IFAI Expo to celebrate 100 years

June 28th, 2021

For a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. More than 4,000 industry participants gather to learn, conduct business, share ideas and make the connections necessary to support their businesses.  The Advanced Textiles (AT) Conference is an integral part of the event. Following a welcome lunch and plenary session Nov. 1, the conference is underway […]

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A vision of the future in advanced textiles

November 9th, 2020

Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles education notes industry progress and new opportunities.  by Janet Preus The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) opened the advanced textiles education sessions of Virtual Expo 2020 with topics designed to support the successful research, development and commercialization of new, advanced textile technologies and products. The first session was presented by […]

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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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Registration opens for IFAI Expo

June 8th, 2020

IFAI Expo Nov. 3–6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind., will mark the event’s 100th anniversary. IFAI has announced that it is moving forward as planned, and registration is now open. Safety protocols are in place and will be coordinated with host hotels and the Indiana Convention Center (ICC).  The registration area at IFAI Expo will be […]

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IFAI Expo 2019 and Advanced Textiles Conference opens registration

May 6th, 2019

Registration for IFAI Expo 2019 and the Advanced Textiles (AT) Conference is now open. This year’s event will be Oct. 1–4 in Orlando, Fla., with the AT Conference running all day Oct. 1.  Several speakers have been scheduled with more to be announced soon. Topics to be addressed include medical textiles, innovation, fabric advancements, safety and […]

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IFAI Expo keynote speaker Mark Scharenbroich: “acknowledge, honor and connect” with employees and customers

October 16th, 2018

Keynote speaker Mark Scharenbroich has straightforward advice for growing a business: Make a true connection with employees and customers and positive results will follow. Scharenbroich shared his humor and motivational wisdom with a packed room at IFAI’s 2018 Expo annual meeting October 16. Rain, wind and cold outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in […]

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IFAI seeks proposals for its Advanced Textiles Conference

February 19th, 2016

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has extended the deadline for presentation proposals for IFAI’s Expo, scheduled for Oct. 18-21, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. The Advanced Textiles Conference, which opens Oct. 18, will feature multiple, full-day education tracks, a keynote lunch and a networking reception. Additionally, there will be educational opportunities on the Expo show […]

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IFAI’s 2015 Advanced Textiles Conference runs Oct. 6–7

September 18th, 2015

In two full days of sessions, IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference Oct. 6–7 in Anaheim, Calif., offers three programming tracks, more than 25 speakers and presentations of particular interest to advanced textiles industry participants. One track includes market forecasts for wearable electronic devices; stretchable electronic ink and smart clothing; garments as computers; the future of 3D printing; and […]

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Cleantech introduces eco-friendly dyeing machine

February 3rd, 2015

A new air-fluid, dual-use dyeing machine from Cleantech Solutions International Inc. uses both air flow and fluid flow in the dyeing process. It allows users to customize the dyeing process according to the specific type of textile. It’s equipped with a series of specialized and patented components, including nozzles, cloth wheels and cloth spreaders, which […]

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