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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.

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MFA member Don Racine dies at 61

Don Racine, a longtime Marine Fabricators Association member and supporter, died on April 18 as the result of a heart attack.

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Sponsor the IFF Innovation Award

Entries for the Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) Innovation Award are due June 5.

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GMA gears up for Lobby Days

Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members are preparing to attend the 2015 Spring Capitol Hill Lobby Days April 21–22 in Washington, D.C.

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NECPA holds annual meeting

The North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) Annual Meeting and Expo was held Jan. 22–24 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.

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Member spotlight

We put a lot of value in IFAI Expo—the annual trade show. It’s a great time to connect with vendors and equally valuable is that it gives us an opportunity to observe what’s new in materials, hardware and equipment.

— Stewart Brown and Ross Brown of Brown Sales Corp., Madison, Wis.

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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



The IFF Innovation Award encourages companies around the globe to weave tomorrow’s ideas into the fabrics of today. IFF honors companies of the specialty fabrics industry in every market segment from end products to advanced textile technologies.



The premier forum for the specialty textile industry leadership. May 18-19, 2015 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV.



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