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09/04/2015 - 09/07/2015

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09/11/2015 - 09/13/2015

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October 2005

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H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG will showcase its range of CMS knitting machines - used to produce this sweater and skirt - at IKME 2005.


Foam Products Corporation: Silence Is Golden
Flexibility in manufacturing and mindset has enabled FPC to develop products as markets shift and demands change.

Menegatto Introduces Covering Machines
Italian manufacturer refines covering technology and reduces costs.

One Of Your Best Marketing Tools Is In The Cards

Making The Grass Greener
Van de Wiele's SRX82 provides solution to demand for artifical grass.

The Best Of Both Worlds
IKME 2005 will enlarge its focus to include both knitting and finishing.

ITEMA Looks Ahead
New corporate structure allows business areas to focus on serving specific markets in the textile industry.

Chasing A Market
A small business owner takes advantage of Clemson Apparel Research's facilities to develop a marketable product.

Textile News

ATMI Presidents 1910-1920
ATMI Presidents D.Y. Cooper, 1910-1911, was president of Henderson Cotton Mills and Harriett Cotton Mills, Henderson, N.C. He was born in Granville County, N.C., April 21, 1847 and died in Henderson on December 20, 1920.

Sara Lee Acquires National Textiles, DFK Trading Corp

The Country And The Industry Pull Out Of The Depression
The Country AndThe Industry PullOut Of The DepressionThe Depression lasted 42 months, reaching a low point in March, 1933, according to the technical definition of economists. For most people, the Depression lasted until the onset of World War 11.

ATMI Presidents 1950-1960
ATMI Presidents 1950-1960George P. Swift, III, 1950-1951, grandson of the founder of Muscogee Manufacturing Co., Columbus, Ga., was born April 9, 1888; graduated from the University of Ga.; joined Muscogee in 1909, became vice president in 1942; and chairman of the board in 1962.

1987 Fabrics Of The Future
1987: Fabrics Of The FutureElsewhere in this issue, ATIs continuing love affair with the rich and varied history of textiles has been well documented.But what about the future What new fabrics, trends in raw materials, machinery, business structure and textile end uses will we be reporting on 10 or 20 years from nowCapital Intensive MillsOur first prediction is that the textile business will survive and even prosper.

Milliken & Company
MillikenandCo.Seth M. Milliken was 20 years old when he opened a country store in Minot, Me.

The Status Of The Present - A Very Good Year
The Status Of The Present-A Very Good Year!It was a very good year - 1986. Mill shipments increased 4%. Exports were up 20% to $1.7 billion, but imports were up 17% to $4.3 billion, a textile trade deficit up 15% in 1986.

ATMI Presidents 1920-1930
ATMI PresidentsAllen F. Johnson, 1920-1921, began his career driving the mule at the mule-powered cotton gin.

1987 The Future Of Man-Made Fibers
The Future ofMan-Made FibersIt was during ATIs first 100 years that man-made fibers made their first appearance.

ATMI Presidents 1940-1950
ATMI Presidents 1940-1950F. W. Symmes, 1940-1941, was in office when the industry faced the challenge of clothing and equipping hundreds of thousands of troops.

Researchers Develop Anti-Counterfeiting Nanofiber

The Roaring Twenties Recession Boom Depression
The Roaring Twenties:Recession, Boom, DepressionThe Twenties were years of boom and bust, of revulsion at the thought of war, years of the Jazz Age, hip flasks, gang war, Al Capone, years of millions of immigrants, and a postwar baby boom that would raise the population by 34.7%, to 123 million the 1930 census.

ATMI Presidents 1900-1910
ATMI Presidents Dr. John H. McAden, 1899-1902, was the only Association present to serve three terms.

US Approves New China Safeguards, More Petitions Filed

Textile Industry Meets Demand Of Booming US Population
Textile Industry Meets Demand Of Booming U.S. PopulationIn the beginning, in 1887 when Frank P Bennett first published The American Wool and Cotton Reporter as today's ATI was then named, the textile industry was expanding at a furious pace to meet the demands of a market that was growing even faster.

1987 The Good The Bad The Challenge
1987: The Good, The Bad, The ChallengeWhat of the future What lies ahead "All attempts to predict the future in any detail appear ludicrous within a few years ..."The quote is from Arthur C. Clarke's Profiles of the Future, published in 1962.

New Technology Unions And World War I Leave Mark On Textiles
New Technology, Unionsand World War I LeaveMark On TextilesPresident Roosevelt was succeeded in 1908 by his portly proteg44; William Howard Taft, he of the enormous girth.

ATHF Inducts Three Industry Leaders In Class Of 2005

ATMI Presidents 1930-1940
ATMI Presidents B. E. Geer, 1930-1931, was a professor of English at Furman University when the death of his brother called him to 20 years service in the textile industry, as president of Easley Cotton Mills, Easley, S.C. for a short time, but principally as president of Judson Mills (then called Westervelt Mills), Greenville, until 1933 when he became president of Furman.

Alexco Changes Hands

War Effort Brings Maximum Production Post-War Boom
War Effort BringsMaximum Production,Post-War BoomAs the Nazi divebombers and tanks crushed Poland, an avalanche of orders descended on U. S. mills.

1987 The Yarn Spinners Of Tomorrow
The Yarn Spinners Of TomorrowThe history of textiles is filled with the innovative and imaginative thoughts and actions of the human race. The first yarns were probably rope-strands of material found in nature.

Mills Announce Acquisitions, Closings

A Traumatic Decade While Carpet Knits Machinery Boom
A Traumatic Decade While Carpet, Knits Machinery BoomThe Sixties saw the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of a U.S. President, the political death of his successor, increasing U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the fall of Krushchev, the USSR triumph of putting the first man into space, the U.S. first with a man on the moon, the independence of 14 African countries, the Israeli-Arab Six-Day War, the cultural revolution in China, the civil-rights marches in the textile belt, race riots and burning cities in the North, development of the laser, and discovery of oil in the North Sea and Alaska.

The Quiet 50s Most Revolutionary Decade
The "Quiet 50s"-MostRevolutionary DecadeMany writers continually refer to the Fifties as the "quiet times," perhaps because those writers were overly impressed by the Sixties' civil rights marches, student riots, and Vietnam War protests.

ATMI Presidents 1960-1970
ATMI Presidents 1960-1970J. M. Cheatham, 1960-1961, joined Dundee Mills, Griffin, Ga., in 1936 and became president in 1950, succeeding his father, John H. Cheatham, who was 1938-1939 president of ACMA. Cheatham was also president and treasurer of Lowell Bleachery and Rushton Cotton Mills, both of Griffin, and of Harwell Mills, Hartwell and Toccoa, Ga.R. Dave Hall, 1961-1962, of Belmont, N.C., took a vacation job as a doffer at age 14, returned to textiles after graduation from Davidson College in 1919 and rose to become chairman of the board of Climax Spinning Co.

From The Editor

From The Editor: Trust - Supply Chain's Weakest Link

Business & Financial

Current Industry Performance

Yarn Market

Polyester Prices Leap Upward

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Walls Of Earthtex™
Designtex has added Earthtex PVC-free woven wall covering to its offering of environmentally sustainable products for commercial and residential interiors.

Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Jacob Holm Opens US Subsidiary

Spotlight On Turkey
Almost 9,000 visitors from 50 countries came to Hightex 2005, which featured 250 exhibitors active in the technical textiles and nonwovens sectors.

NEPOM Patrol Boats Use Dyneema® In Armor System

Temafa Joins Dilo Group

Tietex Launches SleepFree™ Barrier Cloth

Reifenher Spins Off Reicofil Business

Highlights From Techtextil
Techtextil - the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens - offers networking and educational opportunities to exhibitors and attendees.

Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Genencor Unveils IndiAge® Excel For Denim Processing

C&A Relocates, Installs Lines, Introduces FR

Coating Of Industrial Textiles
Textile World looks at coating, drying and calendering technology, and machinery used in the finishing of industrial textiles.

Milliken Adds To StainSmart® Technology

DuPont Launches Active Layer Engineered Film

Sono-Tek To Sell First Fabric Coating System To Starfire Systems

Knitting / Apparel

Herff Jones Implements Third Eton UPS System

Haggar Enters Into Acquisition Agreement

Tullahoma Develops Fabric Using AF&Y's Innova® Yarns

Unifi Introduces Aio® Performance Yarn

New York Fabric Forecast
Fabric and surface design trade shows presented upcoming trends.

Supplier Notes

TC Nicolon Selects Porini's AlphaTex CIM System

Hong Kong Mill Licenses Cotton Incorporated's EFS® System

Textile Innovators Offers WFK Test Fabrics In US, Canada

Filtration Group Consolidates HVAC Filter Manufacturing

Optiant, GlobalReact Team Up To Provide SCM Solutions

Uster Establishes Subsidiary In Turkey

New Products

Rollguard® Unveils Thermoformed Roll Cradle

Webex Launches Expander Roll For Web Handling

Paxar Offers Dye-Resistant, Heat-Seal Label Tapes

Nordson's UM3 Universal™ Modules Aid Dispensing

Ankersmid Instrument Analyzes Particle Variables


October 2005

Bulletin Board

October 2005

Washington Outlook Archive

Chinese Imports Soared In First Half Of This Year