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The Verdant Walk, Cleveland, designed by North Design Office for Cleveland Public Art and fabricated by Eventscape Inc., comprises fabric-covered metal forms with solar panels attached to charge internal LED lights. Photograph courtesy of North Design Office
IFAI Sets Sail In San Diego
IFAI Expo 2009 will gather more than 8,000 specialty fabrics industry professionals in San Diego for educational programs, exhibits and networking opportunities.
FloorTek Speaks Floors
AFA's FloorTek Expo 2009 will emphasize the resilience of the flooring industry.
Few New Products At IMB
Technical textiles are the focus of one-third of the exhibitors at the IMB textile processing trade fair in Cologne.
French Nonwovens And Technical Textiles Machinery
Part Two of a series of country reports about nonwovens and technical textiles machinery suppliers
NCTO Leaders Discuss State Of Textile Industry
If there is a way to evaluate the state of the US textile industry today, it is one of those good news, bad news situations.
A New Technology For Woven Ropes
MultiSphere technology developed by Jakob Mueller enables production of ropes using a new narrow fabric needle loom.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
SKYShades' Powerbrella™ featuring Konarka's Power Plastic® marries tension-membrane fabric and photovoltaic thin-film technologies to provide power for a range of applications.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Observations Of Changing Technology
Textile manufacturers and their suppliers are developing new or upgraded products for the ever-growing technical textiles and nonwovens markets.
Nonwovens For Medical Applications
Innovations in the growing nonwoven medical textiles sector include new products aimed at infection prevention.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
Pratt Honors Ralph Rucci
Three students are awarded prizes for designs in cotton.