Glamping tents fabric market to reach $1.9 billion

November 8th, 2023

Glamping Lodges Canonici di San Marco, located in the town of Mirano just outside of Venice, Italy, are located on 15,000 square meters of parkland. writes: “The decor of this glamping site combines natural materials such as iron, wood and stone, connecting guests with the past, present and future.” Tents and photo: Exclusive Tents […]

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Herculite Products named one of best places to work

October 10th, 2023

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics, announced that it has been selected by the Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2023. Best Places to Work in PA identifies, recognizes, and honors the best places of employment […]

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2023 Specialty Fabrics Showcase, Part 1

April 1st, 2023

Tents, awnings, shade sails, marine upholstery, protective gear, furniture: Regardless of the end product, the fabric needs to perform in harsh conditions while looking good, keeping the planet green and fitting into a client’s budget. For our two-part annual showcase, we asked contributors to send us information about their latest high-performance textiles. We’ve organized the […]

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Recycling tents for clothing

August 1st, 2022

University student Grace Reeves designs universal-fit clothing from recycled tents. Photos: Pushpita Chatterjee A fashion student created a gender-neutral dress out of tent fabric to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in fashion. Grace Reeves, who is a final-year fashion design student at Nottingham Trent University, in Nottingham, England, was motivated to build the piece when she […]

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IFAI Expo: Leveraging rental tents during and after the pandemic

November 4th, 2021

Jim Reyen, business director at Johnson Outdoors Inc./Eureka! Big Tents Division, presented the campfire session “Leveraging Rental Tents During and After the COVID Pandemic” at IFAI Expo in Nashville, Tenn. During the session, Reyen explained the changing demands for tents throughout various stages of the pandemic. “The first wave of tent demand ran from March […]

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Dino-sized tent

October 1st, 2021

Sandone Productions Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based full-service event company that specializes in tents and awnings, recently completed a project of brachiosaurus-sized proportions—literally. NBC/Universal Studios needed a structure for “Jurassic World: The Exhibition,” an eight-month interactive exhibit locatedat Grandscape, The Colony, Texas, that immerses audiences in scenes inspired by the film. “The tent had to be […]

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Durable EMI shielding textile

March 4th, 2021

A military command center in Afghanistan. The Shelter-Rite® RF™ shielding material can be used to fabricate a variety of products, including military tents. Photo: Seaman Corp. Designed for the electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding market, Shelter-Rite® RF™ products offer technologically advanced safety and security in situations that require a rugged and robust RF-shielded material. With a […]

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COVID-19 and the tent rental industry supply chain

February 23rd, 2021

Michael Tharpe, national sales manager of Rainier Industries Ltd. and chairman of IFAI’s Tent Rental Division, discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the tent rental industry supply chain during his presentation at the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Before the pandemic, the 2020 forecast for the revenue, party and event […]

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Tenting for the pandemic

December 1st, 2020

Restaurants have turned to companies like Everything Entertainment to help with outside seating. But without the need for walls or flooring, profit can be hard to come by. Photo: Everything Entertainment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the tent industry finds new ways to survive. by Jeff Moravec There are all manner of seasonal ebbs and flows […]

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Tent fabrics and antimicrobial technology

November 5th, 2020

During IFAI Virtual Expo 2020, Chad Twombly, vice president of direct sales at Herculite, presented the sponsored education session “Utilizing Antimicrobials in Tents—Transition Healthcare Technology to the Rental Tent Market.”   According to Twombly, there are two ways to deploy antimicrobial additives into tent fabrics: embedding and/or applying. Embedding active agents into fabrics can result […]

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