The Durst Group wins Product of the Year awards

October 22nd, 2020

The Durst Group has announced that Durst and Vanguard won a combined total of seven 2020 Product of the Year awards—the most in the history of the company, and a reflection of the new combined Durst Group organization product depth and reach. The following products won 2020 Product of the Year: Durst Rho 2500: UV/Latex […]

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Global high-visibility clothing market outlook

October 21st, 2020

According to a report by Technavio, the global high-visibility clothing market size is poised to grow by USD 120.22 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 2% throughout the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market […]

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SABIC and Fibertex collaborate on recycled nonwoven

October 20th, 2020

SABIC, a global chemicals industry company, is collaborating with Fibertex Personal Care, manufacturer of spunbond nonwovens for the hygiene industry, to create a range of nonwovens using high purity recycled plastics from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio and services.  This will be the world’s first nonwovens range based on recycled plastics in the hygiene industry. The initiative […]

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Coats launches unique yarn for telecom cable industry

October 15th, 2020

Global industrial thread manufacturer Coats Group is launching Gotex StremX. According to Coats, it’s the first new product of its kind for the telecom cable industry in 20 years. For use as a strength member in fiber optic cables, it is the critical component that preserves the integrity and flexibility of cables to protect the […]

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Makers Division member CustomFab USA recognizes the soft goods industry by founding National Contract Sewing Month

July 17th, 2020

Soft goods manufacturers are encouraged to celebrate National Contract Sewing Month in July, recognizing the millions of U.S. workers involved in the industry.  The founder of National Contract Sewing Month is Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Makers Division member CustomFab USA, of Garden Grove, Calif., a contract sewing company involved in the manufacturing of soft […]

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IFAI Member Forum Webinars set

March 24th, 2020

IFAI division members are invited to attend a Member Forum Webinar. We encourage you to take part in an open conversation with other members about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and discuss how your company is doing/navigating through this situation.  Discussion questions include: What practices are you implementing to keep staff working further apart and at a […]

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Message from INDA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 23rd, 2020

Dear Colleagues, INDA is committed to safe working principles for our members, our staff and the industry as a whole. We are all making adjustments in our business to minimize the impacts and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are carefully monitoring and following the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, and the North […]

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NCSL tracks state fiscal responses to COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020

As the global and national response to COVID-19 dominates public attention, state legislatures are taking steps to address budgetary and economic threats. To find current state by state information, The National Conference of State Legislatures website outlines state budget legislation to prepare and respond to the coronavirus through supplemental appropriations, rainy day fund transfers and […]

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Financial resources for small businesses

March 23rd, 2020

America's SBDC, the association that represents the country’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), is working to help small businesses address the business challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. It has compiled a list of excellent resources for small businesses looking for information about disaster recovery loans, protecting the safety of workers and customers, […]

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Gerard Systems offers sewing assistance on gowns and masks

March 23rd, 2020

Girard Systems, an RV awning manufacturer in San Clemente, Calif., is offering assistance in producing COVID-19 supplies.  Monica Girard says, "My mother, Marcia Girard, is the owner, and was just notified the RV industry is closing their doors for the next two weeks. We have warehouses that are currently sewing fabrics for hundreds of awnings each […]

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