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July/August 2012

On the Cover:
This half-sleeve keyhole dress is made by Three Dots in partnership with Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. Photograph courtesy of Vinh Nguyen



Features

Huntsman: Committed To Environmental Performance
Rohit Aggarwal, Huntsman Textile Effects' global vice president of strategic marketing and planning, discusses his company's sustainability focus and the market situation.

An Introduction To 3-D Weaving
Part one of a two-part series about 3-D weaving and its current and potential applications

Maestro: A New Weft Monitoring Approach
Itema Weaving's Maestro Weft Monitoring System uses a special software-controlled weft detector that interacts with the loom's electronics for efficient handling of weft selection malfunctions.

Apparel Market: Landscape Of Change
Executives from various links in the supply chain bring to light some of the main drivers changing today's apparel industry.

Insider Advantage (?)
New free trade agreements should help to open markets and enhance competitiveness for U.S. textiles and apparel - but will they?



Textile News

Fong's Acquires Monforts

Mexico, Canada Invited To Join TPP

VDS Denim Plant Certified To LEED® Platinum Level

Kimbrell Receives BSA's Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Canton Fair Organizers Report Results From 111th Event

Meridian Purchases Kennetex Assets

In Memoriam: Perry Antoshak



From The Editor

Made In USA: Be Careful In California



Business & Financial

Profits Head Higher



Yarn Market

Spinners Note Improving Business Conditions



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Infection Reduction
PurThread is developing antimicrobial technology that may help lower infection rates in hospitals by reducing the bioburden on privacy curtains and other textiles used in such environments.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Filter Media For Dust Control
Filter bags made with spunlaced microfiber nonwovens are used to recover dust from production of foodstuffs and other materials and prevent contamination of the recovered products.

Dow Launches RHOPLEX™ ECONEXT™ Acrylic Binders

Carhartt, TenCate Team To Offer FR Garments

Heytex Bramsche Opens U.S. Subsidiary

Twitchell Marks 90 Years

Kraig Labs Increases Transgenic Silkworm Yields



Fiber World

Teijin Launches Three-layer Anti-sweat Polyester Fabric

Nilit Introduces NILIT® Breeze

US Fibers To Expand Trenton Plant, Add 48 Jobs

EuroFibers Seeks Partners To Commercialize Dyneema®-reinforced Cotton Solutions

FilSpec Spins Thermo°Cool® Yarns For American Market



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Bio-enzyme Trials Point To Processing Cost Savings

Tavex Installs Montex Tenter

Jeanologia Introduces EIM Software, Eco-Clock

Material ConneXion Names DyeCoo Winner Of 2012 MEDIUM Award



Knitting / Apparel

Fibers Focus At Fabric Shows
Textile World looks at new fiber developments and where to find them through the supply chain.

Wickers FR T-Shirts Receive USDA Biobased Label

Hanesbrands Restructures Global Imagewear Business

Clariant Joins SAC

Schoeller Textil Acquires Eschler Group

Karl Mayer Revamps HKS 3-M



Supplier Notes

UL Acquires Testing Labs In Germany, Bangladesh

Genetec Global Technologies To Expand Simpsonville, S.C., Operations

Brooks Brothers Implements TEXbase Software Solutions

AC Carpi, Autumn Cashmere Select Datatex NOW ERP

OptiTex Partners With McNeel To Expand Offering



New Products

Lectra Unveils Kaledo® V3 Software

Alvanon Launches AlvaForm Studio Mannequin

Toyota, Trützschler Develop Prototype TCO 12 Comber

Web Processing Debuts Hot-Melt Backing Machine



People

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