Chella Textiles debuts inherently flameproof sheers

August 1, 2016

Chella Textiles has devised a way to fabricate inherently flameproof sheers. New PrometheusFR outdoor sheers exhibit the same colorfastness, mildew resistance and washability of Chella’s luxury performance textiles, plus they pass NFPA 701 small-scale vertical flame code for drapery. “It’s common industry knowledge that water diminishes the effectiveness of factory-applied spray coatings,” says Lee Menichella, …

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July 26, 2016

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The Solar Cloth Company named finalist in the UK’s search for “green” innovation

March 1, 2015

RBS has selected The Solar Cloth Company (TSCC) as a finalist in the Innovation Gateway, an international search for new ways of reducing energy, water and waste. Launched in March of 2014, the RBS Innovation Gateway attracted more than 140 submissions in just 40 days, from brand new concepts through to market-ready products and services, …

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February 18, 2015

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Hoover Awnings revamps image

January 30, 2015

The third generation has assumed leadership of family-owned Hoover Canvas Awnings, West Palm Beach, Fla. Matthew Carroll, son of James E. Carroll Jr., Hoover’s president and an IFAI Certified Master Fabric Craftsman, is taking over the company with plans to revitalize its image and scope. He has introduced a name change-Hoover Architectural Products—to call out …

2015 AIA Young Architects Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 14 recipients for the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award. Young Architects are defined as professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age. This award, now in its 22nd year, honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the …

Trivantage names Bret Kelley VP of sales

Trivantage, a supplier for the marine, awning and furniture industries, has named Bret Kelley as vice president of sales. Kelley joins Trivantage after 21 years with Highland Industries Inc. At Highland he gained extensive experience leading sales and marketing efforts for technical fabrics in commercial, industrial and military applications. Kelley has experience in distribution, dealer …

Recovered tennis court

Rainier Industries solves a leaky problem for Stanford University’s tennis program. By Jill Lafferty Before Stanford University tennis players could serve, volley, slice and smash under a leak-free fabric structure, fabric installers were required to engage in a little rappelling. California’s Stanford University turned to Rainier Industries of Tukwila, Wash., to redesign and recover a …

Heytex acquires BondCote Corp.

BondCote Corp., Pulaski, Va., has announced that the company is being acquired by Heytex. The name BondCote Corp. will remain and the company will now be part of the Heytex Group. BondCote will become Heytex Group’s North American headquarters for all products. No changes are foreseen in management, staff, customer interface or other functions. Heytex …

WeatherMAX™ welding guide now available

Safety Components Fabric Technologies of Greenville, S.C., has produced guidelines for use with different methods and manufacturers’ equipment when bonding its durable, breathable and colorfast WeatherMAX fabric. The fabric can be welded using a wide variety of hot air, heat, glue or ultrasonic equipment. Safety Components recommends making sample welds to achieve the correct settings …