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Performancewear is on the leading edge of apparel innovation. Patagonia's Capilene® 4 baselayer features Repreve® recycled polyester from Unifi Inc. and Polartec® Power Dry® High Efficiency™ technology. Photograph courtesy of Gabe Rogel.



Features

U.S Textiles In Transition
The U.S. textile industry faces many new challenges, but the next decade should also present opportunities to the industry.

Texworld USA: Sourcing Showcase
Biannual expo connects textile suppliers and buyers, offering one single sourcing destination for the North American marketplace.

Woven Rope Technology Offers New Opportunities
Seilerei Herzog has had success making woven ropes using Jakob Müller's MultiSphere weaving technology.



Textile News

Alpaca United Formed To Promote Alpaca Fiber

Rieter Splits Textile Automotive Divisions

Gildan To Acquire GoldToeMoretz

Sciessent Acquires Agion Technologies

Solvay Submits Bid To Acquire Rhodia

Shaw Plant Named 2010 Facility Of The Year By CWEA



From The Editor

KORUS: Singing A Sad Song



Business & Financial

Encouraging New Numbers



Yarn Market

Demand Dips Slightly



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Flax Unshackled
CRAiLAR® Flax, processed using a proprietary enzyme treatment, feels like cotton and can be blended with cotton for various apparel uses.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Durable Nonwovens
Technical textiles applications - have they come full-circle?

Alexium, ITG Sign MoU

Sigma, Kraig Team To Produce Spider Silk Using Silkworms

AmSafe Awarded Contract For Tarian QuickShield

Biomedical Structures Acquires Concordia Medical



Fiber World

RadiciSpandex Develops Eco-Friendly RadElast®

Universal Textile To Recycle Yellowstone's Plastic Waste

Trevira Introduces Ingeo™ PLA Fibers For Nonwovens

Bullet-resistant Wool Heads Toward Commercialization

Rhodia Announces PA 6,6 Capacity Expansion



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Novozymes Reports Benefits Of Enzymatic Processing

Bluestar Silicones To Open Plant In Charlotte



Knitting / Apparel

U.S. Apparel: On Target, On Budget
The U.S. apparel supply chain offers shortened delivery times and ensured quality in addition to the flexibility to handle smaller, customized product volumes.

From Farm To Fashion
The ups and downs of wool and cotton

Invista's Lycra® Style Targets RTW Market

Hohenstein Tests High-tech Swimsuit Prototype



Supplier Notes

Trützschler Supplies Equipment To Zubair

Morrison Reports Denim Processing Machinery Orders

Industrial Nanotech To Offer Nansulate® To Heat Process OEM



New Products

Bekaert Introduces SiroLock® Wire

Lectra Launches Diamino® V5R4

Atlas Copco Unveils KT Range Contractor Series Compressors



People

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