IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This [...]

By |2022-06-22T11:34:38-05:00May 17, 2022|

Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

Photo: Rick Wisotzkey The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, industrial and contract markets. “We are so glad to have the Upholstery [...]

By |2022-05-09T11:21:10-05:00May 9, 2022|

IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

Photograph courtesy of FlexJobs.com The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the webinar “The Key to Lowering your Turnover” on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1–2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to IFAI members (including Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members) and is $39 for nonmembers. Hiring has become tougher and finding the right applicant [...]

By |2021-12-14T08:28:39-06:00December 14, 2021|

International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. [...]

By |2021-11-12T01:03:00-06:00November 12, 2021|

IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. This year was the 100th anniversary of IFAI Expo's in-person show. IFAI [...]

By |2021-11-13T16:26:25-06:00November 11, 2021|

Deadline Extended for Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship

The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less than perfection. He is noted as giving generously to [...]

By |2021-09-16T07:07:10-05:00September 16, 2021|

IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

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 [...]

By |2021-07-21T08:54:53-05:00July 21, 2021|

Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 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 [...]

By |2020-12-22T15:54:40-06:00December 22, 2020|

Newly Released Energy Savings Calculator

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a division of the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is pleased to introduce a web-based application (app) that calculates the energy savings for residential and commercial awning products. This is an exclusive member benefit that is brought to you by the PAMA division. “This was a labor of love [...]

By |2023-04-20T16:31:19-05:00November 9, 2020|

Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles education begins

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 [...]

By |2020-11-03T20:13:27-06:00November 3, 2020|
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