IKO to acquire Axter’s waterproofing membrane division

November 1, 2020

IKO, a global leader in the manufacture of residential and commercial roofing products and insulation, has announced that it has struck a deal in which it intends to acquire Axter’s waterproofing membrane division from the SMAC group. An information and consultation process is currently underway with the relevant stakeholders and will be completed before the …

IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in …

Wholesale Shade introduces Shade Sail University

May 10, 2019

Wholesale Shade, a premier shade sail fabricator, has developed a comprehensive guide for the shade sail industry. Covering design, selling, installation and more, this guide is a must-have for anyone looking to get into the shade business or to train new employees. It includes standard industry forms and a glossary of terms.  A redesigned website …

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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WeatherMAX™ welding guide now available

January 30, 2015

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 …

International Façade Congress will show demands on contemporary building shells

During the planners’ forum “The Art of Planning,” Feb. 26, world-renowned architects, engineers and researchers will present the latest developments, pioneering projects and experiments relating to current and future façades. Featuring architects Kim Herforth Nielsen (3XN), Volker Staab (Staab Architekten), Matthias Schuler (Transsolar), Manuelle Gautrand (Manuelle Gautrand Architecture), Oliver Thill (Atelier Kempe Thill), Martin Rauch …

Futureguard names southern region sales rep

Futureguard Building Products, manufacturer of NuImage and Bel-Aire awnings, named Kevin Thomas as its new southern region sales representative based in the Greensboro area of North Carolina. Thomas comes to Futureguard with more than 22 years managing wholesale and retail sales in the exterior and interior shade control business. He has extensive knowledge of building …