MFA announces two fall regional workshops

June 28, 2022

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) is offering two fall regional workshops that will provide networking and hands-on education in a shop setting. The workshops give fabricators an opportunity to see how other shops approach various projects as well as learn new options for shop layout, material and equipment placement/storage. The MFA Southeast Regional Workshop will […]

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Beaulieu Technical Textiles goes green with woven sustainable geotextiles

June 28, 2022

Beaulieu Technical Textiles, a globally represented and established manufacturer of woven technical fabrics, introduces product specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), an essential tool for communicating sustainability performance to fully support green-certified construction projects by providing accurate information in readily available formats. EPDs on geosynthetics bring more transparency and help carbon-conscious purchasing and decision making. An […]

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Partnership For Sustainable Textiles Recognizes U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

June 27, 2022

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been approved as a standard for sustainable cotton by Siegelklarheit, an initiative of the German Federal Government. By helping consumers to better understand environmental and social labels, Siegelklarheit wants to contribute to more sustainable purchasing decisions. U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol successfully passed Siegelklarheit´s assessment system. As a result, members […]

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New PFC-free water repellent

June 27, 2022

PHOBOTEX® R-ACE PFC-free durable water repellent delivers excellent water repellence on synthetic fibers and blends, and also provides compatibility with resin finishing to ensure even application on cellulosic fibers. PHOBOTEX® R-ACE PFC-free durable water repellent delivers excellent water repellence on synthetic fibers and blends, and also provides compatibility with resin finishing to ensure even application […]

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MFA Tools, Tips and Tricks contest open

June 27, 2022

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) annual Tools, Tips and Tricks contest is now open for submissions. Submissions can include anything fabricators do to save time, money or perform a job in a unique way. Even the simplest solutions are a great help to other shops. Submission ideas include using a tool or piece of equipment […]

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WOCA Announces 2022 Award Winners

June 27, 2022

The World of Coal Ash 2022 (WOCA 2022), the largest ash-related event in the world, welcomed 1,057 attendees from 11 countries, hosted 42 sponsors and 107 exhibitors, and saw a WOCA-record-setting 245 presentations at its mid-May conference in Covington, Ky.  Here are the WOCA 2022 award winners:   The Alice Marksberry Memorial Award, sponsored by […]

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TechFab India’s advanced facility for interface testing of geosynthetics fully operational

June 24, 2022

TechFab India’s state-of-the-art geosynthetic-soil interaction testing facility is now fully operational at its in-house laboratory located in Rakholi, Silvassa, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. This facility has a large pullout apparatus for conducting laboratory pull-out tests on geosynthetics in accordance with ASTM D6706 and a large direct shear apparatus for evaluating the interface […]

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DNA traceability, isotopic testing as evidence under UFLPA

June 23, 2022

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (the “Company) has been increasing its engagement with all stakeholders in anticipation of the June 21, 2022, effective date of the “rebuttable presumption” standard under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) signed into law on December 23, 2021. Under the UFLPA, all imports that originate from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous […]

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Ocean Shipping Reform Act updates U.S. shipping law

June 23, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the first major update to U.S. international ocean-shipping laws in more than two decades. The Senate passed the shipping reform bill earlier this year, and President Biden is expected to sign the measure into law in the coming days. Bipartisan legislation, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 […]

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Fawcett Passes the Torch…Again!

June 22, 2022

From Fawcett to Fawcett to Fawcett! Lethbridge Canvas has been in business going on three generations. In our latest episode of Talking Textiles, Craig Fawcett and heir apparent, Jonathan Fawcett share the history of the family’s shade and covers business, the handing down from one generation to the next, and the lessons learned bringing the […]

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OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grants will target disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, and other hard-to-reach, […]

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USDA partners with Port of Houston to ease agriculture shipping bottlenecks

June 22, 2022

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced plans to increase capacity for exporting chilled and frozen agricultural commodities at the Port of Houston in Houston, Texas, to help improve service for shippers of U.S. grown agricultural commodities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with the Port of Houston to lease additional chassis, used to position […]

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TenCate Geosynthetics introduces Bidim Bamboo high-strength geotextile

June 22, 2022

TenCate Geosynthetics, the world’s leading provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, introduces a high-strength geotextile that can be used with all soil types in dry as well as wet conditions. With a service life of more than 50 years, a particularly high puncture resistance and coating on both sides to safeguard against strong roots, TenCate […]

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Event rental industry legend Bick Jones retires

June 21, 2022

After 36 years of serving the event rental industry, Bick Jones, whose latest adventure in the event rental arena was serving as general manager of CommuniLux in Dallas, Texas, a subsidiary of InProduction, Chicago, Ill., decided to retire May 6, 2022. “I have tried to retire three times, but none of them lasted. I love the […]

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Bluesign and SCTI develop sustainable chemistry index

June 21, 2022

Seated from left: Wolfgang Anton Schumann, Chairman of SCTI and Kurt Schläpfer, Head of Customer Relation Management of Bluesign at the signing ceremony. Standing from left: Kin Keong Chan, Peter Waeber, Dennis Dalton, Thomas Schäfer, Rohit Aggarwal, Benoit Moutault, Marcos Furrer, Simon Collinson, Sung Yong Cho, Marilyn Chua, Ümit Yaldiz. Bluesign has teamed up with […]

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