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 …

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.

Recasens offers Recacril

Recasens IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4236 New: Recacril is a 100-percnet solution-dyed acrylic fabric where the yarn is spun, the fabric is woven, and the woven fabric is finished by Recasens to guarantee consistent fabric of superior quality. Advantages: Recasens controls the manufacturing process from beginning to end, and all the fabric is made in …

ODL polyester, clear back coat

Marlen Textiles IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5218 New: Acrylic-coated, 100 percent woven polyester fabric with a clear back coat. Advantages: A lighter version of Marlen’s Odyssey III fabric, ODL is, for its weight and price, an economical fabric characterized by excellent strength, durability, tear and abrasion resistance, dimensional stability and UV and mildew resistance. Appropriate …

Universal pin connectors from Cast Connex®

Cast Connex® IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 4163 New: Clevis-type standardized fittings. Advantages: Designed to connect to hollow structural section (HSS) or pipe elements for use in architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) applications. Sculpted to provide smooth transitional geometry otherwise unachievable using standard fabrication practices. Simplifies the design, detailing and fabrication of critical architecturally exposed structural …

Optitex pattern design system

Optitex U.S.A. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5633 New: Pattern design software. Advantages: Intuitive and powerful software tools designed to work with patterns at every step of the production cycle. Draft pieces from scratch with drafting and editing tools, digitize existing hard-copy patterns with tools, and edit and finalize existing digital patterns, all within the same …

Maji-Glow photo-luminescent treatment

Majilite Corp. IFAI Expo 2013 Booth: 5700 New: Photo-luminescent treatment. Advantages: Maji-Glow creates a glow bright enough for the user to read by. Its chemistry recharges in the sun in a few minutes and lasts for hours. May be cast or coated on fabric in many colors and hundreds of textures. Applications include apparel and …