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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.

Industry News

AFHA petitions CPSC to adopt California upholstered furniture standard

American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) petitioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Oct. 30 to adopt the upholstered furniture performance standards and flammability test methods prescribed by California’s Technical Bulletin 117-2013. The petition, filed on behalf of a Joint Industry Coalition, proposes that the standards and test methods in TB 117-2013 be adopted…

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Most inspired tent winners announced

Aztec Tents has announced the winners of its 2015 photo and video contest. More than 300 companies submitted their best event photos and videos. This year’s most inspired tents are: Coastal Tented, Millville, Del. Choura Events, Torrance, Calif. Aable Rents, Cleveland, Ohio The Party Store, Columbia Falls, Mont. See the winning submissions at Aztec Tents’…

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California OKs Sea Hawk Paints’ Biocop TF registration

Sea Hawk Paints of Clearwater, Fla., has won registration approval in California for its dual-biocide antifouling coating, Biocop TF. Biocop TF is equality effective in fresh, brackish and saltwater. The registration was approved by the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. Biocop TF is Sea Hawk Paint’s premier dual-biocide antifouling paint. Its proprietary “PL3” polymer binding…

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GeosyntheticsME concludes 2015 conference with big attendance, first awards

The recently concluded Geosynthetics Middle East 2015 in Abu Dhabi attracted more than 400 industry experts from 35 countries for the 7th edition of this international conference and exhibition, according to a Nov. 22 press release.

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Member spotlight

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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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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