IFAI Expo 2015 will feature the fourth annual ShowStoppers competition, created to recognize the best of the best on the show floor. All IFAI Expo exhibitors are eligible to enter their new products and services for the chance to be awarded as a ShowStopper. A committee of industry specialists will choose the finalists in each …

Eight exhibitors chosen by attendees as the best new products at the show. By Galynn Nordstrom For our second annual ShowStoppers competition, IFAI received a total of 97 entries from 53 companies that were exhibiting at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 in Orlando. These eight products received the most votes from show attendees on opening …

Last year, on IFAI’s 100th anniversary, we inaugurated a new tradition at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo: the ShowStoppers competition. At this year’s show in Orlando we’ll feature the second annual competition, as we seek to recognize the best of the best new products from our 2013 exhibitors: the newest, the coolest, the most useful and …

J. Ennis Fabrics IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4239 New: 74-inch-wide fabric. Advantages: Fits 6-foot frames with 1 inch left over on either side for welding. Helpful in reducing waste.

Sommers Plastic Products Co. Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4067 New: Thermochromatic polyurethane that indicates temperature by appearance. Advantages: Below 18 degrees C, the top color (dark brown) appears; between 18-30 (room temperature) the middle color (cinnamon) is evident; above 30 (by human touch or ambient temperature) the base color “pops” through as the top …

Paiho North America IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4657 New: Stylishly finished elastic tape stretches in four directions. Advantages: Innovative elastic tape is flexible both vertically and horizontally. Inspires creative design ideas for product developers. Four-directional stretchiness lends itself to comfortable body movements. Finished in styles for apparel, shoe and sporting goods markets, tapes are attractive …

Darlington Fabrics IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5239 New: Printing on nylon and nylon-blend raschel, tricot and mesh fabrics. Advantages: Available for Darlington fabrics or prepared-for-print (PFP) nylon/nylon blend fabrics. Small runs up to 62 inches wide can be printed for sampling or short-run production, allowing customers to incorporate new trends, colors and/or exclusive designs in …

Sedac Textiles IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5827 New: Fabric collection in vibrant colors. Advantages: Made in Europe, Tutti Frutti is an exquisite, fashionable fabric collection in a vivid color palette. High contract specs on the 100 percent blackout curtain fabrics, velvets and matching high-end PVC-PU material. Pick and choose from designer team creations.

Chameleon International LLC IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5822 New: Color Changing Pearlescent Polyurethane Stretch Advantages: Waterproof, durable and highly stretchable, Chameleon’s ChroMyx™ Stretch creates ideas for new applications. Perfect for costumes, leotards and swimwear, ChroMyx Stretch allows the customization of color, temperature and finish.

Jason Mills LLC IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4213 New: 60-inch-wide, 100 percent polyester knitted mesh. Advantages: Dyed black, firm finish. Applications for home and office furnishings and automotive industry. Meets Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 302. May be produced to meet Berry Amendment and NAFTA compliant rules. Stocked style, made in the USA. Low minimums …