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On the Cover:
Sage Automotive Interiors manufactures innovative seating, headliner and door panel fabrics used by many of the major global automakers. Photograph courtesy of Sage Automotive Interiors Inc.



Features

ITMF Annual Conference In Vietnam
ITMF Director General Christian Schindler, Ph.D., discusses the annual conference and the Vietnamese textile industry.

Vietnam: A Small Tiger Is Growing Up
After severe times, Vietnam has made tremendous efforts to become a serious player in the textile industry in Southeast Asia.

2012 ITMF Annual Conference Program

Executive Forum: U.S. Textile Exports On The Rise
OTEXA Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel Kim Glas discusses U.S. textile/apparel and technical textile export opportunities.

IFAI Celebrates 100 Years At 2012 Expo
Specialty fabrics industry professionals will gather at IFAI Expo Americas 2012 in Boston for programs, exhibits and networking opportunities - and for IFAI's centenary celebration.



Textile News

In Memoriam: Douglas Charles Billian

H&M Bans PFC Use

Congress OKs Fixes To CAFTA-DR, Renews AGOA Fabric Proviso

ATHM Inducts Scotese, Shima Into 2012 Hall Of Fame

Culp To Expand Mattress Fabric Business, Add 129 Jobs



From The Editor

Thank You Douglas C. Billian



Business & Financial

Better Bottom Line



Yarn Market

Desperately Seeking Stability



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Featherweight Filtration
Allasso Industries' Winged Fiber™ offers advantages for filtration and numerous other applications.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Sage Automotive Interiors: Global And Growing
Greenville-based manufacturer of automotive interior fabrics supplies innovative products to leading automakers.

3-D Weaving: Applications And A Range Of Possibilities
Part two of a two-part series about 3-D weaving and its current and potential applications

Freudenberg Restructures Staple Fiber Business

Glen Raven To Open Specialty Sunbrella® Yarn Plant, Add 30 Jobs

TEAM Acquires Equipment From Elite Carbon Fabrics

Uniquelami Installs Web Processing Laminating Unit



Fiber World

BASF Ups PolyTHF® Capacity

Verdezyne Granted Patent For Biobased Adipic Acid Process

Asahi Kasei Discontinues U.S. Spandex Production



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

ColorZen Offers Water-, Energy-, Chemical- And Time-Saving Cotton Dyeing Technology

Park Valley Dyers Installs Thies Equipment

Quick-Med's Stay Fresh® Nets Expanded EPA Approval



Knitting / Apparel

International Textile Trade Shows: Preview In New York
Summer 2012 is the season for an early look at what will be in fashion in Fall/Winter 2013-14.

Benetton Selects Alvanon Garment Sizing And Fit Tools

SAC Launches Higg Index



Supplier Notes

Hohenstein Develops Textile Acoustics Testing Technology

Tradegood Sourcing Tool Unveiled

PrintLat To Represent Catalina In Latin America



New Products

Qualitest Unveils Q1000 UTM

APDN, TCOE Launch Anti-Counterfeiting Platform For Textiles



People

September/October 2012



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September/October 2012