Trade in the cotton market

January 16th, 2020

The United States-China trade deal (Phase 1) signed in January raises hopes for the cotton sector. by Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University, USA On the day when the United States-China trade deal (Phase 1) was signed in Washington, D.C., cotton growers gathered for the Plains Cotton Growers’ Board meeting on Jan. 15 to talk […]

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In Memoriam: Brooke H. Duncan II

January 15th, 2020

Brooke Helm Duncan II, a former chairman of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at the age of 95. Duncan served on IFAI’s board of directors from 1959-1973, served as chairman (then called president) from 1970-71, and was awarded Honored Life Member status in 1973. A New Orleans native whose […]

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Henderson Sewing Machine Co. hosts Department of Commerce officials

January 15th, 2020

From left to right: Frank Henderson, CEO of Henderson Sewing Machine; Lloyd Wood, Deputy Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials at the U.S. Commerce Department; Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office; Bruce Moore, Henderson’s director of sales and marketing; and Mario Gauna, international sales and […]

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NCTO responds to the signing of Phase One Deal on 301 tariffs

January 15th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber though finished sewn products, released the following statement on the Phase One Deal on 301 tariffs signed Jan. 15 by the U.S. and China. “While we are still studying the details of the deal signed today, we applaud the […]

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Miller Weldmaster adds radio frequency fabric welding solutions

January 13th, 2020

From left to right: Sylvester Korotynski, president of Zemat Technologies Group; Zach Ralson, head engineer, Miller Weldmaster Corp.; Brent Nussbaum, president of Miller Weldmaster. Miller Weldmaster Corp., Navarre, Ohio, a manufacturer of hot air, hot wedge and impulse welding, is proud to announce they will now be offering radio frequency welding solutions to their customers […]

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MMI Textiles names Jeff Papalia vice president

January 13th, 2020

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military and tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has named Jeff Papalia as vice president. Papalia will be strategically located in North Carolina and will start with MMI on January 13, 2020. Papalia was selected for the new position […]

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Steve Szenay appointed Serge Ferrari technical support manager

January 13th, 2020

Serge Ferrari announced that Steve Szenay has been promoted to Technical Support Manager for North America. Szenay will be responsible for disseminating technical information for all Serge Ferrari products sold in the United States and Canada, including product use, fabrication best- practices, maintenance and claim evaluation. In this newly created position, Szenay will be the […]

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Dr. Ian D. Peggs retires

January 8th, 2020

After 40-plus years of geosynthetic materials performance consulting work, Dr. Ian D. Peggs has made the strategic decision to close I-CORP INTERNATIONAL for the foreseeable future and to retire. Dr. Peggs will continue his own research and development and technical support projects. Dr. Peggs was awarded an honorary membership in the International Geosynthetics Society at […]

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NCTO member company Lenzing hosts key administration officials at plant in Alabama

January 8th, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) member Lenzing Fibers Inc. (LFI) hosted Bill Jackson, assistant U.S. trade representative for textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office; and Lloyd Wood, deputy secretary for textiles, consumers goods and materials at the U.S. Commerce Department; for a plant tour and broad discussion on the company’s commitment to […]

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Call for Candidates for IGS Council open

January 7th, 2020

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), in accordance with its bylaws, will hold midterm elections in 2020. IGS members will have the opportunity to elect seven council members. Each of the elected members will serve a four-year term, beginning on Sept. 5, 2020. The IGS encourages any IGS member who is interested in furthering the IGS […]

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