NAFA’s mission is “To be The Global Source for Expertise, Education and Best Practices in Air Filtration.” NAFA strives for this goal by sourcing the best minds in air filtration to create substantial and influential education for the industry.
AFA’s mission is iltration Association (NAFA) is a non-profit trade association that brings together air filter and component manufacturers, sales and service companies, and HVAC and indoor air quality companies. While national implies membership is limited to the United States, NAFA’s membership is global, with members in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Iran, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.
A PRIORITY ON SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE
As an accredited standards-development organization, AHAM develops and maintains voluntary performance standards that are recognized by regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy, and represents the interests of its members during the development of standards by outside organizations.
AHAM is the single voice providing the home appliance industry with leadership, advocacy and a forum for action in public policy, standards and business decisions. AHAM helps manufacturers bring efficient, high-performing home appliances into the homes of consumers in the United States, Canada and around the world.
The Nation Fire Protection (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering our mission. Our mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion.
Stitch Partners has an exlusive license agreement with North Carolina State University for a new technology, an elctrostatically charged textile that was developed in the Wilson College of Textiles. A precentage of all Stitch Partners' revenues will support research at NCSU.
The Wilson College of Textiles was established to support North Carolina’s budding textile industry. Through the rise of synthetic fibers, globalization and automation, we’ve evolved and adapted and positioned ourselves, our students and our alumni to reach their full potential. The Wilson College of Textiles at NC State is recognized as the number one textiles institution in the world.
Stitch Partners partnered with scientists from Duke One Health and North Carolina State University for the RDU Impact Challenge.
Together we are working on a solution for safer and cleaner air inside airports to prevent the spread of airborne viruses such as COVID-19. Our solution with increase travelers' confidence to travel by air and remain healthy while checking in, shopping or eating in the airport, waiting for their flight, and picking up their bags in baggage claim.
Stitch Partners is working with the technical team at Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) on advancing FIL-TEX™ by developing new fiber combinations and twisting different yarns to create unique fibers.
Throughout the past century, textiles has been one of the major industries for North Carolina in both employment and economic impact. The textile industry created the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) at Catawba Valley Community College 30 years ago. The center supports the industry by training new employees and creating new innovations which will promote prosperity in textiles for the next century. MSC is located in Conover, NC which is in the heart of the textile industry.
Stitch Partners is working with a team from Duke One Health on research to prove that
FIL-TEX™ deactivates aerosolized SARS-CoV-2.
Duke One Health is part of Duke Global Health Institute. One Health is a worldwide strategy for advancing health care in humans, animals and the environment through communication and collaboration between mutiple disciplines with the realization that human, animal, and environmental health are all connected.
Stitch Partners participated in the 2020 National Science Foundation I-Corps Program.