Lighter weight fabric

June 1, 2016

Serge Ferrari Stam® 6002L is an evolution of the classic version of Stam 6002 for awnings, canopies, fixed umbrellas, small tents and other light structures. The new product has similar performance characteristics as its predecessor, including a natural fiber woven appearance, UV resistance, heat and weather protection, a matte PVDF

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Memoriam: Michael Funk

May 18, 2016

Michael Funk, of Montgomery, Ill., died unexpectedly from heart failure on May 14, 2016, at Rush Copley Medical Center. He worked for Glen Raven/Sunbrella in sales for the last 30 years. Michael is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Patti, his daughter Jennifer (fiancé Kristoffer Hinchley), his brothers

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures celebrates 75 years

May 17, 2016

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, a manufacturer of custom commercial fabric and metal awnings and canopies, fabrication of exhibit components, experiential displays and industrial architectural elements, based in St. Louis, Mo., celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. On May 16, 1941, Lawrence Canvas Products Company opened to manufacture and sell

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Industrial Fabrics Foundation Innovation Award call for entries

May 16, 2016

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is now accepting entries for its 2016 Innovation Award. Each year, the IFF honors projects created by those who pace the industry of tomorrow. IFF encourages companies to submit their projects so they can inspire others in the specialty fabrics industry and act as catalysts

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Call for entries: IFAI’s Student Design Challenge

May 9, 2016

IFAI’s Student Design Challenges is the industry’s best showcase for tomorrow’s talent. The opportunity will give students a chance to network with industry professionals and build their resume and portfolios. Deadline is June 10, 2016. This year’s competition features awards in four separate challenges, all using textiles as major components:

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2016 IFAI International Achievement Awards

April 25, 2016

IFAI’s 69th annual International Achievement Awards (IAA) honor and acknowledge aptitude and fine craftsmanship within the specialty fabrics industry. IAA entries get unbeatable publicity: Be featured in Specialty Fabrics Review and other IFAI publications and marketing material throughout the year. Be viewed online in the IAA Winner’s Gallery and IFAI

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Enter the 2016 International Achievement Awards

March 21, 2016

The 69th Annual International Achievement Awards are open for entries. Industrial fabric companies from around the world are encouraged to compete in new categories that showcase innovation, technical skill and design excellence. The competition has changed a bit this year. Each of the seven major categories will now have a

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Press Release – U.S. Utility Patent Covering

February 19, 2016

Infinity Canopy, Inc. Announces Issuance of U.S. Utility Patent Covering Its Revolutionary Shade System.   Los Angeles, CA Feb 14, 2016 – The US Patent Office has issued the patent number 9,255,441 covering the unique and revolutionary features of Infinity Canopy that allow it to adapt to any space, be

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Study proves awnings are a smart retrofit to reduce home energy consumption

September 3, 2012

New Data Shows that Fabric Awnings & Exterior Shades Can Help Homeowners Reduce Cooling Costs by More than 50% Save money through reduced cooling bills Increase comfort by reducing home’s internal temperature Potentially reduce size of and mechanical wear on the home AC unit “People don’t realize that there are

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