Nonwoven products helping to contain coronavirus infection

January 31st, 2020

by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University  It has been one month since the information about the new strain of coronavirus became public. Front pages of newspapers and television screens have glaring images of face masks worn by people in China; the single-use face masks have spunmelt and carded filter substrates and have been […]

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President Trump signs USMCA at White House ceremony, mentions U.S. textiles

January 29th, 2020

President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement trade deal into law Jan. 29, 2020, at a signing ceremony at the White House. National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas and Parkdale Inc. chairman and CEO Andy Warlick were invited to the ceremony and attended the event. The president mentioned the textile industry in […]

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Enduratex expands marine products representation

January 29th, 2020

Enduratex™ has expanded its marine product representation through a new relationship with Coatney Sales and Haimes Coleman Group Inc., according to Eric Petersen, director of sales and marketing for Enduratex. Craig Coatney, principal of Coatney Sales, and Charlie Haimes, a principal in the Haimes Coleman Group, will cover the Midwest and Southeast regions, respectively. “We […]

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Marine Fabricators Association Announces Marine Fabrication Excellence Award Winners

January 28th, 2020

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) awarded the Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards for design excellence, and quality workmanship in marine applications at the 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference. Marine Fabricators Conference is an annual conference that includes education and training, networking opportunities, and an exhibitor show floor. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and […]

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2020 WCPA Expo: March 5-6 in Temecula, Calif.

January 28th, 2020

The Western Canvas Products Association (WCPA) 2020 Expo will be held March 5-6 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. Industry attendees may register for a free Workshop & Market Day to meet suppliers and network with vendors. The two-day event also offers a variety of workshops and a golf tournament in addition […]

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Aurora earns Green Business Designation status from the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce

January 27th, 2020

Kevin Shroba, plant engineer at Aurora, is leading the company in sustainability efforts to serve the environment and the community. Photo: Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. At Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, sustainability is more than a good idea. In addition to winning recognition in 2019 from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) for multiple sustainability […]

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Tent professionals enjoy business and fun at Tent Conference 2020

January 27th, 2020

Event tent installation is all about teamwork, and the attendees at IFAI Tent Conference 2020 got to show off those skills last week in an “Amazing Race”-style competition that had them working together to solve puzzles, climb a rock tower and ride a mechanical bull among other fun challenges! A TRD Experience team completes a […]

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A. Hoffman Awning Co. honored by BUILD magazine

January 27th, 2020

This retractable awning project from A. Hoffman Awning Co., Baltimore, Md., won an International Achievement Award from the Industrial Fabrics Association International.   A. Hoffman Awning Co. has won an award for Best Residential Awning Manufacturer—Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The award was issued by BUILD magazine. The BUILD judging process is driven 100 percent by merit: […]

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TRI/Environmental to host CQA Training Course

January 27th, 2020

For the past 15 years, engineers, regulators, and other waste management professionals have come to Austin, Texas, to attend the geosynthetic containment system construction quality assurance (CQA) training course developed by TRI/Environmental. This year, the traditional back-to-back single-day courses are combined under a single course name: “QA/QC of Geosynthetic and Compacted Clay Lining Systems.”  What’s different […]

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NCTO applauds move to crack down on imported counterfeits sold online

January 24th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, has issued a statement on the Administration’s announced action plan to increase enforcement and penalties against counterfeit goods sold online and imported to the U.S. “We commend the administration for making a commitment to bolster […]

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