IFAI Expo 2020: Plan your virtual experience

October 1st, 2020

Since the first show in 1918, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo has been the textile industry’s flagship event for buying, selling, networking, learning and having fun—all designed to help participants grow the bottom line of their businesses. This year, for the first time, IFAI Expo will take place as an online-only virtual event.  […]

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IFAI Expo 2020 goes virtual

September 1st, 2020

Get ready to experience IFAI Expo in an exciting virtual environment. The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the entire textile industry to pivot in 2020 and capitalize on emerging opportunities. In a similar fashion, IFAI has taken up the challenge to host its annual Expo in a digital environment that is safe, engaging and extremely relevant […]

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Expo unveiled: Advanced Textiles Conference Showcases Innovation

July 1st, 2020

COVID-19 has illuminated the importance of textiles and why innovation remains a driving force in the industry. Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) supports innovation in numerous ways, including its upcoming Advanced Textiles (AT) Conference at IFAI Expo 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind. Emily McBryan of the NASA Johnson Space Center talks with an attendee of IFAI […]

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IFAI Expo 2019: Growth through diversification

October 2nd, 2019

Bud Weisbart, vice president of AR Tech, Fontana, Calif., led the advanced textiles conference session “Growing through diversification into technical markets: from trash covers and truck covers to ground support and flight hardware,” presented Tuesday, Oct. 1, at IFAI Expo 2019 in Orlando, Fla. The session explored how diversification based on core competencies—capabilities or advantages […]

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Understanding ITAR and export controls

September 28th, 2017

IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference in New Orleans began Tuesday in New Orleans with presentations organized into four tracks: Medical, Military, Testing and Smart Fabrics. The Military track covered a range of topics from protective materials to the DoD budget. It also addressed a critical topic for any company that exports beyond U.S. borders, or is […]

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2016 Advanced Textiles Student Design Challenge Winners Announced

October 19th, 2016

Advanced Textile Products and the Narrow Fabrics Institute, divisions of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, announced the winners of the 2016 Advanced Textile Student Design Challenge on Oct. 18, 2016, during the Advanced Textile Reception following the Advanced Textiles Conference at IFAI Expo. This year’s student design challenge was to use textiles as a major […]

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An education in nonwovens at IFAI Expo 2016

October 12th, 2016

Adding to the information in the October issue, there are a number of educational opportunities about the latest news in nonwovens: On Tuesday, as part of the Advanced Textiles Conference, Automotive track. Three free presentations will take place on the Advanced Textiles show floor: On Wednesday: 4:30 pm, Nonwovens in Apparel and Footwear, Dr. Behnam […]

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Business school, and NASCAR

September 1st, 2016

The industry, past, present and future: IFAI Expo is the annual event where industry leaders, innovators and market makers connect. Next month in Charlotte, the heart of the U.S. textile industry, you’ll join with more than 5,000 attendees and 375 exhibitors for an industry education in specialty fabrics and fabrication, shade and weather protection and advanced […]

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Forethought: IFAI Expo 2015

September 1st, 2015

IFAI Expo 2015: Let's talk Some of the most interesting conversations I have with people in our industry occur after I ask them to tell me about a connection that changed their business, or their jobs. Their stories are always interesting and informative, and I am often amazed to see how delighted they are because […]

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