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Center Stage In Music City

IFAI Expo 2001 will showcase the latest trends, technologies in technical and industrial fabrics.

IFAI Expo 2001 TI Special Report 

Center StageIn Music City IFAI Expo 2001 will showcase the latest trends,technologies in technical and industrial fabrics.Technical fabrics will take center stage when the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, Minn., convenes its annual exposition at the Opryland HotelandConvention Center, Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2001, to be held October 18-20, will offer exhibits, conferences, workshops and seminars highlighting the latest trends and technologies in technical fabrics. More than 8,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors are expected to participate.Among the products and services to be displayed are: coatings; consulting; converting; equipment; fabric care and maintenance; fibers/yarns; finishing and dyeing; laminating; nonwovens; rope, cord and straps; testing labs; weaving and knitting; tools and much more.IFAIs 2001 International Achievement Awards will be presented on Thursday morning, October 18. The awards recognize the most recent innovations in technical fabric design and production in 29 categories. Keynote SpeakersOn Friday, October 19, William McDonough will speak on Material Matters. McDonoughs design firm, William McDonoughandPartners, Architects and Planners, has won awards for its ecologically, socially and economically intelligent projects. In 1996, McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development.On Saturday, October 20, Robert Kriegel, Ph.D., will present If It Aint Broke brEAK IT! Riding the Wave of Change Without Wiping Out. A best-selling author and authority in the field of change and human performance, Kriegel will offer out of the box strategies for keeping ahead of changes in the current business environment. Educational ProgramsPrior to the exposition, the Textile Technology Forum, to take place Wednesday, October 17, will offer presentations of technical papers covering recent innovations and research findings by an international roster of academic and research professionals.Technical sessions will include: fibers, coating and finishing; measurement and testing; performance enhancements; technology and equipment; and geotextiles. The papers will be published in Proceedings 2001, a booklet to be provided to forum participants, as well as sold through the IFAI bookstore. The Textile Technology Forum is organized jointly by IFAI and The Textile Institute, United Kingdom.A full slate of educational programs is scheduled during IFAI Expo 2001. Topics will be grouped under major tracks presented either as groups of seminars or as symposia.Thursday, October 18Architecture TrackConstruction TrackSafetyandProtective SymposiumMedical Textiles SymposiumSignsandGraphics TrackFriday, October 19Awning TrackSportsandRecreational ProductsSymposiumTransportation TrackFiltration SymposiumEquipment Technologies TrackSaturday, October 20Marine TrackBusinessandLeadership Track  For more information about IFAI Expo 2001, contact (651) 222-2508; (800) 225-4324; www.ifai.com. For more information about the Textile Technology Forum and the IFAI Educational Program, contact Jill M. Rutledge (651) 225-6981; jmrutledge@ifai.com. For international information, contact IFAI Europe (32) 2 774 9600; ifai@eyam.be; or IFAI Japan (81) 727 80 2803; kikuko_tagawa@nifty.com. IFAI Expo 2001 Alphabetical Exhibitor ListAA+ Products Inc.ABC Industries Inc.ABC Netting Inc.Accent Awning Co. Inc.Achilles USA Inc.ACS ProductionAdhesive Films Inc.Advanced Tent Technology InternationalAdvanced Testing Instruments Albest Metal Stamping Corp.Aldan Industries Inc.Allied TubeandConduit Corp.Alom Building Systems Sdn. Bhd.Alpha Productions Inc.AmericanandEfird Inc.American CordandWebbing American Keder Inc.AmeriCan Netting Inc.American Mfg. Co.American PlasticsAmerican SantexApex Mills Corp.Articulos de Plastico y Papel Arquati Co. USAAssociated PrintingandServicesAstechnologies Heat Transfer The Astrup Co.Atlantic Braids Ltd.Atlas Electric Devices Co.Autex Industrial FabricsAuto TrimandRestyling News Avondale Mills Inc.S. Axelrod Co.BBainbridge International Inc.Bally Ribbon MillsBarrday Inc.Franz Barta KG Batz Corp.T.C. BaycorBayeux Cortina Fabrics Inc.BBS Tech Inc.Belgian (Wallonia) Textile FederationBelton Industries Inc.BemisW.S. Bessett Inc.Bevis Rope Mfg. Inc.BHA Technologies Bill's Sewing Machine Co.BioPlasticsBirdair Inc.Bobbin Group/Bill CommunicationsBondCote Corp.John BoyleandCo. Inc.Brawer Technical Yarns DivisionBrookwood Cos. Inc.Bruin Plastics Co. Inc.Brutsaert Sun Protection NVBuckles International Inc.Burke Narrow Fabric Corp.Burlan Corp.Wm. T. BurnettandCo. CCalifornia Combining Corp.Calsak Corp.Camie-Campbell Inc.Can-Do National TapeCanvas ReplacementsCape Coaters (Pty.) Ltd.Caravan Canopy InternationalCargill Ltd. (Durafibre)Carolina Specialty FabricsCasco Mfg. SolutionsCatalyst International Inc.Catco Supply Inc.Cavitec AGCentury ProductsChampion DyeingandFinishingChiquola Fabrics LLCChiquola Industrial Products Group LLCChiquola Spinners LLCJ.A. Cissel Mfg. Co.Claredon Textiles Inc.CMI EnterprisesCoatema Coating Machinery GmbHCoats North AmericaCollinscraft Corp.Columbine InternationalConsolidated Sewing MachineConsoltexCooley GroupCorporacion Corvera TextilCoventry Narrow FabricsCrystal Textile GroupCustom Metal Crafters Inc.DDaejung Co. LtdDAF Products Inc.C.R. Daniels Inc.Dartex CoatingsDaya Tarpaulin-Plastic ProductsDeccofelt Corp.Defense Supply Center PhiladelphiaDeitsch PlasticsandNonwovensDeroyal TextilesJames Dewhurst Ltd.Dickson Industrial Group/Glen Raven Custom FabricsDienes Corp.Dimension PolyantDirecTex WebbingDiversified Systems Inc.Diversitex Inc.Donovan Enterprises Inc.DOT FastenersDukane UltrasonicsDunlap Industries Inc.Dunlap Sales Inc.Duracote Corp.Durasol Awnings Durkopp Adler America Inc.Duro's Enhanced Fabrics DivisionDynatEEastbank TextilesEastern Awning Systems Inc.Eastern Metal Supply Inc.Eastman Machine Co.Eddington Thread Mfg. Co.EFKA of America Inc.EGE System Sun Control Inc.Eide Industries Inc.Elero USA Inc.EMS-CHEMIE (North America)Emtex Inc.Endutex-Rev. Texteis S.A.Engineered Coated Fabrics GroupJ. Ennis Fabrics Ltd.J. Ennis Fabrics USA Inc.Enterprise CoatingsErez USA Inc.Eshco LLCEtiflex Corp.ETON Systems Inc.Excel ThreadandSewing SupplyFFablok Mills Inc.Fabrene Inc.FabriMaxFabrite Laminating Corp.Fabtac Adhesive StencilFacemate Corp.Fasnap Corp.Fastener Supply Co.Ferdco Corp.Ferrari S.A.FIAB HF ABFibermill S.A. (Pty.) Ltd.Fibras Plasticas S.A. de C.V.Fil-tec Inc.Filtec Precise Inc.Firestone Textiles Co.Fiskars IndustrialFiskars Outdoor Leisure ProductsFluoro-SealFly-Bye Bird Control ProductsForest Group USA Inc.Forsstrom HF ABFoss Manufacturing Co. Inc.The Fox Co. (John E. Fox Inc.)Firestone FibersandTextiles Co.Franklin Braid Mfg. Co.Frigerio - USAGGale Pacific - CoolarooGaviotaGC4 Laminating Corp.Gehring Textiles/Militex Inc.General Shoelace Co.General Trading Co.Gerber TechnologyGlen Raven Custom Fabrics LLCGlobecot Inc.GoldenGuard Technologies Ltd.W.L. GoreandAssociates Inc.Granat Industries Inc.Louis A. Green Corp.Gretag Professional ImagingGuilford Mills Inc./Guilford Technical TextilesHHall Dielectric Machinery Co.Hanwha Polymer Co. Ltd.HanYoung Fabric Co. Ltd. (W.Y. Textile Inc.)Hapco Inc.Haug North AmericaJames H. HealandCo. Ltd.Heely Brown Co.Herculite Products Inc.Julius Heywinkel GmbHHi-Tech Narrow FabricsHiker Enterprises Ltd.Hoffman BrothersHoneywell Performance FibersHumantec Systems Inc.Hy-Tech Products Inc.IIbena - FugafilIndustrial Coatings GroupIFAI Bookstore/MembershipInland Plastics Ltd.Innovative Industrial SolutionsInterhacoIntertex CarouselsInterWrapIntex Plastics Corp.Iosso ProductsITW Waterbury BuckleJJandD CarouselJandN Zipper Mfg. Inc.Jado Sewing Machine Inc.Jest Textiles Inc.William Jette Co.JHRG LLCJopevi Inc.Johnston Industries - J.I. FabricsJTE Machine Systems Inc.Juki Union Special Inc.Jung Shin Co. Ltd.KKabar Mfg. Corp.S. Kaplan Sewing Machine Co.Keystone Mfg.andSupply Co.Khosla Profil Pvt. Ltd.King's Metal Fiber TechnologiesKing Tech IndustriesKorea Tarpaulin Inc.KoSaLLacent Technologies Inc.Lamcotec Inc.Lancer Textiles Inc.LeaandSachs Inc.Leister/Hapco Inc.LG Chemical American Inc.Lightning International N.A. Inc.Linal Inc.Lincoln Fabrics Ltd.Littlestown Foundry Inc.Lowy Enterprises Inc.The Loxcreen Co. Inc.Ludlow Textiles Co. Inc.MMadura Textiles Inc.Maimin TechnologyMarChem Coated Fabrics Inc.Matai (U.S.A.) Inc.Mauritzon Inc.Megaplast S.A. de C.V.Mehler Coated FabricsMelanie Machine Co.Meridian Mfg. Corp.Merlin Machine Co.Messe Frankfurt Inc.The Miami Corp.Mid-South Sewing Machine SalesMiddleburg ThreadsandSewing SupplyMiller WeldmasterMillikenandCompanyMilliken IndustriesMitjavila Canada Inc.Mitjavila Florida Inc.Mitsubishi International Corp.Molintex Mills Inc.Montrose Equipment Sales Inc.Morgan ManufacturingMorse IndustriesMount Vernon Mills Inc.Multi*State Sewing Supply Equipment Corp.Munro FasteningsandTextiles Inc.NNaizil Coated FabricsNassimi Corp.Nawon USA Inc.Nemeth Engineering AssociatesNester Software TechnologiesNova*Tech International LLCNovelty Bias Binding Co.Nyacol Nano Technology Inc.Nylco Division - Worthen IndustriesOOasis 1 Retractable Awnings Inc.Ontario Sewing Automation Co.Oppermann Webbing Ltd.Ouimet Inc.Ozone ShadeandNet Pty. Ltd.PPandH Metal ProductsPara-ChemParasol (Comercializadora La Marina) S.A. de C.V.Patio Magic Inc.Pearson IndustriesPerfectex Plus LLCPerfiles de Plastico FlexiblesPerforating Emerson Corp.Pfaff Industrial of America Inc.PGI/Difco Performance FabricsPhi Enterprises Inc.Phifer Wire Products Inc.Pieles Sinteticas S.A. de C.V.Pierret North American DivisionPinnacle Converting EquipmentPlas Tech Sealing TechnologiesPlaspack U.S.A. Inc.Plastatech EngineeringPolyfabrics Ltd.Polymark TechnographicsPolyOne Engineered Films GroupPractix Mfg.Premier-TexPrym Fashion Inc.Purity Textile Pvt. Ltd.QQ-Panel Lab ProductsQuality ThreadandNotions Co.Quality Trim Inc.Quantum Services Inc./Coyes CanvasandAwningsRRhode Island Textile Co.Ribbon Webbing Corp.Rimoldi of America Inc.Ripngrip Industries Inc. Riri USARivets Unlimited NY Inc.Roaches InternationalRobeco Inc.Robeson Sewing Machine Co.Rockland IndustriesRohmandHaas PlasticAdditivesRoll-A-Way Inc.RollingShield Inc.Ronstan InternationalRosenthal Mfg. Co. Inc.Royal American Co. LLCRubberlite Inc.SSafer Textile Processing Corp.St. Louis Braid Co.Sans Fibers Inc.Sansuy S/A Industria de PlasticosSantex-Group.comSarna Xir Sattler AG Sauleda S.A.Saunders Thread Co.Scalar Corp.Schmetz Needle Corp.Schott International Inc.Schroeder Sewing TechnologiesSeaman Corp.Seamtek International Inc.Seattle Industrial TextileSeaway Yarns Ltd.SGS-Scanvec Garment SystemsShade Tree Canopy SystemsShawmut MillsShuford Mills Inc.Shutter Products InternationalSI Corp.Simu U.S. Inc.Sinclair Equipment Co.Sinteplast S.A. de C.V.Sioen N.V.SIR Webbing Inc.Siska Inc.Sitip S.p.A.Sloan Machinery Co.Smart DesignSmith Family IndustriesSnyder Mfg. Inc.Solvay Draka Inc.Somerset FabricsSomfy Systems Inc.Sonco WorldwideSonobond UltrasonicsSoutheast Sewing Corp.Southeastern Sales & SpecialtiesSouthstar Supply Co.Span Systems Inc.Special Stitching Inc.Specialty NetsSpecialty Sewn ProductsSpecialized Textile MarketingSperotto RimarSpradling Originals Inc.Spunfab Adhesive FabricsSSM Industries Inc.Stafford Textiles Ltd.Stamoid AGStanek Netting Co. Inc.Ste-Lar TextilesStedfast Inc.Steel Stitch Corp.Stephens PipeandSteelSterling Fibers Inc.Stevens UrethaneStimpson Co. Inc.Sunair AwningsSunbrandSunesta ProductsSunroof Retractable Awning Co.SuperTex FabricsSurLast LLCSynthetic Thread Co.TTa Ya Canvas Corp.Taiyo Kogyo Corp.Takashima USA Inc.Tape Craft Corp.TEARepair Inc.Tek-Knit IndustriesTex-Net Inc.Tex-Tenn Corp.Texas Thread Mfg. Co.TEXTEST InstrumentsTextile Commission Inc.Textile Human Resource CouncilTextile Industries/Textiles PanamericanosTextiles Omnes S.A.Thermex-Thermatron Inc.Thermopatch Corp.3A ThreadandSupply Co. of America303 Products Inc.Thwing-Albert Instrument Co.Tier-Rack Corp.Tietex InternationalTiger Corp.Titex Vertriebs-GmbHTitus Industrial SealantsTMI Inc.TN Webbing ProductsToff Industries Inc.Top Value Fabrics Inc.TPI IndustriesTreadstone Seventy-One USATrident Industrial ProductsTucson Rolling Shutters Inc.Turnils Exterior ShadingsTUT (Technical Usage Textiles)TWs Leather Sales Inc.Twitchell Corp.UUnlimited PartsandSupplies Inc.Uretek Inc.USF Machine Systems Inc.U.S. ThreadU.S. Wholesale Pipe & Tube Co.VValley Products Co.Value Vinyls Inc.Velcro USA Inc.Vernon PlasticsVerseidag Indutex GmbHVerseidag Seemee U.S.Vidir Machine Inc.Vimco Shading SystemsVintex Inc.WWallonia Trade CommissionWalsall Hardware Corp.Wayne Mills Co. Inc.Weaver Leather Inc.Weblon/Division of Herculite ProductsWeisnerWellington Commercial ProductsWest Coast Netting Inc.Western Rim Industries Ltd.Western Textile ProductsWing Enterprises Inc.Wirewright Mfg./DirecTex MarketingWolf Machine Co.Wolff IndustriesWonpoong Corp.Y-ZYKK Universal Fasteners Inc.YKK (USA) Inc.Z-Tex Inc.

October 2001