Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

October 31, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week its call for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that protects public health and the environment. The deadline is December 31, 2016. “Green chemistry innovations couple scientific brilliance with the entrepreneurial …

IFAI Expo 2016 closes successful show with near-record attendance

IFAI Expo 2016, the textile industry’s show of record, attracted 5,023 participants to the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., from Oct. 18-21. IFAI Expo is the largest display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. Attendees were treated to four days of product demonstrations, education, networking, exhibits and awards recognizing industry achievement. “We …

Serge Ferrari North America welcomes new regional sales manager

October 27, 2016

Serge Ferrari North America welcomed Nicholas R. Ferrante Jr. to its team as regional sales manager for the Middle Atlantic United States. Ferrante comes to Serge Ferrari with 20 years sales experience. He previously worked with Philips Lighting as a key account manager with USA Distribution, as well as business development manager for South America …

Britespan Building Systems achieves CE Marking

According to a company press release, Britespan Building Systems Inc. has become the first and only fabric building manufacturer in North America to have achieved the CE Marking, indicating excellence in product quality control processes and permitting sale in Europe. The CE Marking of fabricated structural steelwork is also known as BS EN 1090. Achieving …

SS71 Bonding Tape by Miller Weldmaster®

Trivantage added Miller Weldmaster SS71 Bonding Tape to its line of fabrication accessories. SS71 Bonding Tape, made with polyurethane adhesive, uses proven bonding technologies for the clean assembly of projects. The welding tape is designed to work with Sunbrella®, Sunbrella® Plus, FIRESIST® and other acrylic fabrics. It creates clean, waterproof seams. Preliminary product testing shows …

Gale Pacific introduces Commercial HEAVY 430 shade fabric

Gale Pacific, a producer of high-performance industrial and commercial fabrics, introduced its newest, strongest and most durable architectural shade fabric, Commercial HEAVY 430. Engineered specifically to withstand extreme weather conditions, Commercial Heavy 430’s biaxial stability and load-bearing strength creates optimum shape and tensioning endurance for large-scale structures. Commercial HEAVY 430 was engineered specifically for architects, …

Banker Wire releases architectural catalog

Banker Wire, a manufacturer of woven wire mesh, released a new architectural catalog. With a refreshed design, the catalog showcases completed projects to serve as a source of inspiration for those working with the material. Featuring project photography, the catalog exhibits a variety of architectural applications available with Banker woven metal mesh. It chronicles the …

Marlen Textiles adds Action Upholstery Supply as distributor

Marlen Textiles, a manufacturer of outdoor textiles, announced that it has reached an agreement with Action Upholstery Supply of Sarasota, Fla., to be a full line distributor of Marlen Textile products. “We are very excited to partner with Action Upholstery Supply,” stated Jonathan Chakales, national sales manager. “They will help us expand our sales in …

Courtyard Canopies

The small courtyard at the center of Gateway Community College’s Incubator Building in Phoenix, Ariz., could have easily been overlooked during the institution’s remodeling efforts. Thanks to an ambitious fabric architecture installation, however, the outdoor space was transformed into one of the campus’s highlights. In the spirit of innovation, the client wanted to make the …

Residential shade sail

What is the perfect complement to a high-end residential backyard remodel? A custom-designed shade sail, of course. Red Rock Contractors of Mesa, Ariz., was working on just such a remodel when its client decided to include a fabric shade structure in their plans for a new backyard. SHADE Industries of Phoenix, Ariz., was brought in …