IFAI Expo 2012 Leads The Way In Innovation For The Specialty Fabrics Industry
ROSEVILLE, Minn. - November 7, 2012 - The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
hosted the largest specialty fabrics show in the Americas, IFAI Expo 2012, with nearly 5,500
attendees, from 49 countries at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This signifies
nearly a 20 percent increase over last year. The focus this year was to connect the industry
through a spotlight on innovation.
An engaging experience
With the largest show floor in IFAI's history, 409 exhibitors filled 103,700 square feet of exhibition space with their groundbreaking products and innovative services. Several companies were highlighted in the ShowStoppers competition, a brand new forum exhibiting the best new and exciting products in the textile industry. The contest featured more than 80 new products with attendees evaluating and voting for their favorites. A military display showcased a host of advanced textiles currently in use by the armed forces, including a space suit designed with cutting-edge specialty fabrics. The display was designed to inspire the industry and encourage expansion of product offerings beyond the traditional. Next year's Specialty Fabrics Showcase will focus on Aerospace products.