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IFAI is Your Marketplace Connection

IFAI is a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. We invest more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.

IFAI Divisions offer seminars, workshops, educational programs, conferences, publications, marketing tools, standards development and more. The Divisions work with members to provide sourcing solutions and referrals throughout the sales and production cycle. IFAI’s award-winning magazines and websites deliver timely industry information to help you stay informed about your marketplace.

Industry News

Student Design Challenge sponsorships available

Sponsorships are available for IFAI’s 2016 Student Design Challenges, which are offered in four categories: Advanced textiles; awnings and canopies; fabric graphics; and fabric structures.

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Unifi expands recycling center

Unifi Inc., the Greensboro, N.C., manufacturer of Repreve® recycled fibers, recently celebrated the groundbreaking to its Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, N.C.

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OMNOVA receives LEED certification

Specialty chemical provider OMNOVA Solutions Inc. earned LEED Certified status from the USGBC for its new headquarters building in Beachwood, Ohio.

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IFF to host golf tournament Oct. 6

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) will host its annual fundraising event Oct. 6, 2015, kicking off IFAI Expo with a golf tournament in memory of Don Williams, a former IFAI board chairman and Honored Life Member who passed away in June.

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Member spotlight

We’re big believers in networking and so from the first year we joined IFAI we started attending Expo—where we talk to everybody we can talk to, and learn about the latest technologies and fabrics.

— Patty Smail, president, and Charly Smail, vice president, Shelter Structures Inc.

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From face-to-face interaction with hundreds of suppliers, to education programs with in-depth insight, IFAI Expo is the premier textiles event.

October 6-9, 2015
Anaheim, CA

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IFAI’s four award-winning magazines and six websites deliver timely industry information to help you stay informed about your marketplace.

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