Vertilux producing face mask kits: sewers needed!

March 31st, 2020

Vertilux, headquartered in Miami, Fla, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fabrics, components and automated solutions for the window covering industry. Recently, the company decided to join the fight against COVID-19 and start producing face masks kits for other people and organizations who have the capabilities to sew them in large quantities. […]

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MMI providing critical supply chain services to medical industry

March 31st, 2020

As a global supplier to the diverse textile market, MMI Textiles, headquartered in Westlake, is often called upon for the products and components needed for medical industry professionals. Today that call is greater than ever. “We’re seeing unprecedented demand,” said Amy Bircher, president and founder of MMI Textiles. “Today alone we are sourcing all sorts […]

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Supply chains get tripped up due to “essential” and “non-essential” designation

March 30th, 2020

The need for more medical textile products, such as face masks and hospital gowns, has been well publicized since the exponential growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. But equally important is a means to get the materials required to make the products, a means of transportation to move materials and end products and getting the final […]

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IPC to host weekly Zoom meetings

March 30th, 2020

IPC, a global association that serves the electronics industry, has launched an online community and will host weekly Zoom meetings to collaborate and help one another through the COVID-19 crisis. The meetings are open to anyone, including those from the general textile community. More information can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ipc-e-textiles-committee-launches-covid-19-response-open-jorgensen/?trackingId=f6wLL3TfTDuGye0HwEk3TQ%3D%3D. Chris Jorgensen, director of IPC technology […]

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Taking action

March 30th, 2020

The textile industry moves quickly to provide critical supplies to fight COVID-19. This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky […]

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FEMA calls for PPE solicitations

March 27th, 2020

Lloyd Wood, with the International Trade Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce (www.trade.gov) has notified IFAI that on March 26 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) posted a new solicitation for personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies in response to COVID-19. Products identified include (but are not limited to) face shields, gown coveralls, face masks, and […]

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SCORE launches coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Resource Center

March 27th, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, has launched the Coronavirus Small Business Resource Center, a central hub of up-to-date information and best practices for small business resilience at this time. The completely free resource center includes financial support resources, live and on-demand educational content and access […]

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AR Tech to produce the Patient Isolation Transportation Unit

March 27th, 2020

Photo: AR Tech. AR Tech, an aerospace and medical equipment manufacturer, announces that its Patient Isolation Transportation Unit (PITU) is now ready for production. The unit encloses individuals suffering from highly contagious diseases like Covid 19, providing a secure barrier between the patient and medical staff.   “The PITU is a negative pressure isolation enclosure that […]

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NEW Covid-19 Resource Center

March 24th, 2020

As we navigate through the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, we want to remind you that IFAI is with you every step of the way. We have developed a COVID-19 Resource Center that will be updated daily on recent developments surrounding the virus and our industry. In this Resource Center, you will find up-to-date information on: Government and Agency Information Financial Information and […]

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IFAI announces its Smart Fabrics Summit will be virtual

March 24th, 2020

Registration is open for the IFAI Smart Fabrics Summit to be held via webinar April 16-17. Under the theme, “Ideation to Commercialization,” the event provides a forum for professionals in the industrial textiles industry to discuss, examine and understand how to bring a “smart” product to market.   Because these high-tech products can interact with their user or […]

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