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Vietnam Fashion, Fabric & Garment Machinery Expo
11/25/2015 - 11/27/2015

From Farm To Fabric: The Many Faces Of Cotton - The 74th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
12/06/2015 - 12/11/2015

Capstone Course On Nonwoven Product Development
12/07/2015 - 12/11/2015

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On the Cover:
Denim trends and related technologies were focal points at textile trade shows held recently in Medellín, Colombia, and New York City. Photograph courtesy of American Denimatrix


Shanghai Salutes The Global Textile Industry
The third edition of ITMA Asia + CITME is expected to be the largest to date.

Spinning With An Air Jet
Air-jet spinning is the latest in a string of technological developments intended to increase production speed and flexibility.

ITMA Technology: Quality Counts
ITMA 2011 exhibitors presented a number of important textile testing and quality control innovations.

Colombia: Ready For Business
The impending U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and Colombia's fashion and business expertise are attracting U.S. textile companies to find opportunities in the Colombian market.

Textile News

Burlington Technologies To Add Cut/Sew Operation

TAAT Presses For TPP Textile Rules That Support Private Industry, Jobs, Exports

Spinrite To Establish Facility In Washington, N.C.

Indorama Acquires Old World

From The Editor

First KORUS, Now TPP - Yes Or Yikes! (?)

Business & Financial

A Brightening Outlook

Yarn Market

March Orders Up; Uncertainty Remains

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Merino Wool: Performance For All Seasons
Merino State offers new high-performance and eco Merino wool blends for athletic and outdoor applications and for all seasons.

Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

TenCate Grass To Offer HR Technology On XP Blade™

Honeywell Expands Facility In Chesterfield County, Va.

Thrace-LINQ Adds Markets For Needlepunch Products

National Nonwovens Expands Needlepunch Capacity

Fiber World

Edelweiss: Eco Improvement For Modal Fiber
Buhler Quality Yarns has introduced yarns made with Lenzing MicroModal Edelweiss fiber, which is bleached using an eco-friendly oxygen-based technology.

Tuscarora To Use NAT's CRAiLAR® Flax In New Blends

Teijin Introduces Twaron® 550f1000

Södra Begins Textile Pulp Production

UMC Utrecht Selects Dyneema Purity® For Heart Valve Development

Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Sawgrass Technologies Debuts M-XTR™ Pigment Inks

Lafer Dissolva Range Cleans Oil From Man-made Fabrics

Knitting / Apparel

Think Small
Apparel fabric shows address changing buyer demands.

Nike To Use DyeCoo SCF CO2 Dyeing Technology

Vanguard Pai Lung Debuts Knit Monitoring System

Supplier Notes

Picanol Reports Orders For OptiMax, Omniplus Summum

Alliance Polysacks Installs Starlinger Conversion Line

Navis TubeTex Sells CQC System To Pakistani Mill

New Products

Datacolor Unveils Ahiba® QuickDose

[TC]2 Introduces KX-16 Body Scanner


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March/April 2012