IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

December 14th, 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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Teijin Frontier joins “Fashion for Good” platform

December 14th, 2021

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the Teijin Group's fibers and products converting company, has become East Asia’s first enterprise to join Fashion For Good (FFG), a global platform aimed at enhancing sustainable innovation in the apparel industry. The FFG was established in 2017 to address pressing issues such as the pollution generated by producing and transporting […]

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Canadian researcher develops fabric coating to prevent transmission of COVID-19

December 13th, 2021

A Canadian researcher has been honored for his development of a 99 percent effective antimicrobial fabric coating that prevents transmission of COVID-19. Seyyedarash Haddadi is a postdoctoral researcher at the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Approved by Health Canada, the coating — which combines graphene oxide and silver — is […]

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Lectra and Gerber announce patternmaking solution

December 10th, 2021

Lectra and Gerber have announced that their patternmaking users will now be able to easily exchange CAD digital assets between their Modaris and AccuMark software to unleash productivity in the fashion ecosystem. CAD systems abound in the modern fashion industry. Due to the diversity of user needs and required functions, designers, pattern makers, developers and […]

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B.I.G. Yarns announces investments in new yarn technology

December 9th, 2021

B.I.G. Yarns has revealed significant investment in its next-generation Polyamide (PA) technology to help global carpet tile manufacturers meet the demands of the contract market. In addition to this key investment, the company has also announced its decision to become a new producer of polyester (PET) yarns for the automotive industry. B.I.G Yarns is stepping […]

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Mahaffey USA joins forces with Sunbelt Rentals

December 8th, 2021

Mahaffey USA, a leader of temporary and semi-permanent structures, has been acquired by Sunbelt Rentals. Terms of the deal were not released.  For nearly 100 years, Mahaffey has been providing large-scale temporary fabric structures for businesses across the country, from temporary warehouses and aviation hangars to fire stations and blast-resistant structures. “We are excited about this […]

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Sherrill Furniture to open new custom upholstery production facility

December 7th, 2021

Sherrill Furniture, a high-end furniture manufacturer, will invest $2.9 million to open a new custom upholstery production facility in Conover, N.C. Founded in Catawba County in 1945, Sherrill Furniture Company has maintained its legacy of manufacturing high-quality custom furniture in America for more than 75 years. The company’s custom upholstery and casegoods portfolio includes nine […]

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High-performance vegan leather

December 7th, 2021

Sileather®, a marine-grade high-performance vegan leather coated with 100 percent silicone, has launched the Capri collection for challenging marine environments. Sileather®, a cruise ship and marine-grade high-performance vegan leather coated with 100 percent silicone, has launched the Capri collection, which is designed and formulated specifically for challenging marine environments. Offering excellent UV resistance and performance, […]

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Solmax finalizes Propex acquisition

December 6th, 2021

Inside Propex’s manufacturing and distribution facility in Ringgold, Ga. Photograph courtesy Propex Solmax completed its acquisition of Propex, a leading North American geosynthetics manufacturer with a strong track record in the construction, transportation, flood protection and automotive industries. An award-winning manufacturer and low-carbon solutions provider, Propex boasts a storied history and an enviable reputation for […]

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Spinnova-Suzano factory construction makes headway in Finland

December 3rd, 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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