TRSA safety summit

July 13, 2018

TRSA, the global association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, hosted the seventh annual Safety Summit in May. More than 70 participants shared best practices and received advice from safety professionals in other industries to further decrease workplace risks in large-scale laundries. Progress continues to be made toward a zero-incident goal. Yearly TRSA …

Secondary flame-resistant clothing standard

July 12, 2018

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for a new voluntary consensus industry standard: The ANSI/ISEA 203-2018 American National Standard for secondary single-use flame-resistant protective clothing for use over primary flame-resistant protective clothing. Apparel covered by the standard is intended for single-use wear in occupational environments where flame …

Nonwovens symposium focuses on sustainability

July 11, 2018

EDANA’s 2018 International Nonwovens Symposium confirmed confidence in the opportunities and strengths of the nonwovens industry. The event included a keynote presentation on IKEA’s global material sourcing strategy followed by a session highlighting steps into the circular economy and use of renewable resources. Other topics included Industry 4.0 challenges and opportunities, recycling, innovation, new filter …

American Rental Association forecasts growth

July 10, 2018

In its latest five-year forecast, the American Rental Association (ARA) projects the U.S. equipment and event rental industry revenue to grow consistently on an annual basis, resulting in total revenue of $64.1 billion in 2022. While quarterly updates for ARA Rentalytics™ have shown minor up and down fluctuations over the past few years, the May …

ACMA launches resource website

July 9, 2018

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Arlington, Va., has launched the website DiscoverComposites.com. The new resource is designed to educate end-users about the possibilities of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. The website is part of the organization’s ongoing effort to help the industry speak with a unified voice about the benefits and possibilities of composite …

Latten joins Southeast Nonwovens

July 6, 2018

Southeast Nonwovens Inc., a provider of independent, innovative and discreet contract research and development services for the nonwovens and paper industries, has appointed Paul L. Latten to director of research and development. Latten has 30 years of experience in the fibers, polymers and nonwovens industries as well as technical, business leadership and market development knowledge.

SheerWeave® app available

July 5, 2018

Phifer Incorporated, the Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based manufacturer of sun control fabrics, has unveiled its new SheerWeave app, providing users with access to a wealth of information about the product line. With the tap of a button, users can access the entire SheerWeave portfolio of sun control fabrics including 44 styles, colors, openness factors, technical data and …

Serge Ferrari redesigns website

July 3, 2018

Serge Ferrari has launched a newly redesigned website, www.sergeferrari.com. The website features responsive design, improved navigation, streamlined product selection and downloadable technical information. It also offers new product branding for a more intuitive product selection experience. Streamlining the names of the company’s 125+ products and improving brand communication is an important step in the company’s …

Devan Chemicals launches natural technology to make textiles free from pet allergens

June 30, 2018

Over the past few decades, pets have been climbing up the social ladder and have moved from outdoor protectors to indoor family members. The American Pet Products Association estimates that 65 percent of U.S. households own a pet, with cats and dogs being the most popular. In Europe, more than 30 percent of households own …

Whitehouse unveils new Bill to help Rhode Island manufacturers address workforce challenges and support innovation

Legislation provides funding for manufacturers to train employees and retain institutional knowledge U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined Congressman David Cicilline and leaders in Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry to unveil new legislation to help manufacturers temporarily retain retiring employees to train a replacement and transfer their institutional knowledge. Whitehouse made the announcement at Cooley Group, …