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Industrial Fabrics Association International - 11/9/2012

IFAI Announces 2012 ShowStoppers Award Winners

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2012 announces the 2012 ShowStoppers awards for the best of the best new products at the 
IFAI Expo Americas 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. 

IFAI received a total of 84 entries from 4 countries that were submitted by 56 companies in this year's competition. Winners exhibited the newest; 
coolest; the most pragmatic and the most innovative; the most effective and the most efficient; the most economical and the most environmentally 

Winners were chosen by their industry peers in attendance and exhibiting at IFAI Expo 2012 in Boston. ShowStoppers entries were displayed on the 
show floor in exhibitors' booths and highlighted in a prominent voting display. 

The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 8 on the show floor by IFAI staff. 

Following is a complete list of award winners by category. Some categories received more than one winner. The name of the product is followed by 
the company name and a brief description of the product.

Hardware Findings & Accessories
Xtreme Seal® Pro Seal 
Xtreme Seal
New dual-durometer extrusion designed to use as a weather seal for marine canvases, windows and edge seals of all types.

Equipment & Tools
WT-168" Plotter/Cutter
Carlson Design
The machine is designed for marking and cutting material for ultra-wide textile applications.  

Servo Motor
The motor is a replacement for all standard clutch motors. The Servo Motor uses less power, makes no sound, is lightweight and simple to install.

Services & End Products
Cabrio™Frameless Wall Systems
This sophisticated moving wall system provides clear, unobstructed views.

SigNature® DNA Textile Authentication Marker
Applied DNA Sciences
SigNature DNA protects the quality and integrity of textiles by safeguarding against counterfeiting with secure, affordable and forensic methods to 

Fabrics, Fibers & Films
KTTEX™ Silicone Impregnated Reflective Fabric
King Tech Industry Corp.
High-strength KTTEX silicone reflective fabric features low-friction to protect aircraft from scratches.

Sommers Plastic Products
Thermoformable polyurethane (TPU) lace is extruded into wire then looped over itself to create an open lace-like mesh 42" wide.

Chemicals, Coatings & Compounds
Ultra-Fresh DW30
Thompson Research Associates
EPA-registered Ultra-Fresh DW30 is designed to be applied to textiles and other materials to protect against the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.

Industrial Fabrics Association International - 11/1/2012

IFAI Announces All New Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and New Advanced Textiles Trade Show

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces a new designation for its leading international trade event, IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 
2013 and the new Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 23-25, 2013. 
It is the largest trade event for the specialty fabrics industry in North America, and will co-locate with the Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology SGIA 
Expo 2013. 

Formerly known as IFAI Expo Americas, the new show aligns with the industry's flagship publication, Specialty Fabrics Review, and strategically 
focuses on the needs of the traditional market segments, according to conference management. The growth and demand for advanced textile 
applications led to IFAI's establishment of the Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, held in tandem with Specialty Fabrics Expo, to meet 
the needs of the top level of the industry supply chain and companies that supply roll goods, material and other products or services for advanced 

Both shows are designed to advance ideas, products and technologies, and to help grow businesses and markets across the entire specialty fabrics 
industry. The 100,000+ sq. ft. show floor showcases more than 400 exhibitors of fabrics, fibers, films, composites, equipment and technology services 
who meet with thousands of top decision makers and buyers representing global and niche specialty fabrics markets. 

Comprehensive programming is designed to help attendees understand the current specialty fabrics markets, end-user applications, emerging 
markets, advanced technologies and future of fabric products. Attendees can expect professional business sessions and roundtables, outstanding 
networking events and keynote speakers, CEU credits for architects and an International Buyers Program. The 2013 show also features a special 
exhibit on the aerospace market; the second annual ShowStopper awards competition displaying innovative products and services, and the 
International Achievement Awards. 

The 2013 events are expected to exceed IFAI Expo 2012 numbers, which was the largest trade show in the organization's 100-year history, 
according to conference management.

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