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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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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E-textile testing and standards are evolving

November 11th, 2020

At the 2020 Virtual Expo session, 鈥淎sk the Expert: Textile Electronics Testing and Standards,鈥 Jesse Jur, a professor at the Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, discussed how standards and testing continue to evolve due to the evolution of textile-based electronics (e-textiles). Jur said that standards have long been a vital resource for […]

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Partnerships in smart textile products

November 11th, 2020

The second week of 亿博体育app鈥檚 Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles educational sessions began with a presentation that illustrated the importance of collaboration. 鈥淪mart textiles for healthcare and wellbeing: a collaborative approach鈥 had three presenters speaking from different perspectives, but with one, unified message about reaching across geographical distance and areas of expertise to create successful […]

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Welding technology for your business

November 11th, 2020

During 亿博体育app Virtual Expo 2020, Jeff Sponseller, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Miller Weldmaster, led a campfire session titled 鈥淗ow to Select the Correct Welding Technology for Your Business.鈥 鈥淓ssentially a good weld means that the fabric will tear before the weld does,鈥 says Sponseller. Many types of different materials can be […]

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Get stand-out awnings with digital printing

November 10th, 2020

With today鈥檚 digital printing options, there鈥檚 no reason for an awning client to be limited to colors and patterns in a book or traditional customization methods, according to Andrew Medley, regional sales manager for Trivantage. 鈥淒igital printing offers unlimited capabilities, and it is a solution to providing the customer exactly what they want鈥攑ersonalized messaging, the […]

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