Kelheim Fibres awarded gold in EcoVadis CSR rating

October 20th, 2021

The German specialty viscose fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has been awarded gold in the CSR rating by EcoVadis, scoring among the top 3 percent of all companies evaluated. The rating was above average in all four individual areas (environment, labor and human rights, ethics, sustainable procurement), but Kelheim Fibres achieved absolute top scores in the […]

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Marine CEOs report strong business productivity through Q2

October 19th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Q2 2021 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses, is now available. The latest data shows marine CEO assessments of overall business conditions were positive through the second quarter of 2021 following a […]

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Maryland governor establishes outdoor rec office

October 15th, 2021

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state would establish an office of outdoor recreation (OREC) and the hiring of the first Executive Director, J. Daryl Anthony, according the National Marine Manufacturing Association website. In partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Department of Commerce, the establishment of an OREC will strengthen the coordination […]

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NOAA seeks new members for Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

October 14th, 2021

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is seeking up to four new members for its Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other matters as requested. In addition to advising NOAA leaders, NOAA expects the board to play […]

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NCTO issues statement following President Biden’s remarks on global supply chain crisis

October 14th, 2021

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement following President Biden’s remarks on the global supply chain crisis and stressed the importance of investing onshoring and nearshoring. NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We appreciate President Biden’s call to ensure we are building more resilient and reliable supply […]

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Herculite Products promotes two employees to new roles

October 14th, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has announced that Paul Flaherty and Marco Angelone have received leadership promotions. Flaherty has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. In the new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long […]

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Conductive textiles market outlook

September 29th, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the market for conductive textiles is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 4% globally during the forecast period of 2021-2026. Conductive textile materials are primarily used in smart fabric applications, including those that monitor body functions. They are also widely used in smart textile applications such as […]

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California assembly approves legislation to keep marine manufacturers in federal compliance with consumer protection law

September 22nd, 2021

The California Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 335 (AB 335) following unanimous passage in the California Senate, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. The legislation ensures that marine manufacturers maintain compliance with federal consumer protection law by allowing them to collect and retain consumer information from marine dealers to verify warranties and contact […]

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Ceramic fiber industry outlook

September 17th, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the ceramic fiber market is projected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.9 percent from USD 2.1 billion in 2021. The growth of the ceramic fiber market is primarily triggered by its increasing use in the refining and petrochemical and power generation industries. A […]

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New appointments to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

September 16th, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard recently appointed 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), which was established in 2018. NBSAC members are selected from disciplines within the following fields of expertise: state boating safety programs, recreational vessel and associated equipment manufacturers; and national recreational boating organizations and the general […]

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