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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Policy challenges and opportunities for U.S. textile manufacturing

November 3rd, 2020

The U.S. textile industry worked “swiftly and impressively” to pivot to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) this spring, leveraging existing manufacturing know-how and equipment and making new investments to shift production, according to Sara Beatty, president of White Haven Trade Advisors. “However, clearly the U.S. would have been in a much better position had we […]

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March 29th, 2019

This year’s conference will take place May 8-10 in Savannah, Ga. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Sessions will lead off with a Washington Update: “Competitiveness of the U.S. Sewn Products Sector,” from the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Keynote Speakers Day 1: A "special” guest representative Day 2: “Sourcing […]

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Sandler AG to open U.S. nonwovens manufacturing plant

October 19th, 2015

German nonwoven manufacturer Sandler AG is opening a manufacturing plant in Perry, Ga., in 2016. Family-owned and operated, Sandler is active in both durable applications, such as automotive and filtration, and disposables, including personal hygiene and wipes. The company runs one of the largest production sites for nonwovens in Europe, employing 650 staff and reporting […]

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