Category Archives: Specialty Textiles

Recapping our Fall Trade Show Calendar

It was a busy time for us this fall as we traveled to different events across the U.S. As we have mentioned before, attending these industry trade shows and conferences is an ideal way to hear what certain industries need in their products and to discuss options and possible solutions we can provide. This fall we attended three events:

2015 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition: This land power exposition and professional development forum offered presentations and discussions on military and national security subjects as well as workshops and business meetings. Over 26,000 attendees came from around the world to Washington, D.C. for this event and we were proud to be part of it.

SEAMS National Networking Conference: This event was held on October 29-31 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. At SEAMS, the National Association for the U.S. Sewn Products and Textiles Industries, we participated in educational opportunities, conferences, and networking events designed around the theme of “Spurring Opportunities for Growth.” The conference highlighted strategies, relationships and takeaways to drive growth and improve business.

AIX Expo: The Aircraft Interiors Expo took place on November 4 & 5 in Seattle, WA. Showcasing the latest designs in aircraft interiors, this event allowed us to network with others in the industry to discuss industry trends and where the aircraft interiors business and the airlines industry is moving toward for the future.

Although very different, these three events all cross over into the textile industry. With the connections and information learned from attending these events, we are better able to serve our customers in developing the products they require.

To learn more about our products and services, please feel free to contact us or visit our website.

Jason Mills Announces 2015 IFAI Expo Attendance

All the biggest names in the specialty fabrics and advanced textiles industry know that attending the annual IFAI Expo is a must. As you might expect, there is a great deal of excitement and anticipation for IFAI 2015 here at Jason Mills. This year’s edition of the influential tradeshow will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA and run from October 6-8. The organizers of IFAI Expo 2015 are predicting a highlight filled-show that will include more than 400 exhibitors, a keynote speech from the inspirational blind adventurer, Erik Weihenmayer, exclusive floor features, educational events, IFF golf tournament, and more.

If you plan on attending the 2015 IFAI Expo, please set aside time to drop by and speak with the team from Jason Mills at booth #458. We are thrilled to be showcasing two of our newest styles. We’ll have Jason Mills style 413, our newest screening product for outdoor screening and tent applications. This mesh has been designed to have an aperture that is small enough to be considered no-see-um, which helps to prevent even tick nymphs from getting through while still allowing for air flow.

We will also have our Jason Mills style 501 on display. This fabric is made for golf simulator screens and was designed to show clear, crisp images on the screen with minimal bounce and low noise.

We encourage all of the expo attendees to stop by our booth to learn more about these fabrics firsthand. We can also provide customers who wish to attend the IFAI Expo with passes, so please contact us directly. Additionally, we post more company news on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Jason Mills to Attend Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow

Each year we try to attend or exhibit at tradeshows and conferences to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the technical textile industry. This year, we’ll be attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow in Salt Lake City, UT. The conference runs from August 5th-8th and Jason Mills will be walking the floor the 5th-7th.

The event will present the latest summer market products in the outdoor retailer equipment industry, including innovations in outdoor sports apparel and products, ranging from camping to yoga. The tradeshow is one of the most comprehensive and largest outdoor sport show of its kind catering to a specialty audience. In addition to exhibits, attendees will also be able to attend educational sessions and training opportunities, events, and see the Open Air Demo.

We’re excited to see some of the innovations on hand at the show and we’ll even be bringing along some of the new screen fabric ideal for outdoor applications. This material has a porosity tighter than  no-see-em porosity to prevent ticks and nymphs from penetrating. It is also UV, FR and water resistant. We believe there is nothing else like this on the market. If you want to talk to us or have us stop by your booth, reach out to us beforehand via email.

To learn about Jason Mills and to view all our technical textiles, visit our website. We also share more company updates and textile industry news on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ pages.

Jason Mills Exhibits New Netting at Techtextil North America

At Jason Mills we’re busy gearing up for Techtextil North America! This year the expo will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX from June 2-4,2015. The conference brings together professionals in the technical textiles and nonwovens industry and allows for attendees to meet with exhibitors and attend the Techtextil North America Symposium, which will address market developments, technological information, new processes and products, and industry trends. Jason Mills has exhibited at the technical textiles expo in the past and this year we will be bringing our newest product to show attendees.

Find Jason Mills at booth #1816 to see our Jason Mills 413, our newest screening product for the outdoor retailing industry. This mesh has been specially designed to have an aperture that is small enough to be considered a no-see-um mesh, which can prevent mosquitos and ticks from penetrating but is also so small it can keep out tick nymphs while still allowing for air ventilation. This mesh also has additional value added qualities such as being fire, UV, and water resistant. This product can be used in applications such as tent windows, sleeping bags, light diffusion, and more. There is truly no other screening product like it on the market.

To see Jason Mills 413 and our other technical textiles visit our booth. To preview our selection, visit our website and be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for more company updates.

IFAI 2015 Outlook Conference

Jason Mills will be attending the IFAI Outlook Conference in White Sulphur Springs, WV on May 18-19, 2015. The conference was created by the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and the Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI), divisions of IFAI and provides a forum for the specialty textile sector.

Our company tries to attend every year as this industry event allows us to learn about the full spectrum of the textile industry. Over the course of two days the conference will provide us with information about yarns and fibers, trade issues, legislative issues, economic issues.

Some of the speakers include, Dr. Raman Kumar who will be discussing the current US and global economic conditions as well as what the outlook means fur US businesses. Gail Strickler and Josh Teitelbaum will provide an update on the TPP and TTIP legislation, and Carole Winterhalter will give a military update on the current and future needs of protective textiles.

In addition to the speakers, we will be able to network with other textile professionals and we look forward to attending this leadership conference. To stay up-to-date on all Jason Mills’ news be sure to follow our company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Meet Jason Mills at the IFAI Canada Expo

Jason Mills will be exhibiting at the IFAI Canada Expo on March 12-13, 2015. Attendees of the expo will get to meet with manufacturers and businesses from around the world as well as attend educational workshops and see product demonstrations.

Jason Mills will be introducing our new insect netting that is ideal for use in anything related to the outdoors, including tents and sleeping bags. Traditionally outdoor netting for tents and associated camping applications has been available in two qualities; mosquito nets and no-see-um.  Jason Mills has developed a new netting with an aperture that is small enough to allow air through but prevents insects as small as tick nymphs from getting through.  Additionally, the netting is UV, fire and water resistant. We encourage attendees to stop by our booth #020 and view this new product first-hand.

To learn more about Jason Mills and all our technical textiles, visit our website. We also actively post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Jason Mills Unveils New Fabric for Golf Simulators Screens

When it comes to golf simulators the impact screen fabric plays a critical role in the quality and performance of the unit as a whole. Although the electronic components in the simulator play a vital role in projecting the image, the image quality will only be as good as the screen it is projected on. Investing in a high-quality fabric will ensure that the screen won’t break apart and will display a high-quality image that looks like the actual fairway.

At Jason Mills we offer fabric that is ideal for everyday use and now we’re preparing to debut our new high-end fabric. Jason Mills Style 501 will show incredible HD/Blu-ray quality images.  The new addition is 120 inches wide, stocked in white, fire-resistant, impact-resistant, and displays beautiful imagery. The screen fabric also has minimal bounce back and low noise which makes it ideal for use in indoor golf facilities.

This new fabric style is by far one of the best options for impact screens for the golf simulator industry and we encourage golf industry professionals to visit our website to learn more. We are also active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ where we post more technical textile news and company updates.

Specialty Textiles: Spacer Mesh

Industrial knit textiles are an incredibly diverse range of fabrics with complex construction designs for the specialty and advanced material industries. These fabrics are produced on machinery as varied as circular, raschel, tricot, and double needle bar. It is from the double needle bar machine that we derive spacer mesh

Some of our Spacer Mesh
Some of our Spacer Mesh

Spacer mesh, also called 3D mesh and sandwich mesh is essentially 3 separate layers of fabric knit together – a face and a back connected by a monofilament yarn to produce the “connecting cushion”.  Each layer is knit simultaneously by a single machine. The end product is akin to laminated neoprene, but with superior durability, breathability and cost savings.

End applications of the spacer mesh are diverse; they include uses in personal safety (harnesses), apparel, automotive, aeronautical, healthcare, outdoor accessories and healthcare applications.  At Jason Mills, we offer a stock line of multiple thicknesses for optimal use for these applications, within a thickness range of 3/32 to a ¼ of an inch.

The complex construction of spacer mesh allows it to be quite effective as a cushioning fabric for many of these different applications, where before the technology was available, less effective materials were often implemented.  It’s exciting to be a part of an industry that is experiencing such growth in the implementation of advanced technology, and we’re proud to offer the latest materials that result from these processes, and will continue to be on the cutting edge of our industry.