Morbern named one of Canada’s best managed companies

May 12th, 2021

For the second year in a row, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada-based Morbern, a manufacturer of upholstery vinyls for marine, healthcare, commercial interiors, RV and automotive applications, has been recognized as one of Canada’s best managed companies. Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies organization remains one of the world’s leading business awards programs recognizing companies for […]

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Gallahue-Worl joins TenCate Protective Fabrics

May 11th, 2021

TenCate Protective Fabrics has announced the appointment of Maria Gallahue-Worl as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Gallahue-Worl has served in a wide spectrum of roles such as engineering, manufacturing, market development, business management, and joins TenCate Protective Fabrics after a 21-year tenure with Solvay SA. Based in the Atlanta area, Gallahue-Worl will fulfill her role as CEO from the company's […]

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Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021

May 10th, 2021

Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021. IFAI Expo celebrates the 100th anniversary of the show this November, and you won't want to miss it! After a long hiatus of in-person events, this year’s show is the perfect place to reconnect with your industry. Register now to get the Early Bird rate! Early Bird rates end […]

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Technical textile market forecast

May 7th, 2021

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets.com, the technical textile market is estimated at USD 164.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 222.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.2%. Factors contributing to growth include improving economic condition of countries, technology advancement and increasing end-use applications. Increasing demand for end-use industries such […]

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Aurora Specialty Textiles wins VIA awards

May 6th, 2021

For the second year in a row, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has won awards for outstanding business and manufacturing practices from the Valley Industrial Association (VIA), which represents the manufacturing industry in the Fox Valley region of Illinois, a large industrial hub outside Chicago and a major Midwest manufacturing region. The company won the Operational […]

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Call for candidates: IFAI board positions

May 5th, 2021

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills to fill the following positions: 1st Vice Chairman–2 year term (the individual elected to this position will be the "Chairman-elect” and shall automatically become Chairman of the Board at the completion of the incoming Chairman's term).2nd […]

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Conde Denim to produce 3 million pounds of OCS certified cotton

May 5th, 2021

Cone Denim, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, announced that it is on track to produce nearly 3 million pounds of certified OCS cotton in the production of Cone’s organic denim collection by the end of 2021. The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party […]

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Protective clothing conference

May 4th, 2021

German textile testing, certification and research company Hohenstein will host the 9th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) May 10-12, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference may also be live-streamed.  The ECPC conference is a platform to exchange and discuss research and project development for personal protective equipment (PPE). It aims to foster cooperation and networking between […]

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Funk joins Herculite

May 3rd, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has hired Pamela Funk as manager of human resources. Funk brings a wealth of human resource management experience to Herculite. Most recently she served as director of human resources for United Fiber and Data in York. Prior to that, she spent 16 […]

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Smart textile market outlook

April 30th, 2021

According to the report “Smart Textile Market Report: Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the smart textile market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 33% from 2019 to 2024. The study includes the smart textile market size and forecast for the smart textile market through 2024, segmented by textile type, function, end […]

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Yarnbank announces new product page

April 29th, 2021

Flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. has announced the opening of a special page featuring new and recommended products for Spring/Summer 2022 by yarn manufacturers participating in the digital yarn sourcing web service yarnbank™. The new yarnbank Spring/Summer 2022 feature page connects yarn manufacturers with designers, brands and apparel companies online as an […]

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Sanders wraps up contract with TVF

April 28th, 2021

TVF, a leading supplier of high-quality fabric, has announced that long time industry veteran Michael Sanders will be leaving the company. On July 1, 2021, Sanders will be moving on from TVF to pursue personal interests and other business opportunities in the digital print industry, an area in which he is passionate. He has had […]

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First IFAI Virtual Market Showcase to focus on shade market

April 27th, 2021

A new virtual offering from IFAI will kick off May 27, 2021, with a focus on New Materials & Developments in Shade. Through presentations, roundtables and live Q&A, attendees will have a chance to learn about the latest products and innovations in the shade market from leading suppliers. “It’s critical that those suppliers who are […]

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In memoriam: Ken C. Prine

April 26th, 2021

IFAI Honored Life Member Ken C. Prine passed away Feb. 22, 2021. Ken was born in 1936 in St. Augustine, Fla., to Pete and Marjorie Prine. He attended Ketterlingus High and graduated from Georgia Tech. Ken is survived by his loving family including his wife Mary Prine and children Pam Murphey, Ken Prine, Kevin Prine […]

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Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26th, 2021

In Glen Raven's first ever corporate sustainability report, the company has committed to increase diversity in leadership by 20 percent and the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25 percent by 2025. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of […]

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