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July/August 2009

On the Cover:
The Verdant Walk, Cleveland, designed by North Design Office for Cleveland Public Art and fabricated by Eventscape Inc., comprises fabric-covered metal forms with solar panels attached to charge internal LED lights. Photograph courtesy of North Design Office


IFAI Sets Sail In San Diego
IFAI Expo 2009 will gather more than 8,000 specialty fabrics industry professionals in San Diego for educational programs, exhibits and networking opportunities.

FloorTek Speaks Floors
AFA's FloorTek Expo 2009 will emphasize the resilience of the flooring industry.

Few New Products At IMB
Technical textiles are the focus of one-third of the exhibitors at the IMB textile processing trade fair in Cologne.

French Nonwovens And Technical Textiles Machinery
Part Two of a series of country reports about nonwovens and technical textiles machinery suppliers

NCTO Leaders Discuss State Of Textile Industry
If there is a way to evaluate the state of the US textile industry today, it is one of those good news, bad news situations.

A New Technology For Woven Ropes
MultiSphere technology developed by Jakob Mueller enables production of ropes using a new narrow fabric needle loom.

Textile News

FesslerUSA Plant To Add Solar Power Generating System

PGI To Consolidate Certain Operations

Milliken Sells Automotive Fabrics Division To Management Group

Trevira Files For Bankruptcy

From The Editor

Selling During A Recession

Business & Financial

Import Trends

Yarn Market

First Half Sales Down, Optimism Up

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Umbrella Power
SKYShades' Powerbrella™ featuring Konarka's Power Plastic® marries tension-membrane fabric and photovoltaic thin-film technologies to provide power for a range of applications.

Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

ITA, Batra Form Alliance

Thrace-Linq Installs NSC Nonwoven Needlepunch Line

Rieter Nonwovens Debuts JETlace®CottonPad

Observations Of Changing Technology
Textile manufacturers and their suppliers are developing new or upgraded products for the ever-growing technical textiles and nonwovens markets.

Nonwovens For Medical Applications
Innovations in the growing nonwoven medical textiles sector include new products aimed at infection prevention.

Fiber World

Unifi Offers Repreve® Post-Consumer PET

Universal Fibers® Garners Award For ReFresh® Fibers

APDN Uses SigNature® DNA To Mark Raw Cotton Fiber

Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Huntsman Textile Effects Develops Albatex® DBS

BigSky Acquires G3i, GreenShield™ Line

True Textiles, TSG Named Scotchgard™ Licensees

Knitting / Apparel

RadiciSpandex Announces Design Competition Winners

Tejidos, Lenzing Introduce Hybridenim Collection

Bemis Offers Waterproofing Tape For Two-Layer Garments

Dow Fiber Solutions Sets Fall/Winter 2010-11 Trends

Scottish Mill Reports Very Good Business

Pratt Honors Ralph Rucci
Three students are awarded prizes for designs in cotton.

Supplier Notes

Oerlikon Opens Store In Turkey

Lenzing Instruments Offers FIBRE, Retech, Eco-Mess Equipment

Mansco Delivers 200th TOV In China

New Products

Binsfeld Unveils TempTrak® RT406-2C Transmitter

NDC Debuts 8110-F Gauging System

Amacoil Offers Spool Flange Sensor


July/August 2009

Bulletin Board

July/August 2009

Washington Outlook Archive

Trade Issues Set Aside By Congress, Administration