Textile industry leaders call for policy changes to support U.S. production of PPE

November 13th, 2020

The U.S. textile industry has stepped up to meet the demand for face masks, medical gowns, wipes and other products necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but it needs policy changes from Washington so that the U.S. is not caught off-guard again in a future crisis, according to association leaders speaking at Industrial Fabrics Association […]

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Deep dive into roller shades

November 13th, 2020

Interior shade can be an important aspect of how people perceive the comfort of a room in terms of lighting, temperature and acoustics. While people may take that shading for granted, says Colin Blackford, director of business development at Mermet USA, the right type of shading gives 鈥渙ccupants a sense of control over their environment.鈥 […]

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Seaman Corporation names Susan Meade vice president of human resources

November 12th, 2020

Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, is pleased to announce that Susan Meade, SPHR/SHRM-SCP, has been named vice president of human resources. Meade is a 10-year veteran with Seaman Corporation and has been a key contributor in many aspects of the human resource function, most recently serving as senior manager of compensation […]

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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients Announced

November 12th, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to others day-in and day-out. To acknowledge their service, 亿博体育app developed a program in 2012 called […]

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2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient Announced

November 12th, 2020

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app) is designed for individuals who have shown a commitment to the association. Honored Life Membership is bestowed by special request only, and at the discretion of the 亿博体育app Board of Directors to candidates based on the following criteria: Meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the […]

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Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 亿博体育app Board of Directors

November 12th, 2020

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International鈥檚 (亿博体育app) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is 亿博体育app鈥檚 pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 亿博体育app Board of Directors. Newly Elected Directors Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom ProductsJennifer Fennell […]

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The larger issues in respiratory protection

November 12th, 2020

Dr. Bryran Ormond, assistant professor, Wilson College of Textiles, NC State explained respiratory protection in an 鈥淎sk an Expert鈥 session with Jing Liang, Medical PPE Consulting LLC. Dr. Ormand has typically worked in the area of chemical and biological protective equipment, but with the onslaught of the pandemic, began to focus on respiratory protection generally, […]

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Garments that deliver medicine can solve patient-compliance problems

November 11th, 2020

The impetus of Nufabrx, an innovative textile business, emerged from a common teenage ailment: acne. Back when John Schindler, CEO of Nufabrx, was a young college student, a dermatologist told him that washing his pillowcase two or three times a week would decrease his acne breakouts. Schindler says that laundering his pillowcase more often was […]

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Surgical gowns require extra manufacturing considerations

November 11th, 2020

All surgical gowns are not created equal, and a Nov. 11 presentation at 亿博体育app Virtual Expo 2020 helped sort out the differences. The finer points of surgical gowns were discussed by Dr. Martin King, a professor at the Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, and Jing Liang, president of Medical PPE Consulting LLC. […]

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Rodgers: Textiles are the 鈥淭鈥 in STEM

November 11th, 2020

How do you create a channel from research to application? How do you create a pathway toward understanding complex human problems across supply chains and market sectors? STEM鈥攁 curriculum based on teaching science, technology, engineering and math鈥攈as branched out from basic chemistry and biology and physics classes, into collaborative efforts, including textiles, according to Stephanie […]

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