IFAI launches website and digital publication dedicated to advanced textiles

July 23, 2013

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is pleased to announce the launch of Advanced Textiles Source, a website and digital publication devoted to the highly specialized technical textiles market. The website and digital publication launched July 2013. Advanced Textiles Source is the official publication of Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, and of the Safety …

NMMA provides written comment to EPA regarding major certification fuel change

July 18, 2013

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has provided written comments to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2013 titled Control of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle and Fuel Standards. The proposed rule addresses the future of EPA policy on alternative fuels, which specifically would require car …

Galvanized boat stands

July 1, 2013

Brownell Trailers’ new ROK boat stands, unlike painted ones, are rustproof and corrosion-resistant, with fully hot-dipped galvanized bases and cast steel hot-dipped galvanized handles. Stackable and nestable with other major boat stand brands, ROK stands are built with 5 degrees more pitch, adjustable screw tops (interchangeable with other brands) and solid steel roll threaded rods. …

Fisheries in good shape

In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its annual report on U.S. fisheries, praising the commercial and recreational fishing industries for their role in rebuilding six nearly depleted stocks. Last year, Southern Tanner crab, Acadian redfish, windowpane, yellowtail flounder, Coho salmon and pink shrimp stocks were successfully rebuilt. Today, 90 percent of …

Life jacket wear study available

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) has released the 2012 Life Jacket Wear Observation Study. The report provides data and analysis in addition to a comparison of information from the previous 13 years’ studies (1999-2011). Tracking the changes in life jacket wear rates over time provides important statistics for those individuals and groups responsible …

Marine Institute sets November workshop

Building on the success of last fall’s marina makeover workshop, the International Marina Institute (IMI), a training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), has scheduled a second “Marina Makeover: An Interactive Experience” Nov. 16–17, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. “We had initially planned only one of these …

Watercraft association focuses on responsible ridership and safety

A recent publication from the Personal Watercraft Industry Association stresses the importance of safety, education and rider responsibility in order to fully enjoy the watercraft. The piece also notes many of the improved design features, stability and engine technology on today’s personal watercraft. The PWIA offers important safety tips, rider rules, local laws and personal …

USCG releases 2011 National Recreational Boating Survey

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the completed 2011 National Recreational Boating Survey. This is the first in a series of reports that will convey the results of and describe tools to be produced from the newly designed and implemented survey. The report focuses on overall boating participation, boat ownership, the types of boats used …

Boating casualties decline in 2012

According to a U.S. Coast Guard report released in May, recreational-boating-related injuries, accidents and deaths decreased in 2012 from 2011; deaths in boating-related accidents fell from 758 to 651, a 14.1 percent decrease and the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. Injuries decreased from 3,081 to 3,000, and the total reported recreational boating accidents …

International fibers-textiles conference set for Mumbai, India

AATCC, USA will partner with Bangalore, India-based TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt Ltd., in conducting a major international conference on “Advances in Fibers, Finishes, Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (AFFTTN),” to be held Oct. 1-2, 2013, in Mumbai, India. The conference will provide an interactive platform for industry, trade associations, academia, policy makers and research institutes across the …