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March 2004

On the Cover:
Phase change materials found in today's consumer products originally were developed for use in space suits and gloves to protect astronauts from extreme temperature fluctuations while performing extravehicular activities in space.



Features

Phase Change Materials
From original applications in space suits and gloves, phase change materials are finding their way into consumer products.

SMIT: Back To Its Roots
Italian weaving machine producer offers innovative approach, productive results.

Expanding IDEA
Triennial engineered fabrics exposition and conference expands to include technical textiles.

Weaving At ShanghaiTex
Weaving machine manufacturers held special events, displayed latest-generation machines at ShanghaiTex 2003.

ITMA 2003 Dyeing, Printing & Finishing Technology
ITMA 2003 presented developments in dyeing, printing and finishing technologies including dyes and chemicals.

Selling Our Future
Executive Forum: George Shuster



Textile News

Promatech Receives Albini Contract

Karl Mayer Develops SMR-B Sizing Machine

Galey & Lord Emerges From Chapter 11, Names Heldrich To Lead

Picanol Garners Orders From Companies In Russia

NCC Targets Farm Program, Trade

World Textile Output Stocks Down In Q3 2003

Bekaert Advanced Coatings Introduces Rapier Coating

Tessival Selects Benninger Warping Sizing Equipment

DOC Promotes US Textile Makers At Heimtextil



From The Editor

Manufacturing's Dilemma Just A Footnote



Business & Financial

Price Sluggishness Persists



Yarn Market

Mills Running Full, Prices Still Tight



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Seamless Solution
Sewfree® VOC-free elastic adhesive film eliminates stitched seams and enables cutting-edge design in technical outerwear.



Fiber World

Inventa-Fischer Supplies Plant To Taiwan-Based Firm

AF & Y Signs Distribution Agreement Sells Yarns

DAK Introduces DelCron HydroPur

FIT Licenses Cargill Dow's INGEO™ Technology

Increasing Hemisphere-Based Trade
The United States must weigh the pros and cons of extending free trade to South America.

Honeywell Increases DSP Production

Perry Ellis Picks DOW XLA™ Fiber For Menswear



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Ciba, Milliken Products Achieve Oeko-Tex Standard

AATCC Approves Standard Liquid Laundry Detergent

Sun Chemical Upgrades BPM Solution

Tri-Tex Opens North Carolina Facility

BASF Unveils Pigments Softeners



Knitting / Apparel

INVISTA™ Introduces Knitwear Trends For Spring 2005

Under Armour® To Provide Terrapins Uniforms

Spring 2005 Forecast Is Sunny
Spring 2005 fabric shows in New York City highlighted color and prints.

Haggar Womenswear Unit Moves, Changes Name

Gildan Expands Offshore Operations



Supplier Notes

Adhesives Research Opens Singapore Technical Center

Taconic Acquires Wildcat Assets

Techmer, Eastern Rainbow Team Up

Badger Plug Expands Recycling Division

Fasnap® Acquires SnapFast®

Air Products Donates Technology To UC Davis



New Products

ADMET™ Unveils Gauge Buster Toughness Meter

ProSim Simulates Jacquard Embroidery Punch Cards

Interpolymer Offers Low-pH Agents For Carpet Cleaning

Lyssy Tester Works In Controlled Environment

Research Updates LineIR® Unveils PanelIR® Heaters



People

March 2004



Bulletin Board

March 2004



Washington Outlook Archive

US Seeks Renewal Of Trade Talks