On the Cover:
SI Corp. produces foundation fabrics found in carpet, mattresses and upholstered furniture. SI Flooring Systems will exhibit at next month's Floor Tek Expo 2005.
Closing The Carpet Loop
Increased consumer awareness and availability of quality feedstock will grow the demand for products made from recycled carpet.
Improving Abrasion And Pilling Testing
James H. Heal continues to develop new and improved abrasion and pilling testes, such as the Nu-Martindale 864.
Maintaining Specialty Textiles Quality
To remain viable in the North American market, specialty textiles must adhere to strict quality standards.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Following The Way
Milliken Carpet and SOM Collaboratiave partner to develop a modular carpet line that offers flexible design inspired by architecture and dimensional depth using new dye technology.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Performance Fibers In Ropes And Cordage
Use of cables, ropes and twine has evolved with the continued development of fibers and changing market demands.