Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28th, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. "This event was born through the remarkable stories of […]

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Quantum accelerates investment to expand U.S. production of technical textiles

February 27th, 2020

Quantum Materials (Quantum), a leading manufacturer of custom, advanced textiles, is accelerating its investments in new manufacturing equipment to meet increased demand for domestic production capabilities. The North Carolina-based company will spend $3.5 million to further diversify its business with customized state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to support research, development and manufacturing for non-traditional and high-performance woven […]

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NCTO responds to coronavirus and global market uncertainties

February 25th, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas recently issued the following statement on the industry’s response to the coronavirus crisis: “The coronavirus has impacted Asian textile and apparel manufacturing productivity and output, and our concerns lie with the affected companies and workers during this terrible crisis. The U.S. textile industry continues […]

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Milliken & Company: one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for 14th Year

February 25th, 2020

A capstone recognition for the diversified global manufacturer, Milliken & Company now celebrates its 14th year among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Selected by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, the esteemed designation honors companies with purpose-driven strategies that strive to create positive change throughout […]

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Making the world’s first climate-neutral continent a reality by 2050

February 21st, 2020

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 may be the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. The European Commission has presented the European Green Deal, an ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range […]

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Tim Bauters dies while snowboarding

February 20th, 2020

Geosynthetics engineer Tim Bauters passed away while snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort in Oregon. The cause of death was not immediately known. Bauters was 47. Bauters served as director of engineering at Slurry Waste Solutions in California. After earning his PhD in soil and water engineering at Cornell University, the Belgium native began […]

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The Northeast Canvas Products Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

February 20th, 2020

The Northeast Canvas Products Association (NECPA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 16-18 in Worcester, Mass. The conference event included a full slate of Friday seminars presented by NECPA in conjunction with the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), divisions of IFAI, plus a full Expo day with more than […]

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EPA proposes additional amendments to the regulations for coal combustion residuals

February 20th, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced further proposed revisions and flexibilities to the regulations for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from electric utilities. “This proposal is the last in a set of four planned actions we are taking under the Trump Administration to stabilize coal ash regulations […]

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Ehmke Chief Operating Officer and part owner Samuel Stokes retires

February 20th, 2020

Ehmke Manufacturing Company Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.) has announced that on March 2, 2020, Samuel “Cliff” Stokes will retire, after 33 years of dedicated service to the company. Stokes leaves the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and part owner at Ehmke. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master Fabrics […]

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YKK develops new magnetic zipper for easy open-close

February 20th, 2020

YKK Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, has announced the development of a new zipper that closes using magnetic force. The company aims to begin mass production in 2021. Magnet Zippers are open-end zippers designed to be closed easily using magnetic force between the left and right sides. Conventional zippers require engaging the insert pin and retaining box […]

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