Delays in FAST Act funding distribution

March 31st

It is time for new infrastructure projects to get under way across the nation as the spring of 2017 commences and winter’s storms and frozen ground fade into memory. But state departments of transportation are still waiting to access hefty amounts of funds left frozen by Congress. As reported by the AASHTO Journal of the...

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Thrace Group appoints Lake, Sparks

March 31st

The Thrace Group has appointed Andreas Lake to the newly created position of group development director for the technical fabrics division. Brian Sparks, formerly vice president of sales and business development, will replace Lake as general manager of the Thrace LINQ organization in Summerville, S.C. Lake has 26 years in the nonwoven fabric industry with...

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Textile market database

March 30th

Textile Network Concepts, Greenboro, N.C., has compiled an extensive database in a spreadsheet that includes 2,494 international companies that purchase para-aramid fiber, pulp/floc, filament or paper. Users of the database can perform statistical analysis of the various para-aramid markets by clicking on any parameter. The parameters include region (North America, Asia Pacific, Japan, EMEA and...

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IFAI’s 2017 Smart Fabrics Program

March 29th

Channeling exciting ideas into new product development. At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference, four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. The Advanced Textiles Conference, part of IFAI Expo 2017, will be held in New...

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Student Design Competitions application deadline May 15

March 27th

IFAI appreciates members’ dedication to helping advance the textile industry. We encourage you to further that advancement by passing along the following information to students  who are interested in a textile industry career. Students have until Monday, May 15, 2017, to submit projects for the IFAI Student Design Competitions. Any project completed between May 2016- May 2017 is eligible....

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CORDURA® receives multiple awards

March 24th

CORDURA Brand received more than 50 ISPO TEXTREND Innovations awards on its 50th anniversary year at the February 2017 ISPO TEXTRENDS show in Munich. The brand also won “best in category product” for CORDURA® 4EVER™ knit by Yoonia. In total, 51 CORDURA fabrics in six key textile categories were selected as winners. A number of...

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DuPont™ Sorona® recognized in global competition

March 23rd

Dupont™ Sorona®, a renewably sourced polymer, was named runner-up for Fiber Producer of the Year by the World Textile Awards. The first independent global awards competition, the World Textile Awards, are dedicated to recognizing and rewarding excellence across the global textile industry. Sorona is derived, in part, from renewably sourced plant-based ingredients, allowing for a...

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Inland Tarp & Liner acquires Brawler

March 22nd

Inland Tarp & Liner LLC has acquired the physical assets and equipment of Brawler Industries and Brawler Environmental Containment, Midland, Texas. The company hired most of the former Brawler employees and is updating equipment to supplement production of pit and pond liners at its recently expanded facility in Odessa. The combined plants include over 100,000...

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Rose Brand moves West Coast facilities

March 21st

Rose Brand, Secaucus, N.J., has moved its West Coast office and warehouse to 11440 Sheldon St., Sun Valley, Calif. Just three miles from the former location, the new office has 60 percent more space. This will provide more room for inventory, custom sewing services, rental stock and other growth. Rose Brand West stocks and produces...

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Superior Ink Certifiably Green

March 20th

Superior Ink Printing, Denver, Colo., has received the Certifiably Green Denver Certificate after a yearlong effort to convert their business to a more sustainable platform. To qualify for the certification, Superior Ink went through a full assessment process by a Certifiably Green Sustainability Advisor and made all required changes. These changes range from implementing a...

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