Last chance for Expo speaking proposal submissions

February 27th, 2023

The deadline is coming quick to submit a proposal to speak at the 2023 Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo. Do you have textile knowledge you want to share with the industry? The Advanced Textiles Association is looking for experts from the textile industry and business leaders to speak on several categories: Emerging […]

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IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

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. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This […]

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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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GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning  

March 25th, 2022

GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning at Outlook Conference 2022, with a focus on infrastructure and coal combustion residuals, as well as other important topics and current trends. The lobby of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., in 2016. Photograph by Antony-22. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) Geosynthetic Materials Association […]

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Free Geosynthetics Conference archive launches

February 25th, 2022

The conference’s organizers have made available 1,500 white papers and dozens of videos in the online, free Geosynthetics Conference archive. The free Geosynthetics Conference archive includes proceedings from conferences dating back to the IFAI-sponsored Second International Conference on Geotextiles, Aug. 1–6, 1982, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Geosynthetics Materials Association […]

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IFAI board chair Amy Bircher hosts “Ask Me Anything” on IFAI Connect

February 1st, 2022

Amy Bircher tackled questions on labor shortages, supply chain issues and other industry challenges. New IFAI Board Chair Amy Bircher was recently featured in the January issue of Specialty Fabrics Review, but she also participated in an “Ask Me Anything” session on the IFAI CONNECT forum. She fielded questions on a number of topics ranging from […]

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IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

December 14th, 2021

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 […]

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International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

November 12th, 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. […]

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

November 11th, 2021

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 […]

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IFAI Expo’s ExpoONLINE available now

October 22nd, 2021

Downtown Nashville, Tenn. Photograph by Tabitha Kaylee Hawk. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en. Have you had a chance to check out ExpoONLINE? The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 2–4, is fast approaching, and we hope you’ll find this new online community a beneficial tool to enhance your IFAI Expo experience. ExpoONLINE helps attendees […]

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