Thursday morning at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year—including the 2016 winners of the Show Stopper program, recognizing the most innovative new products in the exhibit hall.
Thomson Research Associates was recognized for Ultra-Fresh DM-25 in the category of chemicals, coatings and compounds.
Fenetex won for its Adjustable Tracks for Retractable Vinyl Screen, in the end products category.
Autometrix Inc. took home a Show Stopper award for its CadShot Mobile, in the category of equipment and tools.
EPT was chosen by the judges for the EIA/KEE Geomembrane Coated Fabric, in the fabrics, fibers and films category.
YKK (U.S.A) won for its Electromagnetic Shield Zipper, in hardware, findings and accessories.
Hohenstein Institute of America took home an award in the services to manufacturers category for its research, development, testing and certification services.
There were 78 entries in 2016, from 43 different companies. More information about the winners will be printed in the December 2016 issue of Specialty Fabrics Review.
Galynn Nordstrom is senior editor of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine.