Brand Protection by the Use of Invisible Markings

Product piracy has long been a staggering problem for the textile industry. DITF & IPA have developed an elegant solution: a fully transparent ink which is invisible to the human eye. The security ink, called Transparency™, is based on IR-active particles which are fixed on the substrate by textile binders. The patented high-tech Transparency security ink can be applied to textile – without altering its look or feel – to ensure authenticity.

Speaker: Dr. Reinhold Schneider, Teamleader Color and Functional Printing, DITF (Germany)

Employment Branding – What Message Does Your Brand Send?

Every organization has an employment brand. This brand tells the world what it’s like to be a part of your organization. Employment branding is very similar to branding that organizations create for their products or services. In the branding of automobiles, some brands have the image of being sporty and fast, while other images of family, soccer games, and versatility. In the same regard, organizations have brands as to what it is like to be an employee. Some have images of a very structured and formal environment, while others are relaxed and embrace fun. Branding should be intentional and reflect the organization’s culture.

What is your organization’s brand?

Participants attending this webinar will learn how to determine their employment brand and how to develop a brand that will attract top talent.

Speaker: Rita Revels

President & CEO

Employers Network

How acquiring funds for your business has changed since COVID-19

As the business climate has changed with COVID-19, companies will need to understand how to get back to their operations in a new financial environment. Having capital to grow their business and acquire equipment will be a crucial component to success.

This workshop will offer advice geared to all types of capital and provide the tools necessary for seeking capital, as well as identify the types of funds and resources available from financiers today. We will look at the broad challenges in raising capital at all stages. The attendees will walk away with a game plan for raising money for their business.

What will be covered:

  • The types of money available, the types of suppliers of money and how they differ
  • The difference in long term and short term debt and the ROI of your debt
  • How to measure and use financials tools to evaluate your business cost of obtaining capital
  • How to develop your current business plan to raise capital as you grow
  • How COVID-19 has affected lending

Speaker: Barbara Griffith

President, SCL Equipment Finance

Lab to Life-Saving

Ever wondered how a product makes its way from the lab to the market? This webinar provides that insight and give you a look into how products make their transition from “Lab to Life-Saving”. These products are constantly being used to protect first responders and civilians from deadly environments. Learn about the milestones within the commercialization process, successes, and how we can learn and rebound from failures.

Speaker: Amit Kapoor, President, First Line Technology

Maker Division Webinar Series | Getting the Most Out of Your Industrial Sewing Machine – Part One

Let’s get down to the basics of your sewing machine with a webinar series brought to you by ATA’s Makers division. In this series, you will get a complete overview of your industrial sewing machine and learn all the ins and outs. In part one, we focus on key features of your machine and how that knowledge translates into a higher-quality product.

How to set up and use the features of your sewing machine to build quality product. Learn about key parts of your sewing machine, including: how to achieve a high quality seam, needles, tension and more.

Speaker: Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine

Makers Division Webinar Series | Sewing Machine Basics Webinar Series – Part Two

Let’s get down to the basics of your sewing machine with a webinar series brought to you by ATA’s Makers division. In this short series, you will receive a complete overview of your industrial sewing machine and learn all the ins and outs.

In part two, we will focus on the single needle lockstitch machine and how to troubleshoot problems with thread, needles, tension and more.

Who should attend?
• Any cut and sew manufacturer that needs a refresher on their sewing machine
• Anyone new to the cut and sew industry
• Anyone that wants to improve upon efficiencies and provide a better quality product

Speakers: Freddie Groce, Vice President – Business Development, Industrial Threads & Yarns Division, FIL-TEC, INC. and Mike Burnette, Sales – Southern Region, FIL-TEC, INC.

Navigating the ‘New’ SAM.gov

There have been significant changes in SAM.gov due to the recent merger with beta.SAM.gov. This has resulted in a new look, new login requirements, and new user features. This webinar will give you a live, hands-on demonstration to help you navigate the new SAM.gov. Participants will learn how to navigate some of the basic SAM.gov features, learn about the different user domains and new security features. If you want to begin federal government contracting, or if you’re already registered in SAM, the information from this webinar will benefit your company.

 

Speaker – Billy Grill

Dayton PTAC Counselor, Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center

State of the Industrial Textile Industry: Outlook, Challenges, Opportunities & Trends—NCTO & USIFI Discussion

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and the U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI), a division if ATA co-host a webinar and discussion session on the industrial textile market, focusing on the outlook for the second half of 2021, as well as the challenges, opportunities and trends in the industry, as the economy continues to rebound slowly from the COVID-19 pandemic amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

ATA gives a presentation on the scope of the issues confronting the industry and provide an in-depth analysis and summary of its 2021 State of the Industry report. In addition, a diverse panel of both NCTO and USIFI member companies participate in a moderated panel discussion and address a wide range of topics, including workforce and sourcing issues, sustainability initiatives and new technologies.

Note: This webinar is intended for industry only and will be off the record.

Technically Not a “Techy” Person

Are you a self proclaimed “not techy person” who finds yourself more frustrated by technology every day? Do you know there are probably ways to make it easier, but perhaps you’re too embarrassed to ask? In this session, Karen Gordon will cover the very basics in terms of tools you need to know about, shortcuts to help you move faster, and tricks to make your computer run faster. We’ll talk about what basic tech tools are worth investing in (a second monitor! I swear!) and what free tools make your life way easier. You’ll leave feeling less overwhelmed and intimidated and more inspired to embrace the tools that will undoubtedly make your life easier.

Attendees of this session will walk away with:
-A clear shopping list of what you need (and what you don’t!)
-Easy tricks to make your technology run faster and you run faster when using it
-A better sense of confidence in facing new and existing tools

 

Speaker: Karen Gordon

Goodshuffle

Textile Training & Education Resources

The Manufacturing and Textile Innovation Network (MTIN) is a partnership between the Gaston College Textile Technology Center and the Catawba Valley Community College Manufacturing Solutions Center. With help of industry partners and the respective community colleges, the MTIN partnership offers product development, testing, incubator space and customized training for the textile industry. Webinar attendees will gain a better understanding of the MTIN partnership resources and opportunities for training and retaining a new workforce.

 

Speaker: Jasmine Cox, Director of Textile Technology Programs and Business Innovation, Textile Technology Center at Gaston College