ROSEVILLE, Minn. — October 30, 2010 — The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
announces the winners of the 2010 International Achievement Awards for design excellence in
specialty fabrics applications. The award ceremony took place at IFAI Expo Americas 2010 at the
Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., where the annual trade event ran from Oct. 27-29.
IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas.
For more than six decades, the IFAI International Achievement Awards (IAA) has recognized
excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics
This year marks the 63rd annual IAA competition. Entrants were encouraged to submit projects
and compete in 29 categories. In all, IFAI received 383 entries from 13 countries. Entries were
judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were
selected for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area. Winners were selected
based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function.
IFAI encourages specialty fabric projects of all sizes and type. The goal of the
International Achievement Awards is to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands
of products and applications. All IAA entries receive prominent recognition at the annual IFAI
Expo. Entrants receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines, as well as through
press releases sent to media professionals.
The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade
association whose 2,000 member companies represent the international specialty fabrics
marketplace. Photos and detailed project descriptions of the award winners are available at
Posted on November 9, 2010