Yarn and fabric production decreases

August 14, 2018

Global yarn production decreased by 23 percent between Q3/17 and Q4/17, according to a report by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation. Output reductions in Brazil (-23 percent), Asia (-14 percent) and the U.S. (-4 percent) balanced out the increase in Africa (+12 percent) and Europe (+15 percent). Global fabric production decreased from Q3/17 to Q4/17 …

U.S. Department of Commerce invests in textile facility

August 13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $1 million grant to the Partnership for Community Action of Albuquerque, N.M., to construct the Social Enterprise Center, a new manufacturing and training facility. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 43 new jobs and support local workforce training. This investment …

A&R Tarpaulins employee Jessica Gunawan honored at 30 Under 30 Award Ceremony

August 10, 2018

On Saturday, July 28th, the second annual 30 Under 30 Award Ceremony and Art Showcase took place at Court Street Square in San Bernardino, Calif. The ceremony, hosted by Assembly member Eloise Gómez Reyes, brings together 30 hardworking men and women who are under the age of 30, and who exemplify dedication, innovation and service …

Industrial Fabrics Association International Endorses APPI Energy

Industrial Fabrics Association International announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. “Every day, APPI Energy …

Eastman and ExactFlat collaboration promotes 100 percent digital workflow

August 9, 2018

Eastman Machine Company, a provider of cutting machine technologies, and ExactFlat, a provider of 3D to 2D digital patterning software, have announced a collaboration to increase the efficiency of preparing and cutting patterns with digitally printed graphics. ExactFlat 3D to 2D digital patterning software is a tool set for creating flat patterns with graphics perfectly …

IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8, 2018

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore …

Wodetzki Award honoree Ernest Hagler dies

Former IFAI Board Member Ernest Hagler of Denver, Colo., passed away July 29. Hagler, 96, was a past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, the tent rental industry’s most prestigious honor. President of American Canvas Company and Denver Tent Company, Hagler served on IFAI’s Board of Directors from 1981 to 1988 and was an …

Bally Ribbon Mills announces line of safety webbing and tapes

August 6, 2018

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), a manufacturer of specialized engineered woven fabrics, has announced its line of safety webbing and tapes, ideal for fire, law enforcement, industrial, military and commercial fall protection personal protective equipment (PPE). BRM’s safety webbing and tapes meet the demands of applications requiring high temperature, fully engineered safety solutions. They can be …

Teijin celebrates centennial

August 3, 2018

Teijin Limited commemorated the 100th anniversary of its establishment on June 17. The company used this milestone to look toward the next hundred years, unveiling a new global message of Future Navigation as it pursues its long-term vision, aiming to be an enterprise that supports the society of the future. Teijin is marking its centennial …

Amada Miyachi America Inc. appoints Shea

August 2, 2018

Amada Miyachi America Inc., a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, has appointed Stephen F. Shea as southern regional sales manager. Shea will provide sales and technical support for all products in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, …