Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28th, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. "This event was born through the remarkable stories of […]

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E² launches new website for coated fabric solutions

February 4th, 2020

Since officially launching the joint venture of EPT and Erez in 2019, the company has now announced the launch of the new E² website, with features and functions that highlight innovative products and recommended applications. With this new technological tool, customers and industry partners will find:   • Product series and data sheets, including EPT's […]

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Shady dealings: screens, shades and shutters

February 1st, 2020

As awareness over the protections and savings offered by shading systems grows, screens, shades and shutters are finding wider acceptance and use, fueled by innovations in technology and fabrics.  by Pamela Mills-Senn While many people appreciate the outdoors, most folks prefer to be shielded from the elements, with their environment climate controlled. Products like screens, […]

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A fort for the record books

February 1st, 2020

A record-breaking blanket fort was assembled last August in Leeds, U.K. The public was invited to tour the cozy space, enjoy refreshments and take part in a range of games. Photos: Time4Sleep. Remember as a kid the fun of building a fort with your friends? The folks at Time4Sleep, a U.K.-based bed and bedroom furniture […]

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Before selling, determine the true value of your company

February 1st, 2020

By Larry Oxenham Succession planning can be a tricky matter, especially if you’re passing your business on to a family member. Sometimes keeping it in the family is viable, but not in every case. If it comes time to sell the business instead, you should be armed with some strategies for getting what it’s really […]

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Seaman Corp. CEO named best in 2019

February 1st, 2020

John Crum, CEO of Seaman Corp. Seaman Corp., a leading industrial coated fabrics company, has received recognition by Comparably as having the Best CEO 2019, according to a news release from Seaman Corp. This recognition adds to Seaman’s streak of workplace accolades, including The Perfect Engine Award (2012), Industry Leadership Award (2014) and Evolution of […]

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A community space, upcycled

February 1st, 2020

Designed to be a bright orange beacon for community gatherings in Coshocton, Ohio, all summer long, this breezy structure was sent back to the fabric manufacturer for recycling once it was dismantled. Photos: Brad Feinknopf. What do you see in used scrap material? Designers Ann Ha and Behrang Behin saw a work of art. Their […]

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Perfecting sound with acoustical fabrics

February 1st, 2020

Fabric applications create acoustic environments that control sound, allowing the featured entertainment to be clearly heard.  by Sigrid Tournquist Fabric plays a critical role in sound control. On the most basic level, hard surfaces send sound bouncing around a room, while soft surfaces absorb sound and soften the impact on listening ears. For environments designed […]

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