IFAI’s COVID-19 Resource Center will be updated frequently in the days and weeks ahead to keep industry professionals abreast of news and critical information. Please contact Rebecca Post, IFAI’s editorial director, with news and information for the web site at bjpost@ifai.com

Supplier Directory

Supplier Directory
April 3, 2020

Patterns and Resources

PPE Patterns and Resources
April 7, 2020
A collection of PPE patterns and resources...read more

Government and agency information

Joint Industry Statement on PPE Principles
July 20, 2020
Joint Statement onPolicy Objectives for Reshoring and Safeguarding Domestic PPE Manufacturing...read more

DOD PPE Virtual Information Day – Follow Up With Resource Links
July 15, 2020
On Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force ...read more

Two USG Requests for Information: Domestic Textile Manufacturing PPE Capabilities
April 9, 2020
Dear IFAI Members and Industry Professionals: We want to make you aware of two new requests for information (...read more

President Trump promotes face masks to fight COVID-19
April 3, 2020
The Trump administration is recommending that many Americans wear face mask to slow COVID-19 infection rates. ...read more

Brown to Administration: Drop Duty Deferral Plan, Support U.S. Manufacturers
April 2, 2020
Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to the Trump Administration asking that it drop reported plans to ...read more

SBA and Treasury begin mobilization efforts to distribute funds
April 1, 2020
Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act...read more

Full text of CARES Act available for review
March 30, 2020
The U.S. Congress has posted the full text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). ...read more

Accounting resources to explain CARES Act
March 30, 2020
The CPA Practice Advisor has posted a helpful summary of the most massive stimulus bill in American history—th...read more

Economic stimulus offers resources for businesses and individuals
March 30, 2020
President Donald Trump has signed the largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history. The $2.2 trillion pac...read more

Comprehensive listing of government websites
March 27, 2020
FEMA has established a website (www.fema.gov/coronavirus/how-to-help) with numerous online listings related to...read more

FEMA calls for PPE solicitations
March 27, 2020
Lloyd Wood, with the International Trade Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce (www.trade.gov) has n...read more

Families first coronavirus response act (FFCRA) national online dialogue
March 27, 2020
Thank you for continuing to follow the Women’s Bureau for important ...read more

USTR invites public comments to identify additional products for coronavirus response
March 24, 2020
Throughout the process of administering its Section 301 action to combat China’s acts, policies and practices ...read more

NCSL tracks state fiscal responses to COVID-19
March 23, 2020
As the global and national response to COVID-19 dominates public attention, state legislatures are taking step...read more

Sherrod Brown releases plan to address PPE and medical shortages
March 23, 2020
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has released his plan for addressing the shortage of personal protective equ...read more

FDA continues to facilitate access to crucial medical products
March 23, 2020
On March 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took significant action to help increase the availability o...read more

Department of Labor offers COVID-19 resources
March 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for impacts related to the CO...read more

Defense Product Act invoked to expand medical supplies
March 18, 2020
On Wednesday, March 18, U.S. President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Product Act (DPA) to speed up and expa...read more

Financial information and assistance

Federal Paycheck Protection Program extended to Aug. 8
July 6, 2020
On July 4th, President Donald Trump signed into law an amendment to the Paycheck Protection Program, giving bu...read more

Deadline to apply for Paycheck Protection Program is June 30
June 16, 2020
Following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act–which was recently signed int...read more

President Trump signs $484 billion aid bill
April 24, 2020
The Associated Press is reporting that President Donald Trump signed a $484 billion bill April 24 to support e...read more

Fast financing available to IFAI members from Alliance Funding Group
April 8. 2020
Business owners across the world have seen fluctuating revenues this year. IFAI’s member benefit program, Alli...read more

IFAI releases overview of COVID-19 federal stimulus packages
April 7, 2020
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Congress and the administration have approved a series of stimulus packages to...read more

Supply chain management has new emphasis with COVID-19
April 2, 2020
Harvard Business Review takes a look at how COVID-19 is impacting companies’ supply chains. Business experts r...read more

Facebook, others launch grant programs for small businesses
April 1, 2020
Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses affected by coronavirus. The grants will be...read more

Application process for Paycheck Protection Program opens Friday
April 1, 2020
Starting Friday, April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for the Small Business Administr...read more

How the $2.2 trillion aid package gets funded
March 31, 2020
Now that President Donald Trump has signed the $2.2 trillion CARE Act in response to COVID-19, questions are b...read more

Financial resources for small businesses
March 23, 2020
America’s SBDC, the association that represents the country’s nationwide network of Small Business Development...read more

Small Business Administration responds to COVID-19
March 22, 2020
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the Ameri...read more

Bank-information announced for COVID-19
March 22, 2020
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is working with federal and state banking agencies, as well a...read more

Textile industry updates and news

3D printing comes into its own
August 10, 2020
New collaborations sparked by COVID-19 are set to support growth for the sector....read more

AATCC announces approval of face covering guidance
August 6, 2020
AATCC M14-2020, Guidance and Considerations for General Purpose Textile Face Coverings: Adult, recently became...read more

Bolger & O’Hearn donates hand sanitizer to help reopen Community Connections Inc.
July 29, 2020
Bolger & O’Hearn, Fall River, Mass., has donated 22 quarts of hand sanitizer to Community Connections Inc., a ...read more

“Smart” face mask translates and transcribes language
July 27, 2020
With mask-wearing now a part of everyday life worldwide, designers and innovators have tried to provide improv...read more

Colback Nonwovens collaborates in Dutch face mask project
July 27, 2020
Colback Nonwovens has helped to solve the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare instit...read more

Industry coalition releases statement on PPE policy
July 27, 2020
An industry coalition representing the full spectrum of domestic personal protective equipment (PPE) productio...read more

A “pandemic” of plastic PPE
July 27, 2020
From community masks and health workers’ kits, to hospital gowns, drapes and wraps, disposable personal protec...read more

Updated Gown Solicitations Posted – Due Aug. 3
July 21, 2020
All three gown solicitations are now posted with a closing date of Aug. 3, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT. They are posted...read more

Industry coalition releases statement on PPE policy
July 20, 2020
WASHINGTON—An industry coalition representing the full spectrum of domestic personal protective equipment (PPE...read more

Tillis and Warner lead bipartisan push for cotton and textile assistance in next COVID-19 package
July 15, 2020
U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) recently led a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConne...read more

Textile outperforms N95s in face mask tests
June 22, 2020
According to AKAS Textiles, a recent study titled “Effectiveness of Common Fabrics to Block Aqueous Aerosols o...read more

Electroceutical fabrics found effective against coronavirus
June 22, 2020
A preprint paper published recently by scientists from Indiana University suggests a fabric which eradicates t...read more

The evolving business of PPE
June 22, 2020
As information on coronavirus becomes available, face covers and PPE specifications and standards should be de...read more

AATCC advises against false coronavirus PPE claims
June 15, 2020
The AATCC, in a June 8 press release, warns manufacturers to not be misled by false or ill-informed product cl...read more

Alabama senator proposes his state become a PPE manufacturing hub
June 15, 2020
According to WKRG News, Sen. Doug Jones wants his state of Alabama to become a hub of manufacturing for health...read more

AATCC releases draft of recommendations for nonmedical face coverings, industry comments invited
June 9, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an ad-hoc group of industry stakeholders convened to provide guidance in...read more

FAQ for Isolation Gowns and Surgical Mask Solicitations (Closed June 1, 2020)
June 4, 2020
The FAQ information is in response to Isolation Gowns (Solicitation # SPE1C1-20-R-0103) and Surgical Masks (So...read more

Isolation Gowns and Surgical Mask Solicitations—Pricing Amendments Attached
June 1, 2020
The closing date and times for both Isolation Gowns (Solicitation # SPE1C1-20-R-0103) and Surgical Masks (Soli...read more

Notification of Extended Closing Dates for Isolation Gowns and Surgical Mask Solicitations
May 28, 2020
The closing date and times for both Isolation Gowns (Solicitation # SPE1C1-20-R-0103) and Surgical Masks (Soli...read more

Bio-designers produce a home-grown cellulose mask
May 25, 2020
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the race has been on to provide adequate numbers of personal protective ...read more

Oerlikon Nonwoven delivers meltblown technology for European masks
May 25, 2020
Two companies newly established in Germany to manufacture and distribute high-end protective masks were in the...read more

FDA grants approval for AR Tech’s isolation unit
May 25, 2020
AR Tech, Fontana, Calif., has received emergency approval for the use of its Patient Isolation Transportation ...read more

The basics and the alternatives
May 25, 2020
Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are important and even mandatory procurements under any circumstance. The...read more

Market research survey seek information on isolation gowns
May 14, 2020
The following is brought to you through IFAI’s ongoing effort to keep you updated on the latest information re...read more

NCTO president Kim Glas works with White House on COVID-19 response
May 1, 2020
National Council of Textile Organizations president and CEO Kim Glas appeared on Fox News April 30 to discuss ...read more

Oerlikon Nonwoven expands nonwovens production capacity for protective masks
April 30, 2020
Oerlikon Nonwoven has announced plans to convert its laboratory systems in Neumünster, Germany, to produce non...read more

NCTO urges government to institute Buy American policy to boost PPE manufacturing
April 30, 2020
National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement April 30, urgin...read more

Moss to make 6 million masks per week by August
April 28, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Moss Inc. has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities to include ...read more

APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19
April 27, 2020
The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its decision to cancel PWX 2020 scheduled for Aug. 31–S...read more

Rose Brand announces COVID19 efforts
April 24, 2020
Rose Brand has launched a national campaign to reinforce the social distancing message with the unfurling of a...read more

Recommendation for cleaning COVID-19 related tents
April 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created concerns with how to successfully disinfect and sterilize tent fabrics, fram...read more

Miller Weldmaster responds to COVID-9
April 21, 2020
Miller Weldmaster is responding to COVID-19 through numerous efforts, including virtual trainings and collabor...read more

NCTO releases statement on Trump Administration’s 90-Day Tariff Deferral
April 21, 2020
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fib...read more

Parkdale Mills works with FDA, Gates Foundation, others to supply swabs
April 21, 2020
Parkdale Mills subsidiary U.S. Cotton, the nation’s largest manufacturer of cotton swabs, has joined in an eff...read more

B&O donates 722 pounds of hand sanitizer hospital
April 20, 2020
Bolger & O’Hearn (B&O), known for developing innovative specialty chemicals for the global textile industry, i...read more

3M files lawsuit alleging N95 price gouging
April 16, 2020
On April 10th, 3M filed legal action in federal court in New York City against Performance Supply LLC, allegin...read more

Coats joins Gerber PPE Task Force
April 16, 2020
To help make a real difference to keeping people safe, Coats has joined the Gerber PPE Task Force as a coaliti...read more

Elevate Textiles brands A&E and Burlington participate in the Gerber PPE Task Force
April 9, 2020
Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions ...read more

DPS Skis, Goal Zero, Petzl and Eastman partner to produce face shields for healthcare workers in Utah
April 8, 2020
DPS Skis, Goal Zero, Petzl and Eastman Co. have joined forces to manufacture medical-grade reusable polycarbon...read more

Pattern hub now available
April 6, 2020
Sewn products industry organization SEAMS reports that, as it has been engaged with its members in helping to ...read more

U.S. tent and structure manufacturers unite with the special events industry to address the COVID-19 pandemic
April 3, 2020
The special events industry stands poised to address surging capacity needs of the U.S. health care infrastruc...read more

Urgent need for PPE patterns and specifications
April 3, 2020
Any patterns or other information will be added to IFAI’s COVID-19 Resources Center page with credit given to ...read more

Top tips for operating a specialty fabrics business during a pandemic
April 1, 2020
IFAI Division Webinars this week are bringing together diverse members of the specialty fabrics industry to di...read more

Drexel U. works to fill critical need for masks and respirators
April 1, 2020
Drexel University design professor Genevieve Dion shifted 3D knitting machines from a Dept. of Defense project...read more

ASTM providing free access to COVID-19-related standards
April 1, 2020
ASTM International is providing no-cost public access to important ASTM standards used in the production and t...read more

Vertilux producing face mask kits: sewers needed!
March 31, 2020
Vertilux, headquartered in Miami, Fla, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fabrics, compon...read more

MMI providing critical supply chain services to medical industry
March 31, 2020
As a global supplier to the diverse textile market, MMI Textiles, headquartered in Westlake, is often called ...read more

Supply chains get tripped up due to “essential” and “non-essential” designation
March 30, 2020
The need for more medical textile products, such as face masks and hospital gowns, has been well publicized si...read more

IPC to host weekly Zoom meetings
March 30, 2020
IPC, a global associations that serves the electronics industry, has launched an online community and will hos...read more

The textile industry moves quickly to provide critical supplies to fight COVID-19
March 30, 2020
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that caus...read more

YKK Partners with customers to manufacture products for COVID-19 relief
March 27, 2020
As COVID-19 strains the health care and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industries in the United States, Y...read more

SCORE launches coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Resource Center
March 27, 2020
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert b...read more

Massachusetts companies work together to produce PPE masks
March 27, 2020
SX Industries has reached an agreement with a one of the largest Massachusetts manufacturers to produce masks ...read more

Access new global online platform for PPE needs
March 26, 2020
Insum, a Montreal software company, launched a global online platform to allow healthcare facilities worldwide...read more

IFAI Is Here to Support Your Sourcing Needs
March 25, 2020
IFAI is here to support your sourcing needs during the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis and year round....read more

SEAMS announces collaborative efforts for PPE products
March 25, 2020
SEAMS, the association for the U.S. sewn products Industry, has announced a community program for manufacturer...read more

Update Regarding Industry Survey of PPE and Other Critical Supply Production
March 24, 2020
As you are aware, IFAI, NCTO and INDA conducted a member survey to develop a listing of suppliers of medical...read more

Message from INDA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 23, 2020
INDA is committed to safe working principles for our members, our staff and the industry as a whole....read more

Smart Fabrics Summit goes virtual
March 23, 2020
Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus, there will no longer be an in-person summit in Washington D.C....read more

IFAI offers template letter for shelter-in-place orders
March 23, 2020
IFAI and other industry associations have been working with officials at the highest levels of the White House...read more

ARA COVID-19 survey report; free webinars the week of March 23
March 23, 2020
The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are significantly impacting the equipment and event rental industry....read more

Beverly Knits joins coalition for produce face masks
March 23, 2020
Beverly Knits Inc. is proud to be involved in the effort led by Hanes and Parkdale to help support the fight a...read more

GeoAmericas 2020 moved to October due to coronavirus outbreak
March 17, 2020
After extensive evaluation and broad debate with IGS and representatives of the main supporters of the event d...read more

Coalition of apparel brands and textile companies heeds call for medical face masks
March 22, 2020
A coalition of iconic American apparel brands and textile companies, responding to the urgent call of the Whit...read more

IFAI and U.S. textile/nonwoven associations urge government to deem manufacturing facilities “essential”
March 20, 2020
Industrial Fabrics International Association (IFAI) and two other U.S. textile and nonwoven associations issue...read more

IFAI member updates

PPE Production Stories from Members of IFAI
November 3, 2020
IFAI applauds all of its members who have adapted and pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, we aske...read more

State of Ohio announces invitation to bid notice
April 30, 2020
The below opportunity from the state of Ohio is opening on May 18, 2020. This bidding opportunity is brought t...read more

How to Submit a Government Bid for PPE
April 16, 2020
As we have been receiving a number of questions regarding the federal government PPE procurement process, the ...read more

IFAI Creates LinkedIn Group to Discuss COVID-19
April 16, 2020
Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has created a LinkedIn Group dedicated to discussing the C...read more

GMA Spring Lobby Day postponed
April 15, 2020
GMA’s Spring 2020 Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. will be postponed to a later date due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...read more

IFAI, NCTO, INDA Launch COVID-19 Production Capacity Database
April 6, 2020
Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), along with The National Council of Textile Organizations ...read more

New COVID-19 procurement guidance announced from DHS and FEMA
March 30, 2020
We have received updated information from the federal government regarding COVID-19 procurement. This new guid...read more

Take part in medical textile sourcing center
March 24, 2020
This past weekend, Americas Apparel Producers’ Network (AAPN) opened an online SOURCING CENTER connecting...read more

IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events
March 17, 2020
As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring...read more

Products, Services, and Equipment

Moss announces increased mask production capabilities in U.S.
September 10, 2020
With high-speed production lines in Franklin Park, Illinois, Moss has announced the industrial production of s...read more

Inova Textiles uses Coats Digital’s FastReactPlan to improve capacity
September 9, 2020
As Mexico grapples with effects of COVID-19, and businesses adopt different strategies for mitigating the impa...read more

New IM ViroBac fabric addresses microbial threats
August 10, 2020
Inner Mettle (IM) is launching its latest product, IM ViroBac fabric, developed to reduce the risk of viral an...read more

Intelligent tablecloths support social distancing in restaurants
August 10, 2020
Current hygiene regulations require restaurant operators to ensure sufficient distance between guests. Intelli...read more

Duvaltex ramps up production of medical textiles
August 10, 2020
Duvaltex, a North American producer of medical and technical textiles, has announced plans to ramp up producti...read more

Moss announces high-speed production of medical masks in Germany
August 6, 2020
Moss, Franklin Park, Ill., has announced that its high-speed production lines in Lennestadt, Germany, are now ...read more

Precision Textiles sells 10 million yards of medical fabric
August 3, 2020
Precision Textiles, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotiv...read more

Awning Works offers portable shade and isolation solutions for COVID-19 protection
July 24, 2020
Awning Works Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has been actively supporting the local community by meeting the demand fo...read more

Ascend to produce anti-viral surgical mask
July 13, 2020
Ascend Performance Materials announced recently that it has submitted its first FDA 510(k) for clearance to ma...read more

AATCC offers blotting paper for use with PPE testing
July 7, 2020
With the rise in production and testing of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), access to correct test...read more

Raven offers BioFlex PE film for disposable isolation gowns
June 30, 2020
Raven Engineered Films is manufacturing a new Berry Amendment compliant plastic film to help meet the high dem...read more

Transparent surgical masks to be produced
June 20, 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have mentioned that using face masks can be a problem...read more

Serge Ferrari develops fabric virucidal technology
June 8, 2020
French material manufacturing company Serge Ferrari Group has developed and patented a virucidal technology fo...read more

Livinguard announces treatment against coronavirus
May 25, 2020
Swiss hygiene company Livinguard has announced that its technology for disinfecting textiles has been shown, t...read more

Notification of Solicitations from DLA – Isolation Gowns and Surgical Masks
May 21, 2020
The surgical mask synopsis/solicitation has been posted on DIBBS and on beta.sam.gov under solicitation #SPE1C...read more

Contec and Milliken partner to produce Sporicidin® disinfectant to kill coronavirus
May 15, 2020
To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Contec Inc. is scaling up production of its Sporicidin® brand disinfectant, mo...read more

Polygiene’s new ViralOff pairs with global brands
May 12, 2020
Polygiene AB, solution provider in odor control and stay-fresh technologies continues to advance the developme...read more

Closca offers washable masks with disposable filters
May 12, 2020
Spanish company Closca Design has launched an innovative protective mask. Initially conceived to protect from ...read more

TenCate offers alternatives to slit tape geotextiles unavailable due to supply chain interruptions as a result of COVID-19
April 28, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create business disruptions, our priority is to minimize these disruptio...read more

Plastatech joins fight against COVID-19
April 21, 2020
To address critical PPE supply shortages, team members at Plastatech Engineering Ltd., manufacturers of film, ...read more

OEKO-TEX® offers no-fee certification for face masks
April 20, 2020
With immediate effect, the OEKO-TEX® Association will waive the license fee for STANDARD 100 certification of ...read more

Cleanrest bedding products certified to block viruses
April 20, 2020
CleanBrands LLC, a leader in pillow and mattress protection, has announced that its CleanRest products with Mi...read more

Ennis Fabrics introduces new COVID-19 product and resource page
April 16, 2020
The Ennis Fabrics e-commerce website now has a COVID-19 product and resource page to help customers easily fin...read more

SX Industries designs metal stays for N95 masks
April 16, 2020
SX Industries, Stoughton, Mass., has repurpose its equipment to supply metal nose stays for N95 masks being pr...read more

AATCC offers free test methods to aid in the pandemic response
April 16, 2020
AATCC is has made available Test Method TM42 Test Method for Water Resistance: Impact Penetration and TM127 Te...read more

B&O sees escalating demand for durable water repellents for medical textiles in response to COVID-19
April 15, 2020
Bolger & O’Hearn, known for developing specialty chemicals for the global textile industry, is seeing brisk de...read more

Healthcare Cleaner Compatibility List available on Serge Ferrari textiles
April 10, 2020
Serge Ferrari, manufacturer of technical and performance flexible composite materials, has tested its silicone...read more

OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics supplies COVID-19 efforts
April 10, 2020
Founded as a ribbon-weaving company in 1921, OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics has been a leading manufacturer of ...read more

Polar Shade shifts focus to PPE
April 10, 2020
Polar Shades Sun Control, Las Vegas, Nev., typically manufactures window coverings, but the company has recent...read more

High school students in Missouri use 3D printers to fight COVID-19
April 9, 2020
With healthcare workers at the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for personal protective equ...read more

Propex provides Curv® for Ventec portable ventilators
April 8, 2020
In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the increasing demand for medical equipment, Propex Furnish...read more

Herculite offers fabrics for medical supply chain
April 7, 2020
Herculite Inc. manufactures a broad range of PVC flexible composite fabrics for the medical supply chain, agri...read more

Herculite and Strataglass offer DIY designs for protective equipment
April 3, 2020
Strataglass and Herculite are offering designs for PPE products. The designs are for face shields and protecto...read more

Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE
April 2, 2020
Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture mu...read more

Morito-Scovill Americas shifts focus to fight COVID-19
April 1, 2020
Morito Scovill Americas (MSA) has shifted focus to help in the production of PPE to fight COVID-19 infection. ...read more

Gerhing-Tricot available to produce medical and other textiles
April 1, 2020
Gerhing-Tricot available to produce medical and other textiles...read more

Gerber announces industry-wide PPE resource website – including patterns
March 31, 2020
SEAMS member company, Gerber Te...read more

Miller Weldmaster welders available for medical products
March 31, 2020
Miller Weldmaster has T300 Extreme and T600 Extreme welders for near-immediate shipment to help companies with...read more

Top Value Fabrics lists fabric availability
March 27, 2020
Top Value Fabrics (TVF) offers several non-medical grade fabrics that can be used for gowns and could help red...read more

Inflatable, self-erecting IsoTent available from Flexitank Australia
March 26, 2020
Flexitank Australia, owned by FloatPac, announces the immediate release of a new range of inflatable, self-ere...read more

Information on PPE Product Specifications for Manufacturing
March 25, 2020
In the rapidly evolving regulatory environment involving COVID-19 procurement of Personal Protective Equipment...read more

Gerber Technology supporting companies transitioning to PPE manufacturing
March 25, 2020
Based on its successful initiative in China, Gerber Technology has announced the creation of the Gerber PPE Ta...read more

Devan offers antiviral solutions for textiles to support and protect professional workers
March 25, 2020
Over the past few weeks, Devan has received a lot of questions regarding an antiviral solution for textiles ag...read more

Kamber offers machine conversions
March 25, 2020
Kamber Narrow Fabric Machinery LLC is helping clients quickly transition to provide desperately needed medical...read more

Decontamination wipe could help coronavirus cleanup
March 25, 2020
A decontamination wipe invented by a Texas Tech University researcher to clean up toxic agents also could clea...read more

Israeli startup produces anti-pathogen fabric
March 25, 2020
An Israeli start-up company that developed an anti-pathogen fabric that could be used in masks to stop the spr...read more

Shima Seiki releases knitting data for WHOLEGARMENT® mask
March 25, 2020
In light of the recent worldwide shortage of surgical masks due to the spread of COVID­-19, flat-knitting solu...read more

HeiQ Viroblock technology can combat coronavirus
March 25, 2020
HeiQ has recently launched HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antimicrobial textile treatment that has tes...read more

MRA offers free HR-related toolkit for employers
March 24, 2020
MRA, a larger employer association, is offering an online toolkit to help employers with best practices to hel...read more

Fasnap Corp. declared a critical manufacturer
March 24, 2020
In collaboration with federal, state and local authorities, Fasnap Corp. has been declared a critical manufact...read more

MMI Textiles shares list of available medical inventory
March 24, 2020
Shawn McCollum, director of sales and business development at MMI Textiles, has announced that the company is ...read more

DLA sources sought for PPE by 5 p.m. EST
March 24, 2020
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support Clothing & Textiles Directorate is conducting market research...read more

Gerard Systems offers sewing assistance on gowns and masks
March 23, 2020
Girard Systems, an RV awning manufacturer in San Clemente, Calif., is offering assistance in producing COVID-1...read more

Gauze fabric needed for medical order
March 23, 2020
SEAMS member Carolina Cotton Works is trying to fill a medical supply order and needs 2M+ yards of the gauze f...read more

New York governor requesting PPE
March 22, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is requesting a critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) including...read more

Training and conferences

AATCC’s PPE Digital Series to continue
September 8, 2020
Industry professionals are invited to join AATCC and Duke University researcher, Dr. David Grass, Ph.D., Septe...read more

IFAI Expo Going Virtual for 2020
July 29, 2020
Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and...read more

2021 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting is going virtual
July 21, 2020
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) today announced the TRB 100th Annual Meeting (TRBAM), originally sched...read more

EuroGeo7 moves to May 2021 due to COVID-19
May 27, 2020
Due to the global development and concerns over COVID-19, the EuroGeo7 Conference, which was originally schedu...read more

Sourcing questions and opportunities

ACS machines available for PPE manufacturing
April 23, 2020
Due to COVID-19, ACS Inc., a manufacturer of heat sealing and material handling equipment, has moved its prior...read more

Antiviral properties of Sanitized® products validated
April 16, 2020
Swiss company SANITIZED AG has announced independent laboratories have confirmed that Sanitized® T 99-19 and S...read more

Consew offers sewing resources for PPE
April 15, 2020
Consew, a manufacturer of industrial sewing machines for heavy industrial use, announces its participation in ...read more

Sailrite offers PPE materials and patterns
April 15, 2020
Sailrite has expanded their usual sewing resources to include video and blog content addressing the current pa...read more

Carr Textiles offers medical fabrics
April 15, 2020
Carr Textile offers in stock fabrics for immediate shipment of consumer grade masks, gowns, scrubs, coats and ...read more

Raven seeks information on PPE production OEM’s looking for PE sources
April 13, 2020
Raven Engineered Films is seeking contacts with any manufacturers or fabricators who are looking to produce di...read more

U.S. Air Force RFI seeks mask suppliers
April 9, 2020
The U.S. Air Force COVID-19 Task Force is urgently seeking to determine manufacturing capabilities to prevent ...read more

The urgent call for PPE
April 9. 2020
Manufacturers new to PPE face challenges in supply chains and specs....read more

Ferguson Safety Products requests fabric and elastic for facemasks
April 8, 2020
Ferguson Safety Products is in the process of making 1,800 face masks to donate to a California hospital and t...read more

Effectively break infection chains with testing from Hohenstein
April 8, 2020
As a testing laboratory for medical products, Hohenstein offers testing services related to the microbiologica...read more

Al’s Awning Shop requesting fabric donations to make masks
April 8, 2020
Al’s Awning Shop is looking for fabric donations to make nonmedical face masks. The company will be donating t...read more

AKAS offers medical textiles
April 8, 2020
AKAS Tex LLC has the following medical-related textiles available to companies who are manufacturing products ...read more

Autometrix Inc. Offers Various PPE Patterns
April 7, 2020
It has been encouraging to see manufacturers in the U.S. and around the world coming together to find ways to ...read more


Covid-19 Webinars
April 28,2020
IFAI has been working hard to produce informative webinars to help you....read more


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