Center Stage In Music City

IFAI Expo 2001
TI Special Report 

Center StageIn Music City
IFAI Expo 2001 will showcase the latest trends,technologies in technical and industrial
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; For more information about the Textile Technology Forum and the IFAI Educational
Program, contact Jill M. Rutledge (651) 225-6981; For international
information, contact IFAI Europe (32) 2 774 9600;; or IFAI Japan (81) 727 80 2803;
 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