Fabric protection for frac sand

October 1, 2015

A fast-growing industry relies on fabric architecture for a long-term, large-format storage facility. Wind and sand are like oil and water; they don’t mix. When Source Energy Services (SES), Eau Claire, Wis., enlisted the assistance of Legacy Building Solutions Inc., South Haven, Minn., to build the largest regional frac sand storage facility in Alberta, Canada, …

Air support

Advances in materials and technology mean advantages for air-supported fabric structures in durability and sustainability. In May 2009, the National Football League Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility collapsed under a freak microburst of 60-mph winds, injuring a dozen people and leaving at least one person partially paralyzed. It has taken the industry years to overcome the …

Jason Mills adds to mesh line

Jason Mills LLC, a Milltown, N.J.-based convertor/manufacturer of knit textiles, has expanded its line of products sold into the outdoor retailing industry with the addition of Style 413. The product meets basic requirements of no-see-um mesh screening, and is fire-resistant, water-repellent and UV-resistant. The screen is 60 inches wide and made of 100 percent polyester …

Major shading at major tennis event

Stadium gets temporary fabric shades for the 2015 US Open. While the world’s best tennis players battled on the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium at the 2015 US Open, HDPE shade fabric was saving the day above the court. In a technological first, the US Open is having a retractable roof with a stand-alone support …