Tent industry back together at IFAI Tent Expo

January 24th, 2022

George Smith (left) and Jim Reyen received the 2022 Wodetzki Award. Hundreds of tent and rental professionals gathered in Daytona Beach, Fla., in January for the IFAI Tent Expo. Members of the Tent Rental Division and other industry professionals took the opportunity to meet in person for the first time in two years, driving near-record […]

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Fashion for Good launches D(R)YE Factory of the Future project

January 21st, 2022

Fashion for Good has launched the D(R)YE Factory of the Future, a new consortium project that brings together several innovations in textile pre-treatment and coloration, that are set to accelerate the shift from wet to mostly dry processing. Textile processing is responsible for the highest greenhouse gas emissions, significant water and chemical use in the […]

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Nextil acquires new company in Portugal to increase production capacity

January 20th, 2022

Nextil has signed the acquisition of the Portuguese company KEUPE, specialized in the production of luxury garments. The transaction, which amounts to approximately 225,000 euros, will allow Nextil group to increase the production capacity of its luxury garments unit by 20 percent, with a proprietary manufacturing model where the group controls the production of garments […]

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Ultrafabrics announces new team members

January 19th, 2022

Jennifer Hendren (left) and Theo Haag Ultrafabrics has recently added two new members to its team. Jennifer Hendren has been hired as Senior Director of Product Development and Theo Haag joins Ultrafabrics as European Sales Director. Hendren has more than 30 years of industry experience and vast knowledge of design and product development at a […]

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Expanded colors for marine, awning acrylics

January 18th, 2022

Recasens USA has introduced an expanded selection of colors for its RECacril 60” fabric collection. Recasens USA has introduced an expanded selection of colors for its RECacril 60” fabric collection. Favored in the marine industry for its exceptional color resistance to high salinity conditions, the expanded collection is made from the same solution-dyed acrylic fibers […]

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Tent Expo this week in Daytona Beach

January 18th, 2022

Tent Expo 2022 kicks off today in Daytona Beach as the tent rental gathers to celebrate the industry in-person. Tent Expo is the biggest show of its kind in North America for the tent rental and supply industry. Every two years, hundreds of CEOs, colleagues, installer and suppliers come together to network, learn, stretch their […]

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Latest episode of Talking Textiles features Sollertia’s Claude Le Bel

January 17th, 2022

The latest episode of IFAI's Talking Textiles podcast is now available. From the circus biz to the fabric biz, learn how Canadian architectural textile firm Sollertia built its business. Sollertia has taken on and completed some of the most ambitious fabric structure projects in the country.  In this episode, "If You Build It, They Will Come," […]

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Culp’s LiveSmart performance fabric covers seating in UNC’s Smith Center

January 14th, 2022

As a way to honor the late Rob Culp, co-founder of Culp, Inc. and his beloved alma mater, UNC Chapel Hill, the seats in the Smith Center are newly covered with fabric created by the company he started 50 years ago. When Carolina Athletic Director, Bubba Cunningham, mentioned that it bothered him to see how […]

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Ask Me Anything with IFAI chair Amy Bircher January 31

January 13th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International will be hosting an "Ask Me Anything" with new IFAI board chair Amy Bircher. The event will take place from 2 to 3pm EST, Monday, January 31, in CONNECT by IFAI's Open Forum. Bircher will be answering member questions about the future of IFAI and challenges currently facing the industry. […]

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Kelheim Fibres publishes sustainability report

January 12th, 2022

Kelheim Fibres, a manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers, has published its first Sustainability Report. Sustainability Manager Timo Thunitgut said he is very pleased to have reached this milestone. “Credibility and trust are based on transparency,” he said. “Our Sustainability Report according to the framework of the UN Global Compact follows these principles and presents our […]

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