On the Cover:
New textile dye and auxiliary formulations provide improved dyeing and finishing results in addition to reducing energy, water and processing time requirements. Photograph courtesy of Huntsman Textile Effects.
Renewed Energy At Atlanta Textile Exhibitions
Optimism reigned at the 2012 editions of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, as exhibitors reported strong traffic and genuine interest in their products.
Texworld USA: One-Stop Sourcing Shop
Biannual expo offers textile suppliers and buyers a single sourcing destination for the North American marketplace.
Dyes And Chemicals At ITMA 2011
Reduced energy and water usage, time savings, and use of renewable raw materials were recurrent themes for ITMA textile dyes and chemicals offerings.
U.S. Textiles: Improving Scenario
In 2011, the U.S. textile industry began to reverse the decline seen in previous years, and NCTO's support role included a focus on international trade.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Comfortable FR Underneath It All
PBI BaseGuard™'s blend of PBI, Lenzing FR® and Tencel® fibers is featured in FusaFR® lightweight, comfortable baselayer and station garments that provide high-heat and flash-fire protection.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Introduction To Nonwovens Technology
The Prologue to the first book in the Engineering with Fibers series provides some history leading up to modern nonwovens technology.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
"Impossible" Doesn't Exist For Geissbühler
Switzerland-based finisher of technical textiles has invested heavily in R&D as well as in new production and peripheral equipment.
Knitting / Apparel
Learn And Locate
How and where to make knitted apparel ... Stoll will show you.