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Hybrid & Innovative Product For A Futuristic Smart City

The greatness of a Nation always begins with a Vision…

The United Arab Emirates with its Vision 2071 aims for a sustainable and highly productive diversified economy, a future less reliant on oil. The World Economic Expo in UAE will call for a knowledge-based quest of highly-technological innovation to answer today’s challenges. A Space Age service to all residents (locals & expats) of UAE, made possible by tapping on Artificial Intelligence and Research & Development by the best Innovators…recognizing UAE as a world leader of advanced technology and innovation.

Currently ranked 34th globally and 1st regionally by the 2020 Global Innovation Index, UAE has also set its own Innovation Index to accelerate this growth. Indeed, several government programs, decrees, and national plans have recently been launched. In Architecture & Design alone, tangible results are slowly becoming visible with the completion of the Museum of The Future, the display of the DP Cargo Speed & Hyperloop prototype, smart technology for interior FF&E, to name a few. The move towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution of AI and smart cities has commenced.

“The Future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.”

--HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

In line with this challenge, Specs+ International is introducing to the Middle East region a hybrid product already utilized by the best brands globally, with its partnership with Twitchell Holding Company, a technical solutions provider of high-end textiles and coating processes. It oversees three subsidiary companies: Twitchell, a vertically-integrated technology system since 1922, provides ultimate solutions with its durable, beautiful and high-performing yarn and fabric products. One may not recognize this brand, but for sure we have utilized its product one way or another, or perhaps we are sitting on one of Twitchell/Quantum’s products right now in our office ergo chair or suspended in one of Dubai’s theme park rides.

The Aeron Chair, which revolutionized the office seating industry by displacing the need for foam, has been an icon for performance and comfort. It was a collaborative work between Quantum (2nd subsidiary company of Twitchell Corp.) and Herman Miller designers and engineers, utilizing Quantum innovative woven suspension fabric, a technology on synthetic elastomeric suspension system developed for the auto industry 30 years ago. To this day, Quantum continues to weave highly proprietary fabrics for Herman Miller.

And just like the UAE’s innovation strategy to embrace disruptive innovation, Quantum continues as a leader in the textile market industry where others cannot or will not do. Both certified ISO45001, Greenguard Gold Standard for low chemical emissions, and Cradle to Cradle among others, it is the leading manufacturing source of global brands and converters for their fibers, textiles and coatings--yarn extrusion, texturing and weaving requirements. Commercial Application (for both): Marine, Military & Aircraft application, Outdoor Furniture & Awnings, Exterior Shading, Exterior Screens, Specialty Fabrics (Safety Fabrics, Transport Fabrics, Woven Tire Cords, Sport Fabrics, Industrial Mesh), Hurricane Screen, Interior Shading (Certified Greenguard Gold), Electrically Conductive Woven Fabrics.

And if you own a yacht or an RV in the UAE, perhaps you have admired the interior finishes of Twitchell Holding’s 3rd subsidiary company—Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl. It is the leader and most-preferred by converters in the Marine, Automotive, Aviation industries and recently dominating the Residential, Contract, and Hospitality sectors for interior design wall, flooring and upholstery finishes. A hybrid product between soft and hard surface floor covering, it has 7 benefits that sets Infinity apart from other flooring types/brands:

1-Durability: stays sturdy and dependable even in High Traffic areas

2-Maintenance: stain-resistant and anti-microbial (property is inherent in core of the yarn and not surface-application), can be cleaned quickly and efficiently.

3-Health: secludes airborne particles for improved air quality, easily sanitized and quick to dry.

4-Safety: extremely slip-resistant due to low profile nature. ASTM 1028 Exceeds the Standard

5-Acoustics: proven to reduce noise levels in the noisiest of environments, improving communication and perception. Impact Insulation Class rating is 62, higher than other flooring types.

6-Comfort: equipped with a cushioned backing that provides extreme support for fatigue and protection from impact due to slip and falls.

7-Indoor & Outdoor product: The floor covering has a 10 year UV/Fade Limited Warranty. ASTM F1515: Pass

Commercial Applications: Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Commercial Offices, Transportation (Marine, RV, Aviation), Airports, Public Venues, Commercial Offices, Fitness, Spas, Gyms

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