Pantone announces Color of the Year for 2022

December 17, 2021

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, has introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2022. Blending the faithfulness and constancy […]

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IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

December 14, 2021

Photograph courtesy of FlexJobs.com The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the webinar “The Key to Lowering your Turnover” on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1–2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to IFAI members (including Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members) and is $39 for nonmembers. Hiring has become tougher and finding the right applicant […]

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Canadian researcher develops fabric coating to prevent transmission of COVID-19

December 13, 2021

A Canadian researcher has been honored for his development of a 99 percent effective antimicrobial fabric coating that prevents transmission of COVID-19. Seyyedarash Haddadi is a postdoctoral researcher at the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Approved by Health Canada, the coating — which combines graphene oxide and silver — is […]

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Sherrill Furniture to open new custom upholstery production facility

December 7, 2021

Sherrill Furniture, a high-end furniture manufacturer, will invest $2.9 million to open a new custom upholstery production facility in Conover, N.C. Founded in Catawba County in 1945, Sherrill Furniture Company has maintained its legacy of manufacturing high-quality custom furniture in America for more than 75 years. The company’s custom upholstery and casegoods portfolio includes nine […]

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R+T 2022 postponed

December 1, 2021

Messe Stuttgart is postponing R+T, a leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun shading systems, which was scheduled to take place in February 2022. "R+T is the most international event in Stuttgart. Three quarters of the exhibitors at the last edition of the world's leading trade fair in 2018 came from abroad," says […]

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Milliken & Company announces carbon-neutral flooring portfolio

November 16, 2021

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company has announced a new milestone in its ongoing sustainability journey. All Milliken carpet, luxury vinyl tile and entryway tile products around the globe are now carbon neutral, offsetting carbon emissions in raw materials and manufacturing carbon footprint (calculated and verified through an ISO14025/ISO14040 compliant LCA and published in third-party EPD) […]

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International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

November 12, 2021

The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. […]

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IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

November 11, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. This year was the 100th anniversary of IFAI Expo's in-person show. IFAI […]

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Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys LLC

October 18, 2021

Milliken & Company has formally acquired Encapsys LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation, from the Cypress Performance Group LLC. The transaction officially closed October 18, 2021. “Moving the needle on sustainability requires big thinking and powerful collaborations. We’re thrilled to welcome Encapsys to Milliken,” says Halsey Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company. “Encapsys’s […]

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Polartec and Browzwear launch first true-to-life 3D performance fabrics

October 15, 2021

Polartec, a Milliken & Company brand, and premium creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry. A first for the brand, users will now be able to digitally design and create with Polartec’s performance fabric range. The fabric library […]

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NCTO issues statement following President Biden’s remarks on global supply chain crisis

October 14, 2021

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement following President Biden’s remarks on the global supply chain crisis and stressed the importance of investing onshoring and nearshoring. NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We appreciate President Biden’s call to ensure we are building more resilient and reliable supply […]

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Herculite Products promotes two employees to new roles

October 14, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has announced that Paul Flaherty and Marco Angelone have received leadership promotions. Flaherty has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. In the new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long […]

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Dimension-Polyant achieves climate neutrality goals, furthers sustainability initiatives

October 13, 2021

Dimension-Polyant, a leading sailcloth producer and manufacturer of X-Pac® waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, has developed a multi-tiered sustainability initiative. With the goal of minimizing negative impact on the environment, Dimension-Polyant’s sustainability program is built around climate-neutrality, sustainably sourced materials, longevity of its products and recycling methods for its used materials. Since 2021, […]

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Sattler Outdura promotes Elizarova

October 12, 2021

Sattler Outdura, a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, has announced the promotion of Mariia Elizarova to senior designer for all Outdura casual furniture and Sattler shade fabrics. As part of the Sattler design team, led by design director, Cornelia Pongritz, Elizarova is responsible for designing the fabrics that Sattler Outdura offers for both of […]

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IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5, 2021

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance The IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program gives all IFAI members access to a dedicated team of experts who are ready to help find the best health and nonmedical benefit coverage to fit […]

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