PRINTING United Alliance and AATCC to Present Digital Textile Printing Conference 2022

November 3, 2022  |  Industry News, News

For the seventh consecutive year, PRINTING United Alliance and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will jointly present the Digital Textile Printing Conference, taking place Dec. 7-8 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, North Carolina. With education led by indust…
Renegade Plastics wins 2022 Cleantech Open

November 2, 2022  |  Company News, News

More than 90 companies joined Cleantech Open’s 2022 accelerator program, 77 participated in regional competitions across the US, and 18 finalists progressed to compete at the national level at the Global Forum, hosted at VERGE22 in San Jose, Calif., on October 25-27, 2022.  Renegade Plastics …
Manufacturing PMI At 50.2%

November 1, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October, with the overall economy achieving a 29th consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued November 1st by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Cha…
The Rady Shell

November 1, 2022  |  Final Project

Seen from a distance, the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, in San Diego, Calif., is a striking sight. In daylight, it looks like something that might have emerged from San Diego Bay, but at night it becomes a popular concert venue, with an enormous stage, 3,386 programmable LED lights and a powerful ampli…
Fabric shades create comfort, protection

November 1, 2022  |  Markets, Product Trends

Cool, comfortable shade is easy to underestimate and hard to ignore when it’s not available. Bill Moore saw an opportunity in the fabric shade business when he moved from New England to California in the early 2000s. “I was struck by how much good space was going unused, due to the sun.”
Striving for sustainability

November 1, 2022  |  Markets

As public awareness of the importance of sustainability grows, there’s no doubt that fabricators are becoming greener. But it’s also becoming obvious that there are many different routes to the same destination.
Toward standardization for e-textiles

November 1, 2022  |  Advanced Textiles, Markets

As the e-textiles industry continues to grow, it will be essential to have consensus-based international standards to support the industry to ensure reliability of materials and products and best practices used in design and manufacturing. 
Emerging Leaders 40 and under

November 1, 2022  |  Features

Meet the up-and-coming people who are making their names in the textile industry.
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Geosynthetics in agriculture

November 1, 2022  |  Features

The list of concerns hitting the agricultural industry and the ranchers and farmers who operate in that arena is extensive and seemingly getting longer by the minute. Acts and regulations governing the use of pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides and their containment and disposal; water restrict…
Mike Charlton defines success on his own terms

November 1, 2022  |  Features, Perspective

Mike Charlton begins most weekdays with a leisurely cup of coffee on his back porch with his wife and business partner, Rachel Charlton, in Yorktown, Va. They typically leave for work by 9 a.m., where they fabricate custom marine canvas projects until 5 p.m.—at the latest.