Enter the 2016 International Achievement Awards

March 21st, 2016

The 69th Annual International Achievement Awards are open for entries. Industrial fabric companies from around the world are encouraged to compete in new categories that showcase innovation, technical skill and design excellence. The competition has changed a bit this year. Each of the seven major categories will now have a brand new "Best in Category" […]

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Pella recognizes ‘premier supply partner’ Phifer

October 26th, 2015

Door and window manufacturer Pella Corp., Pella, Iowa, wanted to focus attention on partner suppliers that help make Pella products successful. Two years after asking Pella managers to nominate their best suppliers, the window and door giant announced its first Premier Supply Partner Award to Phifer Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala., manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass screens. […]

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Robert Cole receives Lifetime Achievement Award

October 7th, 2015

Robert Cole, IFAI Honored Life Member (HLM) and owner of Goodwin-Cole, Sacramento, Calif., was presented with IFAI’s Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday at IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. Not presented regularly, the award recognizes members who have had a tremendous, long-term effect on both the specialty fabrics industry and IFAI. Goodwin-Cole has been producing textile […]

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IFF announces student scholarship winners

October 6th, 2015

The 2015 Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) student scholarship award winners were announced today at IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. The scholarships provide tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics or advanced textiles industries. The recipients: Don Williams IFF Student Scholarship recipient Sarah […]

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Call for entries: MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards

September 7th, 2015

Entry submissions for the 2016 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards, presented by IFAI’s Marine Fabricators Association, are due Oct. 30, 2015. Projects can be submitted into eight different categories: Powerboat Exterior-Rigid Enclosures; Powerboat-Soft Enclosures; Dodgers with Extensions; Marine Interior Upholstery; Marine Exterior Upholstery; Tops and Enclosures; Travel/Full Covers; and Miscellaneous (any marine fabric project not covered […]

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International Achievement Award entries due June 30

April 21st, 2015

Annual competition promotes awareness of specialty fabrics. Entries for IFAI’s annual International Achievement Awards (IAA) competition are due June 30. The goal of the competition is to promote awareness of specialty fabrics used in a variety of products and applications. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals. Winners are selected […]

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DuPont expands Plunkett Awards for Innovation and Sustainability

September 1st, 2008

To mark the 70th anniversary of the discovery of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), later branded as DuPont™ Teflon®, DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions, Wilmington, Del., has expanded its Plunkett Awards for Innovation and Sustainability with environmental sustainability as a new selection criterion. The award recognizes companies around the world using fluoropolymers to create innovative solutions that contribute to sustainable […]

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Carpet recycling gains a stronger foothold

August 1st, 2008

Carpet re-use technologies have given new life to old carpets, spurring growth in recycling after a plateau of several years. In recognition of this breakthrough, two developers of carpet fiber recycling technologies received a World Global Energy Award in Brussels, Belgium, in May 2008. Frank J. Levy, president of Stellamcor Inc., Quogue, N.Y., and Sergio […]

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ASID honors earth-minded Bella-Dura

August 1st, 2008

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) honored Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills Inc., Garfield, N.J., with its 2008 Earth-Minded Award at the Hospitality and Design Show in Las Vegas in May. Wearbest’s Bella-Dura™ performance fabrics are tough to wear out (minimum 50,000 double rubs), but easy to recycle through a reclamation program established by the company. […]

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OMNOVA receives winning risk assessment

June 1st, 2008

The Mogadore, Ohio, OMNOVA Solutions Inc. Performance Chemical facility staff knows a lot about risks and rewards. The plant’s innovative tool to assess the risks associated with manufacturing a product or handling a raw material won OMNOVA a 2007 Award of Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, […]

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