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On the Cover:
Crypton Home’s Veldt fabric is featured on Hancock & Moore’s Theodore Sleeper Settee for the home furnishings market. Photograph courtesy of Hancock & Moore



Features

Quality Quest
Textile World takes a brief look at just a few new textile testing and quality-control tools available to textile producers.

Cotton Market Outlook: Of Trumpets And Tubas
China's cotton reserves overshadow other factors affecting the world cotton market.

ExpoProducción Returns To Mexico City
ExpoProducción's second edition will present the complete supply chain for the apparel, home textiles and technical textiles industries in Mexico and Central America.

Homing In On Performance
Crypton has seen the success of its innovative fabric technology spread from the contract arena into the home furnishings market.

New Horizons In Dobby & Jacquard Weaving
Dornier's SyncroDrive® system helps eliminate the problem of stop and start marks and allows freely programmable weft insertion for dobby and Jacquard fabrics.

Fabric Sourcing On Stage At Texworld USA
Biannual expo provides textile and apparel suppliers and buyers a single sourcing destination for the North American marketplace.



Textile News

Cotton LEADS™ Plugs Responsible U.S., Australian Practices

Oehmig Named Glen Raven COO

Shaw Expands Further, Installs Solar Array

ShriVallabh Pittie To Build Spinning Plant In Georgia

Grupo Karim's Acquires Cone Denim Mills Nicaragua

JEC Americas 2014 To Colocate With Techtextil North America, Texprocess

Gildan To Expand U.S. Manufacturing

Monterey Acquires Glenoit Fabrics

Parkdale To Expand Rabun Gap Facility

Toray Acquires Zoltek

Louis Hornick Moves To Allendale, S.C.



From The Editor

The Power Of The Towel



Business & Financial

The Economic Scene



Yarn Market

Look Back And Glance Ahead



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Smart Design: A Win-Win For All
Levi Strauss's Dockers® Wellthread apparel program incorporates sustainable, durable design; commitment to workers' wellbeing; responsible use and re-use by consumers; and more.



Nonwovens / Technical Textiles

Geosynthetics: Strong Outlook For Growth
Boyd Ramsey and Andrew Aho discuss the geosynthetics industry and the work of the Geosynthetic Materials Association.

Custom Nonwoven To Open Plant In Thomasville, N.C.

Owens Corning To Establish Operation In Gastonia, N.C.

BGF, Innegra Team To Produce Aerialite® X Composite

Chomarat To Build Plant In South Carolina

Fitesa Expands, Offers Biobased Bico Spunbond

Kraig, Warwick To Codevelop Textiles Made With Spider Silk

Jacob Holm To Add Spunlace Line, 66 Jobs



Fiber World

Sappi's Cloquet Mill To Produce Specialized Cellulose

Rennovia Develops Rennlon™ Biobased Nylon 6,6 Polymer

JN Fibers To Establish Plant In Richburg, S.C.

Universal Fibers Acquires Continuous Filament Bico Assets From FIT

Crailar Acquires European Wet Processing Facility



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Clariant Businesses Sold, Take On Archroma Name

Kiian Opens Tennessee Site

PurThread To Embed Textiles With Kodak Antimicrobial



Knitting / Apparel

More Autumn/Winter 2014-15 In New York
Yarns, surface design and small orders are focus of four trade shows.

Guilford Partners With Concept III

Kayser-Roth To Expand North Carolina Operations



Supplier Notes

Lang Ligon Supplies COMSAT Warpers To Norfab, Twitchell

Linqing Huaxing Selects Machinery From Schlafhorst

Goulston Expands



New Products

SGS Updates SVHC Screen Lite Program

Santoni Upgrades SM8-TOP1V Knitting Machine



People

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Bulletin Board

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