Nominations sought for 2022 Freedman Award

December 3, 2021

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 National Marine Manufacturers Association Alan J. Freedman Award. Recipients of the award are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The following are categories for consideration: Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturerMarine representativeMember of marine-focused mediaBoat dealerMarine distributorMarine trade […]

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Windfall: Substantial water infrastructure funding is in the infrastructure law

December 3, 2021

Photograph courtesy U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Following the passage and signing of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be making significant investments in the health, equity and resilience of American communities. With unprecedented funding to support our national infrastructure, EPA will improve people’s health and safety, […]

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Spinnova-Suzano factory construction makes headway in Finland

December 3, 2021

Woodspin, the joint venture of the sustainable textile material company Spinnova and its strategic partner, pulp company Suzano, is proceeding with its factory project in central Finland according to the original schedule. The production spaces are expected to be ready for technology installations at the end of next summer, and for the factory to be completed […]

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Hexcel partners with METYX

December 2, 2021

Hexcel Corporation has announced that it is collaborating with METYX to manufacture high-performance carbon pultruded profiles made from polyurethane (PU) resin and unidirectional carbon fiber for the wind energy market. The two companies have joined forces to develop technology that builds on Hexcel expertise in polyurethanes for the ski industry combined with its strength in […]

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International Energy Agency says renewable electricity growth is accelerating worldwide

December 2, 2021

Photograph courtesy International Energy Agency The growth of the world’s capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years, with 2021 expected to set a fresh all-time record for new installations, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in a new report. Despite rising […]

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Year-end tax strategies webinar

December 2, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is presenting a free year-end tax strategies webinar on Dec. 8, 2021, from 1-2 pm EST. The end of the year creates an opportunity for planning, both from a business and personal perspective. This webinar will discuss business and personal tax strategies for the remainder of 2021 and beyond. […]

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Green dewatering with geotextile tubes

December 1, 2021

TenCate Geotube dewatering solutions offers substantially lower energy consumption. Photograph courtesy TenCate Geosynthetics When planning a dewatering operation, bridging the gap between efficiency and sustainability is essential. TenCate Geotube helps manage this balancing act.  Not all dewatering systems are equally green. Amongst other things, the amount and source of the energy required is a decisive factor when it comes to the operation’s carbon footprint. Over the years, and because of its distinctive and proven specific […]

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R+T 2022 postponed

December 1, 2021

Messe Stuttgart is postponing R+T, a leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun shading systems, which was scheduled to take place in February 2022. "R+T is the most international event in Stuttgart. Three quarters of the exhibitors at the last edition of the world's leading trade fair in 2018 came from abroad," says […]

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American Boating Congress dates announced

December 1, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s American Boating Congress (ABC) will be held in person from May 11-13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. It will bring together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share a collective voice on Capitol Hill. ABC 2022 participants will hear from members of Congress, administration officials, key committee staffers and […]

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Hexcel and Fairmat partner to recycle carbon fiber prepreg composites

December 1, 2021

Hexcel Corporation and Fairmat, a deep technology startup based in France, have announced an agreement to build the capability to recycle carbon fiber prepreg from Hexcel European operations for reuse in composite panels sold into commercial markets. Under the partnership, Fairmat will lease a former Hexcel facility in Bouguenais (Loire-Atlantique) where it will recycle cutoffs […]

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Rex Pegg acquires new company

November 30, 2021

Rex Pegg Fabrics, a wholesale upholstery supplier headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., has acquired Phoenix Trim & Supply located in Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix Trim has served the surrounding area for the last 75 years and will retain its name while operating as a division of Rex Pegg. The acquisition creates an opportunity for the combined companies […]

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Teijin’s environmental commitments validated as science-based targets

November 30, 2021

Teijin Limited announced that it has been informed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) that its new targets for greenhouse gas emissions is officially validated as science-based targets (SBT) that limit global temperature rise to well-below two degrees Celsius. Teijin is the first enterprise in the Japanese chemical industry to receive the recognition. Teijin […]

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Fragnito joins INDA

November 29, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that Anthony “Tony” Fragnito has joined the company as chief operating officer reporting to INDA president, Dave Rousse. Fragnito will take a lead role in updating INDA’s technology platform, financial operations and implementing INDA’s new strategic plan. He brings decades of leadership experience assisting trade […]

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New matte biobased textile option

November 29, 2021

Carnegie’s Xorel Matte expands the aesthetic range of the company’s biobased product line by offering a delustered matte option. Carnegie’s Xorel Matte expands the aesthetic range of the company’s biobased product line by offering a delustered matte option. This technical innovation is achieved solely through extensive yarn development to maintain all the performance characteristics of […]

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Tensar International Eastern Hemisphere promotes Buchanan and Taylor

November 29, 2021

Chris Buchanan. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Eastern Hemisphere Based on his strong contributions to the success of the organization since joining Tensar six years ago as director of marketing EMEA, Chris Buchanan has been promoted to vice president of commercial excellencefor the Eastern Hemisphere, a position that also includes responsibilities for marketing and business development, the company […]

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