Phifer fabrics provide shade at athletic arena

August 28, 2014

Phifer’s SheerWeave® interior sun control fabrics, installed at Boise State University’s football stadium, provide shade solutions for sun-scorched sports facilities, helping to create a cool and comfortable atmosphere. SheerWeave fabrics manage the sun’s harsh heat and blinding glare, providing sun protection while maintaining optimal views. Whether for sports arena office spaces, club seating areas and …

Counting down to IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo & Advanced Textiles Expo, Oct. 14–16, in Minneapolis

Join IFAI at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 14-16, 2014, and experience the future at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo. This three-day event will focus on connecting people, promoting products and advancing ideas with: The broadest marketplace connecting thousands of attendees with more than 400 exhibitors Global connections and networking through events, …

Fabric Structures Association to present architect education sessions at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo

Join IFAI at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 14-16, 2014, and experience the future at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo. Education session designed for architects will be presented by the Fabric Structures Association, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Partnering with Architects, Panel Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1–2 p.m. Learn how …

Miller Weldmaster acquires Sinclair welding line

Miller Weldmaster, Navarre, Ohio, has announced an expansion of its business with the acquisition of the Triad Wedge Welder, Spec Wedge Welder and Roof Welding Tool product line from Sinclair Equipment Co., Diamond Springs, Calif. Sinclair has been a world leader in manufacturing portable, versatile welding equipment for the textile and roofing industries. The acquisition …

Marlen Textiles certified for UV protection

Textiles used in the marine, awning, tent, outdoors, industrial and military markets spend a lot of time in the sun, and Marlen Textiles, Chesterfield, Mo., wanted to ensure that its products offered superior UV protection to customers. The company had its entire line of products reviewed under AATCC 183 testing protocol, and all were certified …

NBI name Charles Eley as a Fellow

New Buildings Institute (NBI) has named Charles Eley, longtime energy efficiency advocate and consultant, an NBI Fellow. NBI Fellowship recognizes luminary energy efficiency professionals who have made a significant contribution to society through their leadership, dedication and groundbreaking work. Fellows serve as ambassadors, representing and supporting NBI’s mission and collaborating with NBI partners to significantly …

Innovation will drive costs of green roofs and walls

Innovation will drive costs of green roofs and walls by 28% in 2017, study says Building-integrated vegetation (BIV)—the use of green roofs and green walls to improve air quality, manage storm-water and generate energy savings—is experiencing a burst of innovation to lower costs and hasten payback on investment, according to Lux Research. In the drive …

Miller Weldmaster acquires Sinclair welding line

August 8, 2014

Acquisition includes hot air, Triad and Spec products. Miller Weldmaster, a leading manufacturer of heat seaming solutions, has announced the acquisition of the Triad Wedge Welder, Spec Wedge Welder and Roof Welding Tool product line from Sinclair Equipment Co. The expansion allows Miller Weldmaster to service a greater range of equipment for fabricators within the …

Portable, rentable fabric building

August 1, 2014

The white rectangular building with rounded corners and a glass-walled front is modern, sleek and simple, like a giant smart phone. And like smart phones, AirClad’s new portable, rentable modular buildings can multi-task, to be used as festival accommodations, temporary classrooms, offices, marketing suites, seasonal bars, beach events or VIP venues. The lightweight, easy-to-install modules …

SEFAR VISION wins magazine award

SEFAR Architecture’s VISION fabric interlayer for glass won the 2014 Glass Magazine award for ‘Most Innovative Decorative Glass Product.’ To determine the winner, Glass Magazine submitted nominations to a panel of judges representing all segments of the glass and glazing industry. SEFAR Architecture VISION designs can be created across the entire length of a glass …