In 2012, on IFAI’s 100th anniversary, we inauguraed a new tradition: the ShowStoppers awards. We wanted to recognize the best of the best new products from our IFAI Expo Americas 2012 exhibitors: the newest, the coolest; the most pragmatic and the most innovative; the most effective and the most efficient; the most economical and the most environmentally sound.
The new products and services entered by our exhibitors into the ShowStoppers competition are displayed here (those that submitted before the September issue deadline), and were also be displayed on the show floor at IFAI Expo Americas 2012. After you had a chance to look through this year’s entries here and visit the exhibitors on the show floor, we asked you to vote for your favorites—and help us recognize this year’s 12 winners (two winners in each product category). The awards were presented on Thursday, Nov. 8, on the show floor.
The eight exhibitors chosen by attendees as the best new products at the show.
Sure-Chek FR Shield is a moisture barrier surface mattress tick and flame barrier fabric.
Cutter keeps the cutting surface as close to the feeder as possible for increased precision.
The Apollo 7 reduces heat, increases energy efficiency and enhances property values.
Durable shade cloth is designed for up to the largest shade sails and shade structures.
Media features no edge curl, no distortion and no heat-related issues when printing.
Rotary shear is available with different shaped blades to maximize shearing, chopping or slicing of fabrics.
Automatic system was designed for all cutting and handling needs.
Outdoor fabrics meet both GREENGUARD Select certification and Children and Schools standards.
Portable, fully automatic grommet machine can be moved around large tarps and banners as needed.
PTFE-coated, open-mesh material suits small- to mid-scale membrane structures.
Fabric provides thermal insulation, sound proofing, fire resistance and more.
Substrate offers high-quality graphic images and durability in a fully recyclable product.
Software enables manufacturers to design, flatten, nest and cost within leading 3-D CAD platforms.
Software allows customers to monitor and analyze high frequency welding manufacturing.
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