Designing (for) women

February 1st, 2023

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG) quality technicians are shown checking the quality of Aurora’s Expressions Canvas products. The company’s core strength is the application of coatings and finishings to woven, knitted and nonwoven fabrics, typically cotton and polyester-cotton blends. Photo: Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. The specialty fabrics industry has historically been overwhelmingly male, and […]

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U.S.- Honduran partnership to train textile students

November 1st, 2022

Representatives from North Carolina State University, Gaston College and Catawba Valley Community College joined those from the Central American Technological University (UNITEC) at a ceremony at Gaston College in Dallas, N.C. Photo: Gaston College North Carolina colleges and universities are joining forces with a key Honduran university to educate and train thousands of students for […]

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Industry and academia: Partners in innovation

September 1st, 2021

UMass Lowell engineering technician Patrick Casey prepares a mask to be tested for penetration by aerosolized particles, while Cheryl Gomes, Fabric Discovery Center technical program manager, looks on. During the pandemic, the center acquired testing equipment and worked with for-profit companies to improve their personal protective equipment (PPE) products before trying to obtain government certification. […]

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Gaston College developing Fiber Innovation Center

February 5th, 2021

The Gaston County Board of Commissioners and Gaston College are working in partnership to transfer $5.3 million in funding for the addition of a new Fiber Innovation Center on the college’s Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, N.C.   The new Fiber Innovation Center (FIC) will be a facility expansion of the Kimbrell Campus and be a […]

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