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January/February 2009

On the Cover:
Magenn Power's wind turbine connects to the power grid via a Vectran®/copper tether system and is covered by Vectran fabric. Photograph courtesy of Magenn Power Inc.



Features

Cotton Funding Promotes Investment
As much as $75 million per year is available for competitive plant and equipment upgrades for cotton users in the US textile industry.

Into The West
The sixth edition of Techtextil North America, now an annual event, will showcase the technical textiles industry in Las Vegas.

Testing Update
Instrumentation innovations are key to maintaining quality and developing a broad range of textile products.

Textiles 2009: Some Late Bottoming Out, But No Miracles
New Washington import moves, changing consumer spending patterns, increased industry savvy should help US textiles, apparel survive in the current economic climate.



Textile News

ITG To Merge Cone Denim, BWW Into One Business Group

R.L. Stowe To Close After 108 Years

NCSU Researchers Develop Process To Make World's Strongest Polyester Fibers



From The Editor

Textiles: Effective Crisis Management



Business & Financial

An Uncertain 2009



Yarn Market

Sales Plummet; Companies Close



Quality Fabric Of The Month

From Mars To MARS
Vectran®, chosen by NASA for the Mars rovers' airbags, is Magenn Power's fiber of choice for its MARS wind turbine's tethers and fabric envelope.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Teijin To Supply Recycled ECOPET PLUS® Tire Cord Fibers To Toyo

HSGM Develops New Knife Design For Vectran® Fiber Fabrics

Enfilter Installs Sonobond SeamMaster™ Unit

Ahlstrom Unveils Green Embroidery Backings

Geotextiles
Geotextiles provide important benefits in civil engineering and agricultural applications.

Nonwovens Made Of Cotton
Cotton is gaining importance as a raw material for a growing range of nonwoven products.



Fiber World

Unifi Introduces Repreve® 100-Percent Recycled Polyester Staple Fiber, Offers Online Fabric Certification

Retech Introduces ABSR Separator Roll

RadiciGroup Unveils Zeroxy™ FR Yarn



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Monforts Unveils Montex JV



Knitting / Apparel

OptiTex Introduces More Realistic 3-D Avatars

New Lycra® Product Offers Function, Design Versatility

It's A CLASS Act
New showrooms and libraries in New York City, London and Milan present sustainable textiles and concepts for home and apparel.

Mayer & Cie Unveils Technit D3 For Rib And Spacer Knits



Supplier Notes

Karl Mayer Acquires Benninger's Weaving Preparation Division

Turkish Company Buys 300th Stäubli Delta 110 Drawing-In System

Fezko Thierry Installs Mahlo Orthomat System

Atlas Copco Buys Compressor Rental Business

Datacolor Obtains ISO 9001:2000 Recertification



New Products

Lectra Upgrades Diamino Marker-Making Solutions

Fogco Unveils Revolution Humidification System



People

January/February 2009



Bulletin Board

January/February 2009



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