Tillis and Warner lead bipartisan push for cotton and textile assistance in next COVID-19 package

Jul. 15, 2020  |  COVID-19, News

U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) recently led a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urging the next round of COVID-19 assistance adequately address losses felt throughout the cotton supply chain by cotton farmers,…
Face masks constructed with AKAS Textiles fabrics outperform N95 respirator in university test

Jul. 15, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News

A study on the “Effectiveness of Common Fabrics to Block Aqueous Aerosols of Virus-like Nanoparticles” showed that in an aqueous media under positive pressure of 20 Kilo Pascal, stimulating a sneeze/cough, the top performer face mask was one constructed using fabrics manufactured by AKAS Textile…
SBA releases new PPP loan forgiveness applications

Jul. 9, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, which was signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. In addition to revising the full forgiveness app…
Rose Brand announces COVID19 efforts

Apr. 24, 2020  |  COVID-19, News

Rose Brand has launched a national campaign to reinforce the social distancing message with the unfurling of a massive 140-foot banner in its Secaucus, N.J., headquarters parking lot. The banner, manufactured and printed in-house, conveys the rallying cry, “JOIN THE RESISTANCE, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.…
SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses launches

Apr. 4, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza launched the Paycheck Protection Program on April 3, 2020, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). The program …
U.S. tent and structure manufacturers unite with the special events industry to address the COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 3, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News

The special events industry stands poised to address surging capacity needs of the U.S. health care infrastructure. Ten of the major U.S. tent and structure manufacturers have joined together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal strategy of the group is to align needs for disast…
Eastman customers unite to offer contract cutting resources to PPE manufacturers

Apr. 2, 2020  |  Company News, COVID-19, Resources

Eastman Machine Co. announced today that its exclusive Matchmaker program is connecting facilities manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) with more than a dozen customers who offer automatic, CNC (computer-controlled) cutting services. The Matchmaker program has successfully linked organi…
Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

Apr. 2, 2020  |  Company News, COVID-19

Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the health care industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic, focusing on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using an…