IFAI Expo wraps up a successful show

October 30th, 2014

St. Paul, Minn. - October 29, 2014 - The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) international textile trade event, Specialty Fabrics Expo 2014 and Advanced Textiles Expo, took place Oct. 14-16, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. The annual event, in its 102nd year, is the largest annual display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. […]

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LIVE updates from IFAI Expo 2014

October 13th, 2014

This year at Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo, IFAI will have LIVE coverage of the show's events, programs, exhibitors and more. Attendees and exhibitors can follow along for the latest announcements, event updates and news. Couldn't make it this year? Don't worry, follow the LIVE news feed and you will feel like you […]

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Congressman Keith Ellison to open IFAI Expo

October 9th, 2014

(St. Paul, Minn. – October 9, 2014) On October 14, 2014, Congressman Keith Ellison will join hundreds of companies in the industrial fabrics marketplace converging on Minneapolis to mark the opening of IFAI’s Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Congressman will be present at the show floor ribbon […]

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Scholarship winners announced

October 1st, 2014

Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) 2014 scholarship winners have been announced. Selections are made on the basis of academic achievement, community service and interest in a future career in the specialty fabrics industry. The recipients are: Advanced Textile Products (ATP) Member Scholarship: Jennies Thurston, Central Michigan University. Don Williams IFF Student Scholarship: Emma Deuitch, North Carolina […]

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IFAI Announces Extreme Sports Display at Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo 2014

September 25th, 2014

(Minneapolis, Minn. – Sept 25, 2014) The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces its international trade event, Specialty Fabrics Expo 2014 and Advanced Textiles Expo, will include a first-ever extreme sports display at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Oct. 14-16, 2014. The display will highlight specialty and technical fabrics and how they contribute to the extreme […]

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Expo’s super event

September 4th, 2014

Cap off a successful day with an opportunity for networking, industry insight and fun. The newly combined Opening Reception & Awards super event Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 5-7 p.m. will feature hors d’oeuvres, beverages, entertainment, industry recognition and more. The International Achievement Awards, Innovation Award, Honored Lifetime Member announcements and ShowStoppers will all be presented […]

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Register for Tent Expo 2015

September 4th, 2014

The 2015 IFAI Tent Expo will be held Jan. 28–30 at the Renaissance SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla. Dedicated to the education and safety of the tent rental industry, it will provide innovative business solutions for tent rental challenges through installation demonstrations, networking opportunities, education sessions and exhibits that include end products, equipment, components and services. […]

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Divisions offer student design challenges

August 12th, 2014

Three divisions will offer student design challenges for the upcoming academic year: The Advanced Textile Products (ATP) division, the Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) and the Fabric Structures Association (FSA). Each challenge exposes students to the industrial fabrics industry and encourages them to explore how fabric can be used in their area of study. It also […]

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Trade officials speak at Outlook

July 1st, 2014

More than 100 attendees convened at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., May 4–5 for the annual Outlook Conference. This is the premier leadership forum for the specialty textile industry and is the only conference where technical textile executives and decision makers meet to focus on the industry’s business and economic outlook. It […]

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Young professionals group forms

June 1st, 2014

At IFAI’s Specialty Fabrics and Advanced Textiles Expo there will be exciting opportunities for young professionals (under age 40) in the industrial fabrics industry. A sponsored happy hour will give young professionals a chance to gather and network. During Expo, there will be a panel discussion including established professionals, where participants of all ages are […]

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