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November/December 2009

On the Cover:
Spacesuit materials developed by ILC Dover are the basis for materials the company is developing for an inflatable lunar habitat proposed as part of NASA's Constellation program to establish a permanent base on the Moon. Photograph courtesy of NASA



Features

Optimizing Yarn Quality
A combination of different modular systems can provide optimal solutions for foreign matter detection in ginning and spinning operations.

New Address On The Moon -- Or Even Mars
ILC Dover uses realistic simulation to design habitats for astronauts.

IFAI Expo 2009: The Turnaround Begins
Specialty fabrics trade show provides a testament to the industry's resilience.

Sustainable Textile Manufacturing: The Energy Factor
Energy efficiencies and renewable and alternative energy sources can help textile manufacturers reduce their environmental impact.



Textile News

Hanesbrands Sells Yarn Operations To Parkdale

Milliken Acquires Constantine

Shaw To Increase Filament Yarn Processing Capacity, Add 200 Jobs

Oerlikon Textile Orders Rebound



From The Editor

Want Jobs? Get Manufacturing



Business & Financial

The 2009 Holiday Season



Yarn Market

Outlook For 2010: Capacity Shortage?



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Flame Resistance + Comfort & Aesthetics
Milliken Workwear Fabrics' Amplitude® non-ammoniated flame-resistant 6-ounce 88/12 cotton/nylon fabric complies with NFPA® electric arc and flash fire standards.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Karl Mayer Malimo Launches Malitronic® Multiaxial

NatureWorks Unveils Ingeo™ Bioresins For Meltblowns

Nonwovens: Challenges & Trends
Environmental considerations including flushability concerns are informing the development of new disposable nonwoven products.



Fiber World

BASF Restructures Nylon 6 Production

Basofil Solutions Announces New Name, New Direction

Radici Yarn Restructures



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Dystar Resumes Deliveries, Restarts Investor Search

Brückner Celebrates 60 Years



Knitting / Apparel

Velcro USA Unveils Evaptex™ High-performance Fabric

Schoeller Offers Coldblack® Finish For Wool

Denimatrix, ACTEX Team Up

More New York Trade Shows
SpinExpo, Direction by Indigo and Printsource presented yarns and surface design for Fall/Winter 2010-11.



Supplier Notes

Navis Global Ships 200th Machine To Honduras

Murata Celebrates Mach Splicer's 30th Anniversary

Wacker Polymers Establishes New US Headquarters



New Products

Comez Introduces DNB/EL-1270 Warp Knitting Machine

Sellers Unveils Pile Removal System



Washington Outlook Archive

Concern But No Crackdown On Chinese Currency