M'Fay Patterns, Charlotte, NC, offers reusable top treatment patterns with complete instructions. Choose from 45 patterns available. Send for free catalog.
World of Home Fashion
Messe Frankfurt, Inc., Atlanta, GA, presents The World of Home Fashion show featuring America's premiere window coverings market including wall coverings, decorative accessories, fabrics and textile products. From March 20 to 22, 1997, the Orange Country Convention Center will produce a stimulating atmosphere of varied presentations of new products, trends, design and color.
Coating Guards Against Dust
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Upper Saddle River, NJ, introduces Dust Shield[TM], an exclusive paint coating system that reduces static electricity and actually inhibits dust from collecting on aluminum blinds. A dynamic in-store merchandising package with eye-catching graphics promotes Dust Shield. Included are a striking wall clock with logo, poster, hanging mobile, door decal, sample deck stickers and ad slicks.
Colorful, Tasteful Wood Poles
A. Svensson & Co., Eden Prairie, MN, is adding to its wood series. The poles combine tasteful styling with the latest colors including black, pewter, gray, orchra-yellows, terra cotta red, rustic blue and fir green, all in unvarnished finishes. Mahogany and natural woods have varnished finishes. The rods are available in 54-, 62-, 70-,
78- and 86-inch lengths.
Versatile, Bendable Track System
The KS System offered by Forest Group USA, Inc., Acworth, GA, is a slimline aluminum powder-coated track system for commercial and residential use. The system is easy to bend for wall and ceiling mounting making this complete, versatile system suitable for almost all existing pleat systems.
Verticals with Distinctive Edges
Designers Edge vertical blinds from Superior Shades, Pompano Beach, FL, feature unique and distinctive scalloped edges embossed with a variety of patterns. Designers Edge are available in four patterns and 16 colors to make a wide range of design possibilities available.
Custom Sizes, Infinite Colors
Chromagraphic Processing Co., Williamsport, PA, uses technologically advanced equipment to supply its clients with custom sizes and colors. INTERMIX, a computerized coloring system, assists in matching or creating infinite colors and stores custom color formulas for future use. A full line of mini-, micro- and vertical slat material also is stocked in standard colors.
Easy, Expandable Rods
Richview Window Coverings, City of Industry, CA, introduces the EZ Decorator Curtain Rod System of expandable rods that adjust from 28 to a maximum of 120 inches. The rods feature a designer cast iron finish in today's hottest styles and are available with holdback arms and two-inch rings with snaps for an instant designer look with any fabric.
Head Track Coordinates Rainbow Industrial Inc., Anaheim, CA, introduces a brand new patent pending vertical blind head track, the Rehoboth 5000. This new track can be used with a fabric valance that coordinates with wallpaper or furniture, or with a golden valance for a more luxurious and sophisticated look. The Rehoboth 5000 track is offered complete to distributors only. Circle 408
Elegant British Trimmings
Conso Products, Union, SC, presents The Tudor Range, a European line of trimmings and five accessories styles manufactured in the United Kingdom. Featuring rich viscose rayon in 22 colorways, the line transforms any room with the special touch of Old World elegance.
Compact Sample Book
The Window Showplace sample book from Scientific Plastics, Miami Lakes, FL, is compact and lightweight, yet features a waterfall deck containing more than 150 SKUs of fabrics including prints, pearlized, jacquards, 100
percent fiberglass and silk goods. More than 150 SKUs of designer PVCs also are available.
Colorful Pleated Shades
The Nordic Light pleated shade program from Turnils USA, Duluth, GA, is offered in 56 colors in six patterns. Color-coordinated rails and components also are available along with a honeycomb single-cellular product in 21 colors.
Tracks and Rods in Bulk
Blind tracks and tilt rods from Eastern Metal Supply, Inc., Charlotte, NC, are offered in bulk packages with a stock length program available for fabricators. Items are packaged for convenient delivery from warehouses in North Carolina and Florida.
How to Get Romantic
ADO, Spartanburg, SC, has produced a colorful new brochure featuring a variety of window treatments reflecting current romantic decorating trends. Featured are textured and classic sheers, laces and Old World embroideries, made into light-filtering panels, priscillas and layered arrangements, some with swagged or ballooned top treatments.
Motorization Marketing Tools
BTX Window Automation, Dallas, TX, offers several new marketing tools available this year. The newly designed binder includes specifications data, product bulletins and technical schematics. The new architect's Sweet's Catalog provides a brief company overview, key projects, general product information and control capabilities. Product bulletins give an in-depth explanation of the product, its functions, installation and technical support.
Hands-on Workroom School
Cheryl Strickland's Professional Drapery Workroom School, Swannanoa, NC, provides step-by-step fabrication methods for creating a variety of window treatments or slipcovers. Each four-day session features intensive hands-on instruction and is limited to six participants. All materials and supplies are provided.
Cut, Punch and Lift Slats
The Sani 3200 compact, automatic slat cutting and punching machine from Cooper Fabricator Components, Sturgis, MI, actually punches and lifts slats at the same station. This is the next generation of aluminum blind slat machines available today.
Portable Dry Cleaning Machine
On-Site Drapery Cleaning, Hayden Lake, ID, introduces its patented and portable dry cleaning machine that safely cleans fabric verticals and all drapery fabrics without removing them from the window. A guarantee against shrinkage or damage is offered.
Ready-to-go Swag Holders
The Gould-Mersereau Co., Inc., Long Island City, NY, announces the availability of two swag holders, Swag-It and C-Swag, to its family of drapery products. With Swag-It and C-Swag a variety of unique and exciting window treatments can be created that will add warmth and style to an otherwise simple window. Complete assembly instructions and directions for measuring and constructing a swag treatment are included on the front and back of each carded pair.
Fire-safe Vinyl Shutters
Bombay Shutters, Inc., Winter Garden, FL, provides an alternative to wood shutters. The Vinylbilt shutter system features durable and maintenance-free Polyresin3®, which is waterproof, environmentally friendly and provides self-extinguishing fire safety characteristics. The simple-to-install shutters come in permanent finishes and with a patented tilt bar locking mechanism.
Hardware, Parts Catalog
Satellite Metal, Inc., Sainte-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, offers a parts catalog that details its entire line of hardware and components. It includes VaneSaver[TM], VaneSaver Plus[TM], cord weights, brackets and
New Novelty Sheers Presented
Decrotex, Inc., Richmond Hill, NY, has added a new collection of 118-inch imported novelty sheers. Imagine (book number 1996) now is available for distribution. All designs in this exciting presentation will be sold at one low price per yard. All merchandise is imported by Decrotex and is shipped within two to three business days from its well-stocked warehouse.
Window Treatment Certification
The Certified Window Treatment Consultant Program available through the Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA), Lake Forest, IL, is a comprehensive program that provides a professional level of knowledge and combines self-study with a review seminar and examination. One month of advanced study is recommended prior to the all-day seminar. Reduced fee for WCAA members.
Vane Clips Lend Helping Hand
Vertical blinds have a helping hand with NovaClip, a multi-purpose vertical blind restraint clip from Novickas & Taylor Co., Chicago, IL. Especially useful around open windows or patio doors, the clip restrains blinds from blowing in breezes or traffic areas. It's made of sturdy Lexan® plastic.
Drapery Motors, Controls
Somfy Systems, Inc., Cranbury, NJ, offers a complete line of drapery motors and controls. The AC drapery motor line features six plug-in models that provide for simple and dependable open and closing operations. The motors are compact, easy to install and can be wall-mounted discretely behind draperies. They operate with any high-quality traverse rod. The motors can be equipped with built-in limit switch to automatically stop draperies at the fully open or closed position without adjustment.
Verticals, Sheers Combined
The Fashion Wrap System by Home-Tex Fashions, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, is a new product innovation combining its Fashion Vertical Blind System with seamless lace and sheer fabric. A curved PVC vertical is wrapped with a continuous panel of fabric, giving the look of a sheer drapery while providing the function of a vertical blinds. The system is available as a center close or a one-way draw.