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September/October 2011

On the Cover:
"Autumn Tumble," a tension fabric sculpture designed by Transformit, Gorham, Maine, and installed in the lobby atrium of Husson University's Beardsley Meeting House in Bangor, Maine, won an International Achievement Award at IFAI Expo Americas 2010. Photograph courtesy of Cynthia Thompson, MFA.



Features

Virtual Solution For Fashion Design
Knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki brings an innovative design system to the fashion design market.

FesslerUSA: Onshore, On Time
As domestic sourcing gets another look, circular knitter and apparel manufacturer FesslerUSA provides unique, value-added services while focusing on sustainability.

Fiber First
Eco-friendly raw material and fiber production are the first links in a sustainable textile manufacturing chain.

IFAI Expo Heads To The Harbor
Specialty fabrics industry professionals will convene in Baltimore for programs, exhibits and networking opportunities at IFAI Expo Americas 2011.



Textile News

NC State Researchers Develop Technique To Scale Up Nanofiber Production

Patrick Yarns Installs Solar Power System

Glen Raven Facility Nears Zero Waste Goal

STI To Create 62 Jobs

DAK Americas Acquires Wellman's PET Resin Business



From The Editor

Textiles: Making It In America



Business & Financial

Some Hopeful Signs



Yarn Market

Orders Pick Up After Slight Downturn



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Recycling Energy While You Sleep
Ironman® home textile products marketed by T3 Recovery Products™ and manufactured by Novo Textiles Co. feature Hologenix's Celliant® regenerative healing technology.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Lighter Than Air: Inflatable UAV Structures
Inflatable structure technologies offer advantages in military and commercial unmanned aerial vehicle applications.

SSM Industries Expands

TIEHH Nets U.S. Army Funding For Fibertect® R&D

Fehrer Automotive North America To Relocate Facility

TenCate Adds Tecasafe® Plus Capacity, Debuts Knit Version



Fiber World

DuPont™ Sorona® Nets Oeko-Tex® 100 Certification

NAT Announces CRAiLAR® Flax Developments

Unifi, Polartec Launch Repreve® Takeback Program

Americhem Expands, Adds Capacity At U.K. Facility



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Thies Unveils HankMaster Dyeing Machine

SGS Offers Azo Dye Testing

Stork Prints Introduces Quasar Inks For MS LaRio

Manufacturers Chemicals Installs Second Nauta Blender At Dalton Facility



Knitting / Apparel

Global Sourcing In New York
Textile trade shows provide resource and trend information.

Woolrich Debuts Shirts With Agion Active™ Technology

Löffler Sports Underwear Line Features Transtex Light

USTR Launches DR-CAFTA Sourcing Directory

Sanitized® Antimicrobial Finishes Featured In Levi's®



Supplier Notes

Vector Acquires Gerber Scientific

SwissTex America Opens Headquarters In Dalton, GA

Lauffenmuehle Purchases Sultex Weaving Machine



New Products

Rieter VARIOline, AC SERVOcombi Upgrade Now Available

ROJ, Victrex Develop Thermoformed Braking Cone

Sensor Products Introduces Sigma-Nip® V 2.2

Karl Mayer Denim System Integrates Clariant Technology



People

September/October 2011



Bulletin Board

September/October 2011