With over 40,000 square meters (430,556 square feet) of shade structure products, Egypt-based shade specialist, FTH-Industries, delivers standalone shade structures to schools for playground areas, sun covers, shade canopies for car parks and industrial shading structures.
FTH-Industries uses heavy-duty materials—HDPE fabrics as well as PVC tarpaulins—in their shade structures. Until recently, the traditional sewing application for large and heavy items, like tarpaulins, consisted of using rings to connect ends.
However, a problem often recurred when connecting more than one fabric roll to produce larger spans: To achieve reliable connections, the staff at FTH-Industries needed at least two sewing passes, which regularly resulted in lower outputs due to this time consuming procedure.
Perfection is mandatory in professional sports: Mistakes are costly, timing is critical and excellence requires precise form. The same holds true when you weld banners for some of the biggest names in athletics.
American signage firm AMI Graphics has a customer list that includes the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA/Boston Celtics) and other professional sports leagues nationwide.
AMI designs, welds and delivers the solid and mesh vinyl banners these leagues use to advertise at some of the country's biggest arenas. AMI's customers often need these banners on tight deadlines, since championship contenders are frequently decided shortly before the finals actually occur. That means AMI must complete large signage projects while on the clock. And like any match that comes down to the wire, the pressure is intense.
Albania is one of the fastest growing countries in terms of economy in southeastern Europe. Between 2004 and 2008, the average economic growth was 6%. On November 28, 2012 Albania celebrated its 100th year of independence from the Ottoman Empire, an important event for a proud nation. The center of the capitol, Tirana, was festooned especially sumptuously for the occasion. A gigantic Albanian flag covered the facade of the International Hotel, the highest building in the heart of the city of Tirana.
A landmark for two months.
The flag was manufactured by the Sakuli Sign & Printing and was 1,254 square meters in size. It was the largest Albanian flag ever made in Albania. It was printed on PVC mesh material in multiple strips which were then connected using Leister welders. According to Sakuli, they only considered Leister technology because they wanted to ensure the quality and durability of the welded seams. The overlapping seams were welded with a UNIPLAN E, while TRIAC S hot air hand tools were used for handling the details. Up to 14 employees worked on the printing, welding and assembly work. The installation work on the facade of the hotel itself was completed in just one night. The flag hung for two months over the hotel facade and could be much admired and photographed by passersby as a landmark of the capitol.
Turkey has taken a giant technological leap forward due to its close ties with Europe. Several industrial sectors have been upgraded. As a result, they can go toe to toe with the competition the other side of the Bosporus, no matter what aspect of the industry. One example of this new development is the Kadesan Karadeniz Branda Company located in Istanbul. Kadesan produces complete truck bodies. Currently, 12,000 truck covers, 20,000 sliding roof systems and 700 chassis bodies are delivered annually to not only Turkey itself, but also throughout the rest of Europe, Russia and the Near East. Founded 27 years ago, this innovative company currently employs 220 people and is organized into three companies. One of these companies exclusively produces truck covers. Everything is executed in-house – from plotting the graphics and executing the overlap welding for the individual parts, to welding the seams along the edges and attaching the tapes through to assembling the grommets and belts.
Air supply is vital for mining work. While in the past metal or canvas ventilation ducts were used, today predominantly flexible air ducts are required. These are manufactured from industrial fabrics by welding with hot air. The company Duflex has specialized in the production of these air ducts. They are not only used in mines; they also protect life and limb in tunnels and in working environments where there is a risk of explosions.
The 11th China National Games were held in mid- October 2009 in the city of Jinan, capital of Shandong province. These games were China's most important sporting event after the 2008 Summer Olympics. To enhance its competitiveness, the Shandong provincial government produced an action plan to benefit sustainable development. In view of its position as the location of the China National Games, the administration of Jinan itself decided to invest in infrastructure and the appearance of the city.
Visitors to Beijing often report to be deeply impressed by the rapid growth and the prosperity of Beijing. More and more companies have become aware of the enormous potential of this economic hotspot. Due to their efforts to maximize advertising impact for their businesses or one of their brands, billboard advertising has become one of the most important marketing instruments in China. The advantage of billboards is that they, at relatively little expense, attract the attention of a large target audience. Whether it be on large city squares, alongside business avenues or the highway to suburbia, or wrapped around new buildings: Wherever you turn the eye, you will see billboards, telling the passersby: “Yes – we are here!” RIKON, a big name in Beijing’s billboard industry these days, has become aware of the increasing demand on the billboard market a few years ago. Over the last few years, this company has become market leader.
The Boston Museum of Science wanted to find a unique marketing idea to promote its upcoming exhibit on the sci-fi phenomenon Star Wars. It was decided that the building’s 60m m circumference, 14 m tall dome was to be transformed into the head the movie’s robotic character, R2D2.
Basle is "the" Art City in Switzerland. The numerous museums of classical and contemporary art attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. It is also where the "Art" is staged every year, the biggest art fair in the world. Culture in general and the fine arts in particular have a long tradition at the Rhine bend. It is supported here equally by the public and by politics. So it's no wonder that a project was possible in Basle which would have had no chance anywhere else: The City Sky. The Christophe-Merian Trust, the Basle City Canton and a lottery fund support this art and culture project of the initiator and organizer Klaus Littmann.