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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Worth its salt in winter

March 1st, 2016

Surviving winter in Minnesota, where annual snowfalls can exceed 80-plus inches, requires tons of salt each year to keep the roadways clear of ice and snow. One of the challenges is storing the salt in sufficient quantities to be used at a moment’s notice. When Northern Salt, a St. Paul, Minn.-based supplier of commercial and […]

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