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Advanced Textiles Conference

Accepting abstracts for presentations on any topic of your choosing. We are looking for presentations on everything from medical and smart textiles to automotive materials and testing methods; process improvements to business development and everything in between.

Two options for presentations:

  1. 40 minute Advanced Textiles Conference classroom presentations
  2. 30 minute Campfire sessions  on the show floor

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2016

See the 2015 Advanced Textiles program


Testing Program

Ask the right questions to make testing work for you.
  • How do I choose a test method?
  • What do the results tell me?/NOT tell me?
  • Where do I go for further resources?
  • How do I use the results in my own marketing?

The IFAI Expo Testing Program is designed to explore the best approach to testing. Through education and demonstrations, industry experts will teach you how to choose the right test method and interpret the results.


On the Show Floor

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  • Aerospace/Aeronautics
  • Ballistics
  • Cleanroom Technology
  • Energy/Oil/Gas
  • Forensics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Hazmat
  • Health/Medical/Hygine
  • Large Structures
  • Medical Device
  • Infection Control/Wound Care
  • Health Monitoring
  • Military
  • Performance Apparel/Sports
  • Photovoltaics/Energy Harvesting
  • Safety/Protective
  • Smart Textiles
  • Fiber & yarn producers
  • Chemical companies
  • R&D firms
  • Consultants
  • Mill equipment
  • Coaters & laminators
  • Weavers & knitters
  • Testing experts
  • Owners/Presidents/VPs/GMs
  • Engineers/R&D/Academics
  • Designers/Product teams
  • Supply chain managers
  • Purchasers
  • Production/Operations
  • Marketers/Brand managers
  • Retailers
For Exhibitors

IFAI is partnering with the Department of Commerce to foster greater collaboration between the U.S. apparel, technology, and textile industries and to identify the public policies that could accelerate the design and manufacture of smart fabrics products.

The premier specialty textile leadership forum, featuring valuable networking and discussion on industry legislation issues.





Fire Retardancy Webinar Series

Webinar series covers flame retardants and how they are employed in a variety of products



Advanced Textiles Source is the worldwide publication dedicated to the technical textiles market with website and e-newsletters. It’s interactive and interdisciplinary, engaging readers throughout the supply chain with original content.

Features include: carbon fiber, ballistics, antimicrobials, photovoltaics, military smart textiles, thermal protection/control, health/medical, sustainability, energy harvesting, hazmat, protective products, invisibility, interactive, sports, cleanroom, hygiene, etc.


IFAI’s flagship magazine is the definitive voice of the industry. In print since 1915, it is one of the longest-running magazines in the United States.





The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a not-for-profit, trade association representing the global advanced textiles and specialty fabrics marketplace. We invest more than $8 million each year to advance the industry and support our member companies. IFAI Divisions offer seminars, workshops, educational programs, conferences, publications, marketing tools, standards development and more.


Advanced Textiles Product (ATP) Division

The Advanced Textile Products division (ATP) supports the safety/ protective, interactive, medical, performance wear/sports, and technical textiles industries. Members include suppliers, product fabricators, equipment manufacturers, brands, technical/business consultants and test laboratories. ATP provides a forum to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships. ATP also offers sponsored scholarships to support the future of the industry.

Other IFAI Divisions include: