Specialty Fabrics Review April 2024 - 6

[ FIRST IMPRESSIONS ]
[ CALENDAR OF EVENTS ]
Spring brings planting
season and new fabrics
W
ith planting season upon us, it seemed the right time to look
at agricultural fabrics, their uses, benefits and changes in
the products. At Advanced Textiles Expo last November, I
talked with several manufacturers of ag fabrics about how
their products protect crops from pests and diseases. Representatives
from Tek-Knit Industries Inc. told me about the protection of berry
plants, and Solmax, fruit tree saplings, among others. It takes several
years for saplings to bear fruit, so if a nursery becomes infected with
citrus greening disease, for example, which is
carried by an invasive pest, it does more damage
than just wiping out one season's crop-it's
devastating on a long-term scale. There's no
cure for a tree after infection, the United States
Department of Agriculture says.
In addition to crop protection, this issue's
Cathy Jones,
Senior Editor
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feature on ag fabrics also covers benefits for
garden centers and livestock and the textiles'
increasing recyclability.
In other coverage with an eye on the land,
check out the short news pieces featuring woolbased
ag/garden products and textile-related
nominees for a cellulose award. One nominee
is a product being studied to protect glaciers
from melting and thus conserve freshwater for
those living in elevations below. The awards were
announced after we sent these pages to press, but
information about the recyclable products and
recycling process up for the award just had to
be included in our Swatches section.
Spring also means new products of all types, and we've lined up
more than 40 new textiles spread among nine categories for this year's
annual Specialty Fabrics Showcase. Our showcase appears only once
per year, but our New Products section appears almost every month
in these pages. (So send in your press releases year-round!) Online
we have our member directory as well as the new VISTA platform to
connect products with customers, and it won't be long now before our
massive and popular annual Buyer's Guide hits people's mailboxes,
helping you find what you need in hundreds upon hundreds of
categories. Happy spring!
May 2024
Outlook Conference 2024
MAY 5-7 / Wild Dunes Resort,
Isle of Palms, S.C.
textiles.org/outlook
June 2024
ATA New Zealand
Conference & Trade Expo
JUNE 19-21 / Rydges Latimer,
Christchurch, New Zealand
advancedtextiles.co.nz
September 2024
Upholstery & Trim
Annual Convention (UTAC)
SEPTEMBER 11-13 / Hyatt Regency
Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif.
textiles.org/utac
September 24-26
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, Calif.
advancedtextilesexpo.com
January 2025
Tent Conference
JANUARY 7-9, 2025 / Hyatt Regency,
Louisville, Ky.
tent.textiles.org
Marine Fabricators
Conference 2025
JANUARY 9-11, 2025 / Omni Corpus Christi,
Corpus Christi, Texas
textiles.org/marineconference
March 2025
Geotechnical Frontiers 2025
MARCH 2-5, 2025 / Kentucky International
Convention Center, Louisville, Ky.
geotechnicalfrontiers.com
All calendar events are subject to change.
Please check event websites for the latest information.
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