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12/01/2014 - 12/02/2014

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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.



Features

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.

QC Innovations
Textile World reviews some of the latest developments in quality control and testing equipment.



Textile News

Frontier Spinning Expands Operation In Sanford, NC

Mohawk Invests $60 Million To Expand Oak River North Extrusion And Yarn Site

Advanced Textiles 11 To Colocate With ITMA In Barcelona

Parkdale To Reopen Former Wellstone Plant By Year End

Jo-Mar Spinning To Set Up Operations In Belmont, NC



From The Editor

Walks Like A Textile, Quacks Like A Textile, But Not A Textile Product



Business & Financial

Mid-Year Progress Report



Yarn Market

A Strong First Half



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Aluminated Textiles
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.

BMS Receives Funding For Continuing Expansion

Alexium To Build Facility In Greer, SC, Add 200 Jobs



Fiber World

EcoSure Fibers Certified By SCS For PCR Content

Ascend Celebrates First Year In Business

Unifi Announces Repreve Investment, Establishes JV



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Manufacturers Chemicals Introduces Silicat Softeners

BASF Sells Melt Additives Business To Techmer PM

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

Fashion Futures
The fashion establishment and tomorrow's fashion share the runway.

Delta Apparel To Acquire HPM Apparel

Dow To Shutter XLA Production



Supplier Notes

Oerlikon Neumag Announces Carpet Yarn Line Sales

Avery Dennison Celebrates 75 Years

Trützschler Renames Its India Subsidiary



New Products

Picanol Introduces Cordless Air-jet Weaving Feature

Amacoil Debuts Level Winding System

Oerlikon Unveils Texparts SLA Manual Apparatus



People

July/August 2010



Bulletin Board

July/August 2010



Washington Outlook Archive

Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Moving Forward