IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21st, 2021

The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. IFAI members may purchase the report for $79, a $300 discount off the non-member price. Read a summary of the report here, and purchase the full report here. IFAI conducts research annually among its […]

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Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in our industries were affected by the events of this year and […]

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Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles education begins

November 3rd, 2020

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) opened the advanced textiles education sessions of Virtual Expo 2020 with a presentation by Dr. Sasha Stolyarov, CEO, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). His presentation, “The Development of Advanced Functional Fibers and Fabrics” outlined the progress made in AFFOA’s mission to “rekindle the domestic textiles industry” with its coordinated […]

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IFAI Member Forum Webinars set

March 24th, 2020

IFAI division members are invited to attend a Member Forum Webinar. We encourage you to take part in an open conversation with other members about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and discuss how your company is doing/navigating through this situation.  Discussion questions include: What practices are you implementing to keep staff working further apart and at a […]

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Remembering Dan Dix

April 29th, 2019

Dan Dix, innovation and technical manager of Herculite Products Inc., Emigsville, Pa., passed away April 23. Dix served as director and vice chair of the Fabric Graphics Association board of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). He was well known for his sense of humor and gregarious laugh. Through his encouragement, Dix inspired others in the […]

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IFAI representative Kanav Gupta presents at ICTN in New Delhi

January 4th, 2019

Kanav Gupta, IFAI’s representative based in India, presented information on the U.S. technical textile market to delegates and attendees at the International Conference on Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (ICTN) December 6-8, 2018, at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Gupta reported the growth of technical and specialty fabrics in the U.S. is expected to […]

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IFAI’s Manufacturing for Good booth assembles duffel bags for homeless recovery center

December 1st, 2018

IFAI’s Manufacturing for Good booth made its second appearance at Expo 2018 held in October in Dallas, Texas. Workers at the live manufacturing booth assembled 74 red duffel bags from start to finish. The bags, made from 14 oz. vinyl, were donated to The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, a North Texas-based organization devoted to helping […]

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MMPA honors IFAI magazines in three categories

November 2nd, 2018

Specialty Fabrics Review has been awarded the first-place Gold Award for Overall Excellence by the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA). Galynn Nordstrom, senior editor of Review, accepted the award November 1 at MMPA’s annual gala that recognizes publishing excellence. Todd Berger, senior editor of Geosynthetics, accepted a second-place Silver Award in the directories category […]

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Joe Belli retires from Eide Industries

September 14th, 2018

After a remarkable career of 37 years with Eide Industries Inc., based in Cerritos, Calif., Joe Belli has announced his retirement, effective September 6, 2018. Belli became part of the Eide team in 1981, ending as president of the company. From the start, he invested his time and abundant energy into building Eide Industries into […]

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Industrial Fabrics Association International Endorses APPI Energy

August 10th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. “Every day, APPI Energy […]

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