Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

June 16, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups s…
Drexel University seeking volunteers for e-textile focus groups

September 2, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC) at Drexel University is recruiting for focus groups with e-textile professionals from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and challenges in developing and integrating e-textile applications.
Global textile coatings market forecast

August 26, 2021  |  Industry News, News

less than 4% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. Major factors driving the market studied are increasing standards for protective textiles.
Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29, 2021  |  Industry News

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four…
Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

January 29, 2021  |  Industry News

 A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommen…
Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22, 2020  |  Industry News

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in…
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 …