Get stand-out awnings with digital printing

November 10th, 2020

With today鈥檚 digital printing options, there鈥檚 no reason for an awning client to be limited to colors and patterns in a book or traditional customization methods, according to Andrew Medley, regional sales manager for Trivantage. 鈥淒igital printing offers unlimited capabilities, and it is a solution to providing the customer exactly what they want鈥攑ersonalized messaging, the […]

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The inside scoop on shade, lighting and acoustics

November 10th, 2020

Photo credit: Transformit In the 2020 亿博体育app Virtual Expo presentation, 鈥淭he Inside Scoop on Shade, Lighting and Acoustics,鈥 Cynthia Thompson, MFA, president and founder of Transformit in Gorham, Maine, wowed conference participants with a slideshow of her company鈥檚 projects that highlight the stunning possibilities of interior fabric architecture. Thompson said many different markets can make […]

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Guidance offered in commercial insurance market

November 10th, 2020

Wildfires, hurricanes, a pandemic and civil unrest have wreaked plenty of chaos on the commercial insurance market in 2020. Steve Christenson, with Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, offered guidance to business owners Nov. 9 at 亿博体育app Virtual Expo 2020. 鈥淭he business insurance market has been going through several changes this year,鈥 says Christenson, with U.S. […]

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亿博体育app Virtual Expo 2020 Announces Show Stopper Winners

November 9th, 2020

亿博体育app Virtual Expo announced the Show Stopper winners for the year, including the most popular products in the virtual exhibit halls. The ninth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to hardware and accessories.  Designed to recognize the most popular new […]

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Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) Announces the 2020 IFF Innovation Award Winners

November 9th, 2020

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) recently announced the winners of the 2020 IFF Innovation Award. The IFF Innovation Award encourages companies around the globe to weave tomorrow鈥檚 ideas into the fabrics of today. The first-place winner was awarded to Propel LLC for their project 鈥淧ropel LLC Smart Integrated Shirt鈥.  Propel鈥檚 U.S. Navy funded smart shirt […]

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Newly Released Energy Savings Calculator

November 9th, 2020

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app) is pleased to introduce a web-based application (app) that calculates the energy savings for residential and commercial awning products. This is an exclusive member benefit that is brought to you by the PAMA division. 鈥淭his was a labor of love […]

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How to sell and market during a pandemic

November 9th, 2020

By Madeleine MacRae Determining the best way to sell and, even more so, how to effectively and appropriately market your products and services at a time of such widespread uncertainty and deep market disruption can be a daunting task. As a leader during this unprecedented time, you have a lot on your plate. You have […]

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How to make your business attractive to a buyer

November 6th, 2020

Thinking about selling your business鈥攅ither to an outside party or the next generation? Then it鈥檚 time to start considering how your equipment and processes fit into your succession plan. Jonathan Palmer, the second-generation owner and CEO of equipment supplier Autometrix, and Autometrix director of global sales Truy Pham, led an educational session at 亿博体育app Virtual […]

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Research and development partnerships work one-on-one

November 6th, 2020

The process of working with a research and development center was discussed in Dr. Thomas Stegmaier鈥檚 presentation, 鈥淭esting and Standards Integral to Timely Product Development.鈥 Dr. Stegmaier is with DITF [Deutsche Institute Fur Textil Und Faserforschung Denkendorf], a large, textile research center located in Germany. It partners individually with industry participants to develop new technologies […]

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GMA and 亿博体育app announce move to virtual for joint conference in 2021

November 6th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app) and the International Erosion Control Association (亿博体育app) Region One will move the Geosynthetics Conference and 亿博体育app Annual Conference online. The conferences were originally scheduled to be colocated in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 21鈥24, 2021. 鈥淎s much as we were looking forward to being in […]

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Tent fabrics and antimicrobial technology

November 5th, 2020

During 亿博体育app Virtual Expo 2020, Chad Twombly, vice president of direct sales at Herculite, presented the sponsored education session 鈥淯tilizing Antimicrobials in Tents鈥擳ransition Healthcare Technology to the Rental Tent Market.鈥 聽 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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Is hemp fiber the new sustainable knit for footwear?

November 5th, 2020

Zoe Newman, a graduate student from North Carolina State University鈥檚 Wilson College of Textiles, shared her research on the impact of introducing hemp fiber into more sustainable knit footwear during 亿博体育app Virtual Expo 2020. Newman explained that sustainable materials are lacking in the textile industry, especially for footwear, and integrating natural fibers into the market […]

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GMA and 亿博体育app Announce Move to Virtual for 2021

November 5th, 2020

Denver, Colo. 鈥 The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app) and the International Erosion Control Association (亿博体育app) Region One will move the Geosynthetics Conference and 亿博体育app Annual Conference online. The conferences were originally scheduled to be co-located in Kansas City, Mo., U.S., Feb. 21鈥24, 2021. 鈥淎s much as we […]

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Use market data to make sense of the moment

November 5th, 2020

The attacks on 9-11 forever changed how we look at security. The 2008 economic collapse forever changed how we look at finances. And the 2020 pandemic will forever change how we look at hygiene. Amanda Schneider, founder of ThinkLab, the market research division of Interior Design and a SANDOW庐 brand, told attendees of 亿博体育app Virtual […]

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Responsive textiles with infrared technology

November 5th, 2020

In a presentation titled, 鈥淎mplifying Human Energy to Drive Performance and Recovery,鈥 Hologenix LLC co-founder and CEO Seth Casden described the company鈥檚 Celliant庐 technology and explained how responsive textiles using infrared energy can increase tissue oxygen levels, which can improve athletic performance and recovery, sleep quality and general health and wellness.聽 All sentient beings emit […]

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