EduMine offering webinar on advanced tailings facility design, construction, operation and closure

October 31st

EduMine will offer a three-day webinar on “Advanced Tailings Facility Design, Construction, Operation and Closure,” March 6–8, 2018, from 8–11 a.m. PST. The course will include presentations and discussions by experts on topics including: 2017–18 tailings failures and lessons learned New approaches in risk management and decision making about tailings The best of recent tailings...

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2016 boating statistics available

October 31st

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2016 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, which contains thousands of data points and insights on the boating industry, is now available for download or order. Highlights include: Annual retail sales of new boats, engines and marine accessories in the U.S. totaled $17.9 billion in 2016, up 8.1 percent from...

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Cone Denim launches Future BLACK+ Denim

October 31st

A collaboration among Cone Denim, Lenzing and Unifi has created Future BLACK+ denim featuring Lenzing Modal branded fibers and REPREVE® Black recycled fibers. Future BLACK+, a certified fade-resistant black denim, will join Cone Denim’s family of TruTone fabrics. According to Unifi, Future BLACK+ denim utilizes dope dyeing, an energy-saving and environmentally friendly dyeing technique that...

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HUESKER offers free webinar on high-strength soil reinforcement

October 30th

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on high-strength soil reinforcement applications on Nov. 2, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by HUESKER Engineering Department head Lilma Schimmel, M.S.C.E., P.E. Geosynthetics have many functions, reinforcement being one of them. While some situations may require low-strength capacity as road base reinforcement, short walls...

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IFAI Expo 2018 to colocate with CAMX

October 30th

The Industrial Fabrics Association International’s IFAI Expo 2018 will take place in Dallas, Texas, October 15–18 and will be colocated with the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX). “The goal of this colocation is to expand the relationship between the technical textiles and composites industries for our attendees and exhibitors. We want to capitalize on the...

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OEKO-TEX surveys 11,000 consumers for textile sustainability study

October 30th

The OEKO-TEX® Association, in commemoration of its 25th anniversary, announces that it has commissioned a global research study to assess consumer attitudes about textile sustainability. Titled The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability—Attitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks, the study of more than 11,000 clothing and home textile consumers around the world examined topics ranging from concerns about...

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Polartec unveils new workwear

October 27th

Polartec recently unveiled its new fabric collections specifically engineered for contractors, electricians, and oil and gas professionals. The company reports it has worked for years with the U.S. military and workwear markets to develop the new product lines. Each collection was designed to address daily on-site work performance needs without inhibiting everyday comfort or style....

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Roy Schweinfurth, former IFAI president, dies

October 26th

Roy Schweinfurth, former IFAI board member and president, died October 8th. He served on the IFAI Board of Directors from 1977 to 1989, and as IFAI president (a position now called chairman) from 1985 to 1987. He was involved with the IFAI Awning Division, now called the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association. His obituary appeared in...

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IFAI Expo 2017 is a great success

October 26th

IFAI Expo 2017 attracted more than 4,500 participants to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., September 26–29. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 380 exhibitors, schedule one-on-one meetings with industry professionals and hear expert advice from more than 50 industry speakers. “There’s so much information and there’s so much...

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Octopus inspired Camouflage Material

October 26th

Recent research shows that biomimetic approaches can help with the development of sophisticated, high-performance textiles. A team of researchers from Ithaca, N.Y.-based Cornell University and Woods Hole, Mass.-based Marine Biological Laboratory have borrowed inspiration from cephalopods, such as octopus, in devising camouflage materials. A nonwoven textile material was used in conjunction with elastomeric silicone membranes...

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