On the Cover:
RadiciSpandex S-85 fiber adds fit and comfort to today's fashion denim, and RadiciSpandex S-17B features an additive that helps inhibit fabric deterioration during the finishing process.
NCTO Annual Meeting
Textile industry leaders noted progress against unfair trade, discussed current and upcoming challenges.
Parkdale Adds Capacity
With recent Rieter R 40 installation in Walnut Cove, NC, Parkdale plant increases production by 250 percent.
Economical Air-Jet Weaving
Newest air-jet weaving technologies improve performance and flexibility while reducing air and energy consumption.
ITMF Meeting Heads To Mauritius
The island of Mauritius offers high productivity and high-quality textile products, supported by sophisticated business and trade organizations.
Oerlikon Textile: Focused On The Future
From The Editor
Oil's Big Bite On Textiles
It's not something you see every day: A critical input, oil, doubling in price within one year - an input so critical that it is the very foundation of consumer and industrial life, and a price change so swift that the true effects have yet to trickle through. But the trickle seems to be flowing faster and faster. Price-increase letters are starting to read like force majeure letters associated with natural disasters
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Trees In A Pod
Braided reforestation pods are just one of numerous engineered textiles developed for specialized applications by Atkins & Pearce's product development staff.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Sustainable Is Attainable
SYFA's Summer Conference will continue its focus on the textile industry's interests in greener manufacturing and sustainability.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
Cotton Incorporated Supports Fashion Design At Pratt Institute
Graduating students receive eveningwear and bridal design awards.