EuroGeo7 moves to May 2021 due to COVID-19

May 27th, 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 […]

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APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19

April 27th, 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, […]

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Plastatech joins fight against COVID-19

April 27th, 2020

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 […]

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

April 17th, 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 […]

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How to submit a government bid for PPE

April 16th, 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 […]

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GMA Spring Lobby Day postponed

April 15th, 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 […]

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IFAI launches COVID-19 PPE Supplier Directory

April 9th, 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 […]

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Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

April 3rd, 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 […]

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Top tips for operating a specialty fabrics business during a pandemic

April 1st, 2020

IFAI Division Webinars this week are bringing together diverse members of the specialty fabrics industry to discuss how they are navigating the COVID-19 crisis. For companies that are operational—that is, they have either been deemed essential businesses or they are not currently under a “shelter in place” order—worker health and safety is a major concern. […]

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NEW Covid-19 Resource Center

March 24th, 2020

As we navigate through the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, we want to remind you that IFAI is with you every step of the way. We have developed a COVID-19 Resource Center that will be updated daily on recent developments surrounding the virus and our industry. In this Resource Center, you will find up-to-date information on: Government and Agency Information Financial Information and […]

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