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Jason Mills Announces Its Attendance at Techtextil North America

Jason Mills is excited to announce that we’ll be showcasing our product line at this year’s Techtextil North America. The show is dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, covering industries as diverse as agriculture, home furnishings and sports equipment. This year’s show will be held from May 13th – 15th at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

We’ll be located at booth #1918 and featuring some of our latest products for the automotive, medical, and safety apparel industries. For the automotive industry, we’ll introduce Jason Mills’s style 415. This is a shade screen material that is fire resistant and highly resistant to UV fading and degradation. With exposure ratings of over 2,000 hours this material is ideally suited for vehicle interiors.

Additionally, we have two new styles for the healthcare materials industry designed for excessive load bearing to be used in patient slings.

Also in development are enhancements to our cut resistant line. Designed for the safety apparel industry these fabrics are being designed to meet ANSI level 4 standards.

To see all the items we’ll be showing stop by our booth and for those who’d like to attend for free follow this link. And be sure to follow Jason Mills on Twitter as we tweet about the show using the #TechtextilNorthAmerica. To attend the show for free, register here.

TECHTEXTIL: Exploring Technical Textiles in Spring 2013

While technical textiles may not be a topic that’s top of mind for all right now, with spring breaks approaching for many, the topic is integral in the measures taken to ensure traveler safety. From our vehicles’ airbags; to the fire-resistant mesh seat pockets for safety literature we find on planes; to the hotel drapes, those polyester and nylon knit textiles are carefully selected to meet federal motor vehicle and aviation requirements and industry specifications. Although these are details that we at Jason Mills are invested in year-round, we’re particularly interested now with this year’s North America edition of TECHTEXTIL coming up next week.

We’ll actually be welcoming in the spring season at this unique event from March 19-21, held in Anaheim, CA for the first time. TECHTEXTIL shows bring together all aspects of the global technical textile and nonwovens industry, including R&D, raw materials, production processes, and even recycling. As a U.S. manufacturer of technical mesh for a range of end uses, this is a promising opportunity for us to learn about new technologies and products from fellow exhibitors, presentations, and Q&A sessions. Our materials continue to make their way into the finished work of major aerospace manufacturers, top automakers, and leaders in the healthcare industry, so we take every effort to stay at the cutting-edge of the textile industry.

We understand and fully meet fire resistant codes and technical regulations, including FAR 25.853 and FMV SS302, but we also are eager to stay connected with the industries we serve to ensure our quality standards are unmatched; we’ll be at Booth #412 (and can always be contacted via our website) to discuss specialty, safety knits and mesh for your commercial or institutional application.

Breaking into the Indian Car Market

In an earlier blog, we discussed our desire to have a larger footprint in emerging economic powerhouses such as India. With an ever-growing population that long ago surpassed one billion, and an emerging middle-class which some statisticians deem to be the world’s largest, Indian consumers are more and more searching for high-quality products.

One industry that we are especially interested in is India’s booming automotive industry. Multi-national giants like Tata Motors have changed the landscape of the automotive world. Not only are they a Fortune Global 500 company (#314), but they are also the world’s fourth-largest truck and second-largest bus manufacturer. In fact quite recently, in a dramatic reverse of the usual 1st world investment in the developing world story, Tata purchased the legendary British automobile company, Jaguar.  If Tata is getting into the business of building high-end automobiles along the lines of Jaguar, what’s to be anticipated next?

At Jason Mills, we know that our wide range of high-end meshes and textiles would be an ideal fit for not only Tata but also all of India’s automotive industry. Our UV-resistant mesh is a great for cars and trucks because it is guaranteed not to fade for 200 hours, which is important in a country that has seen searing record heat waves this summer. Furthermore, in a country like India with one of the worst annual traffic accident reports on Earth, Jason Mills’ fire-resistant mesh is a great choice for the interior of any kind of vehicle. Safety and constancy are qualities that discerning consumers from around the world all demand.  Keep checking back with our blog for updates on our “globe-trotting” adventures in Indian and other major emerging markets around the world!