In 2012, IFAI inaugurated a new tradition: the ShowStoppers awards. We want to recognize the best of the best new products from our exhibitors: the newest, the coolest; the most pragmatic and the most innovative; the most effective and the most efficient; the most economical and the most environmentally sound.

This year, all IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Expo exhibitors are eligible to enter their new products into the competition. There is no entry fee. If you’re an exhibitor, you’re eligible—and here’s your chance!

Ready to submit?

Would you like to be a ShowStopper? Eligibility rules and complete instructions are available.

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2014

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  • Fabrics, fibers and films
  • Chemicals, coatings and compounds
  • Hardware, findings and accessories
  • Equipment and tools
  • Services to manufacturers
  • End products

Entries will be publicized in the September Show Preview issue of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine and online. Submitted samples will also be displayed in the special ShowStoppers area on the show floor.

After attendees have had a chance to look through the entries, we’ll ask everyone to vote for their favorites—and help us recognize this year’s winners (two winners in each product category). Awards will be announced and distributed at the winners' booths. Winning ShowStoppers will be published online and in the December issue of the Review, as well as being displayed at the booth.