This year’s Show Stopper winners

September 28th

All the best from New Orleans: Thursday morning at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The sixth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services and...

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ShowStoppers 2015

August 24th

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...

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The 2013 ShowStoppers winners from IFAI Expo in Orlando

December 4th

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...

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ShowStoppers 2013 competition at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo

September 23rd

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...

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Style 3400 nylon knitted mesh

September 1st

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.

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Tek-Knit Industries insect barrier netting

September 1st

Tek-Knit Industries IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4431 New: Insect barrier netting for berry agricultural applications. Advantages: Protects cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries from the latest scourge: Spotted Wing Drosophila (outdoor fruit fly). Preliminary lab tests at universities were successful and large-scale field-testing is in process. The Tek-Knit 80-gram fabric offers exclusion of any insect...

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Forsstrom High Frequency AB presents TubeFlexx

September 1st

Forsstrom High Frequency AB IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4904 New: TubeFlexx arched tube technology. Advantages: Tubeflexx reduces manufacturing time of arched tubes. Provides a tight seal that minimizes leaks when welded in a Forsstrom radio frequency welding machine. With TubeFlexx, an arched tube can be made from a straight tube using predesigned welding points. Minimizes...

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Rollac Renson ZIP Shades

September 1st

Rollac Shutter of Texas IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4334 New: Shade with zip system. Advantages: Zip system allows shade fabric to be wind-tight in every position and insect-repellent in the closed position. Sun-protecting fabric has a special trim with a symmetrical zip that holds the entire structure firmly in the two side channels. All materials...

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PowerRail—JX Powerhook from YKK USA

September 1st

YKK USA Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4209 New: Redesigned hook profile for PowerRail hook and rail system. Advantages: The new JX hook design features increased hook performance, greater holding strength, improved resistance to debris pickup and consistent width for easy installation. YKK’s special manufacturing process has completely eliminated any possibility of delamination.

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Glen Raven offers Dickson Sunworker Cristal

September 1st

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. Sunworker Cristal is a translucent fabric with waterproof protection. It’s...

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