As of April 1, 2014 the IFAI division Safety + Technical Products (S+TP) has been changed to the Advanced Textile Products (ATP) Division. The ATP Board unanimously voted to change the name and the feedback received from members was all positive.
The goal of the name change is to increase engagement in and the relevance of the division, particularly in relation to all of IFAI’s offerings. The division’s purpose statement, which remains unchanged, was influential and inspiring to the new name:
The mission of this division is to serve as the principal international resource providing members with the most current information on research, best practices and innovative product knowledge available to advance business opportunities in the safety, protective and advanced textile marketplace.