The Next Generation of Textiles

November 30, 2022

It's time to nerd out on material sciences. This episode of Talking Textiles interviews George Sun, founder of Nextiles, a company merging electronics with textiles to measure range of motion, micromovements and more. We learn how George walked a path from creating shoes to conductive fabrics and hear his advice for job seekers to get […]

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Kingly Ltd. launches upcycling project

November 30, 2022

Kingly Ltd. is the first zero-waste textile company that creates sustainable products for the promotional industry. The company just introduced its “Upcycling project” which intends to retrieve textile waste not for recycling but for using it to create new products. “One of earth’s biggest polluters is the textile and apparel industry and its environmentally detrimental […]

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2021 Canadian recreational boating stats now available

November 30, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, a comprehensive summary of statistics on the recreational boating industry in Canada, is now available as a complete digital edition. The report includes in-depth data and analysis for: New and pre-owned powerboat and sailboat salesNew outboard engine salesRecreational boat and marine engine exports […]

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Alabama DOT improves dewatering performance of silt fence

November 30, 2022

Using the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF) and working on behalf of the Alabama DOT (ALDOT), J.B. Whitman, M.A Perez, W.C. Zech, and W.N. Donald improved the dewatering characteristics of silt fence. They performed structural analysis, design, and assessment of silt fence performance under current practices with a recommended alternative design […]

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AATCC Announces 2023 Board of Directors

November 29, 2022

Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions This fall, AATCC members elected their 2023-2024 representatives to the Board of Directors. All officers will begin their term on January 1.President-ElectAndrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions, will serve two years as President-elect before continuing to President for two years, and finally Immediate Past President for two […]

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ATA free webinar discusses business loans and acquiring capital

November 29, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) will present the free webinar “How to Acquire Capital and Qualify for a Business Loan” on Dec. 7, 2022, from 1–2 pm ET. The webinar will discuss the many different types of loans available to companies and address key topics including: •Acquiring working capital for day-to-day expenses  •Replacing older equipment […]

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TenCate receives IAA geosynthetics project award

November 29, 2022

TenCate recently received the Outstanding Achievement Award in the area of Mines/Landfills/Wastewater at the 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C. TenCate won for Lake McConaughy Geotextile Tube Shoreline Erosion Protection; Fabric name – TC1200MB Tri Composite Geotextile; Fabric producer – TenCate Geosynthetics. TenCate received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Lake McConaughy Geotextile Tube Shoreline Erosion Protection; […]

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In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

November 28, 2022

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born July 14, 1952, in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to Edd and Loretta Mae Russell.  He grew up with two […]

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Marine protection for inflatables

November 28, 2022

Glidecoat’s Inflatable Kit and Inflatable Hard Bottom Kit protect Hypalon, PVC and polyurethane inflatable boats and RIB tubes. Glidecoat’s Inflatable Kit and Inflatable Hard Bottom Kit protect Hypalon, PVC and polyurethane inflatable boats and RIB tubes from the ravages of a marine environment. The kits restore their deep lustrous color and keep the entire boat […]

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Minerals Technologies names CFO

November 28, 2022

Minerals Technologies Inc. has promoted Erik Aldag to senior vice president, finance and treasury, and chief financial officer, succeeding Matthew Garth, who is leaving MTI to pursue another opportunity. Aldag joined MTI in 2017 as director, financial planning and analysis and assumed the additional responsibility for investor relations in 2020. In his new role, he will serve as an officer of the company […]

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Public comments sought for Section 301 tariffs

November 25, 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) opened its public comment period this week asking that businesses impacted by Section 301 tariffs, which impact more than 300 commonly used components, materials and parts in the marine manufacturing process, submit comments detailing the need for exclusions from these tariffs. The comment period will remain open […]

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GSI Webinar – Geosynthetics Used In Paved And Unpaved Roads – December 7

November 24, 2022

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics Used In Paved And Unpaved Roads” on December 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Beginning in the 1930s, geotextiles and then geogrids have been used in unpaved and paved roads […]

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Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires L2 Brands

November 23, 2022

Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising midmarket companies, today announced the acquisition of L2 Brands, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of custom apparel and headwear for the collegiate, destination and leisure, and corporate markets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With a heritage dating back more than 30 […]

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2023 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards call for entry now open

November 23, 2022

The Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, is now accepting entries to the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards program. The Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product exposure, including: Innovation Award signage—identifies product as […]

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Hanes Geo Components acquiring Nilex

November 23, 2022

Hanes Geo Components, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leggett & Platt, has reached an agreement to acquire the majority of the business and assets of Edmonton, Canada-based Nilex Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Nilex USA Inc. with a view to continue to operate Nilex’s business on a going-concern basis. Under the proposed agreement, Nilex’s Canadian operations […]

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