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AFFOA launches a “product accelerator” program

In the Industry | October 9, 2023 | By:

The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) has introduced its Product Accelerator for Functional Fabrics (PAFF) program, available to AFFOA’s Fabric Innovation Network Members. The program is designed to help U.S. companies close the gap(s) in their advanced functional fabric product and technology development. 

To improve the time to market of these products, industry will be able to access AFFOA’s established specialized capabilities and expertise with no direct cost to the organization. The PAFF program is specifically meant for companies who have a product near commercialization or a process with a targeted improvement need that can be completed over a period of performance of up to 12 months. 

A virtual webinar will be offered Oct.12 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ESTParticipants can learn more about the program and ask questions of the presenters. A recording of the webinar will be sent out to all registrants and program information will be shared via the Member Portal after the webinar.  

 Pre-proposals to participate in this new program should be submitted via email to by 5:00 PM PST Nov. 8t, 2023. Full proposals should be submitted via email to by 5:00 PM PST Dec. 12, 2023.  

AFFOA is a non-profit, public-private partnership, and one of the DoD funded Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. AFFOA’s mission is to “Rekindle the domestic textiles industry by leading a nationwide enterprise for advanced fiber & fabric technology development and manufacturing, enabling revolutionary system capabilities for national security and commercial markets”.    

Participation in the PAFF program is contingent on being an AFFOA member.  

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