Cleaning Awnings and Other Outdoor Fabrics

Why would cleaning awnings be something positive to add to our service offerings? What do we need to know before getting involved? Will this give us an edge on the competition? What costs are involved?

Scott will share why he believes that cleaning awnings can be like having a crystal ball! People are attracted to and want clean and beautiful awnings. When awning cleaning is switched to awning maintenance the work becomes easier, more profitable, and the fabric looks good all the time.

 

Speaker: Scott Massey

President, Awning Cleaning Industries and APCO Products

Taste of IFAI Expo 2022

We invite you to a Taste of Expo! Our webinar will feature 3 experts giving us a short preview of their education session from IFAI Expo. Our IFAI Expo education sessions are unparalleled. With dozens of speakers, IFAI Expo attendees will have multiple opportunities to gain valuable knowledge from the ones who know best. Education at Expo includes in-depth classroom sessions and 25-minute campfire sessions on the show floor.

 

In our webinar we will learn:
Transitioning from Fluorocarbon-Based to Fluorine-Free Durable Water Repellents 
Durable water repellents (DWRs) provide many beneficial properties to textiles including resistance to rain, staining, and abrasion. But many manufacturers have been transitioning to fluorine-free DWRs where possible. Attendees will learn the basics behind different repellents, regulatory issues, and the evolving technology for increasing the ecological profile of these products.

Frank Keohan

Senior Technology Manager, Bolger & O’Hearn, Inc.

 

Stop Playing the Pricing Game
Having confidence and ease in addressing the price and talking about your value with clients and even in marketing copy is one of the things that many people find truly difficult. In this power-packed session where we will transform your beliefs around pricing, value, and your willingness to shout your worth from the rooftops.

Madeleine MacRae

Owner & Founder, Homepro Toolbox

 

Footprint Data for Climate Action
Specific and accurate data is essential to sustainable progress. OEKO-TEX® has developed a method for calculating the carbon and water footprint at each stage of a textile product’s life.  This impact calculator is based on a two-year pilot project with in-depth research for best practices, current methods of data collection and calculation, recognized standards, proof of concept and stakeholder input.  Join us to learn how the tool was developed, how data will be continuously improved and how the system can be used. We’ll discuss how we can leverage this data to lower our industry’s impact and communicate with customers.

Ben Mead

Managing Director, Hohenstein