Gerber Technology launches new cutting room

October 26th, 2020

Gerber Technology is revolutionizing the flexible materials processing industry with the launch of its end-to-end solution for mass production, which will be unveiled at the company’s annual technology conference, ideation, on November 4-6. The connected platform features the new Atria digital cutting solution and the October 2020 release of AccuMark® 2D and 3D, AccuNest™ and […]

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The Durst Group wins Product of the Year awards

October 22nd, 2020

The Durst Group has announced that Durst and Vanguard won a combined total of seven 2020 Product of the Year awards—the most in the history of the company, and a reflection of the new combined Durst Group organization product depth and reach. The following products won 2020 Product of the Year: Durst Rho 2500: UV/Latex […]

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Makers Division member CustomFab USA recognizes the soft goods industry by founding National Contract Sewing Month

July 17th, 2020

Soft goods manufacturers are encouraged to celebrate National Contract Sewing Month in July, recognizing the millions of U.S. workers involved in the industry.  The founder of National Contract Sewing Month is Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Makers Division member CustomFab USA, of Garden Grove, Calif., a contract sewing company involved in the manufacturing of soft […]

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Eastman customers unite to offer contract cutting resources to PPE manufacturers

April 2nd, 2020

Eastman Machine Co. announced today that its exclusive Matchmaker program is connecting facilities manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) with more than a dozen customers who offer automatic, CNC (computer-controlled) cutting services. The Matchmaker program has successfully linked organizations throughout the U.S. and U.K. for several decades from Eastman’s website. Thousands of manufacturers use automatic and […]

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Automated solutions for medical products

March 27th, 2020

Custom multi-product high-efficiency automation from JTE. JTE Machines, Orange Park, Fla., recently introduced its new line of advanced automation equipment for the medical market at the MD&M/ Design & Manufacturing trade show in Anaheim. At the JTE booth, attendees learned how they can automate their existing RF welding equipment, or consider a new solution custom […]

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Gerber Technology supporting companies transitioning to PPE manufacturing

March 24th, 2020

Based on its successful initiative in China, Gerber Technology has announced the creation of the Gerber PPE Task Force and Resource Team to support global customers and partners as they work to increase production or transition to manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE). In a global context where COVID-19 inexorably continues to spread, the shortage of […]

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IFAI Member Forum Webinars set

March 24th, 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 further apart and at a […]

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Message from INDA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 23rd, 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 Disease Control, and the North […]

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NCSL tracks state fiscal responses to COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020

As the global and national response to COVID-19 dominates public attention, state legislatures are taking steps to address budgetary and economic threats. To find current state by state information, The National Conference of State Legislatures website outlines state budget legislation to prepare and respond to the coronavirus through supplemental appropriations, rainy day fund transfers and […]

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Financial resources for small businesses

March 23rd, 2020

America's SBDC, the association that represents the country’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), is working to help small businesses address the business challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. It has compiled a list of excellent resources for small businesses looking for information about disaster recovery loans, protecting the safety of workers and customers, […]

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Gerard Systems offers sewing assistance on gowns and masks

March 23rd, 2020

Girard Systems, an RV awning manufacturer in San Clemente, Calif., is offering assistance in producing COVID-19 supplies.  Monica Girard says, "My mother, Marcia Girard, is the owner, and was just notified the RV industry is closing their doors for the next two weeks. We have warehouses that are currently sewing fabrics for hundreds of awnings each […]

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IFAI offers template letter for shelter-in-place orders

March 23rd, 2020

Dear IFAI member, I hope you are doing well and staying healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. IFAI and other industry associations have been working with officials at the highest levels of the White House, the administration and senior congressional officials, who have enlisted our industry's help to meet the country's needs for medical-related personal protective equipment […]

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Beverly Knits joins coalition for produce face masks

March 23rd, 2020

Beverly Knits Inc. is proud to be involved in the effort led by Hanes and Parkdale to help support the fight against COVID-19. Working with a coalition of textile companies, the company is ramping up production in the U.S. to provide face masks for health care workers on the frontlines. With the combined efforts of […]

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FDA continues to facilitate access to crucial medical products

March 23rd, 2020

On March 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took significant action to help increase the availability of ventilators and accessories, as well as other respiratory devices, during the COVID-19 pandemic to support patients with respiratory failure or difficulty breathing. “The FDA’s new actions will mean America can make more ventilators during this crisis,” said Health and […]

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Smart Fabrics Summit goes virtual

March 23rd, 2020

Enjoy the summit via a 2-day webinar format  Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus, there will no longer be an in-person summit in Washington D.C. However, we invite you to attend the Summit virtually. The Smart Fabrics Virtual Summit 2020 features the same great content that the in-person event offers, and you can enjoy it from the comfort of […]

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