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April 2002

On the Cover:
Textured Nylon and Lycra® yarns are stitched to a polyethylene nonwoven substrate base to produce this composite fabric manufactured by Xymid LLC. Zyflex uses the fabric in its Thermal Sportgear® garments.



Textile News

Burlington To Sell Bedding Window Businesses

European Union Threatens Retaliation Against Steel Tariffs

DuPont TextilesandInteriors Takes Actions To Increase Competitiveness

Pillowtex Fills Positions At Kannapolis Facilities

X-Rite Presents New Quality Assurance Solution

Glenro Names Three Executives To Upper Management

ASTM Forms New Business Development Unit

Winding Progress

Warp Speed

Under Cover

Singapore Trade Agreement May Include Strict Rule Of Origin For Textiles
U.S. government trade officials are supporting a "yarn forward" rule of origin in a proposed U.S.-Singapore Free Trade agreement, a move that pleases U.S. textile manufacturers but gives importers and overseas exporters heartburn. The rule of origin would be similar to that of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which requires products benefiting from the free trade pact to be made with yarn and fabric in the participating nations. It is designed to help the U.S. textile industry and guard against transshipments of apparel where the yarn or fabric may be made in another country. The U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel has told the U.S. Trade representative that a NAFTA-like rule of origin for Singapore would be "inappropriate" and said, instead, a "substantial transformation standard" with a 35-percent value-added requirement would make more sense. The Singapore Fre

Q-Panel Offers Q-B Filter For Automotive Testing

Avondale Mills Inc To Receive Textile Worlds 2002 Innovation Award

Industry Group Attacking Strong Dollar Problems

HunterLab Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Russell Celebrates 100 Years

Out Of Control

Guilford To Sell Home Fashions Assets To Homestead

Final Figures From Techtextil

OSHA To Rely On Voluntary Ergonomics Guidelines

Mahlo Introduces PCS-10 Partners With Wintriss

AmericanandEfird To Consolidate North Carolina Plants

The Secret Of Knitting Success

Bobbin Americas 2002 Postponed For Repositioning

Spotlight On Nonwovens



Business & Financial

Some Hope Amid Industry Woes



Yarn Market

Overall Tide Is Rising



Quality Fabric Of The Month

High Resolution
Non-fibrillating Tencel A100® for knits allows for clear, lasting color, as well as clear stitch and print definition.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

A Hybrid Industry
Hybrid nonwovens technologies breed innovative products and solutions.By Richard G. Mansfield, Technical Editor

Allertex Represents Santex Nonwovens Technoplants

PFG Begins Production Of Heavy-Denier Airbag Fabrics

Prodesco Forms New Medical Company

Noble Fiber Technologies Partners With AMS

New Hot-Melt Adhesive Shows Application Level



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

BASF To Cut Back Charlotte Textile Chemical Operations

Dunleary Represents Noviant

DuPont Ciba Form Business Alliance

Vulcan Apollo Announce Strategic Alliance



New Products

Schlafhorst Introduces Universal Spinning Navel

Process Control Offers EXT Touch-Screen Control Panel

Lectra Presents Customized Vector Cutting Systems

Baumer Electric Redesigns Analog Ultrasonic Sensors

Pinco39 S New Astrotec Plus Eliminates Repinning Process



People

April 2002



Washington Outlook Archive

Exporting Nations Seek More Access To US Market