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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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Sunbrella Fabrics announces “Island Style” collection

[caption id="attachment_9974" align="alignright" width="292"] Sunbrella® fabrics have been certified by GreenGuard®, an international standard, for contributing to indoor air quality. Photo: Sunbrella Fabrics[/caption] Created by Joe Ruggiero, the new tropics-inspired Sunbrella® fabrics collection “Island Style” will be introduced through The MT Company (formerly Miles Talbott Furniture) during the International Furniture Market in High Point, N.C.,…

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SMART launches second annual Halloween costume contest

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) has launched its second annual SMART Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest. Individuals are invited to enter homemade, upcycled Halloween costumes for a chance to win a $100 first prize Amazon gift card. Second and third prize winners will receive a $50 and $25 Amazon gift card, respectively. The…

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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 call for proposals

‘Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice’ The theme of Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is “Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice.” The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions, and paper presentations. The objective of the event is to share new developments in geotechnical engineering technologies. Call for proposals…

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Raven announces new wide-width fabrication capacity

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Raven Industries announced in a Sept. 30 press release its addition of wide-width fabrication capacities at its Madison, S.D. facility.
Operating in the company’s Engineered Films Division (EFD), these new capabilities generate additional capacity—specifically wide-width layflat materials—decreasing the fabricated-product lead times of geomembrane liners, custom grain covers, and other converted products, according to the release.

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Expo is the one opportunity we have to meet our industry. That means a great deal because the suppliers are key to the industry’s success.

— Robert Cole, owner, Goodwin-Cole, IFAI Honored Life Member

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October 6-9, 2015
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