This year’s Show Stopper winners

September 28, 2017

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 …

2016 Show Stopper winners: The best of the best

December 1, 2016

IFAI announced the six winners of the fifth annual Show Stopper Program at IFAI Expo 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. The competition showcased the best of the best in the industry, from advanced equipment and tools to innovative fabrics with the latest technological advances. Entries were submitted by IFAI Expo 2016 exhibitors and displayed on the …

ShowStoppers 2015

August 24, 2015

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 …

The 2013 ShowStoppers winners from IFAI Expo in Orlando

December 4, 2013

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 …

ShowStoppers 2013 competition at IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo

September 23, 2013

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 …

Heritage marine fabric from Marlen Textiles

September 1, 2013

Marlen Textiles IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5218 New: Marine fabric colored on one side only. Advantages: Heritage is colored on one side only to reduce potential for rub-off. Available in eight popular colors, the coating is the same as Top Gun fabric, formulated from acrylic. Because of this chemistry, it will not crack or delaminate …

A+ Products offers metal No-Slip® suspender clips

A+ Products Inc. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4647 New: Metal suspender clip, various sizes and finishes. Advantages: Suspender clip will never slip, slide or fly off, no matter how much the user bends or twists. The center pin pierces the fabric like a needle, locking into the waistband material without cutting or damaging the fabric. …

NEST ++2 from Optitex

Optitex U.S.A. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5633 New: Advanced automatic nesting application. Advantages: Intelligent algorithm for marker nesting optimization beats manual operation. Control the run time, obtain fast results and generate precise cost proposals for clients. Nesting queue generates complete, multiple nests automatically using unattended, overnight processing. Data is organized in spreadsheet format for comparison …

Style 415 UV-resistant polyester from Jason Mills

Jason Mills LLC IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4213 New: Ultra UV-resistant polyester. Advantages: The 60-inch wide, black, 100-percent polyester fabric is fire retardant and guaranteed not to fade when tested to 1,000-plus hours of sunlight. Meets FR Spec FMVSS302.

Altopel F³ by Bolger & O’Hearn

Bolger & O’Hearn IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5329 Advantages: Altopel F³ by Bolger & O’Hearn is an advanced fluorinefree finish that gives textiles a high degree of durable water repellency. The environmentally friendly fluorocarbon-free aqueous product is based on a hydrophobe-fortified polymer and propriety additives, and provides a green alternative without sacrificing performance. Altopel F³ …