Developing friendlier fabrics

January 1, 2017

As sustainability is increasingly important to growing numbers of consumers, fabric manufacturers are broadening their eco-friendly offerings, giving specialty fabricators plenty of green options. The Sunbrella® Heritage collection from Glen Raven offers eco-friendly upholstery fabrics, along with a line of braided rugs from Colonial Mills, incorporating reclaimed and reprocessed fiber

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IFAI Expo 2016: specialty fabrics programming

December 1, 2016

A variety of educational choices drove the Specialty Fabrics Program schedule Oct. 18-21 at the IFAI 2016 Expo. Attendees enjoyed dozens of presentations and “campfire” sessions featuring experts on topics as diverse as training the next generation of skilled workers, understanding functional fabric design and beating offshore manufacturers. The exhibit hall

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Narrow fabrics industrial evolution

July 1, 2015

AEC Narrow Fabrics’ wire harnesses group and protect electrical wire and signal assemblies for the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries. Photo: AEC Narrow Fabrics Narrow fabrics are matching the high-performance needs of safety, medical and military markets with their own technological advances. Say “narrow fabric” and the average consumer may

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