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 …

2013 American Boating Congress deemed a success

July 1, 2013

Increases in both attendance and the number of co-hosts were cited for the success of the 2013 American Boating Congress, hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which wrapped May 9 in Washington, D.C. Attendance at the congress increased from 160 to 200 and the number of co-hosts increased from 13 to 31, compared …

Designer Richard Frinier creates Sunbrella fabrics with recycled content

Sunbrella fabrics featuring recycled content continue to expand with the latest addition from internationally acclaimed home-furnishings designer Richard Frinier. His newest creation for Sunbrella, “Origins,” takes advantage of the rich surface texture and mottled color in ways that are making Sunbrella Renaissance fabrics increasingly popular with the design trade and consumers. “We are living in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …