Oerlikon Nonwoven expands nonwovens production capacity for protective masks

April 30th, 2020

Oerlikon Nonwoven has announced plans to convert its laboratory systems in Neumünster, Germany, to produce nonwovens that will be used to make more than million face masks/oronasal masks a month, according to an April 30 press release. The laboratory systems are normally used solely for research and development purposes and customer trials. “Since the beginning […]

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State of Ohio announces invitation to bid notice

April 30th, 2020

Dear IFAI Members,  The below opportunity from the state of Ohio is opening on May 18, 2020. This bidding opportunity is brought to you by the State of Ohio Procurement.  Important Information Index Number: LDC024  Bid Number: OT906620 Opening Date: May 18, 2020 | 1 PM EST Title: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Surgical Masks, Medical Gowns and Nitrile Gloves CLICK […]

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NCTO urges government to institute Buy American policy to boost PPE manufacturing

April 30th, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement April 30, urging the U.S. government to institute Buy American policy changes to bolster domestic manufacturers producing personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent COVID-19 infection. The statement says, “If the government is sincere about reconstituting a U.S. production chain for medical […]

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Engineers learn from home, strengthen skills for current and post-COVID-19 pandemic workplace

April 29th, 2020

ASME brings flexible, affordable and applicable virtual training solutions to engineers everywhere. Lifelong learning for engineers doesn’t stop, even under quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent survey of approximately 3,000 engineers conducted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), eight in 10 engineers anticipate a change in operations due to COVID-19 […]

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Moss to make 6 million masks per week by August

April 28th, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moss Inc. has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities to include high-speed automated production for Personal Protective Equipment, according to a recent press release from the company. Moss’s new fleet of proprietary manufacturing technology can produce a total global output of 1.2 Million face masks per day. The automated manufacturing […]

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IGS North America to host webinar on electrical leak location

April 28th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “IGS Electrical Leak Location Seminar Series Ep. 4,” on May 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will explain ASTM D8265: The new standard practice for covered geomembrane testing. The aim of the newly published standard practice for covered geomembrane electrical leak location testing […]

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APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19

April 27th, 2020

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its decision to cancel Public Works Expo (PWX) 2020 scheduled for Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2020 in New Orleans, La. After very careful consideration, APWA’s board of directors unanimously decided to cancel PWX 2020. Over recent weeks, APWA has been closely monitoring data related to the spread of COVID-19, […]

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GSI to host webinar on MSE inspection

April 27th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on May 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall, […]

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President Trump signs $484 billion aid bill

April 24th, 2020

The Associated Press is reporting that President Donald Trump signed a $484 billion bill April 24 to support employers and healthcare facilities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 infections have killed more than 50,000 Americans and devastated broad swaths of the economy. The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to help businesses impacted by the virus. Over the past […]

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Rose Brand announces COVID19 efforts

April 24th, 2020

Rose Brand has launched a national campaign to reinforce the social distancing message with the unfurling of a massive 140-foot banner in its Secaucus, N.J., headquarters parking lot. The banner, manufactured and printed in-house, conveys the rallying cry, “JOIN THE RESISTANCE, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.” It also features an image of Lady Liberty as the nation’s […]

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