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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Proposed ASTM geocells standard aims to support soil stability in road projects

January 23rd, 2020

A proposed ASTM International standard will provide guidance for using geocells—open-celled geosynthetics that help hold soils and rocks in place—in roadway projects. Geocells are commonly used in road construction, earth retention and other construction projects. According to ASTM International member Eli Cuelho, there is currently no standard for using geocells in geotechnical and roadway projects....

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25th Anniversary Textile Roofs 2020

January 16th, 2020

The 25th anniversary of the International Workshop on Design and Practical Realization of Architectural Membrane Structures—Textile Roofs 2020—will be held May 18-20, 2020, at the Archenhold Observatory in Berlin, Germany. This year’s event is programmed to combine its traditional workshop and educational formats with several anniversary celebrations. Mornings will focus on business networking opportunities and...

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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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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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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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HLC Industries announces new board of directors

January 6th, 2020

HLC Industries is pleased to announce its newly elected board of directors: President/CEO: Vincent SalatinoSecretary/Treasurer/CFO: Diane MurphyVice President/Director of Operations: Hunter Landau Vice President/Director of Sales: Marnie LandauAssistant Secretary: Stuart Lundy “We are very excited to start this new decade with a dynamic and energetic team,”said HLC President Vincent (Vinny) Salatino, who has been with...

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