IFAI launches online community CONNECT

June 18th, 2021

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched CONNECT by IFAI, an online community that will facilitate valuable networking among industry peers and support industry-wide conversations. “One of many things the last year has taught us is the importance of connection and networking. With this in mind, we’re excited to launch our newest IFAI member benefit, CONNECT […]

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Texas Thread Technology acquired by PolySachi Polymers

June 17th, 2021

PolySachi Polymers LLC, Harlingen, Texas, acquired Texas Thread Technology in April. In business for more than 30 years, Texas Thread Technology manufactures mil spec twisted and bonded sewing thread and industrial yarns. PolySachi Polymers is also the parent company of PARI Olefins-Winzen Plant, specializing in technical textile products for the bulk bag industry in Asia […]

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Tools, Tips and Tricks submissions open

June 17th, 2021

Organizers of the Marine Fabricators Conference 2022, being held Jan. 13–15, 2022, at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., are seeking tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques that benefit the marine fabricator industry. Qualified entries appear in Marine Fabricator magazine, and prizes for first, second and third place are presented at the Awards […]

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Titan opens new Ontario location

June 17th, 2021

Titan Environmental Containment announced a new corporate location in Burlington, Ont., Canada. The new facility includes a 28,000-square-foot (2,600-m2) building complete with offices and stockyard. To support this expansion, Titan hired Wes Anderson and Fraser Robinson to join the company’s existing Ontario team made up of industry veterans John Mooney, Sam Bhat and Manoj Amuzuri, […]

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Shawmut Corp. announces new Military & Protective Materials business unit

June 16th, 2021

Photo: Shawmut Corp. Shawmut Corp., West Bridgewater, Mass., has established a Military & Protective Materials business unit that will apply the company’s trademark advanced materials, textile manufacturing and process innovation techniques to produce high-quality, U.S.-made, ultra-high-specification and high-performance technical fabric solutions. The company’s military and protective solutions feature waterproof, windproof, flame-resistant and chemical and biological […]

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FC Géosynthétiques acquires Innovex Produits Techniques Inc.

June 16th, 2021

FC Géosynthétiques, a leader in the installation of geosynthetic products, announced the acquisition of Innovex Produits Techniques Inc., a company specializing in the distribution of geosynthetic materials, and Hydrosol Construction Inc. This acquisition will allow FC Géosynthétiques to strengthen its positioning and leadership in the geosynthetic product installation market while enhancing its offerings. “We are very […]

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What is the difference between a woven and nonwoven geotextile?

June 16th, 2021

By Joshua Venters, Engineering Business Manager, Layfield Group The use of geotextiles has steadily grown over the past century. Geotextiles were initially derived from existing textiles that were readily available on the market, such as carpet backing and upholstery fabric. Manufacturers have modified geotextiles to provide increased benefits to roadway construction. While there are two […]

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US Senate passes legislation regarding Section 301 tariffs

June 16th, 2021

The U.S. Senate has passed comprehensive legislation that establishes a new exclusion process for products impacted by the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and reinstates exclusions for products that previously received an exclusion, according to the National Marine Manufacturer's Association website. The comprehensive legislation, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S.1260), supports American […]

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Beaver Paper Group appoints Wheeler as TexSewn product manager

June 15th, 2021

Beaver Paper Group of Atlanta, Ga., a manufacturer of sublimation media and TexSewn® cut and sew papers has promoted Allen Wheeler to the new position of TexSewn product manager. Wheeler will be responsible for generating new sales and market opportunities for Beaver Paper’s TexSewn product portfolio, including developing new products and initiatives that will increase […]

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Machine-learning model doubles accuracy of global landslide “nowcasts”

June 15th, 2021

Every year, landslides—the movement of rock, soil and debris down a slope—cause thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damages. Because terrain, characteristics of the rocks and soil, weather and climate all contribute to landslide activity, accurately identifying the areas most at risk at any given time can be an uphill battle. Early warning […]

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