Sponsorships are available for IFAI’s 2016 Student Design Challenges, which are offered in four categories: Advanced textiles; awnings and canopies; fabric graphics; and fabric structures.
Unifi Inc., the Greensboro, N.C., manufacturer of Repreve® recycled fibers, recently celebrated the groundbreaking to its Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, N.C.
Specialty chemical provider OMNOVA Solutions Inc. earned LEED Certified status from the USGBC for its new headquarters building in Beachwood, Ohio.
The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) will host its annual fundraising event Oct. 6, 2015, kicking off IFAI Expo with a golf tournament in memory of Don Williams, a former IFAI board chairman and Honored Life Member who passed away in June.
Wood is widely considered the “green gold” of Finland, and a research project to use this plentiful and renewable natural resource focuses on finding new applications for cellulose.
Deakin University Australia researchers Dr. Nolene Byrne and Ph.D. candidate Rasike De Silva have developed a simple process to separate polyester-cotton fabric blends into their individual components, a major breakthrough for textile recycling.
Theatrical supplier Rose Brand Inc., Secaucus, N.J., has added Tori Oggioni and Greg Schaefer to its sales team.
The Fabric Structures Association (FSA), Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) and Tarp Association (TA), all divisions of IFAI, are hosting an awning, graphics and structures tour.
The ARC Centre of Excellence (ACES), an organization funded through the Australian Research Council to study the science of nanomaterials, will offer short courses on biofabrication July 20 and 22.
Authorities in Da Nang City, Vietnam, recently rejected two foreign-invested projects in the textile, dyeing and garment sector, including a $200 million project registered by an investor from Hong Kong and another registered by an investor from South Korea.