Keeping on top of trucking

April 1st, 2015

Tarp manufacturers stay up to date with the needs of the transportation industry. By Janice Kleinschmidt Some folks see a semitrailer and think of it as nothing more than an object to pass before the next exit. Tyler Birden sees an object of curiosity. “We are always climbing up on trucks and trailers to see […]

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Fabrics offer solvent and UV printing options

September 1st, 2008

Stafford Textiles Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, introduces Grandform #6803 Digitex Soft Plus. This 10 ounce, PVC coated cloth is designed for excellent ink holdout in solvent printing. Stafford’s Lightweight PVC is designed to be very strong yet tight. It is available in white face/white back, and will soon be available in white face/black back. It […]

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Image Graphics introduces 3 new products

September 1st, 2008

Image Graphics, Deer Park, N.Y., has three new product offerings. Bioflex is a durable, white, flexible substrate. Tear and fade resistant, it will withstand all types of weather conditions, and is the first truly environmentally friendly PVC. It is well suited for applications that require a front-lit, digitally printed sign or banner. Earthcling is a […]

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PVC breeds controversy in industrial fabrics industry

July 1st, 2008

Poor Waldo Semon. Today the inventor would no doubt fly his private jet to his private island, where he would entertain VIPs in just about any industry you could name. But in 1926, when the B.F. Goodrich Co. researcher devised polyvinyl chloride (PVC), his employer had a hard time marketing it. Today, manufacturers in industries […]

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Composites allow creation of custom materials for unusual applications

June 1st, 2008

It sounds like science fiction: portable airport hangars supported by columns of air, paper that conducts electricity and synthetic mother-of-pearl that can be bent without breaking. We have now entered The Matrix, but don’t expect to see Keanu Reeves in a black coat defying gravity and leading a cyberpunk revolution. The revolutionaries developing composite materials […]

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Finding alternatives to PVC

May 1st, 2008

Where would your business be without PVC? It’s understandable why PVC banner media is ubiquitous in the sign industry—it’s cheap, durable, and prints easily. And it’s also understandable why there is interest in finding alternatives: The PVC manufacturing process is believed to be toxic to humans and the environment, and it’s typically not recyclable. Flexible […]

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