and the list […]

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Versatile contract fabrics reflect automotive heritage

August 1st, 2008

Inspired by the great ‘age of the automobile,’ when design and innovation coupled with a strong sense of optimism, the Motor City Collection of 11 versatile contract fabrics embodies the style, design, durability and exuberance of Detroit’s automotive heritage in the 1950s. Drawn from the classics, the designs are inspired by the past but offer […]

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Tester measures fabric resistance to water penetration

August 1st, 2008

The Hydrostatic Head Tester from SDL Atlas is designed for easy use, providing quick, reliable and repeatable testing of the resistance of a fabric to the penetration of water under hydrostatic pressure. It can be used effectively with all types of fabrics, including those treated with water resistant and water repellent finishes. Also new from […]

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Flag fabric works with solvent printers

July 1st, 2008

Problem: Customers want a flag fabric suitable for solvent printers. Solution: Fisher Textiles SI 210 Nylon Taffeta works with true solvent, mild solvent and eco-solvent based printers, and the 2.4-ounce weight is recommended for flags and marine boat applications. SOURCE Fisher Textiles

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Weather-resistant Inkjet fabric

July 1st, 2008

Problem: Consumers expect a fabric suitable for digital printing that shows off vibrant color and is appropriate both for outdoor pole banners exposed to high winds and flame-resistant, indoor point-of-purchase displays. Solution: The new inkjet fabric, Vivitex™ FR Banner, does it all. The durable 9.6-ounce per square yard oxford weave polyester is coated on both […]

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J. Ennis Fabrics introduces new fabrics

June 1st, 2008

Novelties Exotic Woods from J. Ennis Fabrics have an authentic woodgrain look and feel, without harming any trees. Contract upholstery fabrics are inherently stain-, fire- and abrasion-resistant, for use in hospitality settings, offices, automotive and home décor markets. Offered in four woodgrain colors: mahogany, oak, birch and walnut. Midship Neutrals feature the top neutral colors […]

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DuPontâ„¢ Capstoneâ„¢ products give textiles stain and soil resistance

June 1st, 2008

DuPont™ Capstone™ products are performance-driven and fluorine-efficient, designed to give textiles superior resistance to soil and stains, with improved cleanability, but without changing the look, quality, hand or color of the fabrics. The fluorotelomer products have a minimal environmental footprint, and are commercially available for home furnishings, fire-fighting foam, fluorosurfactants, and leather end-uses. SOURCE DuPont™ […]

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Treated fabric provides sun protection

June 1st, 2008

Problem: Children exposed to too much solar UV radiation are at increased risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Solution: Fabric treated with High IQ® Sun Protection for Kids provides the highest level of protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays. High IQ (for innovation and quality) has other textile color and finishing options […]

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Polyurethane skin keeps furniture germ-free

June 1st, 2008

Problem: Seating fabric used in public areas can allow indirect transmission of bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew among users. Solution: Millions of naturally antimicrobial silver ions released gradually from the surface of AgUARDIAN™ polyurethane skin eliminate the majority of bacteria and other microbes on contact. The patent-pending process is safe, effective and guaranteed for the […]

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