New industrial textile knife packaging improves safety for users and convenience for distributors

November 18th, 2016

New user-friendly packaging designed to hold multiple Wilson Brand Knives used in the cutting of cloth, textiles or composites has been introduced to the market by Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS). Made with industrial-grade plastic and designed to take up less space, this new packaging protects users retrieving knives and opens up shelf space for […]

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Baldwin introduces textile spray applicator to the Asian market

November 17th, 2016

Baldwin Technology Company is ready to launch its new industrial spray system for textile finishing and impregnation on the Asian market. The spray applicator technology has been available in the printing industry for more than 30 years, with Baldwin’s 40,000 installed units making it a market leader. Now adapted for the textile industry, the textile […]

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IFAI Expo 2017 information available

November 16th, 2016

Information about IFAI Expo 2017 is now available on the show’s website. IFAI Expo 2017 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., Sept. 26–29. It will highlight three show floor areas: specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade & weather protection. The show will feature a broad marketplace connecting thousands […]

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Powerboat registrations up 6.6 percent through September

November 15th, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated with advanced September data. Through September 2016, total new powerboat unit sales are up 6.6 percent year over year (YOY). For additional data from NMMA by boat type, hull material, propulsion and size going back five years, see the full report. NMMA members […]

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GMA lobbyist, Whitmer, on Trump’s transition team

November 15th, 2016

News reports from Washington, D.C., confirm that Martin Whitmer from the firm Whitmer & Worrall (W&W) is on the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump. Whitmer is a founding partner of Whitmer & Worrall LLC, a government relations and strategic consulting firm headquartered in D.C. Experts on transportation and environmental issues, Whitmer, and his colleagues, […]

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WeatherMax 80 fabric warranty extended to 10 years

November 14th, 2016

Greensboro, NC-based Safety Components has extended the limited warranty of its innovative technical fabric WeatherMax 80 to 10 years. UV-resistant WeatherMax 80 is woven from 100 percent pigment solution-dyed fibers. It has a breathable finish that resists water, dirt and mildew. The high-performance outdoor fabric out-performs acrylic and polyester for strength, color-fastness and abrasion-resistance. Safety […]

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Phifer expands social media presence

November 11th, 2016

Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Phifer, a global textiles manufacturer, launched PhiferTV. PhiferTV is a well-stocked YouTube channel with videos regarding the company’s sun control fabrics, insect screening products, engineered meshes and textiles and indoor/outdoor performance fabrics. YouTube is one of several social media tools Phifer uses to virtually connect with distributors, dealers, installers and consumers. Phifer also […]

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Lori Wyman appointed as North America GOTS Representative

November 10th, 2016

Lori Wyman was appointed as the new Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) representative for North America. Prior to joining GOTS, Wyman was senior auditor with Control Union Certifications and has served as an inspector to textile programs for over 10 years. GOTS is recognized worldwide as the leading processing standard for textiles made with organic […]

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Former IFAI board chair Murray Driskell passes away

November 9th, 2016

Former Industrial Fabrics Association board chair Murray Loman Driskell Sr. passed away at the age of 94 on Nov. 7. The World War II veteran was the owner of Canvas Products and was a former president of the National Canvas Products Association. He served on the IFAI board from 1959-1979 and as board chair from […]

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Enter the 2017 Fabrication Excellence Awards today

November 9th, 2016

Now is the time to submit your best fabrication projects for a chance to win a Fabrication Excellence Award. The deadline to submit projects is Dec. 5. The award winners will receive a feature spot in Marine Fabricator magazine, a recognition on the MFA website and participation in the awards ceremony dinner at the Marine Fabricators Conference. The […]

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