Gaston College developing Fiber Innovation Center

February 5th, 2021

The Gaston County Board of Commissioners and Gaston College are working in partnership to transfer $5.3 million in funding for the addition of a new Fiber Innovation Center on the college’s Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, N.C.   The new Fiber Innovation Center (FIC) will be a facility expansion of the Kimbrell Campus and be a […]

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AATCC Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

February 2nd, 2021

According to a press release, the AATCC Foundation Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications for undergraduate students in textile-related programs at colleges and universities across the country. Students can apply for multiple scholarships through a single online application form. The deadline to receive applications is March 31, 2021. Scholarships available include: The Charles E. Gavin […]

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Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29th, 2021

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed […]

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Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

January 29th, 2021

 A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent […]

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AATCC announces call for award and leadership nominations

January 29th, 2021

AATCC is now accepting nominations for recognition of excellence in the textile industry through March 31, 2021. Nomination forms for all awards are available online at www.aatcc.org/about/awards. Anyone may nominate a deserving colleague or themselves for the following awards: Olney Medal Established in honor of Louis Atwell Olney, the founder and first president of AATCC, […]

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SEAMS elects board of directors to lead made-in-America movement

January 27th, 2021

SEAMS, the national association and voice for the U.S. sewn products industry for over 50 years, announced the membership election of a new education director, eight manufacturer/contractor directors and a supplier director. ​The SEAMS 2021 Board of Directors leads the “Made in America” movement with its prestigious members for bringing jobs, education and business opportunities […]

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Messe Frankfurt postpones major trade shows until 2022

January 26th, 2021

In September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at its home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, the company announces that it will postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May as a result […]

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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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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes new members

December 30th, 2020

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has welcomed its first 10 U.S. cotton textile manufacturer members: Buhler Quality YarnsCap YarnsCCWContempora FabricsCotswold Industries Inc.Frontier YarnsHamrick MillsInman MillsParkdale Inc.Swisstex Direct The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol enables mills and manufacturers to prove that they are an approved supply chain partner for brands and retailers who are sourcing more sustainably […]

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Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in our industries were affected by the events of this year and […]

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