Opening up the classroom

August 1st, 2021

For schools, the challenge of delivering quality learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic has generated numerous approaches to creating safe environments. Transformit Inc. was asked by the Portland, Maine, school district to provide quotes for dozens of outdoor classrooms. “The CARES Act had provided the township with a budget to work with, and they needed […]

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Covering climate change

August 1st, 2021

The MakMax TensoSport Sports Canopy is designed to provide protection to large-court sporting facilities, such as tennis or basketball (shown here). The canopies are fabricated with high-translucency architectural-grade PVC fabric with PVDF coating, or with high-translucency, long-life PTFE woven fiberglass with fluropolymer coating. Photo: MakMax Australia Pty. Ltd; photographer: Grant Kennedy, We Shoot Buildings. Broiling […]

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Top trade challenges and opportunities in 2021

August 1st, 2021

The list of trade issues facing Washington policy makers in 2021 is long and complex. How these issues will be addressed affects a range of industries, and the textile industry is no exception. With member companies driving innovation in materials essential to health care, advanced technologies and national security, the industry is likely to feel […]

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SLO Architecture’s ‘Turntable’ contemplates Camden’s history and future

August 1st, 2021

The wind-powered “Turntable” installation at Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park in Camden, N.J., is comprised of three-ply polypropylene face masks, brass grommets, two-liter plastic bottles, chicken wire, plywood and steel. Photos: SLO Architecture. One of the many enduring reminders of the coronavirus pandemic is the sight of used, discarded masks littering public spaces. Amanda Schachter and […]

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PFEIFER Structures launches new website

August 1st, 2021

Starting this month, fabritecstructures.com officially becomes pfeifer-structures.com, the new website for the global PFEIFER Structures brand. The change of website is an important milestone of FabriTec’s incorporation into PFEIFER Structures, the global partner for innovative lightweight structures. Previous visitors of the fabritecstructures.com website will find pfeifer-structures.com has a familiar interface with key additions that include […]

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2021 State of the Industry

August 1st, 2021

The full 2021 State of the Industry report will be available for purchase later this year at the IFAI e-store, www.IFAI.com/estore. The full report takes a deep dive into business types and market segments. Introduction to the research This research highlights findings from more than 300 members of the industrial fabrics community who shared information […]

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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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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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