Fabric stiffeners from d÷fix No*Sew Inc., Sanford, MI, allow decorators and workrooms to distinguish themselves with unique and creative cornice designs limited only by the decorator's imagination. Because cornices made with stiffened fabric are so lightweight, designs are possible that just couldn't be done using plywood. They even can be installed with fabric tabs to create a whole new look.
Motor Control Interfaces with Ease
The MCU-90 motor control unit from Elero USA, Inc., Dallas, TX, provides an interface for operating groups of motors and for multiple switching arrangements including home automation systems. Low voltage wiring minimizes installation costs.
Vinyl Shutter Fabrication Program
Seven Day Shutters, Inc., Barrie, Ontario, Canada, offers a shutter fabricator program designed around simplicity and minimal capital investment. The program assists in establishing both a wholesale and retail base and includes complete training and ongoing support from order entry to installation. Exclusive territories are offered.
Venetian Blind Component Systems
Turnils USA, Duluth, GA, specializes in development and production of components, offering seven different systems for Venetian blinds for interior or exterior applications. Aluminum slats, string tape, cord and equipment for assembling Venetian blinds also are offered.
High-tech Meets High Style
Classico Window Coverings, Fairfield, NJ, introduces Luminette[TM] Privacy Sheers[TM] available from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, which offer a soft sheer with fabric vanes for light control and privacy. Softly contoured fabric folds extend from the fully integrated five-inch header to the crisp bottom finish. The tailored header, shown, conceals the proprietary SofTrak[TM] operating system designed for reliability and ease.
New Vertical Collection
Expressions in Fabric is the new collection from Eclipse, Ravenna, OH. Its 225 SKUs include everything from its renown quality jacquards to polyesters and stitchbonds. Arranged by color for ease of selection, the decks are removable for hassle-free matching or coordinating with furnishings. Weighs only four pounds.
Tracks and Rods Offered in Bulk
The blind tracks and tilt rods from Eastern Metal Supply, Inc., Charlotte, NC, are offered in bulk packages. A stock length program is available for fabricators. Products are packaged for convenient delivery from warehouses in North Carolina and Florida.
No-sew Vane Weights
Adjustable vane weights from Satellite Metal, Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada, require no sewing. They are ideal for on-site installations to eliminate miscalculations or building faults. Additional applications include ready-made and retro-fitting blinds.
The simple, affordable Duette« PowerRise[TM] from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Broomfield, CO, requires no cords or special wiring. Powered by standard alkaline batteries concealed inside the headrail and remote control, consumers just aim the sleek, easy-to-hold control toward the infrared eye on the headrail and press the button. Many special features are included.
Single Source for Components
Scientific Plastics, Inc., Miami, FL, offers a full line of vertical components as a single resource for vertical hardware, track, fabric and PVC. Offered are beautiful vertical fabrics: jacquards, wovens, stitchbonds, prints and silky goods and popular new designer PVC for verticals. Buy direct from manufacturer. Orders are shipped within 24 hours. Assembled vertical tracks are available through fabricators.
Washable Non-woven Buckram
Keep drapery pleats looking new longer without sagging or drooping with Hovotex« non-woven buckram from Hollingsworth & Vose Co., Charlotte, NC. Washable and dry cleanable, the buckram also is offered in heat tackable versions for faster sewing and shipped from stock and slit to any width. Swatch book and sample rolls are available at no charge.
Specialty Tapes for Unique Designs
Bandex Home Decorating LLC, Ridgewood, NJ, offers specialty drapery tapes to help designers achieve unique custom effects. Pinch, pencil, box and cluster pleats now are available in standard and new hook and loop fastener compatible velour tapes. These tape products are engineered to customer's specialty requirements.
Workroom Supply Catalog
The all new drapery supply catalog from Textol Systems, Inc., Carlstadt, NJ, includes workroom supplies, trimmings, fasteners and specialty products. On-the-spot pricing and delivery information available.
Third Edition Wall Covering
Andover introduces Andover Miniatures, the third edition of best-selling mini-prints. These wall coverings have a distinctive color palette and designs consisting of jacobeans, ginghams, stripes and elegant miniature florals with coordinating borders that are sure to accentuate any surrounding. Andover Miniatures III by Andover includes 111 sidewalls, 39 coordinating borders and 23 fabrics. Brewster Wallcovering Co., Randolph, MA.
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.
Create Unique Blinds
Trim Design, Brooklyn, NY, offers self-edging bonding material to give a different look to vertical and mini-blinds, louvers and PVC vanes and is ideal for "signature work" in contract and consumer markets. Not an insert, this resilient material is easy to apply in straight lines and comes in 10 designer colors to meet almost every color-matching need.
Vanes Look, Feel of Fabric
U.S. Polymers Inc., Los Angeles, CA, introduces the Windsong design from its two-inch Exel Ensemble Collection[TM]. All of these designs are available in matching 3 1/2-inch vertical vanes featuring the look and feel of fabric. Complementary sample deck and full-color brochure available.
Latest PVC Designs, Patterns
The Designer PVC Collection from Panoramic Shades, Concord, Ontario, Canada, presents the latest in PVC designs and patterns to help create dramatic windows. Suitable with layered fabrics, toppers or all alone.
Room-darkening PVC Verticals
The vertical blind line from Lotus & Windoware, City of Industry, CA, includes three types of systems: standard, self-ALIGNing and new wand-control with a single wand to control the draw and rotation of vanes. All of the vanes are made of high quality room-darkening PVC, and each vertical system comes with a valance.
Wood Blind Fabrication
Texas Wood Co., Dallas, TX, introduces the most efficient way to manufacture wood blinds. Its two-inch wood slats and headrail systems are available in all of the most popular colors in hand-selected grade-A, kiln-dried hardwoods. No inventory costs. No scrape rates. Next day shipments also available.
One Style Reduces Inventory
Royal Capital Stamping & Tooling Ltd., Ontario, Quebec, Canada, announces the Multi System. It offers the versatility of wall or ceiling mount while reducing your inventory of brackets and snap-on clips. All you need is one bracket style and the clips that twist on. Also available as extension brackets. The solution for inventory cost reduction.
PVC-coated Fabric Verticals
Embossed verticals from Laurel Mfg. Co., Inc., Maspeth, NY, feature PVC coated fabric that can be used as a sunscreen or embossed with a client's logo. The flame retardent, fade resistant fabric is perforated and washable and is available in white, light gray and beige. The program is offered complete with track or as vanes only.
Top Quality Pillow Forms
Popinjay« pillow inserts from Soft-Tex Mfg., Cohoes, NY, are top quality, down- and feather-filled forms. Popinjay's standard polyester fill pillow forms also are available. Soft-tex Mfg.'s new Stuffy pillow form, pillow inserts, bed pillows, down comforters and bulk fibers also are offered.
Silverado Service Co., Calistoga, CA, offers a host of decorative accessories. Wood tassels, cord locks and pulleys are featured.
Quality Blinds at Factory Prices
Nova Blind Factory, Inc., Dallas, TX, manufactures name brand quality custom blinds at low factory-direct prices with fast turnaround and responsive customer service. Product information and free sample kits are available.
Bead Chain for Windows
Bead Chain« and accessories from Bead Industries, Bridgeport, CT, allows the decorator's imagination and innovation to add style and efficiency to any window treatment. The chains can be used in myriad ways from headrail systems to creative fashion statements. Offering dependable products since 1914.
Roller Shade Signs
Solar Screen Co. Inc., Corona, NY, offers a new bright and bold way of saying "Closed" on a window roller shade. The bold graphics are bonded to white, stop-light shade cloth and provide the individual look that businesses want at a competitive price.
Kits Bring Fun to Windows
A new drapery pole kit and designer cafe rod sets introduced by Newell Window Furnishings, Freeport, IL, will give the consumer creative and fun options in window decorating. The one-inch diameter drapery pole can coordinate the window treatment to the decorating elements used throughout the room when wrapped with wallpaper, fabric or any flexible material. Casual Windows[TM] cafe rod sets, shown, combine hand painted designer finials and rods that enhance today's casual decorating styles.
Simple Valance Accessory
Shadowscapes from Vertiscapes, Palm Beach, FL, are the only valance accessory of its kind available on the market. Simplicity is the key; with only two parts transform an in-stock valance into a multiple of top treatments including a shadowbox valance that can have a 4 1/2- to 9 1/2-inch drop. The newest accessory, Impressions, shown, is available in three styles.
Coordinate or Match Poles
Now match drapery hardware to fabric, wallpaper or wallpaper border. Simply wrap the Clear Elegance[TM] pole available from Innovative Hardware, Sturgis, MI, then slip the cover over the pole to protect the fabric and keep it in place. It's that easy. Poles are available in 1 3/8-, two- and 2 3/4-inch diameters. Components are from the Sculputred Elegance[TM] series.
Fabric Inspired by Caribbean Spirit
Refreshing, inspriational, animated and casual are a few descriptives to convey the essence of the new Caribbean Collection by Duralee Fabrics, Ltd., New York, NY. The collection is a marriage of five separately commissioned fabric designers each creating his or her own interpretation of the Caribbean Island spirit. The collection is available in nine designs, each in five colorways on three different 100 percent cotton ground cloths. Shown are San Mateo, San Mateo Squares, San Mateo Stripes and Kalua.
Long-arm Sewing Machine
The extra long-arm model 406 RB-30 sewing machine from Chandler Machine Sales Co., Baldwin, NY, has a full 30 inches of clearance to the right of the needle. This heavy-duty machine also features a single needle, compound unison feed (drop feed, needle feed and alternating pressers), large capacity bobbin and a safety clutch.
Custom Interior Shutters
The Shutter Mill, Inc., Stillwater, OK, manufactures and retails Kirtz« custom interior plantation shutters. Kirtz Shutters are available in a variety of hardwoods and styles to add value to any property as well as beauty and functionality to home and office. They are installed in more than 25 states from Hawaii to Florida and New York.
Sullivans USA, Inc., Downers Grove, IL, offers a complete line of cordings, tassels, tiebacks and trimmings all manufactured in its factories in Germany and Australia. Sullivans caters to the workroom or designer that wants to offer a high-style look that is not available at discount outlets. Sample books are available to interest parties.
Custom Wooven Woods
Woven wood shades from Lewis Hyman, Inc., Carson, CA, offer a host of custom features including a full six-inch built-in valance, hand-crafted wood tassels, colorfast weaving yarn and coordinating nylon pull cords. Whether installed as inside or outside mounts, the shades are equipped with high-grade rust resistant hardware. Available in many style collections, finishes and sizes.
New Styles for Natural Shade
Window Modes, Ltd., New York, NY, has created two new additions to its Jacqwood line of natural shades. The new treatments combine the unique beauty of natural yarns with slender wood sticks available in an array of regular wood grains or any decorative color. Style 161, shown, is a large tight knit; style 150 has a strongly defined diagonal appearance.
Vinyl Collection in a Bag
An easy-to-carry canvas bag is the newest innovative retail sales tool from Laserlite, Coral Springs, FL. The bag is packed with more than 225 samples of its unique Vinyl Collection of vertical and horizontal blinds and includes PVC styles in decorator colors and distinctive textures.