Industrial Fabrics Association International Endorses APPI Energy

August 10, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. “Every day, APPI Energy …

IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8, 2018

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore …

Fabric wall systems offer versatility

August 1, 2018

Architects and interior designers are appreciating the functional possibilities offered by stretched fabric wall finishing systems for commercial and residential work instead of typical paint or wallpaper. One system is offered by Fabricmate Systems, a global supplier of high performance wall surface solutions. A stretched fabric wall surface has acoustical properties that reduce noise and …

Winning Fabric Art Entries, 2017 International Achievement Awards

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Aquatic art Transformit | Gorham, Maine “Aqua Vibrant” is an 85-foot by 15-foot fabric sculpture installed in the Academic Commons, a lounge that connects two classroom buildings at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, N. H. The hand-painted graphics and transparent quality of the mesh celebrates and takes inspiration from nearby Lake …

Screens that accommodate ‘daylighting’

With an emphasis on using natural light and saving energy, KE Outdoor Design has announced the Screeny system with a new range of products. The new Exterior Solar Shades are suitable to cover any window while integrating seamlessly into modern architecture. The system enables customers to utilize the practice of “daylighting,” which involves the placement …

Serge Ferrari acquires Plastitex, introduces new awning fabric

Serge Ferrari Group has acquired Plastitex, adding product lines and technical knowledge to the Serge Ferrari brand. Besides its expertise in new product design, Plastitex will provide extra capacity and additional manufacturing flexibility. Serge Ferrari Americas will offer a textile customization service that will enable customers to create unique color combinations and weave patterns and …

Shelter Structures distributes Sunshield Shade

Shelter Structures America, a distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures, Sunshield & SKP for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, will carry the Sunshield Shade product line. Sunshield products are polycarbonate carports and shade structures, tensile fabric shade structures, vehicle parking shades and patio shades. The products will be warehoused in the Shelter Structures America …

Shading system wins LEED award

When Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. decided to expand east from its Chico, Calif., headquarters, the company settled on Mills River, N.C., near Asheville. A 320,000-square-foot brewery was built, including a warehouse and bottling facility, taproom and restaurant, amphitheater and an indoor music venue. Sierra Nevada worked with architects and engineers at R.G.A., the firm that …

Tempotest Visualizer app offers virtual reality for awnings

July 9, 2018

Tempotest Visualizer® is time-saving app for smartphones and tablets that allows fabricators to choose the type of awnings and Para Tempotest® fabric suitable through “augmented” or virtual reality. The app allows users to use existing photographs and project various awning styles in 3D with any combination of fabrics available from the Tempotest® collection. The awning, …

Stimpson celebrates 165 years with digital and brand modernization

July 1, 2018

Stimpson, formerly known as Edwin B. Stimpson Co., a manufacturer of grommets and washers, eyelets and more, has announced the launch of a new brand identity and digital assets to celebrate 165 years in business. The company manufactures products out of a 278,000 square foot facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. Stimpson president Scott Thomas stated, …