On the Cover:
Shown here are magnified cross sections of islands-in-the-sea type bicomponent fibers. The blue polymer sea is dissolved away, leaving white islands of polypropylene and polyethylene microfilaments and a single high-denier snowflake center. Fiber image courtesy of Hills Inc.
IDEA10 In Miami Beach
Engineered fabrics event hosted a record-setting number of international visitors and exhibitors.
Wool -- A Fiber For The Future
Delegates to IWTO's 79th Congress discussed wool's potential for various applications, its ecological benefits and animal welfare issues.
Executive Forum: Listen To Your Customer
Fong's Industries Group CEO Alex Wan discusses the current and future market situation, stressing the importance of responsiveness to the customer.
Building Better Apparel Brands
By tapping into the textile supply chain's technical experience, brands can find solutions to improve product quality.
Atlanta Textile Shows Exceed Expectations
Techtextil North America, ATME-I Megatex and SPESA Expo colocated in Atlanta for Textile and Sewn Products Industry Week, presenting a one-stop shop for visitors.
Textile World reviews some of the latest developments in quality control and testing equipment.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Dynamic Adsorbents Inc. is incorporating alumina adsorbent technologies into nonwoven textile products.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Specialty Markets -- Bicomponent Fibers
Bicomponent technologies have made significant advancements since their introduction in the mid-20th century.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Climate Change, Carbon Mitigation And Textiles
The carbon footprint of the textile and apparel industry can be mitigated by production energy and resource efficiencies.
Knitting / Apparel
The fashion establishment and tomorrow's fashion share the runway.