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 …

KAYA Plastik IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5331 New: PVC-coated fabric for a variety of applications. Advantages: For inflatables, tents, awnings, marquees, truck covers, flexible ducts. Digital and screen printing applications such as block-out, frontlit and backlit. Recyclable.

Verseidag seemee® US Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 3428 New: seemee Mesh Solution 8.5-oz., knitted PES fabric, PVC-coated on both sides. Advantages: Premium quality lightweight mesh offers excellent print quality with crisp, vibrant imaging. Competitively priced, it is availabe in 126- and 196-inch widths, with interior and exterior applications ranging from building wraps to retail, …

Jack of the Americas IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4167 New: Electronic pattern tacker with thread cut technology. Advantages: Jack T-2210 large-area programmable tacker uses patented IN3000 thread cut technology to maximize performance for light to heavy threads sizes #69 to #t-350. Large sewing area of 220mm-by-100mm achieves unparalleled versatility and power. Also features auto hook …

HAPCO Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5352 New: Hand-held hot-air welding machine with extended warranty. Advantages: Welder is offered with a two-year extended warranty at no additional cost, over and above manufacturer’s one-year warranty in North, Central and South America. Allows precise and accurate welding of seams with digital readouts of welding speed and temperature. …

YKK USA Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4209 New: Innovative zipper with bridge-top stop. Advantages: The bridge-top stop prevents a gap between the slider and zipper end, enhancing water repellency. Lets user know when zipper is completely closed with an audible confirmation.

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4821 New: Sunworker is a family of high-strength, precision-engineered, solar protection technical mesh fabrics designed to filter up to 95 percent of the heat of the sun’s rays from affecting the structure or area protected by Sunworker. All Sunworker products are offered wide widths: Sunworker 300cm; Sunworker …

King Tech Group IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5619 New: Reflective, functional safety fabric. Advantages: Reflective fabric can be seen by drivers at a minimum critical detection distance of 140 meters. Breathable, water resistant, waterproof, high abrasion resistant, washing resistant. The reflective system may be applied to a variety of base materials including polyester, nylon and …