IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17th, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in […]

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Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 Motivates, Educates and Energizes Attendees

November 22nd, 2019

Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 held in Seattle, Wash. USA motivated, educated and energized attendees. The one and a half day event featured a shop tour followed by a networking event at Rainier Industries Ltd., along with a full day of education and time to meet with showcase suppliers at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport […]

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ITA webinar to explore export opportunities in Germany

April 16th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a webinar featuring business opportunities for technical textile companies in the German market. The German textile industry consists of 1,400 mostly SME companies with 135,000 employees and an annual turnover of $39 billion. The market offers great opportunities for high-tech and leading-edge products in […]

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Educate the Professor Seminar

July 13th, 2017

The Fabric Structures Association (FSA) and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), both divisions of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), are hosting an introductory two-day Educate the Professor seminar on the fundamentals of using fabric and films as building materials. Professors who attend these courses can bring their knowledge to students at their respective institutions. […]

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Durable screen and shade material

October 1st, 2016

Serge Ferrari Soltis® 88 is now available in North America and sold to manufacturers of exterior and interior screens, awnings, retractables and pergolas. The fabric is 8 percent open for a perfect compromise between visual and thermal comfort: light is filtered and heat partially blocked while outward visibility is maintained. An even weave pattern and […]

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Study proves awnings are a smart retrofit to reduce home energy consumption

September 3rd, 2012

New Data Shows that Fabric Awnings & Exterior Shades Can Help Homeowners Reduce Cooling Costs by More than 50% Save money through reduced cooling bills Increase comfort by reducing home's internal temperature Potentially reduce size of and mechanical wear on the home AC unit “People don’t realize that there are more eco-friendly ways to stay […]

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