Baldwin introduces textile spray applicator to the Asian market

November 17th, 2016

Baldwin Technology Company is ready to launch its new industrial spray system for textile finishing and impregnation on the Asian market. The spray applicator technology has been available in the printing industry for more than 30 years, with Baldwin’s 40,000 installed units making it a market leader. Now adapted for the textile industry, the textile […]

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IFAI Expo 2017 information available

November 16th, 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 a broad marketplace connecting thousands […]

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WeatherMax 80 fabric warranty extended to 10 years

November 14th, 2016

Greensboro, NC-based Safety Components has extended the limited warranty of its innovative technical fabric WeatherMax 80 to 10 years. UV-resistant WeatherMax 80 is woven from 100 percent pigment solution-dyed fibers. It has a breathable finish that resists water, dirt and mildew. The high-performance outdoor fabric out-performs acrylic and polyester for strength, color-fastness and abrasion-resistance. Safety […]

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Phifer expands social media presence

November 11th, 2016

Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Phifer, a global textiles manufacturer, launched PhiferTV. PhiferTV is a well-stocked YouTube channel with videos regarding the company’s sun control fabrics, insect screening products, engineered meshes and textiles and indoor/outdoor performance fabrics. YouTube is one of several social media tools Phifer uses to virtually connect with distributors, dealers, installers and consumers. Phifer also […]

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Lori Wyman appointed as North America GOTS Representative

November 10th, 2016

Lori Wyman was appointed as the new Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) representative for North America. Prior to joining GOTS, Wyman was senior auditor with Control Union Certifications and has served as an inspector to textile programs for over 10 years. GOTS is recognized worldwide as the leading processing standard for textiles made with organic […]

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Former IFAI board chair Murray Driskell passes away

November 9th, 2016

Former Industrial Fabrics Association board chair Murray Loman Driskell Sr. passed away at the age of 94 on Nov. 7. The World War II veteran was the owner of Canvas Products and was a former president of the National Canvas Products Association. He served on the IFAI board from 1959-1979 and as board chair from […]

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Enter the 2017 Fabrication Excellence Awards today

November 9th, 2016

Now is the time to submit your best fabrication projects for a chance to win a Fabrication Excellence Award. The deadline to submit projects is Dec. 5. The award winners will receive a feature spot in Marine Fabricator magazine, a recognition on the MFA website and participation in the awards ceremony dinner at the Marine Fabricators Conference. The […]

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Covestro shows further advances in sustainable PU

November 8th, 2016

German-based Covestro, a producer of advanced polymers and high-performance plastics, announced a series of breakthroughs in its INSQIN® waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology and Impranil® polyurethane dispersion products. The advancements are set to further enhance the applicability of waterborne PU as a sustainable technology in the textile industry. INSQIN® base is a new technology that enables PU base, […]

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Losberger US welcomes new southern region sales representative

November 7th, 2016

Losberger US, the Frederick, Md.-based tent and hall manufacturer, welcomed Mike Morse as its new southern region sales representative. Morse will be responsible for developing new accounts, making sales and providing customer service. The states he will cover are Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Prior to joining Losberger US, Morse was the […]

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 Registration is open for the 2017 Marine Fabricators Conference

November 4th, 2016

Registration is now open for the 2017 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 19–21 at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. Join fellow marine fabricators for three days of education, networking, fun and and business building. You won’t want to miss out on the conference’s nine educational seminars. These seminars are devoted to helping your business grow […]

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