Answers to your Supply Chain questions!

August 8th, 2022

CONNECT by ATA will be hosting an Ask Me Anything on Supply Chain Challenges event with Bill Rooney of Kuehne + Nagel Inc. on August 30! Get the answers to your supply chain questions from an expert at this live session on August 30 from 1-2pm EDT. Can't make it to the live session? Email […]

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Sails that sign: Enter here!

August 1st, 2022

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indigenous community in Scottsdale, Ariz., has a dedicated space that is surrounded by a high-end commercial plaza on its land. Located at the crossroads of two major roads, the shopping complex is composed of numerous brick-faced masses that have tribal art affixed to the curved walls. One corner of the complex […]

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State of the Industry 2022

August 1st, 2022

How did textile and fabric manufacturers survive the global pandemic? How do supply chain issues and labor shortages continue to be a problem? What markets are manufacturers looking to expand into, and how do they plan to get there? Which trends will have the biggest impact on the industry in the next two years? The […]

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Urban-Air Port builds vertiport

August 1st, 2022

With the increasing use of drone aircraft in everything from surveying and photography to package delivery, it makes sense that there should one day be a drone airport. Well, that time has come. London-based Urban-Air Port has built the first dedicated drone “vertiport” in Coventry, U.K., with plans to expand to cities around the world […]

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Wide format graphics rebound

August 1st, 2022

A Beaver Paper Group banner made from TexStyles® NatureSeries™ was used on the front of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Beaver Paper Group To get a handle on how the wide format fabrics graphics industry is faring these days, as the worst of the pandemic fades, a good source to ask is Bill Farquharson, […]

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Color by nanocrystal

August 1st, 2022

Using nanocrystals extracted from wood, Lavoine and her collaborators can print iridescent designs on clothing items. Photo: North Carolina State University. Colorful fabrics are beautiful, but creating them is one of the world’s largest sources of water pollution. Textile mills have been known to dump residual dyes and hazardous chemicals into canals, streams and rivers.  […]

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Weaving in Wi-Fi

August 1st, 2022

Doenja Oogjes is seen testing the conductive weaving on the textile Wi-Fi antenna project. For most of us technology becomes part of our day almost from the moment we wake up. At the Simon Fraser University School of Interactive Art and Technology (SIAT), researchers are weaving “threads” of Wi-Fi into fabric as a way of […]

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