Durable leather lookalike

December 5, 2022  |  Products

The Guardian Collection from Ennis Fabrics is a fully sustainable vinyl featuring a soft, luxurious hand that looks and feels like leather.
ITMA 2023 launches online visitor registration

December 1, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The ITMA 2023 online visitor registration platform is open for registration. Visitors can enjoy early bird rates until 7 May 2023 when they buy badges online at www.itma.com. A one-day badge costs 40 euros, and a seven-day badge is 80 euros. Students can visit the exhibition from 10 to 14 June …
Khalifa International Stadium

December 1, 2022  |  Final Project

When the 2022 FIFA World Cup games arrived at Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium, viewers saw an innovative and visually stunning roof system built by Birdair Inc. Qatar has the honor of hosting the first-ever World Cup in the Middle East, where the Khalifa stadium is one of eight that will hos…
Implementing CRM systems

December 1, 2022  |  Business

Most businesses use a few different software packages. Email and calendars are typically bundled together in services like Gmail and Outlook. Documents are typically handled with Microsoft Word and arrays of data with Excel.
Truly Circular

December 1, 2022  |  Features

You know the story. Textile waste is one of the largest causes of pollution on the planet. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans alone generate more than 15 million metric tons of textile waste annually, which is about 104 pounds per person per year. And we’re not just…
Pros and cons of mobile marine shops

December 1, 2022  |  Features

When you’re a marine fabricator with a mobile unit, you’re often at a competitive advantage. Not only can you offer customers fast, convenient repairs and service, but you’re often able to recruit business from other boat owners who notice you at their marinas. Vendors who are fully mobile can…
IFAI Expo highpoints and highlights

December 1, 2022  |  Expo Report, Features

Last year, attendees to the IFAI Expo in Nashville, Tenn., were cautious. We were all still wearing masks and practicing social distancing, and for some, the future was a bit uncertain.
Partnership creates more sustainable shoes

December 1, 2022  |  Swatches

The textile industry continues to look for ways to reduce its CO2 footprint, for example in the fabrication of sports shoes. HUAFENG, a textile technology company based in China, chose to apply INSQIN® PU by Covestro, a waterborne polyurethane technology, as a coating binder in its HAPTIC® printin…
Do-it-yourself microneedle

December 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have reported the development of a microneedle patch that can be self-administered and painlessly deposit a tattoo onto skin within minutes. The technology is initially proposed for simple human medical or animal uses, but a number of …