Jumping on design trends in the marine market

August 1st, 2020

by Sigrid Tornquist Aft deck entertaining is at its finest on the upper level of this Viking Yacht Co.’s 93’ Motor Yacht. The Lloyd Flanders furniture is covered in fabric by Sunbrella® and Crown barstools are upholstered in Ultrafabrics® Ultraleather®. Project by WBC Design. Photo: Forrest Johnson. Maybe it’s because boats are so special to […]

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Engineered geosynthetics offer riverbank erosion protection

March 1st, 2018

The Río La Antigua flows through a low-lying region in the Mexican state of Veracruz, which has the historical importance of being one of the first regions where Hernán Cortés landed in the early 1500s. The Casa de Cortés is a popular tourist attraction, and the village of La Antigua has significant historical importance; as […]

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Protective textiles market grows

October 5th, 2017

The global protective textiles market is expected to reach $7.78 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Research and Markets, “Protective Textiles Market Analysis by Application (Heat & Flame Resistant, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Ballistic, Space Suits, Healthcare Garments), and Segment Forecasts, 2014–2025.” The market is expected to grow at 3.4 percent CAGR, owing […]

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How to expand into new market segments without sacrificing core products

October 1st, 2017

For many custom fabricators, diversification is the name of the game. Recognizing—and seizing—opportunities to venture into new market segments can mean the difference between staying in business or (perish the thought) going under. But companies can also become too diversified, to the point where potential clients don’t have a clear idea of what’s being made […]

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Greek legend inspires a thread of hope in Germany

June 1st, 2008

The heroic Theseus of Greek mythology followed a thread through a mysterious maze to battle the half-man, half-bull Minotaur. German artist Alexander Huemer saw parallels between the Minotaur and fears about integrating new Eastern European countries into the European Union. His art project, the Ariadne thread, symbolizes a bright red pathway to unity. The Ariadne […]

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India invests in cotton textiles

May 1st, 2008

From 2000 B.C., India has made art and commerce out of cotton textiles, and it is this expertise that may lead India’s resurgence in exports of high-end cotton textiles, knitwear and hosiery, according to Hari Sud, former vice president of C-I-L Inc. and investment strategies analyst. China is the world’s largest cotton producer, but Sud […]

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NCTO advocates currency legislation

May 1st, 2008

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) joined other trade and industry groups in calling for legislation to curb Chinese currency manipulation that is hurting U.S. markets. “Congress must quickly pass currency legislation and give our companies and their workers the ability to defend themselves against China’s predatory trade practices,” says Cass Johnson, president of […]

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