Technotense leader takes DIY approach

August 1st, 2022

When Cesar Eloy Pérez founded Technotense  in 2019, he wanted to create a company that would professionalize the industry of designing, building and installing lightweight tensile structures.  “I wanted to change the way structures were made in Mexico,” he says. “There  were a lot of people who weren’t very professional and were making things how […]

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NCTO concerned over plan to impose tariffs on Mexico

May 31st, 2019

Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has issued the following statement in response to the administration’s decision under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to assess penalty duties on Mexico as an attempt to address the growing immigration dispute on the U.S. southern border. The proposed 5 percent […]

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Fachada Foro Chiapas has a tensile fabric façade that invites spectators

April 1st, 2018

An iconic new performance space in southern Mexico demonstrates the ability of tensile fabrics to make a cultural statement—and thrill an audience. The power of suggestion is one of an architect’s most eloquent tools. With a meaningful combination of shape and material, a design can meet physical expectations as well as create the suggestion of […]

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Animated ceiling moves into Mexican mall

December 1st, 2015

The El Toreo shopping center is Mexico City’s largest retail center, built on the site of a former bullfighting arena to revitalize an area overtaken by urban sprawl. The project architect Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos specified a modern, glass ceiling with a central dome almost 200 feet in diameter that moves to adapt to climate conditions. […]

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Huntsman celebrates 50th anniversary of manufacturing plant

October 28th, 2015

Huntsman Textile Effects is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its primary manufacturing facility in the Americas. The plant in Atotonilquillo, Mexico, is one of Singapore-based Huntsman’s global centers producing dyes and chemicals for customers in the Americas and around the world. The plant is ISO 9001 certified and has manufactured a range of innovative dye […]

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