EuroGeo7 moves to May 2021 due to COVID-19

May 27, 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

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APWA cancels PWX 2020 due to COVID-19

April 27, 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

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Plastatech joins fight against COVID-19

April 27, 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

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How to submit a government bid for PPE

April 16, 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

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GMA Spring Lobby Day postponed

April 15, 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

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IFAI launches COVID-19 PPE Supplier Directory

April 9, 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

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Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

April 3, 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

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IFAI Member Forum Webinars set

March 24, 2020

IFAI division members are invited to attend a Member Forum Webinar. We encourage you to take part in an open conversation with other members about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and discuss how your company is doing/navigating through this situation.  Discussion questions include: What practices are you implementing to keep staff working

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Message from INDA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 23, 2020

Dear Colleagues, INDA is committed to safe working principles for our members, our staff and the industry as a whole. We are all making adjustments in our business to minimize the impacts and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are carefully monitoring and following the guidelines from the Center for

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