Berry Amendment threshold to stay at $150,000

September 30th

The text of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act has been released, keeping the threshold to trigger the Berry Amendment (10 USC 2533a), its specialty metal variant and the Kissell Amendment at its current level—the inflation-adjusted figure of $150,000. The Berry Amendment requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure certain items, including...

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New sponsorships available at Tent Conference

September 30th

In lieu of tabletop exhibits, new sponsorship opportunities are available at IFAI’s Tent Conference 2016, taking place Jan. 26–28 in Las Vegas, Nev. Companies can choose from several options, including speaking engagements, signage and meal choices. All sponsorships include logo placement on the Tent Conference website and show guide, as well as in email communications....

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EDANA launches nonwovens training program

September 29th

EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, has renewed its training course program with “Nonwovens Learning Cycle™,” an integrated approach to nonwovens from the basics to advanced courses and guided development. Developed in partnership with the European Centre for Innovative Textiles (CETI), the courses are delivered in four stages: an introduction to...

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EDANA launches nonwovens training program

September 29th

EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, has renewed its training course program with “Nonwovens Learning Cycle™,” an integrated approach to nonwovens from the basics to advanced courses and guided development. Developed in partnership with the European Centre for Innovative Textiles (CETI), the courses are delivered in four stages: an introduction to...

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New motorized shades from Budget Blinds

September 29th

Budget Blinds®, a window covering provider based in Orange, Calif., now offers Virtual Cord™ motorized shades through its Signature Series® private label program, with Springs Window Fashions as the exclusive manufacturer. Virtual Cord technology is available for Budget Blinds’ cellular honeycomb shades, and will be made available for additional products later this fall. Virtual Cord...

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AATCC releases textile coloration book

September 28th

The Association of Textile, Apparel and Materials Professionals (AATCC) announced the release of a new book titled “Textile Coloration for the Retail Supply Chain,” co-authored by J. Richard Aspland and Ann C. Laidlaw. The book is divided into multiple sections: a discussion of textile coloration designed for a non-technical audience; a glossary of textile terminology;...

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Textile companies collaborate to improve sustainability

September 28th

Textile Exchange’s Benchmark Program for Organic Cotton and Preferred Materials allows companies to track their progress and relate it to others’ results in four main areas: sustainability strategy; supply chain; materials usage; and sales and marketing. Image: Textile Exchange Textile Exchange (TE), a global nonprofit organization that works to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile...

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Tent Conference registration now open

September 25th

Registration for IFAI’s Tent Conference 2016, held Jan. 26–28 in Las Vegas, Nev., is now open. Hosted by IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the conference offers a robust educational component designed to grow businesses; valuable networking opportunities; access to the industry’s top material suppliers; and TRD’s annual...

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PAMA seeking board candidates

September 24th

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a division of IFAI, is seeking candidates for its board of directors. The mission of PAMA is to raise general awareness of awnings as an image-enhancing, energy-savings and attractive addition to a residential or commercial structure. Interested candidates must be awning supplier members of PAMA. They will be evaluated...

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PAMA seeking board candidates

September 24th

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a division of IFAI, is seeking candidates for its board of directors. The mission of PAMA is to raise general awareness of awnings as an image-enhancing, energy-savings and attractive addition to a residential or commercial structure. Interested candidates must be awning supplier members of PAMA. They will be evaluated...

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