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October 2004

On the Cover:
Evolving fabric technology is improving the life-saving properties of protective apparel.



Features

Exploring The Specialty Fabrics Industry
IFAI Expo 2004 will offer programs, exhibits, association tours.

Profits Through Integration
Avondale Mills recent implementation of Datatex's TIM solution has led to improved planning and scheduling processes.

Turning Innovation Into Consumer Products
STA's conference stirs dialogue among retailers, mills and suppliers.

ATME-I 2004 Flash Report

The Ups And Downs Of Natural Gas Costs
Natural gas prices are affected by a number of factors.

Finding The Road Best Traveled
The answers to nine questions can help streamline the supply chain.



Textile News

Schlumberger Touts Process Improvements With Era

FA NI BP-06 Twin-Stop For RS Frames Reduces Waste

US Trade Officials Visit RadiciSpandex

Pillowtex Brands Get New Lives

Rieter Orders Up 14 Percent

WestPoint Stevens Targets Middle Eastern Markets

ASTM Signs MOU With China's SAC

Malden Mills Wins Military Contracts

Philadelphia Receives Funding To Establish LEHP

SSM Introduces Digitens

ATHM Inducts Four Industry Leaders Into ATHF's Class Of 2004



From The Editor

Make Sure You Are A Seller, Not Just An Innovator



Business & Financial

Current Textile Trends



Yarn Market

Future Cottons



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Signal Approach
Applied Radar's e-textile antennas offer flexible, cost-effective solutions for a variety of applications.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Dow Corning Textile Coating Improves Airbag Performance

Specialty Fabrics Find A Home
The growing protective fabric and body armor markets present opportunities for specialty fabric and fiber manufacturers.

Lectra Acquires Lacent

EDANA Considers Symposium A Success

Dilo Installs Spunlace Equipment For Jacob Holm

Fehrer Achieves Global Sales Success

NCSU Develops New Firefighter Gear

NSC Launches POPE W2P Winder

PGI Announces New Spunbond Line

New Ciba Polymer Modifier Suitable For Nonwovens



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

BASF, Woolmark Introduce Basolan® Certification Program

Platinum Equity Finalizes DyStar Purchase

DigiFab Offers New Line Of Heat Presses

Screen Printing Versus Ink-Jet Printing
Bridging the gap between ink-jet flexibility and screen-printing quality

Fong's Acquires Then Assets

Integra Invests $2 Million In Expansion Effort

Biancalani Considers ATME-I A Success

Ciba Launches New Silicone Softener



Knitting / Apparel

Lonati Group Acquires Sangiacomo

Bagir Begins Production In China

Tag-It Pacific Extends Deal With Levi Strauss

Avery Dennison Acquires MARK-IND

Karl Mayer Adds Curtain Machine To Fascination Line

Fall-Winter 2005-06 Preview
New York City fabric shows previewed Fall/Winter 2005-06 collections.

CAFTA Summit Focuses On Supply Chain Issues



Supplier Notes

Akin Tekstil Selects Datatex's CATS

AEGIS Opens New Global Headquarters

Gerber Technology Expands In Shanghai

EBridge Supplies Automation Software To Springs

NSC Services Gains ISO 9001 Certification

Dow Reichhold Names Distributors

Fereng To Implement UGS Management Solutions



New Products

AMD Introduces Moving Spool Winder

Catbridge Offers Duplex Winder

USM Knife Cutting Tables Provide Dieless Cutting

Atlas Upgrades HVFAA Flammability Test Chamger

Gneuss Unveils SFXmagnus, Premium Pressure Sensor, Improved RSFgenius



People

October 2004



Bulletin Board

October 2004



Washington Outlook Archive

Industry Active In Election Campaign