PFEIFER Structures launches new website

August 1, 2021

Starting this month, fabritecstructures.com officially becomes pfeifer-structures.com, the new website for the global PFEIFER Structures brand. The change of website is an important milestone of FabriTec’s incorporation into PFEIFER Structures, the global partner for innovative lightweight structures. Previous visitors of the fabritecstructures.com website will find pfeifer-structures.com has a familiar interface with key additions that include …

IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21, 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 …

Global technical textile market outlook

July 9, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global technical textile market is expected to grow at CAGR of 8.0% within the forecast period of 2021 to 2029. The demand for textiles is increasing and consumers are expecting higher quality textiles with sustainable properties. These textiles are known for their superior characteristics over their traditional equivalents …

Messe Stuttgart’s Sun Shading Expo North America moves co-location debut with IFAI Expo to 2022

July 7, 2021

Messe Stuttgart announced that its new U.S.-based show Sun Shading Expo North America will not be held in 2021 as a separate trade show but will instead contribute its expertise in internal and external sun shading systems at IFAI Expo 2021 in the form of expert talks, open discussions and more. IFAI Expo 2021 will still take place …

Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl to chair Sattler AG managing board

July 1, 2021

Sattler AG has named Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl as its chair of the managing board. He takes over from Herbert Pfeilstecher, who was a member of the managing board since 2001 and the chair since 2007. During his tenure, Pfeilstecher steered the company, based in Gössendorf, Austria, into its most successful phase of its existence, according to …

IFAI launches online community CONNECT

June 18, 2021

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched CONNECT by IFAI, an online community that will facilitate valuable networking among industry peers and support industry-wide conversations. “One of many things the last year has taught us is the importance of connection and networking. With this in mind, we’re excited to launch our newest IFAI member benefit, CONNECT …

Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl to chair Sattler AG managing board

June 4, 2021

Sattler AG has named Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl as its chair of the managing board. He takes over from Herbert Pfeilstecher, who was a member of the managing board since 2001 and the chair since 2007. During his tenure, Pfeilstecher steered the company, based in Gössendorf, Austria, into its most successful phase of its existence, according to …

In memoriam: Helmut Jahn

June 1, 2021

Celebrated architect Helmut Jahn died on Saturday, May 8, when he was struck by two vehicles while riding his bike in Campton Hills, a western Chicago suburb. He was 81. One of Jahn’s most recent projects was the fabric-wrapped ThyssenKrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany, which earned many awards, including a 2019 Award of Excellence …

Enter now: IFAI’s International Achievement Awards

May 13, 2021

After a year away, the International Achievement Awards (IAA) return for the 75th anniversary of recognizing the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The awards are an opportunity for you to showcase your technical skills and talents to the entire industry. The International Achievement Awards is an annual competition that recognizes and promotes awareness …

Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021

May 10, 2021

Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021. IFAI Expo celebrates the 100th anniversary of the show this November, and you won’t want to miss it! After a long hiatus of in-person events, this year’s show is the perfect place to reconnect with your industry. Register now to get the Early Bird rate! Early Bird rates end …