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September 2004

On the Cover:
Many fiber companies use fabric libraries, color and trend forecasts and product development to assist cusotmers in designing and developing their own products.



Features

Cooking Up Uses For Fluorocarbons
PTFE continues to fuel technical textile developments all a tribute to Roy Plunkett's serendipitous discovery.

Rethinking The US Textile Industry
Executive Forum: Allen E. Gant Jr.



Textile News

Galey & Lord Files Chapter 11 To Facilitate Acquisition

Unifi To Acquire INVISTA Plant, Reorganizes European Operations

Globaltex Moves Operations From Mexico To Virginia

ITG Selects Porini EERP Solution

A & E Acquires Synthetic Assets

IKME 2005 Promotion Underway



From The Editor

Beating Textile's Marketing Malaise



Business & Financial

Good News On The Fiber Front



Yarn Market

Mills Busy, Long-Term Outlook Hazy



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Easy-Wear Safety
Dyneema® NM22 spun HPPE yarn offers significantly improved cut resistance and comfort for protective clothing applications.



Fiber World

Shakespeare Adds To Resistat® Family, Introduces IsoTuff

A Polyester Saga Geography And All
Polyester continues to dominate the man-made fiber arena, with production in China and India increasing.

Foss Receives Man-Made Antibacterial Fiber Patent

Weyerhaeuser Introduces Kraft Pulp Fiber For Lyocell

Dorlastan® Spandex Celebrates 40 Years

Teijin Expands Twaron® Fiber Capacity



Knitting / Apparel

Fiber's Shifting Focus
Part two of a series addressing the shifting focus of fiber companies including color and trend forecasts



Washington Outlook Archive

WTO Rejects Appeal To Retain Import Quotas