GSI to host webinar on sustainability with geosynthetics

May 29th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Sustainability with Geosynthetics,” on June 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. There is a tremendous amount of infrastructure throughout the world. As it ages, it...

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Notification of Extended Closing Dates for Isolation Gowns and Surgical Mask Solicitations

May 28th, 2020

The closing date and times for both Isolation Gowns (Solicitation # SPE1C1-20-R-0103) and Surgical Masks (Solicitation # SPE1C1-20-R-0102) have been extended from Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10 PM EST. Below is the directions on how to access the solicitations (previously sent on May 21). The surgical mask...

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EuroGeo7 moves to May 2021 due to COVID-19

May 27th, 2020

Due to the global development and concerns over COVID-19, the EuroGeo7 Conference, which was originally scheduled to take place from Sept. 6–9, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland, is now postponed until May 16–19, 2021. The decision to postpone EuroGeo7 was made in the interest of the health and safety of everyone participating in the conference. The organizers...

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Deadline extended for Geosynthetics Conference 2021 abstracts

May 26th, 2020

The deadline to submit abstracts for Geosynthetics Conference 2021 has been extended to June 15, 2020. Now is the time to submit abstract submissions for technical papers of all types—see the current topic and session list below.  The 2021 Geosynthetics Conference will be colocated with the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Annual Conference. Authors, instructors and session chairs...

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How to Retool your Production for PPE in Just One Week

May 26th, 2020

Members FREE, Non-Members 39.99 May 28, 2020 | Noon – 1 p.m. CST With a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), companies of all industries are eager to jump in and do their part to make it more widely available, it’s about saving lives and jobs. However, due to the complexity of PPE materials, supply chain,...

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Notification of Solicitations from DLA – Isolation Gowns and Surgical Masks

May 21st, 2020

Good Afternoon,  The surgical mask synopsis/solicitation has been posted on DIBBS and on beta.sam.gov under solicitation #SPE1C1-20-R-0102. The technical requirements, evaluation criteria and instructions to submit a bid are all included within the solicitation.  In order to be considered for award, the offeror is required to have a CAGE code and DUNS number and have an active registration in...

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GSI to host webinar on lifetime durability of geosynthetics

May 20th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Lifetime Durability of Geosynthetics,” on May 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The need to know the approximate lifetime of geosynthetics is paramount in deciding...

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May 21st online event to focus on domestic supply chains

May 19th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the dangers of U.S. dependence on imports for critical manufacturing needs. From face masks to pharmaceuticals to ventilators, the U.S. was ill-prepared to ramp up production in the wake of the crisis.  Textile professionals are invited to join the Alliance for American Manufacturing for an online event Thursday, May 21,...

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Longtime IFAI member Chuck Dill dies

May 19th, 2020

Charles R. “Chuck” Dill, owner of BH Awning & Tent, Benton Harbor, Mich., died March 26. Dill, 80, had been a member of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) since 1971. He was member of IFAI’s Professional Awning Manufacturers Association and the Canvas Products Association, Zone 7. His obituary is available online at https://memorials.starksfamilyfh.com/charles-dill/4143349/.

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Freudenberg Group acquires Low and Bonar

May 19th, 2020

The global technology group Freudenberg acquired 100 percent of the shares in Low and Bonar PLC, London, United Kingdom. Low and Bonar is a global manufacturer of technical textiles. The company will be integrated into the Freudenberg Performance Materials Business Group. “Freudenberg strengthens its performance materials business, and with Low and Bonar’s innovative technology it...

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Book your Geosynthetics Conference 2021 booth today

May 19th, 2020

The show floor is filling up fast! Act now and reserve your booth space for Geosynthetics Conference 2021 taking place Feb. 21–24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo., USA. Geosynthetics Conference 2021 will be colocated with IECA’s Annual Conference and Expo. The last time IFAI and IECA colocated more than 3,000 participants were brought in. Don’t miss out on the...

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GSI issues request-for-proposals for graduate student fellowships

May 18th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) announces a worldwide request-for-proposals (RFP) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be several awards given, each for $5,000. Emphasis will be placed on relevant topics of interest and/or concern to the geosynthetics community. The proposals must be submitted in the following four-page format: Page 1 – Letter...

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DLA Troop Support Industry Outreach

May 18th, 2020

Good afternoon,  As the Head of the Contracting Activity at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Philadelphia, I would like to invite you to join us on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 1–3 pm EST. for the DLA Troop Support Industry Outreach. This event is being held with our Industry Partners to discuss the Domestic Capability for COVID-19...

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Contec and Milliken partner to produce Sporicidin® disinfectant to kill coronavirus

May 15th, 2020

To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Contec Inc. is scaling up production of its Sporicidin® brand disinfectant, most often used for mold and water damage remediation, and turned to diversified global manufacturer and materials science expert Milliken & Co. to help produce mass quantities. The announcement was made April 13 in a press release issued by...

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Market research survey seeks information on isolation gowns

May 14th, 2020

The following is brought to you through IFAI’s ongoing effort to keep you updated on the latest information regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. We are sharing this information with the industry at large so we may all work together to collectively address this world wide crisis. Dear IFAI Members and Industry Professionals,   The DLA Troop Support is seeking...

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