Advanced Military Contract Bidding

The US Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Learn more advanced processes for doing business with the various agencies in a 1-hour webinar.

Speaker: Mary Phelan, Polo Custom Products

Ask the Code Consultant – Q&A with Paul Armstrong, PE, CBO

Join an open forum through GoToWebinar with code consultant Paul Armstrong. In this discussion, we will address code-related issues in the awning, fabric structure and tent industry. Together, let’s resolve your questions about existing code issues and one’s you’re dealing with as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker: Paul Armstrong, P.E., CBO, TRB & Associates, Inc.

Brand Protection by the Use of Invisible Markings

Product piracy has long been a staggering problem for the textile industry. DITF & IPA have developed an elegant solution: a fully transparent ink which is invisible to the human eye. The security ink, called Transparency™, is based on IR-active particles which are fixed on the substrate by textile binders. The patented high-tech Transparency security ink can be applied to textile – without altering its look or feel – to ensure authenticity.

Speaker: Dr. Reinhold Schneider, Teamleader Color and Functional Printing, DITF (Germany)

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

This presentation provides an overview of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for Department of Defense (DoD) data and stresses the importance of increasing our awareness of security risks and our efforts to implement necessary security controls. The CMMC has five levels of certification, and all Defense Industry Businesses who do business with the DoD will be required to be certified in at least one of the five levels based on their assessed level of cybersecurity controls and practices. Without certification, DoD contractors will not be qualified to bid on contracts or retain existing contracts. Therefore, it is important that everyone build a culture of security awareness and protect federal contract information and certified unclassified information.

Speaker: Wayne Shaw, Five 9s Consulting

DLA Shade Evaluation and Physical Testing

Jamie Hieber, Defense Logistics Agency Product Test Center Analytical Lab Manager will present a virtual workshop explaining and discussing the shade evaluation and physical testing policies and procedures that are required as part of the Defense Departments product conformance testing.

This type of testing ensures that counterfeit and non-conforming goods do not become part of the important supply chains that support the warfighter daily. Get a cradle to grave look at what happens to shade samples when they arrive at the PTC-A and updated information about source physical testing procedures. We will also explore an R&D IT modernization effort the PTC-A has been pursuing for ease of lot notification, test result reporting, and correlation testing.

Speaker: Jamie Hieber, Defense Logistics Agency Product Test Center Analytical Lab Manager

Introduction to Military Contract Bidding

Lab to Life-Saving

Ever wondered how a product makes its way from the lab to the market? This webinar provides that insight and give you a look into how products make their transition from “Lab to Life-Saving”. These products are constantly being used to protect first responders and civilians from deadly environments. Learn about the milestones within the commercialization process, successes, and how we can learn and rebound from failures.

Speaker: Amit Kapoor, President, First Line Technology

Maker Division Webinar Series | Getting the Most Out of Your Industrial Sewing Machine – Part One

Let’s get down to the basics of your sewing machine with a webinar series brought to you by IFAI’s Makers division. In this series, you will get a complete overview of your industrial sewing machine and learn all the ins and outs. In part one, we focus on key features of your machine and how that knowledge translates into a higher-quality product.

How to set up and use the features of your sewing machine to build quality product. Learn about key parts of your sewing machine, including: how to achieve a high quality seam, needles, tension and more.

Speaker: Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine

Makers Division Webinar Series | Sewing Machine Basics Webinar Series – Part Two

Let’s get down to the basics of your sewing machine with a webinar series brought to you by IFAI’s Makers division. In this short series, you will receive a complete overview of your industrial sewing machine and learn all the ins and outs.

In part two, we will focus on the single needle lockstitch machine and how to troubleshoot problems with thread, needles, tension and more.

Who should attend?
• Any cut and sew manufacturer that needs a refresher on their sewing machine
• Anyone new to the cut and sew industry
• Anyone that wants to improve upon efficiencies and provide a better quality product

Speakers: Freddie Groce, Vice President – Business Development, Industrial Threads & Yarns Division, FIL-TEC, INC. and Mike Burnette, Sales – Southern Region, FIL-TEC, INC.

State of the Industrial Textile Industry: Outlook, Challenges, Opportunities & Trends—NCTO & USIFI Discussion

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and the U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI), a division if IFAI co-host a webinar and discussion session on the industrial textile market, focusing on the outlook for the second half of 2021, as well as the challenges, opportunities and trends in the industry, as the economy continues to rebound slowly from the COVID-19 pandemic amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

IFAI gives a presentation on the scope of the issues confronting the industry and provide an in-depth analysis and summary of its 2021 State of the Industry report. In addition, a diverse panel of both NCTO and USIFI member companies participate in a moderated panel discussion and address a wide range of topics, including workforce and sourcing issues, sustainability initiatives and new technologies.

Note: This webinar is intended for industry only and will be off the record.