U.S. Air Force selects Med-Eng bomb suit

April 17, 2018

Med-Eng, a brand of The Safariland Group, announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract to provide the U.S. Air Force with the Med-Eng EOD 10 bomb suit to protect personnel conducting explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations. The Air Force selected the EOD 10 suit and accessories through a competitive

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PPE market size to be worth $55.6 billion by 2028

April 12, 2018

A recent report by Hexa Research says that the global personal protective equipment (PPE) market is slated to reach $55.6 billion by 2028. The report says growth will be due in part to the increasing awareness of employee health and safety issues coupled with rising industrial fatalities in emerging economies due to a shortage

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California schools promote maker initiative

April 11, 2018

California Community College Makerspaces offer work-based learning for students. The CCC Maker Initiative, administered by Sierra College (www.sierracollege.edu), is offering internships and work-based learning experiences for students through 24 California Community College makerspaces, where students gain technical, entrepreneurial and work-ready skills sought by employers. California Community Colleges participating in the

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Biomedical textiles market could reach $14.5 billion by 2022

April 9, 2018

The biomedical textiles market is projected to be worth $14.5 billion by 2022, growing from its 2017 value of $10.99 billion, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets. The rising number of surgeries, growing number of elderly people in the population, the high quality of biomedical textiles, and a growing need for

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce to speak at Smart Fabrics Summit

April 9, 2018

The Smart Fabrics Summit, co-hosted by IFAI and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, will feature the closing keynote remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Speakers for the full-day event will cover topics including: Education and collaboration Trends in public and private partnerships Intellectual property protection Solar-powered fabrics Data

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Baldwin showcases TexCoat G3

March 28, 2018

TexCoat G3, a precision application technology product from Baldwin Technology Company Inc., enables a sustainable textile and nonwoven finishing process with low energy consumption, reduced water and chemistry waste, and substantial savings of production time and costs. The product will be showcased during the ITM tradeshow, held in Istanbul April

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Toray to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites

March 27, 2018

Koninklijke Ten Cate B.V. (TenCate) has reached an agreement with integrated chemicals and materials group Toray Industries Inc. on the acquisition of TenCate Advanced Composites (TCAC). The combination of TCAC and Toray brings together complementary product offerings in high performance composites serving the aerospace, space and communications and high-performance industrial

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IFAI, Dept. of Commerce will host Smart Fabrics Summit

March 26, 2018

Registration remains open until April 23, 2018 The 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit will be held on April 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Co-hosted by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the goal of the summit

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“State of the U.S. Textile Industry” addressed by NCTO

March 26, 2018

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) outgoing Chair William V. McCrary Jr. delivered the trade association’s 2018 State of the U.S. Textile Industry overview at NCTO’s 15th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Mr. McCrary’s speech outlined U.S. textile supply chain economic, employment and trade data; the 2018 policy priorities of domestic textile

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AmazonSmile promotion

March 22, 2018

If you shop on Amazon, be sure to take advantage of the AmazonSmile promotion. From March 12–31, 2018, AmazonSmile will triple the donation amount to 1.5 percent to Industrial Fabrics Foundation. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2164483. For additional details about the promotion, click here

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