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November/December 2008

On the Cover:
Cotton continues to be an essential textile fiber, with current global consumption estimated at 119.3 million bales. Photo courtesy of Cotton Incorporated



Features

Charlotte Welcomes IFAI Expo '08
Return to Charlotte yields positive tone during difficult times.

Going Green: Beyond Marketing Hype
Marketers of environmentally responsible products must be able to substantiate their claims in a way that consumers can understand.

Ecology And Economy In Textile Finishing
Water and energy usage reductions by the textile dyeing and finishing sector can help reduce global carbon dioxide emissions.

Service From The Source
Rieter Corp.'s André Fréderic discusses Rieter's comprehensive after-sales services to its customers in the US market.

Cotton Numbers Revisited
Cotton data provide insight into continuing trends in a changing global textile marketplace.



Textile News

ATC Expands Product Line, Workforce

DayStrong Acquires Oerlikon Accotex Texparts Business

South Carolina Textiles Summit Focuses On Industry's Future

Cone Denim Cuts Operations At White Oak Plant

Palmetto Synthetics To Expand Plant

AF&Y Shuts Down Operations

Milliken Floor Covering Named Sustainability Mentor Of The Year



From The Editor

Textiles: Green And Sustainable



Business & Financial

A Disappointing Year



Yarn Market

Orders Becoming Smaller



Quality Fabric Of The Month

It's All In The Fibers
Advansa's hybrid Thermo°Cool™ ECO combined with Lenzing's Tencel® offers inherent thermoregulation, wicking, moisture absorption and soft hand in one eco-friendly fabric.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

NAT Conducting Trials To Commercialize Crailar®

DSM Dyneema To Expand Dyneema Purity® Capacity

Zoltek De Mexico Starts Up

Birdair To Build Roofs For 2010 World Cup Stadiums, Completes Indianapolis Airport Canopies

Trützschler: Serving The Nonwovens Industry
With the acquisition of Fleissner GmbH, Trützschler now offers complete nonwovens machinery lines.

Fehrer Products Live On
Fehrer, now doing business as Oerlikon Neumag Austria, continues to offer high-performance needling solutions under the Oerlikon Neumag brand.



Fiber World

FEB Releases 2009 Guide To Fibers

RadiciSpandex Rebrands Fibers As RadElast®

AWI Introduces MerinoCool™, MerinoFresh™

Miroglio Partners With NatureWorks

Lenzing Expands Tencel® Production

Man-Made Fibers: New Attitude
Increased energy and raw material costs, heightened environmental awareness are challenging the man-made fiber industry to explore new opportunities.



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Techmer PM Debuts PM13800

Clariant Opens Carpet Center, Presents Advanced Denim

SETeMA Unveils Porta-Wash Modular Washing Line

NCSU Installs Atmospheric Plasma System For Textile Finishing R&D



Knitting / Apparel

Nilit® Aquarius Featured In Nux Seamless Activewear

Lenzing Launches ProModal® Blended Fiber

US Army Selects Milliken's Abrams™ FR Fabric For ICVC

Invista, Klopman Unveil Klopman Vantage Fabric

WFXOnDemand Offers Flexible Reporting Tools

Fall '09 ECOFocus
Paris shows focused on quality and the environment.



Supplier Notes

SPG Acquires Perma-Flex Roller

Welker Offers 10-Year Guarantee

Marzotto Selects Datatex Solution

Batson Partners With Quick Vac, DMP Corp; Represents Meera

Danfoss To Expand Illinois Facility

Pearl Izumi Selects Yunique Software



New Products

Cognex Adds New VisionView™ Tools

Nordson Introduces New AltaBlue™ TT Models

Karl Mayer Unveils Rot-O-Tense Yarn Tensioner

Pantone Releases ColorMunki™ Create Software Solution

VeriVide Upgrades DigiGrade System



People

November/December 2008



Bulletin Board

November/December 2008



Washington Outlook Archive

Tall Orders For New Administration And Congress