Awning, graphics and structures tour scheduled at IFAI Expo

July 7th, 2015

The Fabric Structures Association (FSA), Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) and Tarp Association (TA), all divisions of IFAI, are hosting an awning, graphics and structures tour in and around Anaheim, Calif., during IFAI Expo on Oct. 6, 2015. The tour will visit Academy Awning and Image Options for shop tours, the […]

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ACES offers courses on biofabrics

July 6th, 2015

The ARC Centre of Excellence (ACES), an organization funded through the Australian Research Council to study the science of nanomaterials, will offer short courses on biofabrication July 20 and 22 at the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) on the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus. Engineers, scientists and industry representatives will offer sessions on the […]

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Vietnam turns down textile projects

June 30th, 2015

Authorities in Da Nang City, Vietnam, recently rejected two foreign-invested projects in the textile, dyeing and garment sector, including a $200 million project registered by an investor from Hong Kong and another registered by an investor from South Korea. They were turned down because of the environmental problems they may cause. The city is focusing […]

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TIC updates export guide

June 29th, 2015

The Trade Information Center (TIC) has updated “A Basic Guide to Exporting,” available for download for free. The book addresses nearly every issue a company looking to export might face. It features charts, lists and definitions that provide in-depth information about the key activities and issues relevant to any prospective exporter, including: getting things rolling; […]

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Save the date: Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, March 12–15

June 26th, 2015

The top geotechnical industry organizations are co-organizing the conference and trade show for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced in a June 26 press release that the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference and trade show will be held March 12–15, 2017, at […]

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Rieter’s ‘spin center’ opens in China

June 24th, 2015

In 2012–13, Rieter Textile Systems, Winterthur, Switzerland, went “all in” on its investment in the short staple fiber spinning industry in China. The major supplier of textile machinery and components capped off its commitment during the grand opening of the Rieter Application and Research Centre for Spinning Technology in Changzhou, China. Among the services available […]

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Outlast wins Top 10 Textile Innovations Award

June 23rd, 2015

The trademark of Outlast™ Technologies LLC, a Golden, Colo., maker of phase-change materials, is “… not too hot … not too cold … just right.”™ The FabricLink Network, a trade group for textile businesses, agreed that Outlast’s “Universe” filling material of climate-regulating viscose fibers and downs was “just right” and selected the product as one […]

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Wearables for Good challenge accepting applications

June 19th, 2015

UNICEF Innovation, New York, N.Y., has partnered with San Francisco, Calif.-based product strategy and design firm frog and Cambridge, England-based technology company Arm Holdings PLC to launch the Wearables for Good challenge. Open to anyone from students to engineers, the challenge invites the global design, technology, business and social communities to identify and develop solutions […]

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Call for submissions: Disaster mitigation and response

June 18th, 2015

Companies that have contributed to the disaster mitigation and response industry are invited to showcase products highlighting their contribution for a disaster response display at IFAI Expo 2015. All items must include textiles or composite materials with a fabric scrim. Examples include chemical, biological, fire and rescue equipment; emergency shelters; flood and storm protection; and […]

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Building a military textile knowledge base: MUST

June 12th, 2015

Everyone in the industry knows there is a whole range of opportunities to manufacture textile products for the military, but there’s also a lot of frustration around how to do it. Central Michigan University and Maureen MacGillivray, Ph.D., among others, are taking part in a military initiative to help level the playing field so companies, […]

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