Insect repellent uniforms donated to JGI in Tanzania

January 20, 2021  |  In the Industry

Affix Labs, Waste2Wear and Logonet have developed a new high-tech uniform, designed to commemorate the ground-breaking research by the primatologist Jane Goodall and the work carried out by the scientists and rangers at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Gombe, Tanzania. The partners donated the ec…
IFAI Expo 2021 issues call for presentations

January 11, 2021  |  In the Industry

IFAI is now accepting presentation topic ideas and interested speakers for Expo 2021 to be held Nov. 2–4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. Education will take place Nov. 1–4.  There are two presentation types: a 50-minute classroom sessions and 25-minute campfire sessions. Education …
Antimicrobial found effective against SARS-CoV-2

December 7, 2020  |  In the Industry

Sciessent has announced the results of recent tests with its AgionÒ antimicrobial treatment. According to the company, the treatment achieves 99.99 percent inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in lab testing of medical textiles. The testing was conducted under ISO 18184 prot…
A call for policy changes to support U.S. PPE

November 23, 2020  |  In the Industry

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 le…
Rapid prototyping = faster market launch

November 23, 2020  |  In the Industry

A presentation at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020, titled, “Rapid Prototyping and Textile Product Development” urged attendees to use “sticks and glue … whatever method you have to get your idea out there.” The presenter, Dr. Andre West, director of the Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE), Wilson College…
2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020  |  Awards, Division News, In the Industry, Industry News, Member News, News, People, Press Release

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 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 other…
2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

November 12, 2020  |  Awards, Division News, In the Industry, Industry News, Member News, News, People, Press Release

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 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 IFAI Board of Directors to candidates based on the …
Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

November 12, 2020  |  Awards, Division News, In the Industry, Industry News, Member News, News, People, Press Release

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI…
Understanding the regulation and testing of medical PPE

November 9, 2020  |  In the Industry

Jing Liang, founder and president of Medical PPE Consulting LLC, walked participants through the regulatory process and testing for medical personnel protective equipment (PPE) In her IFAI Expo 2020 education session, “Understanding Testing Requirements of Medical PPE.” Medical PPE are considere…
Kraig Biocraft readies shipment for spider silk production

November 2, 2020  |  In the Industry

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it has completed production and genetic screening of its latest batch of spider silk silkworm eggs.  These specialized silkworm eggs are now ready for shipment to Vietnam to restart commercial production.  Production operations at the company’s…