The supply chain: changes and predictions

November 3rd, 2020

Dr. King Mukherjee, founder of Global Impex USA, led an afternoon session on supply chain management and global sourcing during IFAI Virtual Expo 2020. The session explored how the international business supply chain has changed in the past few years, how the domestic and international market will change in the future, and how the current […]

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IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17th, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in […]

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Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 Motivates, Educates and Energizes Attendees

November 22nd, 2019

Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 held in Seattle, Wash. USA motivated, educated and energized attendees. The one and a half day event featured a shop tour followed by a networking event at Rainier Industries Ltd., along with a full day of education and time to meet with showcase suppliers at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport […]

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ITA webinar to explore export opportunities in Germany

April 16th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a webinar featuring business opportunities for technical textile companies in the German market. The German textile industry consists of 1,400 mostly SME companies with 135,000 employees and an annual turnover of $39 billion. The market offers great opportunities for high-tech and leading-edge products in […]

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37.5 Technology shown to increase athletic efficiency

June 21st, 2016

Source: Advanced Textiles Source A blind study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has shown that wearing 37.5® technology can improve thermoregulation during exercise, the company reports. By reducing the increase in core temperature during exercise, similar to wearing a cooling vest circulating cold water, the added cooling from 37.5 technology increases […]

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DyStar launches sustainable Cadira Polyester

June 17th, 2016

Source: Advanced Textile Source Singapore-based chemical specialist DyStar® Group has introduced Cadira Polyester as the second concept of its new Resource Efficiency Program. The Cadira concepts reduce water, waste and energy consumption, and help brands and retailers and their production partners save resources, reduce the carbon footprint of their textile goods, and increase productivity by […]

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Robot weaves a carbon-fiber pavilion

June 10th, 2016

Source: Advanced Textiles Source A new, biologically inspired, carbon-fiber pavilion in the courtyard of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum was woven by … a robot. The installation was designed by architect Achim Menges with collaborators Moritz Dörstelmann, Jan Knippers and Thomas Auer. According to a report on the online design and technology website Gizmodo, the […]

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Sound Shirt helps deaf wearers “hear” music

June 10th, 2016

Source: Advanced Textile Source CuteCircuit has been an innovator in wearable technology for some time, making headlines, in particular, with spectacular stage costumes for superstar entertainers, such as Katy Perry. But the London-based tech-fashion firm also has a reputation for developing products meant to help the wearer do more than just look spectacular. Most recently, […]

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