Call for candidates: IFAI board positions

May 5th, 2021

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills to fill the following positions: 1st Vice Chairman–2 year term (the individual elected to this position will be the "Chairman-elect” and shall automatically become Chairman of the Board at the completion of the incoming Chairman's term).2nd […]

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2022 MFA Conference call for speakers, shop tour locations

May 5th, 2021

Organizers of the 2022 Marine Fabricators Conference, which will be held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., are looking for speakers and shop tour locations. Speaker proposals must be free of commercial content, and conference organizers are especially interested in educational sessions that provide hands-on demonstrations covering topics […]

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Conde Denim to produce 3 million pounds of OCS certified cotton

May 5th, 2021

Cone Denim, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, announced that it is on track to produce nearly 3 million pounds of certified OCS cotton in the production of Cone’s organic denim collection by the end of 2021. The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party […]

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Protective clothing conference

May 4th, 2021

German textile testing, certification and research company Hohenstein will host the 9th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) May 10-12, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference may also be live-streamed.  The ECPC conference is a platform to exchange and discuss research and project development for personal protective equipment (PPE). It aims to foster cooperation and networking between […]

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Smart textile market outlook

April 30th, 2021

According to the report “Smart Textile Market Report: Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the smart textile market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 33% from 2019 to 2024. The study includes the smart textile market size and forecast for the smart textile market through 2024, segmented by textile type, function, end […]

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Award recipients recognized during advocacy summit

April 29th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) hosted its annual advocacy summit, the American Boating Congress (ABC) April 21-22. The two-day virtual event brought together nearly 400 participants and recreational boating advocates, who heard from keynote speakers Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and White House Senior Policy Advisor Cedric Richmond. NMMA presented three awards during the event: […]

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Yarnbank announces new product page

April 29th, 2021

Flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. has announced the opening of a special page featuring new and recommended products for Spring/Summer 2022 by yarn manufacturers participating in the digital yarn sourcing web service yarnbank™. The new yarnbank Spring/Summer 2022 feature page connects yarn manufacturers with designers, brands and apparel companies online as an […]

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Sanders to leave TVF

April 28th, 2021

TVF, a leading supplier of high-quality fabric, has announced that long time industry veteran Michael Sanders will be leaving the company. On July 1, 2021, Sanders will be moving on from TVF to pursue personal interests and other business opportunities in the digital print industry, an area in which he is passionate. He has had […]

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Canadian luxury tax proposed

April 28th, 2021

Canadian news outlets are reporting that a proposed federal budget set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2022, includes a tax on luxury items, such as boats that retail for more than CAD250,000 ($200,000), according to the Trade Only Today online news site. If approved, the budget document cited by CTV News projects a CAD604 […]

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Supply chain webinar registration open

April 27th, 2021

The first webinar in the 2021 IBEX 365 series will take place Thursday, April 29, at 1 p.m. ET featuring a live discussion exploring supply chain management in a global, post-pandemic context. The webinar will be moderated by Scott Berry, National Marine Manufacturers Association director of engineering standards, and will feature speaker Andrea Sordi, Ph.D., […]

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First IFAI Virtual Market Showcase to focus on shade market

April 27th, 2021

A new virtual offering from IFAI will kick off May 27, 2021, with a focus on New Materials & Developments in Shade. Through presentations, roundtables and live Q&A, attendees will have a chance to learn about the latest products and innovations in the shade market from leading suppliers. “It’s critical that those suppliers who are […]

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In memoriam: Ken C. Prine

April 26th, 2021

IFAI Honored Life Member Ken C. Prine passed away Feb. 22, 2021. Ken was born in 1936 in St. Augustine, Fla., to Pete and Marjorie Prine. He attended Ketterlingus High and graduated from Georgia Tech. Ken is survived by his loving family including his wife Mary Prine and children Pam Murphey, Ken Prine, Kevin Prine […]

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Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26th, 2021

In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of […]

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Textile chemicals market outlook

April 23rd, 2021

According to the report "North America Textile Chemicals Market 2020-2026" by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the North American textile chemicals market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period. High apparel demand, increasing environmental concerns and favorable government regulations and trade agreements are the primary drivers of the textile sector in the region, which directly […]

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ITMC Conference postponed to September 2022

April 22nd, 2021

CTT Group, a Canadian technology transfer leader specializing in research, development and analyses of technical textiles and advanced materials, is postponing the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customization (ITMC) to 2022, due to the pandemic. The event now will be held September 19 to 21 in Montreal, Canada. Topics that will be addressed […]

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