Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, has purchased a Fehrer H1 technology needle-punch loom from
Batson Yarn and Fabrics, Greenville, S.C. The International Textile Center (ITC) at Texas Tech is
the first facility in the United States to house a state-of-the-art H1 technology needle loom.The
equipment will be used to develop protective fabrics in a project sponsored by the U.S. Department
of Defense. Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, ITC, will lead the project. Dr. Ramkumar can be reached at (806)
741-3790, ext. 518; or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.