IFAI announces 2010 International Achievement Award winners

November 8, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2010 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. The award ceremony took place at IFAI Expo Americas 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., where the annual trade event ran from Oct. 27-29. For more than six …

Eventscape wins 2010 IAA Award of Excellence

November 7, 2010

Eventscape won an Award of Excellence in the commercial interiors category of the 2010 International Achievement Awards for this project involving the renovation of an existing retail store in Regina, SK, Canada. The store specializes in the sales and marketing of wireless devices, cable television and home security, and the renovation needed to redefine the …

Shading at Taliesin West

November 1, 2010

Updating a landmark building in the Southwest desert By Simón Andreas De Agüero In 1989, Charles William (Bill) Moss visited Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s well-known winter campus near Scottsdale, Ariz.) at the base of the McDowell Mountains in Arizona. Frank Lloyd Wright, in his first days in the Sonoran Desert, explored large daylit rooms …

Dynamic canopy complements restaurant logo

Restaurateur and awning maker sit down together: voilà! There’s something about Capi’s Restaurant logo that inspires excitement and energy. Bright, dynamic, full of swirls and squiggles, the logo now has an equally dynamic (and squiggly) canopy to complement the signature restaurant in Little Rock, Ark., and provide customers shelter from sun and rain. This undulating …

Fabric structure showcases community performance

An artistic town in Uruguay gains a quality venue for cultural events and musical performance Given the amount of artistic production the town of Treinta y Tres has produced over the years—some outstanding artists, musicians and writers (such as poet Serafin J. García and novelist Julio C. da Rosa) in Uruguay have come from here—you …

SOLARBrellaâ„¢

SOLARBrella™ from SKYShades shields customers from the sun while simultaneously providing a power source to charge electronics such as cell phones, laptops or other small portable devices. The umbrella features Power Plastic®, a lightweight film produced by Konarka Technologies, which converts light into energy and stores power in batteries with the stem of the umbrella. …

SheerWeave® interior sun control fabrics

SheerWeave® interior sun control fabrics are Greenguard certified for indoor air quality performance. The vinyl-coated polyester fabric helps reduce solar heat and glare through windows, thereby lowering energy costs, helps prevent fading of interior furnishings and meets the more stringent Greenguard Children and SchoolsSM standards for commercial use. SOURCE Phifer Inc.

Earthtex® fabrics

Earthtex®, a new line of fabrics from Twitchell, is a non-PVC fabric produced from 100% industrial waste by-product, is Silver certified Cradle to Cradle™ by MBDC and certified by Greenguard. SOURCE Twitchell

Mediatex® Presto printable PES fabric

Mediatex® Presto, a waterproof, resilient, long-lasting printable PES fabric, stretches for easy installation into existing ceiling frames, is available in widths up to 308cm and can be printed with solvent, eco-solvent or UV-hardened inks. B1, NFPA 701, CA 1237, öNORM T1/Q1 certificates. SOURCE Junkers & Müllers (look under Substrates for more information)

HB Sheet laminated textile sheet

HB Sheet, co-developed by Fujimori Kogyo Co. Ltd. and SHO-BOND Corp., is a special laminated textile sheet containing triaxially-woven vinylon mesh. It can be attached to a concrete surface to prevent spalling, as with reinforced concrete structures, and is effective in preventing deterioration of concrete surfaces from salt damage and carbonation. HB Sheet can be …