Phifer fabrics provide shade at athletic arena

August 28, 2014

Phifer’s SheerWeave® interior sun control fabrics, installed at Boise State University’s football stadium, provide shade solutions for sun-scorched sports facilities, helping to create a cool and comfortable atmosphere. SheerWeave fabrics manage the sun’s harsh heat and blinding glare, providing sun protection while maintaining optimal views. Whether for sports arena office spaces, club seating areas and …

Laser Templator device

From Laser Product Industries is the LT-2D3D, a digital device for patterning and templating in the industrial fabric industry. The on-board CAD software can be edited in the field or exported as a 3D wireframe to the company’s flattening software, which creates 2D patterns for cutting or plotting complex jobs such as awnings, structures, boat …

Innovation will drive costs of green roofs and walls

Innovation will drive costs of green roofs and walls by 28% in 2017, study says Building-integrated vegetation (BIV)—the use of green roofs and green walls to improve air quality, manage storm-water and generate energy savings—is experiencing a burst of innovation to lower costs and hasten payback on investment, according to Lux Research. In the drive …

NBI name Charles Eley as a Fellow

New Buildings Institute (NBI) has named Charles Eley, longtime energy efficiency advocate and consultant, an NBI Fellow. NBI Fellowship recognizes luminary energy efficiency professionals who have made a significant contribution to society through their leadership, dedication and groundbreaking work. Fellows serve as ambassadors, representing and supporting NBI’s mission and collaborating with NBI partners to significantly …

Marlen Textiles certified for UV protection

Textiles used in the marine, awning, tent, outdoors, industrial and military markets spend a lot of time in the sun, and Marlen Textiles, Chesterfield, Mo., wanted to ensure that its products offered superior UV protection to customers. The company had its entire line of products reviewed under AATCC 183 testing protocol, and all were certified …

Miller Weldmaster acquires Sinclair welding line

Miller Weldmaster, Navarre, Ohio, has announced an expansion of its business with the acquisition of the Triad Wedge Welder, Spec Wedge Welder and Roof Welding Tool product line from Sinclair Equipment Co., Diamond Springs, Calif. Sinclair has been a world leader in manufacturing portable, versatile welding equipment for the textile and roofing industries. The acquisition …

Fabric Structures Association to present architect education sessions at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo

Join IFAI at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 14-16, 2014, and experience the future at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo. Education session designed for architects will be presented by the Fabric Structures Association, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Partnering with Architects, Panel Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1–2 p.m. Learn how …

Counting down to IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo & Advanced Textiles Expo, Oct. 14–16, in Minneapolis

Join IFAI at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 14-16, 2014, and experience the future at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo. This three-day event will focus on connecting people, promoting products and advancing ideas with: The broadest marketplace connecting thousands of attendees with more than 400 exhibitors Global connections and networking through events, …

High-end fabric canopy for high-end shopping mall

High-performing retractable fabric canopy offers strength, pliability, style and comfort. By Peter Katcha Bal Harbour Shops in Miami Beach, Fla., is superlative in every respect. The prestigious open-air shopping mall has the highest sales per square foot of any shopping center in the world. It features the finest retail establishments in a setting that epitomizes …

Retractable fabric structures expand market growth

Retractable fabric systems are poised to effectively transform and commercialize outdoor space. By Mason Riddle So you thought retractable fabric structures were a late 20th century phenomenon sheltering sports stadia, outdoor shopping malls, and en plein air cafés? Think again. Forms of retractable fabric roof systems date to Roman times. The Coliseum’s vast seating area, …