IFAI Sponsors Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

November 20th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) sponsored Associations North’s Diversity and Inclusion committee initiatives. IFAI’s support allows the committee to achieve goals such as: establishing and reporting on metrics to increase diversity and inclusion in associations and the association management profession, preparing current association professionals with the skills necessary to serve diverse populations and launching Associations North’s Diversity and...

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IFAI Installs Solar Panels Reducing Costs and Pollution

November 13th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) headquarters, located in Roseville, Minnesota, reduced their electricity usage by installing solar energy panels. Projected savings is $85,000 over the next 20 years which IFAI plans to reinvest. “One of our core values is to reduce our environmental footprint and the solar array is a big step. We will be...

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IFAI Expo 2018 Delivers Valuable and Engaging Event!

November 13th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo (IFAI Expo) offered a wide variety of exhibitors, events and education and was attended by more than 4,850 verified participants! DALLAS, TX— The 98th IFAI Expo attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for...

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2016 Smart Fabrics Summit Videos

May 26th, 2017

Watch videos from the 2016 Smart Fabrics Summit on the website of the International Trade Administration Office of Textiles and Apparel. Part 1- Opening Remarks; Globe Demonstration; Challenges in Manufacturing Smart Fabrics Panel Part 2- First Line Technology Demonstration; Federal Research and Development in Smart Fabrics Panel; Part 3- DuPont Demonstration; Intellectual Property Rights for...

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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Is Huge Success

April 6th, 2017

Over 2100 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Florida for Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, the biggest geosynthetics show in the industry.  Geotechnical Frontiers combined the annual Geo-Congress and the biennial Geosynthetics Conference into a super-event held once every six years. “We had a great show and we’re delighted with both the turnout and...

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GMA announces biennial Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 20th, 2016

ROSEVILLE, MN – The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has announced a biennial award and lecture series named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, founding director and now director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute. The inaugural award recipient will be announced this summer and will deliver the first Koerner Lecture at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, to be held...

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Smart Fabrics Summit is huge success

April 13th, 2016

The future of the American textile industry was on display in Washington, D.C. on Monday, as the first annual Smart Fabrics Summit drew a capacity crowd to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) was proud to co-host the event. Also co-hosted by the United States Department of...

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IFAI applauds RFT-MII announcement

April 5th, 2016

Roseville, MN – The Industrial Fabrics Association International applauded Friday’s Department of Defense announcement that Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) was selected to lead the Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RFT-MII). United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made the announcement on Friday in Washington, D.C. The RFT-MII is a collaborative effort...

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