Narrow fabrics industry faces a shortage of people who “get it”

December 15th

Close-up of the yarn feed on Fabdesigns’ Stoll CMS ADF-3 flat knitting machines. Stoll introduced the machine in October 2013. Photo: Fabdesigns. According to textile engineer Connie Huffa, the last year she taught at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (1998), less than 5 percent of the students were studying textiles and the following year...

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2018 Boat Show Award entries being accepted

December 14th

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced at the boat show on February 16. Deadline for entry is January 8. Full program details and requirements can be found at www.miamiboatshow.com/show-awards. The Innovation Award program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association...

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Nonwovens industry outlook

December 13th

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has released a new industry outlook report, “North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2016–2021.” The exclusive content provides analysis across all of the nonwoven end-use markets, including 128 disposable and 127 durable categories, to provide a comprehensive and accurate view of the total North American nonwovens industry. Detailed...

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Digital textile printing on rise

December 12th

The global textile printing market is expected to realize a compound annual growth rate of more than 18 percent from 2017 to 2021, according to Technavio’s latest market research. In a recent report, “Global Digital Textile Printing Market 2017–2021,” Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global IoT market in energy grid...

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TRB offers webinar on getting the most from the TRB Annual Meeting

December 12th

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST, that will help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience. The webinar will review issues related to planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other...

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GSI offers online course on QA/QC of geosynthetics in waste containment

December 12th

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer an online course entitled “Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” on Jan. 30 and 31, 2018, and Feb. 1, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. This online course focuses on the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of geosynthetics...

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New powerboat registrations up in October

December 12th

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through October 2017. Advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.7 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through October. Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through October (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led...

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EPA releases list of Superfund sites targeted

December 11th

On Dec. 8, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of Superfund sites that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has targeted for immediate and intense attention. The 21 sites on the list—from across the United States—are in direct response to the Superfund Task Force Recommendations, issued this summer, calling for this list. “By...

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TNC Global to distribute Radici

December 11th

TNC Global, Greensboro, N.C., and The Radici Comfort Fibres Business Area, part of Radici Group Italy, have signed a distribution agreement for the U.S. and Canada. TNC will be responsible for both nylon and polyester fiber and filament yarn products. In the past, the company has identified their polyester products as Noyfil. Going forward, nylon and...

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AGRU America to extrude world’s largest HDPE pipe

December 6th

The facility’s location on the shore provides excellent conditions for the production, storage and towing of XXL pipe strings. Photograph courtesy of AGRU America In a press release dated Dec. 6, 2017, AGRU America said that half a century of experience in plastics processing and a $40 million investment is what it takes to manufacture...

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