IFF announces 2011 Innovation Award deadline: July 15

April 25, 2011

The purpose of the IFF Innovation Award is to inspire companies from all over the world to not only come up with great ideas, but make them happen. According to Beth Hungiville, Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) managing director, “We want to tell the stories of great specialty fabric manufacturers and suppliers who have challenged the …

Novelty checkerboard vinyl from J. Ennis Fabrics adds texture and toughness

April 18, 2011

Users get an arresting combination of patent shine and matte finish from the tone-on-tone look of Hopscotch from J. Ennis Fabrics. Hopscotch is available in 13 trendsetting colors such as Molasses, Copper Kettle and classic Black Magic. Hopscotch has a unique basket weave texture with a metallic look to its shine. Mildew resistant, with a …

IFAI Board of Directors call for candidates

April 11, 2011

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is seeking candidates to be considered for positions on the IFAI Board of Directors. The current 1st Vice Chairman is “Chairman-elect” and shall automatically assume the duties of Chairman of the Board in October. IFAI is seeking candidates to fill the following positions: 1st …

High tide in 2011?

April 4, 2011

After several years of low tide in the marine industry, 2011 may be the year that finally lifts all boats. “The marine industry is starting to see signs of recovery as we move past the recession,” says Jeff Malehorn, president and CEO of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) at the Miami International Boat Show. …