IFAI Expo 2016 closes successful show with near-record attendance

October 31, 2016

IFAI Expo 2016, the textile industry’s show of record, attracted 5,023 participants to the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., from Oct. 18-21. IFAI Expo is the largest display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. Attendees were treated to four days of product demonstrations, education, networking, exhibits and

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Organic cotton production

September 8, 2016

In 1993, Texas organic cotton farmers formed the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative (TOCMC) to develop new markets for the organically grown fiber. Over time the cooperative has survived floods, sandstorms, hailstorms and drought that destroyed as much as 70 percent of its crops in some years. Perseverance paid off,

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Epson acquires Robustelli

July 19, 2016

Epson Group company Epson Italia S.p.A. has agreed with the Robustelli family to acquire the capital of Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l., a Villa Guardia, Italy-based leader in the textile printing industry. The agreement will expand the scope of the two companies’ longstanding collaboration in digital inkjet textile printing. It will allow Robustelli to leverage

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Ultraflex Systems launches Signetics™ magnetic receptive media

June 30, 2016

Source: Specialty Fabrics Review Ultraflex Systems’ Signetics™ for magnetic receptive media offers easy on-site installation, no-edge chipping and high durability. Materials are engineered with an optimized face-film for ink adhesion and offer a neutral white point. Potential applications include wall graphics, menu boards, interior design decoration and fixture graphics. Signetics

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Coated fabric demand increases

June 29, 2016

Source: Specialty Fabrics Review Demand for coated fabrics in the U.S. is forecast to increase 2.1 percent per year to 650 million square yards in 2020. Coated fabric usage is highly dependent on the production of end products and the level of competition from alternative materials such as leather, plastic

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Thrace LINQ achieves ISO 9001:2008

June 28, 2016

Source: Specialty Fabrics Review Thrace LINQ, Summerville, S.C., has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management system. The achievement demonstrates the woven and nonwoven technical fabric supplier’s commitment to provide the highest quality materials to the markets they serve. ISO 9001 standard is designed to help ensure that

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Silicone Edge Graphics webinar set for June 2

May 4, 2016

As an IFAI member-exclusive benefit, the Fabrics Graphics Association will host a Silicone Edge Graphics (SEG) webinar on Thursday, June 2 at 10 a.m. CDT. The one hour webinar will provide an overview of the types of applications, intricacies and equipment used in SEGs. By attending you will: • Learn

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