Centennial College receives smart fabrics funding

April 11, 2022  |  In the Industry

Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, and its partners have received $4 million in multi-year funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop products for the global e-textile market, as well as to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in…
$2.8 Million awarded for manufacturing innovation initiative

March 28, 2022  |  In the Industry

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration has announced $2.8 million in new infrastructure grants, through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2), to three growing manufacturers. 
New momentum for smart textiles

March 28, 2022  |  In the Industry

The global market for smart textiles is expected to reach $3 billion by 2024. This positive outlook draws on a 2021 smart fabrics industry report by Grand View Research. Yet the large and small companies operating in this field in Europe face obstacles in the development and scaling up of their prod…
Smart Fabrics Summit convenes in late March

March 14, 2022  |  In the Industry

The Smart Fabrics Summit will be held at North Carolina State University (NC State) in Raleigh, N.C. The university’s Wilson College of Textiles is co-organizer of the event with the Industrial Fabrics Association International.
IFAI’s Smart Fabric Summit partners with NC State

February 3, 2022  |  In the Industry

This year’s Smart Fabrics Summit, scheduled for Mar. 28–29, 2022, will be held on the campus of North Carolina State University (NC State) in Raleigh, N.C. This event, organized by the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), o…
Study evaluates alternative face coverings

January 24, 2022  |  In the Industry

Texas Tech researchers have authored a new study to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative facial coverings in offering protection against COVID-19 transmission. During personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, it has been necessary for people to utilize materials already at their disposal t…
Registration for Smart Fabrics Summit 2022 opens

December 13, 2021  |  In the Industry

Registration is now open for the Smart Fabrics Summit 2022, which will be held at North Carolina State University (NC State), Raleigh, N.C. March 28-29. This event offers education, product showcases, facility tours and networking opportunities.  Speakers currently scheduled include:  Dr. …
Current high cotton prices will likely continue

December 13, 2021  |  In the Industry

by Seshadri Ramkumar Strong cotton demand continues to drive its highest price in a decade. At the recent 79th plenary session, “Fortifying the Cotton Supply Chain: New Approaches to New Challenges,” of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), this was an important topic of discu…
Building better alliances

November 22, 2021  |  In the Industry

The pandemic underscored the importance of maintaining strong business relationships.  by Janet Preus   The plenary luncheon session at IFAI Expo’s Advanced Textiles Conference brought together a panel of speakers united in a single message about the importance of collaboration in advancing…
International Achievement Awards showcased at IFAI Expo

November 8, 2021  |  In the Industry

Projects and products in industrial fabrics markets were recognized with 2021 International Achievement Awards, showcased in a special area on the show floor at IFAI Expo recently in Nashville. Projects in advanced textiles showed the scope of products and industries served in this market area.&nbsp…