Fragnito joins INDA

November 29th, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that Anthony “Tony” Fragnito has joined the company as chief operating officer reporting to INDA president, Dave Rousse. Fragnito will take a lead role in updating INDA’s technology platform, financial operations and implementing INDA’s new strategic plan. He brings decades of leadership experience assisting trade […]

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INDA unveils “On-Demand” World of Wipes 2021 conference program

September 1st, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has announced “On-Demand” video access to presentations recorded from the 2021 World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference held July 12-15 in Atlanta, Ga. The high-quality program content includes sessions on sustainability, market and consumer trends, industry policies and regulations, flushable wipes, and innovations in substrates, preservatives and […]

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INDA launches updated Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide

May 25th, 2021

Professionals in nonwovens and engineered materials will now have the latest nonwoven material options at their fingertips with the launch of INDA’s Nonwoven Material Sampler & Guide, a unique educational and technical resource with 124 material samples to touch and compare. Updated, in its sixth edition, the tool presents the latest innovations, processes and types […]

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INDA welcomes new board members

March 5th, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the membership election of seven industry leaders to serve on its board of directors for a three-year term. The professionals represent a cross-section of INDA membership and bring a high level of expertise and insight to the management of the association. Richard Altice, president and CEO, […]

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A ‘mixed bag’ for U.S. textile manufacturing

March 1st, 2021

When supply chains from Asia were cut off in the spring of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic revealed the extent to which the U.S. was dependent on imports of personal protective equipment (PPE) including nonwoven surgical masks, according to U.S. trade representative Bill Jackson. Photo: © Kateryna Rykun, Dreamstime.com The year 2020 was not a particularly […]

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Nonwovens Institute will host spunbond and meltblown virtual course

January 15th, 2021

Professionals in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry are invited to advance their technical skills in a two-day nonwoven short course in the “Virtual Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown Technology.” The course was developed by North Carolina State University’s The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and launched by INDA, the Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The virtual course […]

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Textile industry leaders call for policy changes to support U.S. production of PPE

November 13th, 2020

The U.S. textile industry has stepped up to meet the demand for face masks, medical gowns, wipes and other products necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but it needs policy changes from Washington so that the U.S. is not caught off-guard again in a future crisis, according to association leaders speaking at Industrial Fabrics Association […]

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The work of protecting humans just got more important

May 1st, 2020

Suddenly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has become a hot commodity and an often- heard phrase on the lips of government officials, members of the media and the general public. But IFAI member companies and the textile industry at large have always known that the purpose of fabrics has been to […]

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Nonwoven fabrics on the frontline of infection containment

May 1st, 2020

By Jeff Moravec Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots. Image: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s easy to misunderstand viral respiratory diseases, whether the current pandemic […]

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Nonwoven products helping to contain coronavirus infection

January 31st, 2020

by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University  It has been one month since the information about the new strain of coronavirus became public. Front pages of newspapers and television screens have glaring images of face masks worn by people in China; the single-use face masks have spunmelt and carded filter substrates and have been […]

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