March/April 2018

On the Cover:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Firestone Fibers & Textiles Co. LLC is expanding beyond its tire-cord capabilities and producing hybrid fabrics for industrial markets including fabrics used in military hovercraft skirts.

From The Editor

Technical Textiles At The Forefront

By Jim Borneman, Editor In Chief There was a time when awareness of the technical textiles sector was limited at best. But technical textiles became...

Business & Financial

March/April 2018: Textile Activity At A Glance

March/April 2018

Yarn Market

Traceability And Sustainability In Yarn Manufacturing

By Jim Phillips, Yarn Market Editor It wasn’t so long ago that consumers had only a few demands of the companies with which they chose...

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Quality Fabric Of The Month: Slippery When Washed

Tamarack’s GlideWear® low-friction fabric technology protects skin from friction and shear-related injuries. By Rachael S. Davis, Executive Editor Minneapolis-based Tamarack Habilitation Technologies Inc. was founded in...

Dyeing, Printing & Finishing


March/April 2018