Commerce Dept. to discuss textile industry assessment findings in October 18 Webinar

October 17, 2017

In 2016, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) undertook its first comprehensive survey and assessment of the health and competitiveness of the U.S. textile, apparel, and footwear industry since 2003.  The BIS team is now prepared to share preliminary findings of this critically important study that

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USTR requests special session on U.S.-Korea free trade agreement

July 13, 2017

On July 12, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, as directed by President Trump, formally notified the Republic of Korea that the United States is calling a special Joint Committee meeting under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to start the process of negotiating to remove barriers to U.S. trade

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MIL-SPECS: Get the facts and gain a competitive edge

April 18, 2017

May 4, 2017 | Noon, EST  Free to all industry professionals  Need help deciphering Military Specifications? Attend Mil-Specs, Get the Facts and Gain a Competive Edge, a free webinar that provides an in-depth analysis of the entire scope of a Detail Specification, followed by a Q&A session. Understanding the significant cost implications can give

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Outlook 2017 Conference speaker’s book wins award

March 17, 2017

Michael M. Woody’s book, American Dragon: Winning the Global Manufacturing War Using the Universal Principles of FEWER, FASTER, and FINER, was named a Business & Economics Foreword Indies finalist. The Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards recognize the best independently published books. The book gives an overview of China’s manufacturing

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USIFI and NFI hold successful lobby day

February 22, 2017

U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI) members joined forces in Washington, DC, February 7-8 to discuss textile issues with Congress and key executive branch policymakers.  The early date was chosen to hit the ground running with the new Trump Administration and 115th Congress. Thank you to all the NFI

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IFF announces 2017 scholarships

February 7, 2017

Students have until June 10, 2017, to apply for any of four $5,000 scholarships available through The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Each year, IFF awards several scholarships to degree-seeking students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. The scholarships are paid directly to the students’ schools for fall semester

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IFAI Expo 2017 information available

November 16, 2016

Information about IFAI Expo 2017 is now available on the show’s website. IFAI Expo 2017 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., Sept. 26–29. It will highlight three show floor areas: specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade & weather protection. The show will feature

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Offray Specialty Narrow Fabrics changes name

October 10, 2016

Bernardsville, N.J.-based Offray Specialty Narrow Fabrics, a manufacturer of high performance narrow fabrics, has changed its name to OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics. “With a nod to our past, we kept our family initial ‘O,’” said company owner and CEO Denise Offray. “‘TEX’ represents our textile heritage. Our new name represents

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Teijin develops extra-functional nylon fabrics for expanding athleisure business

August 11, 2016

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fiber products converting company, has developed new nylon-based materials and related textiles. DELTAPEAK® and its related textile fabrics are ideal for outdoor, sports and casual wear. Its advantages include lightweight, softness, anti-transparency, strechtability, snag resistance and useful bulkiness. WAVERON™, a new nylon fiber,

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Delaney joins Auburn Manufacturing

July 11, 2016

Source: Specialty Fabrics Review Auburn Manufacturing Inc., a Mechanic Falls, Maine, producer of high-performance textiles for extreme temperature protection, has named Matt Delaney to its business development team. Delaney will focus on building the company’s customer base throughout New England with its Ever Green® modular insulation kits. Delaney brings more than 30 years

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