It was a busy time for us this fall as we traveled to different events across the U.S. As we have mentioned before, attending these industry trade shows and conferences is an ideal way to hear what certain industries need in their products and to discuss options and possible solutions we can provide. This fall we attended three events:
2015 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition: This land power exposition and professional development forum offered presentations and discussions on military and national security subjects as well as workshops and business meetings. Over 26,000 attendees came from around the world to Washington, D.C. for this event and we were proud to be part of it.
SEAMS National Networking Conference: This event was held on October 29-31 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. At SEAMS, the National Association for the U.S. Sewn Products and Textiles Industries, we participated in educational opportunities, conferences, and networking events designed around the theme of “Spurring Opportunities for Growth.” The conference highlighted strategies, relationships and takeaways to drive growth and improve business.
AIX Expo: The Aircraft Interiors Expo took place on November 4 & 5 in Seattle, WA. Showcasing the latest designs in aircraft interiors, this event allowed us to network with others in the industry to discuss industry trends and where the aircraft interiors business and the airlines industry is moving toward for the future.
Although very different, these three events all cross over into the textile industry. With the connections and information learned from attending these events, we are better able to serve our customers in developing the products they require.
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Earlier this year we discussed the continued growth of the technical textile industry. Technological advances in areas such as nano textiles and carbon fibers are two such examples of how technology can open opportunities and advance the expansion of the industry as a whole.
The National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO) Chairman Jeff Price recently discussed some of the issues that will be explored in 2015. This includes pending international trade agreements such as the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The group will also be working on industry expansion, new markets, and new products. The feeling is that as the industry continues to expand through the application of US developed and manufactured fibers and textiles we will have a stronger voice to help mold these agreements in a positive fashion.
At Jason Mills we’re optimistic that we’ll continue to see growth throughout the year. Like the NTCO we take a keen awareness in seeing that our interests are voiced as various hot button issues move forward.
As far as product development goes, we’ve been focusing particularly on researching new and innovative textiles such as aluminized composites. Standard nonwovens are traditionally used in industries such as housing construction as they are lightweight and inexpensive. However, adjust the product so that a standard non woven becomes a water impermeable composite (yet retaining its vapor permeability), then you have a potential for a game changing result. We are also researching inherently antimicrobial yarns and possible non-traditional applications for these textiles.
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Jason Mills will be attending the IFAI Outlook Conference in White Sulphur Springs, WV on May 18-19, 2015. The conference was created by the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and the Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI), divisions of IFAI and provides a forum for the specialty textile sector.
Our company tries to attend every year as this industry event allows us to learn about the full spectrum of the textile industry. Over the course of two days the conference will provide us with information about yarns and fibers, trade issues, legislative issues, economic issues.
Some of the speakers include, Dr. Raman Kumar who will be discussing the current US and global economic conditions as well as what the outlook means fur US businesses. Gail Strickler and Josh Teitelbaum will provide an update on the TPP and TTIP legislation, and Carole Winterhalter will give a military update on the current and future needs of protective textiles.
In addition to the speakers, we will be able to network with other textile professionals and we look forward to attending this leadership conference. To stay up-to-date on all Jason Mills’ news be sure to follow our company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.