New digitally-driven technology explores what it means to build buildings.
Participatory art installation challenged audience members to see urban space differently.
German researchers produce super-strong artificial silk fibers.
Building energy research in Germany finds inspiration from polar bears.
Stuntman achieves first successful landing in a wingsuit with Apache Rebel Wingsuit.
Specialty fibers promote skin health.
Solar-powered panel made of viscose nonwoven fabric purifies water.
NASA balloon mission in Antarctica sets record by staying aloft for more than 55 days.
Show promise for reducing health and environmental impacts of textile industry wastewater.
Inflatable mobile acoustic performance shells bring concert-hall sound to the great outdoors.
Outdoor yarn sculpture in Minnesota city stands up to the elements.
Tent provided easy installation and near-perfect cut and stability in very windy conditions.
Achieving sustainability is not a one-time event, but a continuing process. Developing and committing to sustainable practices through designing sustainable buildings, shade products, smart textiles, and manufacturing systems continues to be at the forefront of the worldwide consumer marketplace.
Our impact on the environment has become a major consideration and is driving efforts in the construction industry to be eco-responsible in mineral extraction, materials and component manufacturing, and building infrastructure development. These developments are creating market opportunities for designers and builders of environments.
Corporate leaders are instigating key sustainability initiatives through their own organizations and their markets. Company executives are reporting big rewards for their efforts from their employees, communities, business partners and shareholders.
IFAI Expo continues its leadership in this area with custom-designed educational programs that provide business leaders a platform for addressing sustainable trends, materials, technologies and practices that support business growth. Join the specialty fabrics industry as it convenes at this year’s IFAI Expo, Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla.