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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
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.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
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
Nonwovens: Challenges & Trends
Environmental considerations including flushability concerns are informing the development of new disposable nonwoven products.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
More New York Trade Shows
SpinExpo, Direction by Indigo and Printsource presented yarns and surface design for Fall/Winter 2010-11.