Amy Bircher appointed to advisory committee by President Biden

February 26th, 2024

Amy Bircher at IFAI Expo 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including former Advanced Textiles Association chairman Amy Bircher Bruyn. The advisory committee provides overall policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on matters in connection […]

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Herculite launches health care fabric e-commerce website

February 1st, 2024

Herculite® Products Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics, announced the launch of a new e-commerce website offering a full selection of its Sure-Chek® antimicrobial health care fabrics. Features of the platform: Product catalog: Browse through a diverse selection of health care fabrics, including Sure-Chek Linen, Lectrolite®, pillow fabrics and more. User-friendly interface: The […]

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DORNIER: Peter D. Dornier to join supervisory board, Andreas Kueckelmann to succeed Dornier on board of management

January 24th, 2024

From left to right: Andreas Kueckelmann, Peter D. Dornier and Franz-Peter Matheis. After 35 years in the company, including 25 years as managing director, Peter D. Dornier will hand over the operational management of Lindauer DORNIER GmbH on July 1, 2024 to join the supervisory board of the family-owned company. His successor as chairman of […]

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In memoriam: Donald “Don” Michael Reinbolt

January 22nd, 2024

Former IFAI (now ATA) chairman Donald "Don" Michael Reinbolt of Temperance, MI, died at age 77 on Saturday, January 13, 2024. He was born on June 11, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, and was the son of Charles M. and Mary Katherine (Hartley) Reinbolt.  He married his high school sweetheart from Woodward High School, Suzanne Loemker, […]

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Valcourt Group acquires AwnClean USA

December 12th, 2023

The Valcourt Group, a provider of window cleaning, waterproofing, and facade restoration services for commercial properties, announced its recent acquisition of woman-owned AwnClean USA, based in Tampa, Florida. This strategic move maintains the momentum Valcourt has been building to strengthen its position as an industry leader in exterior commercial building services while expanding its presence within […]

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Advanced Textiles Expo attracts thousands to Orlando

November 14th, 2023

ATA Expo. Photography by © 2023 Mark Skalny Photography Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) completed its debut of Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, Nov. 1–3, in Orlando, Fla., USA.  This year’s event was again collocated with Sun Shading Expo North America, which is organized by Messe Stuttgart, the founders of R + T, the […]

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INDA releases North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook Report

November 13th, 2023

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has released a new report, North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2022-2027. This report is the twelfth edition detailing demand data for 2017 through 2022, with forecasts to 2027. The report provides analysis across all nonwoven end-use markets, providing a comprehensive and accurate view of the total North […]

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Advanced Textiles Expo 2023 Show Stoppers

November 1st, 2023

Here are the 2023 Show Stopper Awards recently announced at the Advanced Textiles Expo in Orlando, Fla. The Show Stopper program is designed to recognize the most popular new products each year from Advanced Textiles Expo (formerly IFAI Expo) exhibitors. The awards acknowledge the newest, most innovative, useful and exciting, effective, efficient and economical entries, […]

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ATA announces VISTA online sourcing directory

October 9th, 2023

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) announces an exciting new platform specifically designed to provide information on sourcing products in the textile industry year-round. VISTA by ATA is a groundbreaking online sourcing directory platform that promises to revolutionize how professionals in the textile sector source products, services and suppliers. “Sourcing is an important benefit for our membership […]

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ATA launches Leadership Academy

September 11th, 2023

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) has launched the ATA Leadership Academy, an initiative set to reshape leadership excellence within the textile industry. This comprehensive leadership development program is designed to offer advanced training to professionals across all levels, with training options for ATA member companies of all sizes. The ATA Leadership Academy exemplifies the Association’s commitment […]

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