Starbelts are completely recyclable and "vegan."
Production plants now have the option to be independently evaluated and certified
Companies collaborate to upcycle used vinyl banners into unique bags and other products.
As people turn to solar and geothermal heating ambient heat gain can be a challenge.
Fabric shade structures that collect rainwater and provide an attractive aesthetic.
The Oeko-Tex® STeP Certification for the textile industry.
The prototype includes a tower constructed of fiberglass-reinforced composite material.
Helping communities manage clothing and textile recycling; NCTO welcomes new president.
Recycled PET fibers are gaining a significant foothold in the U.S. nonwovens industry.
A city carport in Munich—and a prototype for efficiency and sustainability.
Barrier helps a major restoration project on Ship Island, Mississippi.
Properties of lesser value cotton make it better than higher grade cotton for cleaning up oil spills.
Three projects will focus on eco-design for environment and human health.
High-strength, permeable containers dewater high-moisture content sludge and sediment.
Building energy research in Germany finds inspiration from polar bears.
Achieving sustainability is not a one-time event, but a continuing process. Developing and committing to sustainable practices through designing sustainable buildings, shade products, smart textiles, and manufacturing systems continues to be at the forefront of the worldwide consumer marketplace.
Our impact on the environment has become a major consideration and is driving efforts in the construction industry to be eco-responsible in mineral extraction, materials and component manufacturing, and building infrastructure development. These developments are creating market opportunities for designers and builders of environments.
Corporate leaders are instigating key sustainability initiatives through their own organizations and their markets. Company executives are reporting big rewards for their efforts from their employees, communities, business partners and shareholders.
IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo continues its leadership in this area with custom-designed educational programs that provide business leaders a platform for addressing sustainable trends, materials, technologies and practices that support business growth. Join the specialty fabrics industry as it convenes at this year’s Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo, Oct. 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minn.