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AATCC

 ‘Wanderlust’ C2C Student Design Competition announced

(Posted September 14, 2021)

Students invited to participate in Merchandising Competition

(Posted September 14, 2021)

PEOPLE

Klüber Lubrication names head of Global Industry Textiles unit

(Posted September 15, 2021)

Lenzing CEO Doboczky announces plans to step down

(Posted September 15, 2021)

EFI

High-production scanning digital textile printer introduced

(Posted September 15, 2021)

RIETER

New site strengthens OEM’s innovation strategy

(Posted September 15, 2021)

UNIFI

Sustainability Report outlines transparency, eco-progress

(Posted September 9, 2021)

SUSTAINABILITY

Milliken, Eastman to help guide Accelerating Circularity

(Posted September 9, 2021)

INDA

Finalists for RISE® Innovation Awards announced

(Posted September 9, 2021)

AATCC

More than 40 committee meetings set for the fall

(Posted September 9, 2021)

DESIGN

Tukatech, FABFAD team up on 3D fabric visualization tool

(Posted September 9, 2021)

LECTRA

Solutions provider to acquire Neteven to optimize e-commerce

(Posted September 9, 2021)

SHAWMUT

Eco-friendly automotive interior fabrics unveiled

(Posted September 9, 2021)

COTTON

Trust Protocol to hold six grower enrollment webinars

(Posted September 9, 2021)

PPE

US Cotton LLC awarded $6.5M to ramp up swabs production

(Posted September 2, 2021)

FEDERAL VISIT

Aurora Specialty Textiles hosts USTR Tai, U.S. Rep. Underwood

(Posted September 2, 2021)

HONOR

OPTIMER® partner AFTCO earns technical apparel award

(Posted September 2, 2021)

YARN SPINNING

Uster, Muratec system merges ring, winding quality data

(Posted September 2, 2021)

GILDAN

Firm publishes Environmental, Social and Governance Report

(Posted September 2, 2021)

CERTIFICATION

OEKO-TEX® Annual Report shows impressive increases

(Posted September 2, 2021)

TRADE SHOW

Space application kicks off for ITMA ASIA + CITME ’22

(Posted September 2, 2021)

OBITUARY

National Spinning Chair Emeritus Miller spent 63 years at firm

(Posted August 26, 2021)

TRADE

CECATEC-RD issues call to to increase business in CAFTA-DR

(Posted August 26, 2021)

INDA

On-demand WOW® conference program now available

(Posted August 26, 2021)

ECO-GROWTH

GCS Fibers launches fundraising campaign to expand operations

(Posted August 26, 2021)

PEOPLE

Cone Denim welcomes Amie Borges to lead sales strategy

(Posted August 26, 2021)

CULP

Company leads local donation drive for Haiti earthquake relief

(Posted August 26, 2021)

IPC

E-Textiles Virtual World Tour starts Sept. 2 in Taiwan

(Posted August 26, 2021)

PEOPLE

British Textile Machinery appoints Jason Kent CEO

(Posted August 26, 2021)

KARL MAYER

OEM cuts ribbon on new, modern headquarters in Germany

(Posted August 26, 2021)

OERLIKON

Manmade Fibers Group unit to host webinar series

(Posted August 26, 2021)

MILESTONE

Sweden’s ACG at 100: Still at forefront of textile industry

(Posted August 26, 2021)

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Industry turns out strong for IFAI OUTLOOK® Conference

After a year-and-a-half of virtual meetings during the pandemic, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) hosted its first in-person event, its annual OUTLOOK® Conference, August 29-31 here. And turnout and engagement indicated the industry was more than ready to come face to face with colleagues to learn, network and reconnect.

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REVIEW-PART 1

Textile industry reps show up en masse / in masks at TTNA21

Techtextil North America, which took place last week for the first time since February 2019, resembled those pre-pandemic good ol’ days in many ways – but at the same time felt completely different.

 

Masks and often awkward greetings ranging from fist bumps to elbow taps and, eventually in many cases, to old-fashioned handshakes between old friends and new was the order of the three-day show, which was staged August 23-25. City-mandated face covering regulations often made it difficult to breathe for some during the 90+ degree days that could not be fully tamped down inside, even with the AC pumping full blast in the lower level of the Raleigh Convention Center.

 

Still, the show represented a return of sorts for the textile industry after 18+ months of lockdowns and virtual meetings.

Dean Curbishley, founder of Fastec Services, in his shop

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Judson Snyder, test sample technician

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Metal detector product, services provider

Brit creates American Dream by founding Fastec Services

20-year-old firm represents CEIA in North America

Since its founding 20 years ago in Dean Curbishley’s basement in Buffalo, N.Y., Fastec Services LLC has established itself as America's leading expert in industrial metal detection repair, calibration, service and sales, he said.

 

And in textile/carpet production, detecting metal contaminants is one of the most important aspects in ensuring quality materials are produced efficiently and expeditiously. For that industry, Fastec is the exclusive distributor of Italy-based CEIA metal detectors in North American, with numerous clients in the sector. CEIA, founded in 1962, produces electronic metal detectors that are globally recognized by leading world manufacturers of industrial machinery.

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