IFAI has a strong tradition for delivering solid market research results. The purpose of IFAI research is to produce focused information that provides its members and staff with in-depth insights on the present state and future direction of the U.S. and worldwide specialty fabrics marketplace—particularly in the individual market segments of the specialty fabrics marketplace. Individual markets covered by IFAI are cited below under State of the Industry.


State of the Industry (Member access only) The 2018 State of the Industry Report provides an overview of the 2017 U.S. specialty fabrics industry. It includes information and statistics—market size and growth rates—on key markets. The report also includes brief overviews for the following end-product market segments:

  • Awnings and canopies
  • Marine
  • Tent manufacturing and tent rental
  • Fabric structures
  • Fabric graphics
  • Military
  • Advanced textile products—ATP (safety/protective)
  • Narrow fabrics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Tarpaulins and truck covers
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2018 State of the Industry

2018 Comprehensive State of the Industry Report

2017 State of the Industry Part I

2017 State of the Industry Part II

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