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Advanced Textiles Expo 2023 Show Stoppers

December 1st, 2023

The winners of the Advanced Textiles Expo 2023 Show Stoppers were announced today as the show kicked off in Orlando, FL. The Show Stopper Awards are designed to recognize the most popular new products each year from Advanced Textiles Expo (formerly IFAI Expo) exhibitors. The awards acknowledge the newest, most innovative, useful and exciting, effective, […]

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AFFOA partners with national family, consumer sciences education leaders

August 1st, 2023

The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Manufacturing Innovation Institute is partnering with the leadership of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs across the United States to ensure that the FCS textile curriculum is recognized as a valuable entry point to STEM-based careers in advanced functional fabrics. AFFOA's Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Team envisions a world […]

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2023 Specialty Fabrics Showcase, Part 2

June 1st, 2023

Awnings, tents, shade sails, marine upholstery, protective gear, furniture: Regardless of the end product, the fabric needs to perform in harsh conditions while looking good, keeping the planet green and fitting into a client’s budget. For our two-part annual showcase, we asked contributors to send us information about their latest high-performance textiles. We’ve organized the […]

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Jeff Butler named Advanced Textiles Expo keynote speaker

June 1st, 2023

Workplace expert Jeff Butler has been named as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Advanced Textiles Expo. Butler will focus on managing and working with various generations in “Building an Effective Multigenerational Workforce.” The Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, will be Nov. 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. Butler will kick off the show […]

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Simplifying sustainability

March 1st, 2023

Bio-based Dyneema® rope uses waste from the pulp and timber industry as its primary raw material. Photo: Material ConneXion There is an abundance of information available about sustainability that, while conveying much, can lack clarity. A simpler directive regarding sustainability would be this: If you produce something, to be “sustainable” (leaving aside the social aspects […]

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USIFI, NFI to merge

March 1st, 2023

The U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute and the Narrow Fabrics Institute, both divisions of the Advanced Textiles Association, are merging into one larger group. The new divisions will be known as the U.S. Industrial and Narrow Fabrics Institute (USINFI). NFI and USIFI have partnered in advocacy work and the Outlook Conference for more than 20 years, […]

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Speak at Advanced Textiles Expo 2023

February 1st, 2023

The call for presentations is now open for Advanced Textiles Expo 2023! Share your expertise, cultivate valuable new connections and give helpful advice to your market by presenting at Advanced Textiles Expo Oct. 31–Nov. 3 in Orlando, Fla., USA. What is Advanced Textiles Expo? Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, has been regarded as […]

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IFAI launches first podcast

September 14th, 2021

IFAI Talking Textiles The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently launched IFAI Talking Textiles, a podcast hosted by the IFAI Canada and the Advanced Textiles Products divisions.   One episode will be available each month featuring interviews with members in the Canadian and advanced textile markets. “The Canada division wanted to offer content specific to […]

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Smart building systems and textiles can enhance homes

September 1st, 2017

The Canadian Printable, Flexible, Wearable Electronics Symposium (CPES2017) was held on the outskirts of Toronto in May this year. Buildings, and smart buildings in particular, were a hot topic both in presentations and in the poster exhibition that accompanied the three-day event. Ronald Zimmer, president and CEO of the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) set […]

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