Flame-retardant shade sails

May 1st, 2022

Employees at Marlen Textiles conduct final fabric inspections before product is packaged for sale. Over the past year, the New Haven, Mo.-based company has seen significant cost increases for raw materials used in fire-retardant fabrics. Photo: Marlen Textiles As the world continues to call for commercial fabrics that can withstand ever-greater environmental challenges, shade sail […]

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How are industry codes and standards developed?

September 1st, 2021

New criteria for the use and testing of inflatable amusement devices are among current code change proposals in front of the International Fire Code (IFC) code development committee. Photo: © Clearvista, Dreamstime.com. When tent, awning and fabric structure installers think of codes and standards, they often envision the building and fire departments of local and […]

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