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The city of Charlotte, host to IFAI Expo 2008, is situated in the heart of textile country USA.
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US Textiles 2008: An Active Year - So Far
The year 2008 has had bright spots that may signal positive change for several US textile producers.
IFAI Returns To Charlotte
The specialty fabrics community will gather in the Queen City for IFAI's annual presentation of exhibits, workshops, symposia and related special events.
Efficient Yarn Production
For the past 60 years, Uster Technologies has been manufacturing online and laboratory textile-quality-monitoring systems, becoming an integral contributor to the textile industry.
Laundry: Underestimated Last Step In The Textile Chain
Texcare International exhibitors displayed the latest in textile care from the laundry and dry-cleaning sectors.
Lenzing, Weyerhaeuser Team To Develop Nonwovens
Microban Partners With DyStar
Reggiani Adds DuPont™ Artistri® To DReAM Machine Offering
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics Facility Wins SCEEP Award
Philadelphia University Nets Funding For Research And Innovation Center
Gregor, Lovell Team To Specialize In Technical Textiles Mergers And Acquisitions
Culp To Acquire Bodet & Horst USA's Knitted Mattress Fabrics Operations
Rieter Reports Substantial Downturn In Machinery Demand
TechFiber Launches Blast Containment Wall Covering
NCSU MIST Lab Tests Protective Garments
Coalition To Address Government Procurement
From The Editor
US Textiles: Making A Silver Lining
Business & Financial
Fiber Tags Move Up
Ring-Spun Strength Continues
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Silence Is Onyx
PGI has expanded the automotive applications for its SilOnyx™ recycled and recyclable acoustic materials and added an enhanced four-layer variety to the product line.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Brazilian Firm To Establish US Nonwoven Operation
Part four in a five-part series on nonwoven manufacturing technologies
Vectran® Puts Zoom In New Nike Running Shoe
Unifi Puts Kinston Facility Back On The Market
NatureWorks Partners With CL Chemical Fibers
ADVANSA Unveils Thermo° Cool™ Fiber
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Dow Corning Develops OP-8800 Softener
Duro, Crye Partner To Distribute Multicam®
Knitting / Apparel
Fall/Winter 2009-10 Previews In New York
Five apparel textile trade shows in New York City offered an early look at trends for Fall/Winter 2009-10.
Honduras: English, Si, With An Accent On Quality Products
Karl Mayer Releases New Pattern Editor
Cotton Incorporated Debuts TransDRY™ Technology
British Millerain Introduces New Driden Waxed Finish
Première Vision Acquires Direction
Innova-Teks To Represent Binsfeld In Turkey
Kellett Partners With Texman
Karl Mayer Delivers 100th Sample Warping Machine
Tullahoma Moves Production To Eton UPS System
James H. Heal Debuts Apollo2 Tester
Nordson Presents Universal™ SureWrap™ Nozzles
Strandberg Launches Microwave Moisture Sensor
Unilux Unveils Pocket Pixel
Washington Outlook Archive
Trade Officials Take A New Look At Global Agreements