Friday webinar on how federal stimulus package helps boating industry businesses

March 31st, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will present a webinar on Friday, April 3, about how the $2 trillion stimulus bill recently signed into law by President Trump will help marine businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to register now. The event will feature presentations from Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and...

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Glen Toepfer hosting webinar on avoiding project delays in an era of COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020

Glen Toepfer will sponsor a free webinar on avoiding COVID-19-related project delays, on March 27 at 1 p.m. EDT. Project delays in containment system construction have started, and the reality is we do not yet know how much or how long our projects will be affected by COVID-19. As an industry, proper planning can help keep...

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Florida Keys shut down due to coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

The Florida Keys are closed to visitors, including all hotels and other lodging establishments. Officials from Monroe County, which encompasses most of the archipelago off the southern coast of Florida, posted a statement on the county’s website that said the Keys would be “closed to all tourists and leisure visitors, lodging establishment are no longer...

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Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas to be postponed

March 13th, 2020

A message from Texprocess Americas co-producer Messe Frankfurt: In light of the worldwide spread of COVID-19 and after heavy analysis in collaboration with event stakeholders, including our partners at ATME-I and co-producers at SPESA, we have collectively decided to postpone Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas. Up until this point, we were optimistic that May...

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Tent rental companies grapple with COVID-19 cancellations

March 13th, 2020

Amid a wave of postponed and cancelled events, tent rental companies brace for the worst while attempting to find a “win-win” for themselves and their customers. By Jill C. Lafferty Tent rentals companies that were gearing up for a robust spring season, and those whose season was already underway, spent the week of March 9...

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Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) clarifies organic product standards

March 12th, 2020

GOTS has issued a statement in response to a recent claim by a company stating they hold a certification that’s “More important than organic” and “Textiles with the organic label can still be treated with toxic chemicals at a later stage of production.” While this is possible for uncertified products made from organic fibers, according...

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DSM announces partnership with SABIC and UPM Biofuels to create bio-based Dyneema®

March 12th, 2020

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, and UPM Biofuels, a leading producer of sustainable raw materials, recently announced a partnership that will help to reduce the environmental footprint of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber. The collaboration will see Dyneema transition to...

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NCTO supports economic stimulus in Coronavirus response; rejects removing tariffs on imports

March 11th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, recently issued a statement welcoming the Trump administration’s proposals on an economic stimulus package to gird the economy against the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, but the organization urged officials to reject any attempts by importers...

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GOTS registers highest growth rate ever in 2019

March 4th, 2020

In 2019, the number of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified facilities globally grew by 35 percent, from 5,760 to 7,765 located in 70 countries. The number demonstrates that GOTS successfully serves as a sustainable solution. The required certified organic fibers protect the climate by absorbing CO2, and every processing step, from field to fashion, must...

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YKK signs Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

March 3rd, 2020

YKK Corporation, a global leader in the manufacturing of zippers and other fastening products, recently announced that it has become a signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. The initiative calls on the fashion industry to acknowledge the contribution of the sector to climate change and its responsibility to strive towards climate neutrality...

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