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 …

Jason Mills LLC IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4213 New: 54/55-inch-wide, 100 percent nylon knitted mesh. Advantages: Dyed gray, medium firm, fire resistant finish (meets FAR 25.853A spec.). Applications: airline seating, seat and literature pockets. May be produced to meet Berry Amendment and NAFTA compliant rules. Made in the USA. Low minimums for specialty colors.

Sommers Plastic Products Co. Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4067 New: Synthetic leather, super-stretch polyurethane. Advantages: 100 percent polyurethane face and 100 percent microfiber polyester backing, Yummy features a luxurious, glove leather-feel and hand with excellent stretch (150 percent) and recovery (98 percent). Applications include apparel (especially leggings), packaging, binders, cases and accessories.

Carlson Design IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4342 New: Plotter/cutter for clean room environments. Advantages: Designed to run 24/7 in a clean room environment, marking and cutting carbon fiber, laminates and other composites. Stiffer frame rail accommodates wider machine widths. Larger steered cutting motor cuts thicker materials and rides on a steel track for smooth, clean, …

Alutech United Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4251 New: Shutter for any opening. Advantages: Advantages Studio Star is a unique shutter recommended for triangular, arched and unusual shaped windows. All Alutech shutters are designed to protect buildings from the worst of storms, the most determined burglar, the brightest sunlight and the most variable thermal conditions …

American Keder Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4649 New: Stainless steel hanger hook. Advantages: A screw-in attachment system for tent walls and curtains, Pelikan Hook can also be used to attach banners and signs to cables. Inexpensive and easy to detach.

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4821 New: Solution-dyed acrylic awning fabric Advantages: Orchestra, a solution-dyed acrylic awning fabric from the Dickson Solar Protection Collection, offers between 90 and 99 percent UV protection. The fabric is easy to maintain due to its long-term color fastness, dirt resistance and high resistance to tearing.

Jason Mills LLC IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4213 New: 60-inch-wide, 100 percent nylon knitted mesh. Advantages: Dyed black, medium finish. Applications: backpacks, tactical vests, outdoor accessories. High abrasion resistance and burst strength. May be produced to meet Berry Amendment and NAFTA compliant rules. Made in the USA. Low minimums for specialty colors.