IFAI and U.S. textile/nonwoven associations urge government to deem manufacturing facilities “essential”

March 20th, 2020

Industrial Fabrics International Association (IFAI) and two other U.S. textile and nonwoven associations issued a joint statement March 19 urging federal, state and local governments to deem textile and nonwoven manufacturing facilities as “essential” when drafting “Shelter in Place” orders in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The statement notes, “We associations recognize the serious challenges […]

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Defense Product Act invoked to expand medical supplies

March 18th, 2020

On Wednesday, March 18, U.S. President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Product Act (DPA) to speed up and expand the supply of resources from the country's industrial base, particularly to increase the production of medical supplies and equipment.  "We will be invoking the Defense Production Act," the president announced during Wednesday's Coronavirus Task Force briefing. […]

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IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17th, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in […]

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IFAI update on Covid-19/Coronavirus preparedness from Geosynthetics Conference 2020: Case Studies

March 6th, 2020

We understand concerns about COVID-19/Coronavirus are top of mind, and we want to be as transparent as possible and share information about what we are doing to prepare for the Geosynthetics Conference: CASE STUDIES 2020 in North Charleston, SC USA. Many of our exhibitors will be onsite soon to setup for the show, and we […]

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NMMA U.S. boat shows to take place, coronavirus situation being closely monitored

March 5th, 2020

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President, Frank Hugelmeyer, issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA is currently proceeding with all upcoming shows and events as scheduled. Full memo: "NMMA, like the general public, is closely monitoring the impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having […]

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Serge Ferrari, Miami Corporation announce distribution partnership

March 3rd, 2020

Stamskin One Allure from Serge Ferrari. Serge Ferrari North America (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) and Miami Corporation (Cincinnati, Ohio) have announced a distribution partnership. Miami Corporation, a distributor for the marine, awning and automotive industries, has added Serge Ferrari’s upholstery fabric line to its product offerings. Serge Ferrari’s Stamskin® One and Stamskin® One Allure are currently […]

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Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28th, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. "This event was born through the remarkable stories of […]

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The Northeast Canvas Products Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

February 20th, 2020

The Northeast Canvas Products Association (NECPA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 16-18 in Worcester, Mass. The conference event included a full slate of Friday seminars presented by NECPA in conjunction with the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), divisions of IFAI, plus a full Expo day with more than […]

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Top Value Fabrics premieres the Home Décor collection

February 5th, 2020

Top Value Fabrics, an industry leader for almost 50 years, has announced its new collection of Home Décor fabrics. Ranging from silky chiffon to vegan leather, the collection of 100 percent polyester fabrics continues TVF’s goal to take customer products, and customer business, to the next level. Brian Vieweg, TVF’s home textile program manager, and […]

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Enduratex expands marine products representation

January 29th, 2020

Enduratex™ has expanded its marine product representation through a new relationship with Coatney Sales and Haimes Coleman Group Inc., according to Eric Petersen, director of sales and marketing for Enduratex. Craig Coatney, principal of Coatney Sales, and Charlie Haimes, a principal in the Haimes Coleman Group, will cover the Midwest and Southeast regions, respectively. “We […]

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