Student Design Challenge for 2020 opens

January 28, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for the Advanced Textile Products Student Design Challenge for 2020. This is an annual contest sponsored by Advanced Textiles Products, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). The competition was established to encourage college and university students of design, textiles engineering, and allied curricula to solve safety and …

Can we create researchers?

January 27, 2020

by Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D. How do we create researchers and make manufacturing sectors, such as textiles and materials, competitive? Research needs to continue its progression from intellectual curiosity to transformational—from carrying out activities to creating high-performance textiles that markets will adopt. This progression requires changes in mindsets and skill sets. Strategies can be followed to …

Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …