Chemical recycling may offer a solution to textile waste

November 1, 2023  |  Resources

As the detrimental environmental impact of the textile and apparel industries becomes better known and understood, great effort is being expended to become greener, with the recycling of textiles receiving considerable attention.
Advanced Textiles Expo Exhibitor Product Preview

September 1, 2023  |  Resources

Your first look at the new products and value-added services waiting for you on the show floor at Advanced Textiles Expo 2023 in Orlando, Fla., Nov 1–3.
2023 Specialty Fabrics Showcase, Part 2

June 1, 2023  |  Resources

Awnings, tents, shade sails, marine upholstery, protective gear, furniture: Regardless of the end product, the fabric needs to perform in harsh conditions while looking good, keeping the planet green and fitting into a client’s budget. For our two-part annual showcase, we asked contributors to sen…
Hiring the right talent

September 1, 2022  |  Resources

Regardless of size, companies rely on human capital to function and provide value to their stakeholders. An employee who is a good fit for your company can increase productivity, customer satisfaction and the quality of services delivered.
Cash flow strategies and profits

June 1, 2020  |  Resources

By Mark E. Battersby Cash flow is the lifeblood of every business. In fact, according to a recent U.S. Bank study, poor cash flow management causes 82 percent of U.S. business failures. Although seemingly counterintuitive, many experts advise putting cash flow management before profits. While profit…
Attract younger workers to the trades

May 1, 2020  |  Resources

Tech and training are sparking interest. by Jeff Moravec There’s a simple, well-known and significant problem in the fabrication business: too much work, not enough workers. “Fabricators have more business than they can handle,” says Russ Griffin, co-owner of Northcoast Marine Specialties LLC …
Phifer’s SheerWeave fabrics win awards

April 1, 2019  |  Resources

Phifer Incorporated’s SheerWeave Style 4400/4000/4100 Series made with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers was among the list of winners for Architectural Products Magazine’s annual Product Innovation Awards (daylighting category) and featured in the November 2018 issue. The Style 4000 Seri…
How to solve the labor shortage

February 1, 2019  |  Resources

Think about your local hospital. Picture it in your mind. Think about the people who work there and the work they do. Now imagine that this hospital closed, and so did many of the clinics. Can you imagine your community without access to health care? How would that change your life? As far-fetched a…