Connecting with students

March 1st, 2016

Opportunities for the next generation. As businesses and industries transition and evolve, more professionals recognize the importance of continually connecting with the college and university students who may be interested in learning more about the specialty fabrics industry. Just ask Stephanie Cizinsky, marketing manager at Glen Raven Inc., Glen Raven, N.C. She explains that a wealth […]

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Streamlining with software

January 1st, 2016

Today's software and apps help fabricators keep pace and stay competitive, efficient and productive. Few words captivate the software and app sector more than the word change. Software and applications are drastically changing the way we do business, and many specialty fabric end product manufacturers (EPMs) and suppliers have integrated software and apps into their […]

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Disco dynamo

December 1st, 2015

Architen Landrell Associates created a giant inflatable disco ball for the annual Bestival Festival on the Isle of Wight. Remember the last disco ball you had sparkling overhead as you danced to the soundtrack of “Saturday Night Fever ”? First used in nightclubs and dance halls in the 1920s, the mirrored balls were typically 18 […]

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Expansion in layers

March 1st, 2015

Flexible composites are finding practical application in a growing number of industries. The world of composites covers a range of materials and applications. Flexible composites have long been manufactured to perform specific functions in generally demanding environments. Their tremendous strength-to-weight ratio and design flexibility make them ideal in structural components for the transportation industry. High […]

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Expansion in layers

March 1st, 2015

Flexible composites are finding practical application in a growing number of industries. The world of composites covers a range of materials and applications. Flexible composites have long been manufactured to perform specific functions in generally demanding environments. Their tremendous strength-to-weight ratio and design flexibility make them ideal in structural components for the transportation industry. High […]

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Quality components = quality end products

July 1st, 2014

Hardware and fittings suppliers continually pursue improvements in their products to meet changing needs and increasing demands in the specialty fabrics industry. Lighter, stronger, more versatile and easier to install. End product manufacturers (EPMs) want these qualities in the hardware, findings and accessories they use in their products. Suppliers of these components understand the challenge […]

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Market mobility

June 1st, 2014

Embracing the dynamic business technology environment of smartphones and tablets. Streamlined efficiencies. Cost-effective measures. New revenue streams. In this recovering economy, fabricators and end product manufacturers (EPMs) are pulling out all stops—eager to find ways to stay ahead of the game. One way of doing this is by using mobile technology to conduct business—on- and […]

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