Raven offers BioFlex PE film for disposable isolation gowns

August 13, 2020

Raven Engineered Films is manufacturing a new Berry Amendment compliant plastic film to help meet the high demands for personal protection equipment (PPE). Raven BioFlex™ I270C is a high-strength polyethylene film used in the manufacturing of nonsurgical disposable medical isolation gowns. BioFlex™ film is manufactured with premium quality colorless polyethylene for the production of high-demand …

EuroGeo7 moves to May 2021 due to COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Due to the global development and concerns over COVID-19, the EuroGeo7 Conference, which was originally scheduled to take place from Sept. 6–9, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland, is now postponed until May 16–19, 2021. The decision to postpone EuroGeo7 was made in the interest of the health and safety of everyone participating in the conference. The organizers …

Engineers learn from home, strengthen skills for current and post-COVID-19 pandemic workplace

April 29, 2020

ASME brings flexible, affordable and applicable virtual training solutions to engineers everywhere. Lifelong learning for engineers doesn’t stop, even under quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent survey of approximately 3,000 engineers conducted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), eight in 10 engineers anticipate a change in operations due to COVID-19 …

APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19

April 27, 2020

The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced its decision to cancel Public Works Expo (PWX) 2020 scheduled for Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2020 in New Orleans, La. After very careful consideration, APWA’s board of directors unanimously decided to cancel PWX 2020. Over recent weeks, APWA has been closely monitoring data related to the spread of COVID-19, …

Plastatech joins fight against COVID-19

To address critical PPE supply shortages, team members at Plastatech Engineering Ltd., manufacturers of film, fabric and laminate solutions, have found a way to help. In conjunction with sister company, Duro-Last Inc., engineers, product development and manufacturing staff united to fabricate and manufacture isolation gowns and face masks, according to a recent press release from …

EPA announces coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for state, local and tribal governments

April 17, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating its coronavirus website to include new resources for state, local, and tribal agencies and intergovernmental associations. These resources will help EPA and its partners continue to provide the environmental protection the nation depends on without interruption during the coronavirus public health emergency. “EPA is doing all we …

How to submit a government bid for PPE

April 16, 2020

As IFAI has been receiving a number of questions regarding the federal government PPE procurement process, the following is a reminder on how to submit a bid to be considered for a contract. The information provided here outlines the only available process at this time to be considered for an award. The offering for consideration …

GMA Spring Lobby Day postponed

April 15, 2020

GMA’s Spring 2020 Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. will be postponed to a later date due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. GMA and Whitmer & Worrall are continuously monitoring the congressional schedule with plans to reschedule the fly-in for later this summer. We are also planning to move forward with a fall 2020 fly-in with dates to …

IFAI launches COVID-19 PPE Supplier Directory

April 9, 2020

On Monday, April 6, IFAI sent a message announcing the COVID-19 Production Capacity Database. This information was collected in a short timeframe by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), along with The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA). The initial purpose of collecting this information was to share production …

Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

April 3, 2020

Focused on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using anti-microbial and fabric barrier coatings   Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available and complement …