IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21st, 2021

The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. IFAI members may purchase the report for $79, a $300 discount off the non-member price. Read a summary of the report here, and purchase the full report here. IFAI conducts research annually among its […]

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Global technical textile market outlook

July 9th, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global technical textile market is expected to grow at CAGR of 8.0% within the forecast period of 2021 to 2029. The demand for textiles is increasing and consumers are expecting higher quality textiles with sustainable properties. These textiles are known for their superior characteristics over their traditional equivalents […]

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Messe Stuttgart’s Sun Shading Expo North America moves co-location debut with IFAI Expo to 2022

July 7th, 2021

Messe Stuttgart announced that its new U.S.-based show Sun Shading Expo North America will not be held in 2021 as a separate trade show but will instead contribute its expertise in internal and external sun shading systems at IFAI Expo 2021 in the form of expert talks, open discussions and more.IFAI Expo 2021 will still take place Nov. […]

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Food for life

July 1st, 2021

As with many food-related companies, the North County Food Bank in Vista, Calif., has had a need to utilize its parking lot due to COVID-19 restrictions. The food bank serves between 200–300 families per day, and the operation was forced out of the building. Volunteers serve a constant line of cars from 9 a.m. to […]

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Up against a wall

July 1st, 2021

Engineered for easy installation and removal, Scenic Expressions Taffeta is a peel-and-stick wallcovering developed for use as a non-permanent printed graphics wallcovering for most types of painted interior walls. Photo: Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. Wallpaper has been around for centuries—since the 16th century to be exact. In its earliest iterations, wallpaper was printed on […]

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Donato Fraioli continues ASATI’s tradition of innovation

July 1st, 2021

In 2020, ASATI completed the installation of this 73-foot-tall, 86,400-square-foot air structure for Iron Peak Sports & Events in Hillsborough, N.J. The structure covers a FIFA-sized soccer field and is used for a variety of field sports. The news headlines were alarming. Just before Christmas 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a case […]

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Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl to chair Sattler AG managing board

July 1st, 2021

Sattler AG has named Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl as its chair of the managing board. He takes over from Herbert Pfeilstecher, who was a member of the managing board since 2001 and the chair since 2007. From left, Lisbeth Wilding, Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl and Herbert Pfeilstecher. Photo: © Sattler AG. During his tenure, Pfeilstecher steered the company, based […]

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A winning canopy in Atlantic City

July 1st, 2021

What started as a photo contest in 1946 among canvas goods manufacturers has become a prestigious international awards competition honoring excellence in awnings and canopies, shade sails, marine fabrication, geosynthetic projects, tent rental and manufacturing, tensile structures, fabric graphics, unique fabric art and fabric environments, and more. The International Achievement Awards (IAAs), sponsored by Industrial […]

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Portable solar ‘clouds’ designed for remote locations

July 1st, 2021

An architecture and planning studio based in the U.K. has proposed an “ephemeral station” that could provide remote communities and other locations with energy, water and shelter. The project by OF. Studio, designed for the state of Nevada, takes its inspiration from the banyan tree and hot air balloons. Under the “clouds,” a steel frame […]

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