IFAI to become the Advanced Textiles Association

May 17th, 2022

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, and the results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. […]

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Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9th, 2022

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 […]

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Ask Me Anything 5/10 on trade and tariffs with Nate Bolin

April 28th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on trade issues with attorney Nate Bolin in May. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT, in CONNECT by IFAI’s Open Forum. This is a great opportunity to ask him your questions about trade and […]

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IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5th, 2021

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance The IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program gives all IFAI members access to a dedicated team of experts who are ready to help find the best health and nonmedical benefit coverage to fit […]

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IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21st, 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 […]

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Second IFAI Virtual Market Showcase to focus on medical textiles

July 13th, 2021

The second IFAI Virtual Market Showcase, set for Tuesday, Aug. 10., from 1 to 4 p.m., will feature medical textiles, showcasing the latest materials and manufacturing solutions for medical products. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to connect with the industry on the latest trends and challenges. With in-person education being cancelled or delayed […]

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

July 7th, 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 Nov. […]

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IFAI launches online community CONNECT

June 18th, 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 […]

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Enter now: IFAI’s International Achievement Awards

May 13th, 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 […]

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Call for candidates: IFAI board positions

May 5th, 2021

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills to fill the following positions: 1st Vice Chairman–2 year term (the individual elected to this position will be the "Chairman-elect” and shall automatically become Chairman of the Board at the completion of the incoming Chairman's term).2nd […]

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