A primer on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

November 5, 2020  |  Expo News

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) offers lots of attractive benefits: studies have shown that ESOPs improve productivity, increase sales and improve return on assets, plus they offer great tax advantages. But more than any of these attributes, an ESOP offers the owner of a company peace of min…
Understanding intelligent textiles

November 4, 2020  |  Expo News

The Advanced Textiles Conference of IFAI’s Virtual Expo 2020 continued Nov. 4 with a detailed presentation by Justine Decaens on “Smart Textiles: From Lab Prototypes to Commercial Products.” Decaens is R&D director with CTT Group, a testing laboratory and R&D facility specialized in te…
Policy challenges and opportunities for U.S. textile manufacturing

November 3, 2020  |  Expo News

The U.S. textile industry worked “swiftly and impressively” to pivot to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) this spring, leveraging existing manufacturing know-how and equipment and making new investments to shift production, according to Sara Beatty, president of White Haven Trade Advis…
The regulatory path for medical PPE

November 3, 2020  |  Expo News

An afternoon session by Jing Liang, founder and president of Medical PPE Consulting LLC, walked participants through the regulatory process and testing for medical personnel protective equipment (PPE) In her session, “Understanding Testing Requirements of Medical PPE,” she noted the variety of P…
Case studies in shade sail design

November 3, 2020  |  Expo News

Wholesale Shade’s Robin DuBroy, director of training programs, and Gregg Burrows, sales manager, presented a session at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 about shade sail design and installation. Using numerous case studies of various designs and difficulty levels, the speakers discussed each project in term…
Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles education begins

November 3, 2020  |  Expo News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) opened the advanced textiles education sessions of Virtual Expo 2020 with a presentation by Dr. Sasha Stolyarov, CEO, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). His presentation, “The Development of Advanced Functional Fibers and Fabric…
IFAI Expo and R+T Show Organizer, Messe Stuttgart, to Co-locate Trade Shows Starting in 2021

September 21, 2020  |  Expo News

ROSEVILLE, MN—Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Messe Stuttgart, organizers of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany; R+T Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey; R+T Asia in Shanghai, China and R+T South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are pleased to announce that they will co-locate IFAI Expo with Me…
IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 registration is open

September 10, 2020  |  Events, Events, Expo News, Industry News, News

Registration is now open for IFAI Expo 2020, which will be hosted exclusively online Nov. 2–12, 2020, in a robust digital platform designed to provide many exciting opportunities for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. Attendees, no matter their role, will be able to discover new products, network…
Registration opens for IFAI Expo

June 15, 2020  |  Expo News

IFAI Expo Nov. 3–6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind., will mark the event’s 100th anniversary. IFAI has announced that it is moving forward as planned, and registration is now open. Safety protocols are in place and will be coordinated with host hotels and the Indiana Convention Center (ICC).  Th…
Registration now open for 100th anniversary of IFAI Expo

June 2, 2020  |  Events, Events, Expo News, Industry News

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2020 is moving forward as planned Nov. 3–6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. This year marks the centennial of the event, and numerous safety protocols are planned to keep participants safe including social distancing at…