IFAI Expo 2017 information available

November 16th, 2016

Information about IFAI Expo 2017 is now available on the show’s website. IFAI Expo 2017 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., Sept. 26–29. It will highlight three show floor areas: specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade & weather protection. The show will feature a broad marketplace connecting thousands […]

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IFAI Expo 2016 closes successful show with near-record attendance

October 31st, 2016

IFAI Expo 2016, the textile industry's show of record, attracted 5,023 participants to the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., from Oct. 18-21. IFAI Expo is the largest display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. Attendees were treated to four days of product demonstrations, education, networking, exhibits and awards recognizing industry achievement. "We […]

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Organic cotton production

September 8th, 2016

In 1993, Texas organic cotton farmers formed the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative (TOCMC) to develop new markets for the organically grown fiber. Over time the cooperative has survived floods, sandstorms, hailstorms and drought that destroyed as much as 70 percent of its crops in some years. Perseverance paid off, and in 2015, cooperative members […]

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Epson acquires Robustelli

July 19th, 2016

Epson Group company Epson Italia S.p.A. has agreed with the Robustelli family to acquire the capital of Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l., a Villa Guardia, Italy-based leader in the textile printing industry. The agreement will expand the scope of the two companies’ longstanding collaboration in digital inkjet textile printing. It will allow Robustelli to leverage Epson’s manufacturing capability to bring the […]

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Ultraflex Systems launches Signetics™ magnetic receptive media

June 30th, 2016

Source: Specialty Fabrics Review Ultraflex Systems’ Signetics™ for magnetic receptive media offers easy on-site installation, no-edge chipping and high durability. Materials are engineered with an optimized face-film for ink adhesion and offer a neutral white point. Potential applications include wall graphics, menu boards, interior design decoration and fixture graphics. Signetics Select is offered in three […]

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Coated fabric demand increases

June 29th, 2016

Source: Specialty Fabrics Review Demand for coated fabrics in the U.S. is forecast to increase 2.1 percent per year to 650 million square yards in 2020. Coated fabric usage is highly dependent on the production of end products and the level of competition from alternative materials such as leather, plastic and uncoated fabrics. These trends […]

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Thrace LINQ achieves ISO 9001:2008

June 28th, 2016

Source: Specialty Fabrics Review Thrace LINQ, Summerville, S.C., has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management system. The achievement demonstrates the woven and nonwoven technical fabric supplier’s commitment to provide the highest quality materials to the markets they serve. ISO 9001 standard is designed to help ensure that an organization’s products and services […]

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Silicone Edge Graphics webinar set for June 2

May 4th, 2016

As an IFAI member-exclusive benefit, the Fabrics Graphics Association will host a Silicone Edge Graphics (SEG) webinar on Thursday, June 2 at 10 a.m. CDT. The one hour webinar will provide an overview of the types of applications, intricacies and equipment used in SEGs. By attending you will: • Learn how SEGs are used in […]

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