IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

December 14, 2021

Photograph courtesy of FlexJobs.com The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the webinar “The Key to Lowering your Turnover” on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1–2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to IFAI members (including Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members) and is $39 for nonmembers. Hiring has become tougher and finding the right applicant […]

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Spinnova-Suzano factory construction makes headway in Finland

December 3, 2021

Woodspin, the joint venture of the sustainable textile material company Spinnova and its strategic partner, pulp company Suzano, is proceeding with its factory project in central Finland according to the original schedule. The production spaces are expected to be ready for technology installations at the end of next summer, and for the factory to be completed […]

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R+T 2022 postponed

December 1, 2021

Messe Stuttgart is postponing R+T, a leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun shading systems, which was scheduled to take place in February 2022. "R+T is the most international event in Stuttgart. Three quarters of the exhibitors at the last edition of the world's leading trade fair in 2018 came from abroad," says […]

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Fragnito joins INDA

November 29, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that Anthony “Tony” Fragnito has joined the company as chief operating officer reporting to INDA president, Dave Rousse. Fragnito will take a lead role in updating INDA’s technology platform, financial operations and implementing INDA’s new strategic plan. He brings decades of leadership experience assisting trade […]

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Precision Textiles to open new factory in Arizona

November 22, 2021

Precision Textiles has signed a lease for a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz., that will serve its customers throughout the western U.S. The company will employ 35 at the facility, which is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2022. The lease signing comes on the heels of the company’s […]

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International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

November 12, 2021

The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. […]

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IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

November 11, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. This year was the 100th anniversary of IFAI Expo's in-person show. IFAI […]

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CNITA elects fifth council, celebrates 20th anniversary

November 10, 2021

The China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) recently held its fifth member congress and the celebration ceremony of its 20th anniversary in Beijing. The congress reviewed and approved the report of the fourth council, and elected the fifth council.Li Guimei was elected as the president of CNITA, Zhu Xiusen, Duan Shoujiang and Ji Jianbing […]

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Global textile market outlook

October 21, 2021

According to the report "Global Textile Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Raw Material (Wool, Chemical, Silk), by Product (Natural Fibers, Polyester), by Application (Household, Technical), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028" by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global textile market size is anticipated to reach USD 1412.5 billion by 2028. The market is expected to […]

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Kelheim Fibres awarded gold in EcoVadis CSR rating

October 20, 2021

The German specialty viscose fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has been awarded gold in the CSR rating by EcoVadis, scoring among the top 3 percent of all companies evaluated. The rating was above average in all four individual areas (environment, labor and human rights, ethics, sustainable procurement), but Kelheim Fibres achieved absolute top scores in the […]

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Polartec and Browzwear launch first true-to-life 3D performance fabrics

October 15, 2021

Polartec, a Milliken & Company brand, and premium creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry. A first for the brand, users will now be able to digitally design and create with Polartec’s performance fabric range. The fabric library […]

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NCTO issues statement following President Biden’s remarks on global supply chain crisis

October 14, 2021

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement following President Biden’s remarks on the global supply chain crisis and stressed the importance of investing onshoring and nearshoring. NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We appreciate President Biden’s call to ensure we are building more resilient and reliable supply […]

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IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5, 2021

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance The IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program gives all IFAI members access to a dedicated team of experts who are ready to help find the best health and nonmedical benefit coverage to fit […]

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Pezold joins MMI Textiles

October 5, 2021

MMI has announced that Dan Pezold has joined its team as a textile consultant. He will play a key role in the company's work for the military market and lead key developments within the company's supply chain. Pezold has more than 40 years of extensive and diverse apparel, nonwoven and textile business experience with much […]

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Precision Textiles opens new manufacturing facility in North Carolina

October 4, 2021

Local business, communal and government leaders joined Precision Textiles in September for the company’s grand opening of its new 160,000 square-foot plant located on a 25-acre campus. After 34 years of manufacturing products domestically out of its headquarters facility in Totowa, N.J., Precision Textiles has formally opened its second manufacturing facility. The new plant is […]

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