Associations

2020-08-05

New INDA report provides outlook for medical facemask/respirator meltblown demand resulting from COVID-19

With respirators and medical facemasks at the forefront of efforts to fight COVID-19, a new report from INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, examines the market and outlook for the stand-alone meltblown process used to produce those products.

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Associations

2020-07-23

Protective masks, everyday masks, disinfecting wipes and surgical gowns are goods in demand in times of corona. In their manufacture, textile machines are at the beginning of the production chain.

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Associations

2020-07-20

When an organization reaches its 80th anniversary, there is a strong chance that it has survived several crises over those years. In the case of Swiss Textile Machinery, the association was actually born out of a crisis situation. Looking back over its history today inspires optimism that current and future challenges will be met with equal success. Past experience provides hope for the future...

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Associations

2020-07-08

Members of TMAS – the Swedish textile machinery association – have adopted a range of new strategies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting manufacturers of textiles and apparel to adjust to a new normal, as Europe and other regions emerge cautiously from lockdown.

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Associations

2020-07-02

European manufacturers of diapers, adult incontinence, and feminine hygiene products are committing to a new programme to give consumers further assurances about the safety of their products.

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Associations

2020-08-06

AATCC announces new 2020 sustainability special issue of AATCC journal of research

The AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR), AATCC’s flagship peer-reviewed textile science journal, is now in its seventh year of publication. In addition to AJOR’s regular bimonthly issues, available to members and subscribers, AATCC publishes occasional AJOR Special Issues on topics of importance to the textile industry. These Special Issues are free access and available to all.

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Associations

2020-07-30

Demonstrations for AATCC test methods now available in online training

Whether you and your team need to brush up on the basics of textile testing or get detailed instruction on specific methods, AATCC’s new Online Test Method Training modules are a valuable resource. Presentations will review best practices, apparatus, and tools for performing common AATCC test methods and procedures. All four modules will be available for viewing September 23, but registration is open now!

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Associations

2020-07-16

Revised AATCC test methods and procedures available

AATCC research committees work year-round to develop and update standards. The results are published twice per year—in the AATCC Technical Manual each January and in the Mid-Year Supplement each June. The 2020 Mid-Year Supplement is now available and includes nine revised test methods, one editorially revised test method, and one revised monograph for a total of eleven approved standards since publication of the 2020 AATCC Technical Manual.

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Associations

2020-07-02

INDA’s World of Wipes® and RISE® 2020 conferences transition to all virtual format matching corporate travel policies

INDA is transitioning two conference events scheduled for August and September to an all-virtual format for 2020 in deference to corporate travel policies and individual concerns about travel. Registration is open for the virtual World of Wipes® International Conference, aligned with the WIPES Academy training course, and the RISE® (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Conference.

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Associations

2020-07-02

IAF launches CO2 improve initiative

IAF is launching its ‘CO2 improve’ initiative today, aiming to help the worldwide fashion & lifestyle community to do better when it comes to CO2 emissions through fashion logistics. Han Bekke, IAF chairman explains: ‘Fashion supply chains cover the globe so the logistical operations in the fashion industry almost by definition add up to a very high level of pollution.

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Associations

2020-07-02

The European textile and clothing industry presents its strategy for the future

The European textile and clothing industry is ready to transform the crisis into an opportunity, and become more digital, sustainable and agile. Endorsed by the last General Assembly, the renewal will be driven by the “strategy for recovery from the COVID-19 era” together with five flagship initiatives in critical areas. To guide the sector towards its renaissance, the GA re-elected Alberto Paccanelli as President.

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Associations

2020-06-25

INDA reschedules FiltXPO™ to co-locate with IDEA® 2022

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announces a new FiltXPO™ venue and date for its second edition. FiltXPO™ is North America’s only exhibition and technical conference dedicated to filtration and separation and will now co-locate with IDEA®, the triennial global nonwovens and engineered materials exposition, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, in Florida. IDEA®, March 28-31, 2022, and FiltXPO™, March 29-31, 2022, will be held as two distinct events in the same building, at the same time.

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Associations

2020-06-25

RISE® conference presents “What’s next” in sustainability

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that registration is now open for the 10th edition of Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE®) Conference on the RISE® website. RISE® will be held at Talley Student Union, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 29-30, and co-organized with The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and North Carolina State University.

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