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Welcome to the

NAUMD 2023 Webinar Series,

an educational year-long event. The manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and associates of the NAUMD share their best practices with each other, and the uniform, image apparel, and public safety equipment industry.

All webinars are free to attend.

2023 Webinar Series will start in February 2023. Watch for announcements!

NAUMD Members can view recordings of all past and recent webinars in the member portal. Create an account here: https://theuniformnetwork.com/register/

February 2, 2023 10:00 AM CST USA

Uniform Trends for Flame Resistant and Retardant Apparel

Join us for a webinar presentation featuring three experts in the flame-resistant and flame-retardant areas of the uniform industry. These leaders represent companies who help supply millions of workers with apparel that feature FR performance.

We asked the panelists to discuss their products, recent developments, and innovations in protective apparel.

What is happening and what does the future hold for FR manufacturing and styles?
Are there updates in the regulations being issued?

Our panelist speakers are:

BULWARK
Derek Sang, QSSP, IASHEP (CSHEP)
Technical Training Manager
bulwark.com

LION
Karen Lehtonen
VP, Innovation and Product Development
lionprotects.com

MIDAS SAFETY CLOTHING
Muhammad Usman Tariq
Head of sales & marketing
midassafety.com

February 16, 2023 10:00 AM CST USA

Your Uniform Is Shedding: The Microfiber Environmental Issue

Microfibers that have shed from synthetic textiles are the #1 most prevalent form of microplastic pollution in aquatic, atmospheric, and terrestrial environments across the globe.

To ocean science and environmental communities, the term “microfiber” refers to short fiber fragments that have broken from a main textile construction. Microfibers unavoidably shed from almost all clothing and textiles during manufacture, use, and customary care. Typically too tiny to capture, microfibers end up as fugitive pollutants in the environment.

Uniform manufacturers and distributors can better their product sustainability by considering solutions that address this environmental issue.

This webinar will answer the following questions:

  • What is the scale of the problem? We will educate on microfiber pollution research & statistics.
  • Is it actually a "problem"? We will explain what is known and unknown about environmental impacts.
  • What can we do about it, collectively and individually? We will provide an overview of industry response & current solutions available.

The webinar is presented by Intrinsic Advanced Materials, makers of CiCLO, a sustainable textile technology to help mitigate fugitive microfiber pollution.