CESMII And SME announce Smart Manufacturing Executive Council

October 31st, 2022

Recognizing the urgent need to accelerate the adoption of Smart Manufacturing in the United States, CESMII, (the Smart Manufacturing Institute) and SME (the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) have announced the official launch of the Smart Manufacturing Executive Council (SMEC). Described as “a national think tank of smart manufacturing leaders,” the SMEC has been created to […]

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Translucent waterproof fabric

October 31st, 2022

Serge Ferrari’s Soltis Proof W88 is waterproof material for awnings and canopies that is also translucent to allow natural light to shine through. Serge Ferrari’s Soltis Proof W88 is waterproof material for awnings and canopies that is also translucent to allow natural light to shine through. It offers a square-weave textured pattern and allows up […]

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Global textile survey shows order declines

October 28th, 2022

The 16th ITMF Global Textile Industry Survey (GTIS, formerly known as ITMF Corona-Survey) shows deteriorating business situation and expectations in the global textile industry in September 2022. The indicators for order intake and backlog, and capacity utilization rate also fell, globally. According to the survey, the business situation was relatively worst in Asia, although improving. […]

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AATCC presents textile awards

October 27th, 2022

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) presented several awards at the recent AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in Charlotte, NC, USA. The awards recognize achievement and service across all aspects of the textile community. To learn more about each award, view past winners, or nominate a future recipient, visit www.aatcc.org/awards. J.W. Weaver Paper […]

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AlgiKnit Rebrands To Keel Labs

October 26th, 2022

Keel Labs™, formerly known as AlgiKnit, announces a full rebrand, created in collaboration with award-winning design firm, Pentagram, with a new name designed to reflect the company’s mission and capacity to support a sustainable future at scale. The announcement includes an official name for the company’s flagship product, Kelsun™, a seaweed-based yarn with a significantly […]

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Printful Appoints Alex Saltonstall As The New Chief Executive Officer

October 25th, 2022

Printful, a print-on-demand ecommerce company, announced the appointment of Alex Saltonstall, former General Manager of CastleGate and Partner Operations at Wayfair, as the new Chief Executive Officer. The interim CEO, Zane Levsa, will remain as Printful’s COO and a Board Member. “On behalf of the entire Board, I want to express our excitement that Alex will […]

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Milliken & Company Commits To Net-Zero Future

October 24th, 2022

Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company announces its science-based net-zero targets have been approved by the U.N.-backed Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). SBTi is a collective of international organizations dedicated to helping companies set emission reduction targets consistent with climate science and the Paris Agreement. “At Milliken, sustainability is a core value,” shares Halsey Cook, […]

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High light transmission fabric

October 24th, 2022

Seaman Corporation’s Shelter-Rite® Architectural Fabrics product line now includes High Light Transmission (HLT) Architectural Fabric. Seaman Corporation’s Shelter-Rite® Architectural Fabrics product line now includes High Light Transmission (HLT) Architectural Fabric with applications for structures requiring natural light such as sports arenas, event venues and greenhouses. Available in different strengths/weights, the products have light transmission values […]

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Sustainable design requires individual metrics

October 20th, 2022

“There is no doubt the world is warming,” says Mar Ricketts, principal and founder of GuildWorks in Portland, Ore., which specializes in permanent tension fabric structures. Ricketts considers climate change a market opportunity for people in the shade and comfort industry. In the Expo 2022 session “Warming Earth: The Need for Sustainably Designed and Built […]

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Achieve management excellence

October 19th, 2022

“Rarely does someone go into business because they’re passionate about building a team,” says Madeleine MacRae, owner and founder of HomePro Toolbox. MacRae told participants in her Expo 2022 session “Management Excellence” that effective management doesn’t often come naturally to anyone. She says there’s a difference between management and leadership. “Management is the process of […]

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