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On the Cover:
Textile World ’s 2010 economic forecast predicts the U.S. textile and apparel industries will see continuing improvements in bottom-line performance over the coming year.Photo: iStockphoto.com



Features

US Textile Trends: The Challenges Continue In 2010
NCTO Chairman and PCCA President and CEO Wally Darneille's perspective stretches from cotton field to finished denim apparel.

Recent Developments: Weaving Technology
Textile World presents some recent technologies that provide improved efficiencies in the weaving mill.

Textiles 2010: A Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Continuing capital investment, improved logistics, specialty product development, among other factors, are helping to set the stage for an improving economic climate.

ITMF Meets In Shanghai
Global textile summit attracted textile industry leaders to hear expert presentations, discuss current and future issues.



Textile News

Textile Consulting Firms Join Forces

Messe Frankfurt To Debut Two Sourcing Expos In New York

Zagis USA Commissions Cotton Spinning Mill In Louisiana

MLI Acquires Two Hanesbrands Plants In Mexico



From The Editor

Textiles 2010: A Look Ahead



Business & Financial

Forecasting Perils



Yarn Market

Optimism Abounds



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Soft Stretch, No Latex
VitaFlex™ latex-free elastic nonwoven products provide comfortable, breathable barrier and filtration functions for disposable paint hoods and numerous other applications.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Marves Industries To Open Facility In Hildebran, NC

Suminoe USA Adds Capacity, Creates Carpet Division

Leigh Fibers Debuts SafeLeigh™ FR Shoddy

Providência USA Breaks Ground
Brazilian nonwovens manufacturer invests $80 million to build 90,000-square-foot spunbond facility in Statesville, NC.



Fiber World

Universal Fibers To Expand Headquarters Operations

Unifi Sets Up Central American Operations

Lenzing To Expand European, Asian Sites



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Three Suppliers Agree To DecaBDE Phase-out

KDCL Acquires DyStar

Optimizing Energy Usage In Textile Finishing
Energy utilization in traditional finishing processes may be optimized through the use of innovative technologies.



Knitting / Apparel

Color & Fabric Trends Spring/Summer 2011
Dow Fiber Solutions, Moda In offer trend forecasts for Spring/Summer 2011; Pratt presents sustainable fashion.

Knit-Rite Expands Production At Ellerbe, NC, Facility

Optimer Introduces Drirelease® Tencel® Fabrics

Karl Mayer Upgrades RSE 4-1, Relaunches HKS 4 F



Supplier Notes

Atlas Copco Acquires Two US Companies

Fi-Tech, Gaedike Acquire Oerlikon Enka Tecnica

Zimmer Machinery Changes Name



Washington Outlook Archive

For Textiles, 2010 Could Be A Busy Year In Washington