IFAI Announces 2012 ShowStoppers Award Winners

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — November 7, 2012 — The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2012
announces the 2012 ShowStoppers awards for the best of the best new products at the IFAI Expo
Americas 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. 

IFAI received a total of 84 entries from 4 countries that were submitted by 56 companies in
this year’s competition. Winners exhibited the newest; coolest; the most pragmatic and the most
innovative; the most effective and the most efficient; the most economical and the most
environmentally sound. 

Winners were chosen by their industry peers in attendance and exhibiting at IFAI Expo 2012 in
Boston. ShowStoppers entries were displayed on the show floor in exhibitors’ booths and highlighted
in a prominent voting display. 

The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 8 on the show floor by IFAI staff. 

Following is a complete list of award winners by category. Some categories received more than
one winner. The name of the product is followed by the company name and a brief description of the

Hardware Findings & Accessories

Xtreme Seal® Pro Seal

Xtreme Seal

New dual-durometer extrusion designed to use as a weather seal for marine canvases, windows
and edge seals of all types.

Equipment & Tools

WT-168″ Plotter/Cutter

Carlson Design

The machine is designed for marking and cutting material for ultra-wide textile applications.

Servo Motor


The motor is a replacement for all standard clutch motors. The Servo Motor uses less power,
makes no sound, is lightweight and simple to install.

Services & End Products

Cabrio™Frameless Wall Systems


This sophisticated moving wall system provides clear, unobstructed views.

SigNature® DNA Textile Authentication Marker

Applied DNA Sciences

SigNature DNA protects the quality and integrity of textiles by safeguarding against
counterfeiting with secure, affordable and forensic methods to authenticate.

Fabrics, Fibers & Films

KTTEX™ Silicone Impregnated Reflective Fabric

King Tech Industry Corp.

High-strength KTTEX silicone reflective fabric features low-friction to protect aircraft from


Sommers Plastic Products

Thermoformable polyurethane (TPU) lace is extruded into wire then looped over itself to
create an open lace-like mesh 42″ wide.

Chemicals, Coatings & Compounds

Ultra-Fresh DW30

Thompson Research Associates

EPA-registered Ultra-Fresh DW30 is designed to be applied to textiles and other materials to
protect against the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.

Posted on November 12, 2012

Source: IFAI