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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.
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.
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.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
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
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.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
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.