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January/February 2013

On the Cover:
Polartec LLC’s Polartec® Alpha® insulation for consumer outdoor apparel offers super-lightweight, breathable, versatile performance.



Features

The New Italian Rapier Job
itema has introduced a new rapier weaving machine - the R9500 - based on the successful A9500 air-jet machine.

Techtextil Is California Bound
The 2013 West Coast edition of Techtextil North America will mark the show's tenth anniversary with a move to Anaheim, Calif.

Executive Forum: Composites: A Growing Industry
Frédérique Mutel, president and CEO, JEC Group, discusses the Paris-based composites organization and the global composites industry.

Textiles 2013: The Turnaround Continues
The U.S. textile and apparel industry remains on the upswing, and the prognosis going forward is good.



Textile News

Gildan Completes CanAm Acquisition

Agru America Expands Operations, Adds 126 Jobs

Gulistan Carpet Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Mount Vernon Mills And Riegel Division Mark 175 Years

Verdezyne, UFS Team For Nylon 6,6 Fiber Production Using Biobased Adipic Acid



From The Editor

$50 Billion - Walmart's 10-year Commitment



Business & Financial

A First Look At 2013



Yarn Market

Spinners Anticipate A Solid First Half



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Alpha Performance
Polartec® Alpha® insulation, developed for the military and soon to be adopted for consumer outdoor apparel, offers super-lightweight, breathable, versatile performance.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

BMS Expands Facility, Taps Howe To Head R&D

PFG Debuts Two Integrity® Fabrics For Protective Apparel

Americhem Introduces NDuramax™ Combinations

Tenowo Lincolnton Expands, Adds 26 Jobs



Fiber World

Sunbrella® Renaissance Unity Features Recycled Content

Sarla To Establish U.S. Operations, Create 100 Jobs

3A Throwing Acquires Ames Textile's Synthetic Yarns Division

SK Capital, First Reserve Corp. Acquire TPC Group



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Huntsman Debuts AEEA-free MEGASOFT® Softeners

Kornit Introduces Kornit Paradigm Add-on Solution

Clariant Divests Textile Chemicals, Other Businesses

Patagonia Base Layers Feature Polygiene® Antimicrobial



Knitting / Apparel

Happy Birthday Tencel® ... And Oeko-Tex
Major events were held to celebrate 20 years of successes ... and to look ahead.

ColdPruf Selects Repreve® For Base Layers

Cone Denim Launches Tencel® Denim Fabrics

Saluzzo Introduces Newlife™ For Corporate Workwear



Supplier Notes

Dilo Reports 2012 Successes

Pinto Selects Navis TubeTex Finishing Line

Eastman Machine Celebrates 125 Years

Linz Textil Installs Second Autocoro 8

Kaumagraph Acquires BKT

Uster Updates USTER® Statistics



New Products

Karl Mayer Reissues HKS 4-M EL Tricot Machine

Richard Hough Debuts RoberteX Squeezing Roll



People

January/February 2013



Bulletin Board

January/February 2013